God has definitely made many promises that all His children can be prosperous and happy. 

 

There is a divine providence – meaning, “Foresight and forethought, implying a future end, a goal, and a definite plan in attaining that end” – which supplies the needs of all creation. The believers who surrender to God and conform to the Bible enjoys a particular providence in their lives. They need not be envious of the people who do not know God, because they are “Joint heirs” with their Savior Jesus Christ, and “The earth is the Lord’s.” All that was and is against us, Jesus has nailed to the Cross.

 

The old theories that it is the will of God for man to suffer poverty; to be helpless, defeated, crushed, and sorrowful; to suffer pain, sickness, and disease; and to live from hand to mouth in order to keep himself humble and godly enough to be saved in the end is disproved by many plain Scriptures.  Just the opposite is true, as we would naturally expect from the real, loving, kind, good and infinite heavenly Father revealed in Scripture.

 

The child of God should naturally trust God to receive and enjoy material benefits, health, and happiness because they belong to Christ, for they are in the right position with God to get these things.  Every Christian should rid himself and repent of his unbelief and lack of trust in God for these blessings.  He should draw near to God and let God work out all these advantages in his life.

 

Promises Of Prosperity In The Old Testament That Is For All Christians:

 

Deuteronomy 8:18, “But remember the Lord your God, FOR IT IS HE WHO GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE WEALTH.”

 

Joshua 1:5-9, "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU . . . BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS . . . BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.  Be careful to obey all the law . . .  do not turn from it to the right or to the left, THAT YOU MAY BE SUCCESSFUL WHEREVER YOU GO . . . meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. THEN YOU WILL BE PROSPEROUS AND SUCCESSFUL . . . Have I not commanded you? BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS . . . for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

1 Samuel 2:7-8, "The Lord sends poverty and WEALTH; he humbles and he exalts. HE RAISES THE POOR FROM THE DUST and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; upon them he has set the world.”

 

I Kings 2:3, "Observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways . . . SO THAT YOU MAY PROSPER IN ALL YOU DO AND WHEREEVER YOU GO."

 

1 Chronicles 29:12-13, "WEALTH AND HONOR come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are STRENGTH AND POWER TO EXALT AND GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL . . . Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

Ezra 8:22, "The GRACIOUS HAND OF OUR GOD IS ON EVERYONE WHO LOOKS TO HIM, but his great anger IS AGAINST ALL WHO FORSAKE HIM.”

Job 36:11, "If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days IN PROSPERITY, and their years IN CONTENTMENT."

 

Isaiah 48:17, “I am the Lord your God, WHO TEACHES YOU TO PROFIT, who leads you in the way you should go.”

 

Malachi 3:10-12, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. TEST ME IN THIS, says the Lord Almighty, “AND SEE IF I WILL NOT THROW OPEN THE FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT SO MUCH BLESSING THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE ROOM ENOUGH FOR IT . . . I WILL PREVENT PESTS FROM DEVOURING YOUR CROPS, says the Lord Almighty . . .  THEN ALL THE NATIONS WILL CALL YOU BLESSED.”

 

 

Promises Of Prosperity In The Psalms That Is For All Christians:

 

Psalm 1:1-3, "BLESSED IS THE MAN who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. HE IS LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY STREAMS OF WATER, WHICH YIELDS ITS FRUIT IN SEASON and whose leaf does not wither. WHATEVER HE DOES PROSPERS."

 

Psalm 23:1, "The Lord is my shepherd I SHALL NOT WANT"

 

Psalm 34:10, "Those who seek the Lord LACK NO GOOD THING."

 

Psalm 68:19, "Praise be to the Lord, to GOD OUR SAVIOR, WHO DAILY BEARS OUR BURDENS."

 

Psalm 84:11-12, "The Lord will WITHOLD NO GOOD THING FROM THOSE WHO DO WHAT IS RIGHT . . . WHAT JOY FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN YOU."

 

Psalm 103:2-5, "Praise the Lord, O my soul, and FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS . . . who FORGIVES all your sins and HEALS all your diseases . . . who REDEEMS your life from the pit and CROWNS YOU WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION . . . who SATISFIES YOUR DESIRES WITH GOOD THINGS so that your youth IS RENEWED like the eagle’s.”

  

                 

Promises Of Prosperity In The New Testament That Is For All Christians:

 

Mark 11:22-24, “HAVE FAITH IN GOD, Jesus answered . . . I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and DOES NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART BUT BELIEVES that what he says will happen, it will be done for him . . .  Therefore I tell you, WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR IN PRAYER, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, AND IT WILL BE YOURS.”

Matt. 7:7-11, “ASK AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU . . . For everyone who asks receives . . . Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  . . .  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE will your Father in heaven GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!”

 

Matt. 6:31-33, “SO DO NOT WORRY . . .  For the pagans run after all these things, [good things of life] and your heavenly Father knows that you need them . . . BUT SEEK FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS WELL.”

 

Luke 6:38, “GIVE, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. FOR WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE, IT WILL BE MEASURED TO YOU.”

 

2 Cor. 9:6-8, “REMEMBER THIS: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and WHOEVER SOWS GENEROUSLY WILL ALSO REAP GENEROUSLY . . . for God loves a CHEERFUL giver . . . AND GOD IS ABLE to make all grace abound to you, SO THAT IN ALL THINGS AT ALL TIMES, HAVING ALL THAT YOU NEED, you will abound in every good work.”

 

Phil. 4:19, “MY GOD WILL MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS.”

 

John 15:7 &16, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ASK WHATEVER YOU WISH, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN YOU . . . The Father will give you WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME.”

 

3 John 2, “DEAR FRIEND, I pray that you may ENJOY GOOD HEALTH AND THAT ALL MAY GO WELL WITH YOU, even as your soul is getting along well.”

 

2 Cor. 1:20; 1 Cor. 3:21-23, “FOR NO MATTER HOW MANY PROMISES GOD HAS MADE, THEY ARE “YES” IN CHRIST. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God  . . . FOR ALL THINGS ARE YOURS . . . And you are of Christ, and Christ is of God."

 

What could be more clear?  How could God express His highest will any other way?  Why should we limit God and His bountifulness to us just because we fear we may backslide?  Why not make up our minds that we will watch any danger of riches and prosperity and act sensibly with what God blesses us?  Why not use it for God's glory and the good of others and there will be no limitation concerning blessings?

 

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