The Prosperity of life
by Ronald Jenkins
(Clarksville, TN. USA)
I. The Prosperity of life
Our Creator, the exalting God of Abraham and all the seeds of generations there of, have been acknowledged of the truth in our salvation. It is a narrow road because only a few do hear and listen. This narrow road is the very way to prosperity, because it will give you spiritual life.
This slim road is the absolute truth and this only choice comes through our Lord Jesus Christ. MAL 3:1” Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Our God has predestined the lamb of sacrifice will come, and this was slated many years before, the time of our Savior’s fleshly sacrifice. The ways of the Lord are so profound and so clear even going back some generations ago. Our prosperity depends on how well we listen to God. JOB 15:21”
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.” JOB 36:11 “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” We know not to be envious of the wealthy fools of the world, the point to this prophesy is made many times in the word.
PS 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Our prosperity of the world will not please God while we grapple in the dust bowl of flesh and materialism. We should really consider the righteousness God expects from his creation.
ECCLES” 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.”
II. The Prosperity of the New Covenant
How our God connects with his creation is astounding. We all have some sort of special skill or a charisma and gift that may be used by Gods most eminent plans to fulfill prophesy from the beginning to the end to God’s will. Abram was an apple in God’s eye and the beginning of the covenant for the future generations start from these seeds of life.
Gods plan here was to start a generation of people, to call a preferred choice out of the Grace and Love to wean, by the pure righteousness of the word. GEN 12:7 “And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.”
A covenant was promised by God for the son Isaac. Abraham went through many trials of temptation during these days and God tested his faith in a full measure of strength. When the Lord spoke saying here am I GEN 22:2” And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”
So the burden shifts on a test in strength in faith for a man in the flesh. GEN 22:9” And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.” GEN 22:10” And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.”
GEN 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. GEN 22:12” And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.”
III. The Confusion of Prophesy
When the Lord saw all the weight and burden of responsibility on Moses, he then came down to place some weight on all those complaining while coming out of Egypt. God will use a situation to nurse his flock of complaining fools. So Moses took seventy of the most responsible men and placed them in a tent.
11:25 “And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.”
When the spirit of prophesy entered two men which remained in the tent, so did the envy and the wrath of the Lord, whom came down on the people. The Lord enhanced a point of their unworthiness of the challenge to be a true prophet. A prophet may come in any shape and size and if they are not anointed by the Lord, the wicked web of deceit creeps in the unknowledgeable.
Many have claimed to be prophets only to falsify the great word of our Lord. This arrogance is why we have a variety of religious ideologies, which cause the world to remain lost in confusion. Remember the language confusion during the wrath at Babylon. The body of the church is that of Jesus Christ the absolute truth and savior for mankind.