Good Increase Afternoon To The JWOC Family, in Jesus Name!
This is increase week. Yesterday we dealt with increase in faith. Today we are going to talk about increase in prosperity.
“Beloved, I desire above all things that you should prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2)
God wants to prosper you, and this year will be a great time of Prosperity Increase.
What is prosperity? Prosperity is not just money, but it’s the ability to rise above your circumstances, the ability to leave the condition you are in, to follow the will of God, make good choices in life, and make decisions toward living an abundant life. How do we do this?
In the book of Joshua, God has given us a promise formula for prosperity increase and good success. “This book (The Bible) of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success” (Joshua 1:8).
Notice the prosperity and success formula, saying what the Word says, meditating on the word day and night, observing and doing the Word. All these things make your way prosperous. Let’s look at it another way, when you don’t do the above things, your way will not be prosperous. You have a responsibility for your prosperity.
God also promises us in Isaiah 58:8 that "His righteousness shall go before you; and the glory of the LORD shall be your reward." God’s favor will surround you and go before you. In “Isaiah 58:14, God promises us that “ He will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the HERITAGE of Jacob” (who was Abraham’s son) for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it." This means God will make you the head and not the tail, above and not beneath; he will cause promotions to come your way. But, keep in mind that it is based on the formula for prosperity and good success. So, let’s believe this will happen for us this year. We have chosen the GOD CHOSEN FAST WITH PRAYER in Isaiah 58:6-14.
Heavenly Father, thank you that your desire is for me to prosper in every area of my life. I will seek you with all my heart and know you will not withhold any good thing from me. Because I love you, I will seek first your Kingdom and your righteousness. Every need will be provided for me throughout the year and years to come. Thank you, Father, that your promise to supply all my needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus is working in my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen!
Pastor Elisha Lawson