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Bibilical View Of Prosperity

What is your view on prosperity according to scriptures?

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 ---Rickey on 5/23/06
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I think when abundance is talked about in the bible its more than just money, even though i'm not going to limit God b/c i dont see why it cant include money...
and all the time it says before the abundance is if your seeking after God or loving him like crazy then all the other things will gotta have your heart on God first of all not money/happiness/hatred/nothing
---mark_B. on 6/17/07

Hi, Rickey! good to see you . . . interesting question . . . I'm thinking of how you share some pretty interesting things so helpful; so please share what you have gained about prosperity, here, along with us (-:}
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/17/07

(a) "Jesus answered him, 'The first of all the commandments is: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment.'" (Mark 12:29-30)

To love God, I understand and offer, means to personally relate and communicate and share with our Father in His own love (Romans 5:5) > this is the greatest prosperity we can enjoy.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/17/07

(b) Loving God includes how we desire to please our Heavenly Father > so, most of all, we want God Himself to have the prosperity of doing what He really would like to do with us (O:}

Today is Father's Day. In church, the speaker said we should encourage our dads to do nothing but what they'd like to do, today.

Well...may we offer ourselves to You, our Father, in order that You do whatsoever You really want to do with us, today > happy Father's Day, LORD ! ! !
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/17/07

Catherine: Many take the promises that were to Israel(earthly blessings) and apply them to the Church. Our prosperity is the Riches In Christ. Try to tell a Born Again Christian in China or any other part of the world they are being killed for their faith in Christ, because they don't love God . Those who live Godly in Christ Jesus WILL BE PERSECUTED, no matter where you live. The Gospel of America...a prosperity Gospel, is built on the pursuit of happiness......not holiness.
---kathr4453 on 6/17/07

The Lord will bless you if you respect Him and obey His LAWS. Your fields will produce and you will be happy and all will go well.>>They shall succeed in their employments, and they and theirs shall enjoy what they get. >>>>God is not against prosperity, if you stay in love with Him.>>>>PSA. 128.
---catherine on 5/24/07

Deut. 28 and Psalm 91 tells it all. After reading that I don't need a personal opinion.
---john on 5/24/07

Bibilical prosperity?? lets see might it have something to do with spiritual truth? For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but looses his soul?The truth that jesus came to reveal was spiritual truth ,spiritual treasures,spiritual in the world but not of the world.understand spiritual truth and live it and maybe just maybe your concept of prosperity will change into the truth that will set you free.
---tom2 on 6/13/06

According to Jesus, His view on prosperity is this:

"If you will be perfect, sell all you have, give it to the poor, come follow me, and you will have treasure in heaven. How difficult it is for those who trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of Heaven!"
---Jack on 5/27/06

III John verse 2 says something different to me than it does to NVBarbara. The context is this:
It is part of the salutation in a letter from John to Gaius. verse 1 identifies the writer and the recipient. verse 3 tells of John's delight when receiving from the brothers a good report about Gaius. Therefore, I take verse 2 as an expression of good wishes from John to Gaius. verse 4 is where the actual message begins.
---Donna2277 on 5/25/06

Jesus became "poor" when He put aside His privileges as Creator and took on the human form of a servant. And WE are to be JUST LIKE HIM. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus Who being in the form of God.. made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a servant...He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross".Ph 2:5-8 Neither the riches He gave up nor those we are promised are of this world.
---Donna2277 on 5/25/06

Too bad about those Macedonians. Paul must have forgotten to tell them about how "rich" they could be: 2 Corinthians 8:2, "How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality."
---Bruce5656 on 5/25/06

Oh wait, it looks like they were rich after all - in their generosity they shared what little they had. But what richness is that? Probably the same "richness" Jesus demonstrated in that he gave his all on behalf of others. Yes He did become poor - leaving his place of authority and power as Creator - to become a lowly creature - that that creatures like us could be come "rich" as we learn to sacrifice on behalf of others.
---Bruce5656 on 5/25/06

A "richness" that is, as in the case of the Macedonians, totaly unrelated to your pocketbook.
---Bruce5656 on 5/25/06

the focus is Jesus, not what He can give us, although all resources belong to Him and He can do as He wishes. I aspire to be more like paul when he says, he is content with or without,,,whatever is all for God's purpose and glory
---christina on 5/25/06

part 2) It's a simple fact that the resources in this world are sufficient that noone should starve, certainly God is sufficient, but our sin, greed, selfishness is the true reason there is poverty. Noone wants to disturb their comfort zone, and in USA especially, the idol of pleasure is worshipped. More $ goes to entertainment then health care etc etc
---christina on 5/25/06

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part 1) where our heart is, there will our treasure be. what we do with our money is a true indicator of what is in our hearts. It all belongs to God, yet few view it this way. He who has been given much, much will be expected of. God expects us to give. All that we have ought to be for His glory.
---christina on 5/25/06

The bible says Jesus became poor so that we might be rich... now I hop you won't say Jesus was spiritually poor!
Seek first God's kingdom and righteousness, and prosperity shall be added to you. Not just money, but satisfaction, good health, sound mind...its available.
---Okebaram on 5/24/06

Rickey, the Son of Man had no where to lay his head. He was born in a stable, not in a first class hospital. Our Savior was rich in faith and relationship to His father, not in money or fame or fortune. Is that what your referring to when you say "prosperity?" God supplys our needs, not our wants, but we get them mixed up. God does prosper those who give and it shall be given unto you, etc.
---Donna9759 on 5/24/06

"Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3John 2

To me this means that God wishes us to prosper in every way, financially, be healthy in body as we grow closer to Him spiritually.
---NVBarbara on 5/24/06

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I believe that scripture speaks about the riches that we have in Jesus not in our bank accounts. There is nothing wrong with having money or property or jewellery etc. but unless we are good stewards of the things that God has given us, and are not putting them first in our lives, we are not really 'prospering' (in the real sense) at all.
---M.P. on 5/24/06

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