What Is Prosperity?

Traditionally, the Church has been led to believe that prosperity is bad or ungodly. However, 3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” You should never think of prosperity the way the world does, from a materialistic viewpoint.

You must train yourself to think in line with God’s Word. There is nothing wrong with prosperity, in itself. Contrary to what you may have heard, money is not the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil. (1 Timothy 6:10). And there are people committing that sin who don’t have a dime! Money is not the only measurement of prosperity.

The world’s definition of prosperity is very limited in it’s scope—it’s all about financial ability and power. You can have all the money in the world and still be spiritually, mentally and physically poverty-stricken.

To prosper is to excel and go to the highest place, in anything desired. Prosperity is not an accident. It’s not a function of circumstances or the economy.

According to God’s Word, prosperity is a choice. It is a personal decision and a spiritual process. Believe what God says about true prosperity. God has always promised, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19).

“Reprinted with permission from Kenneth Copeland Ministries”.

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