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The Keys to Prosperity
Don’t Let Lack Lock You Out of the Promises of God

Fact: Wealth is all around you!

Get Out of Hell

Did you know that lack is hell? It’s torment to have expenses and not be able to pay for them. It is pure distress to always borrow money because you don’t have enough. Do you hate the excruciating pain of not having your needs met? Are you in agony because of what you wish you had? Doesn’t it burn you up to see the people around you blessed, while you are still waiting, wishing and hoping for yours? It’s not holy to be poor, in fact, it is torture.

The Big Cheese

Good news! There is a place of abundance for YOU! My definition of prosperity is wealth revealed. My definition of poverty is wealth asleep. When you follow the Lord’s instruction, your prosperity will be awakened. Your money is waiting for you to wake it up! In fact, money should be flowing to you constantly. You are never to be without it.

Keep in mind that money has a divine purpose (Proverbs 11:10, Psalms 122:9). Riches are designed to be blessing to people and to be planted into the kingdom of the Lord. Wealth should support His objectives which include mission work, Christian education and community outreach.

What about the 9 to 5?

You can’t expect for God to pour a blessing on you if you are not productive. If you are not employed, make a job or begin looking for one immediately. The Father will only bless what you put your hands to. Faithfulness is all. You will not receive a blessing if you are not faithful. Inconsistency blocks blessings. The devil is always going hurl reasons at you to stop being faithful. Be unwavering in your commitment to what the Lord shows you. Remember that Holy Spirit pours out on the diligent.

Jobs and businesses are not your source, because they are shakable systems of the world. Never forget that God is your source. And since you are in His image, you are a creator, like Him! You speak what you want to see. Even though jobs and businesses are not our source, they are useful channels to produce money. The purpose of your job or business is to train you for prosperity. Jobs and businesses also help you develop discipline, faithfulness and money management skills.

Keep the Order

As the Lord begins to bless you with wealth, it is important for you to have a pre-established plan for your money. Above all, you must continue to tithe off of all that He gives you. Tithing is an act of faith in God that He will take care of you. Next, you should always be prepared to bless the man or woman of God in your life. The word of the Lord is in their mouth. Your man and woman of God go before the Lord consistently on your behalf and have dedicated their lives to ministering to you (Ezra 6:14, Proverbs 3:1-2). Bless them. Finally, you should maintain a budget and stick to it. Ask the Lord for wisdom in managing your money. Remember Joseph who was second in command in Egypt? The Lord gave him a distinctive plan to prepare for the seven year famine that swept through the land.

You have to be generous to prosper. Selfishness stifles your blessing. Follow the selfless example of Jesus Christ. He gave His life so that you would not only be saved, but life a victorious and prosperous life on Earth.

Love Pastor Joyce

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