God Takes Pleasure In Our Prosperity III
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Lord Takes Pleasure in the Prosperity of His Servants - Part III
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Let those who favor my righteous cause and have pleasure in my uprightness shout for joy and be glad and say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, Who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Psalm 35:27 AMP
The Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. Under both the Old and New Covenants, the Lord has promised great riches and blessings to those who will serve and obey Him. God cannot bless those who do not serve Him, but He is abundantly generous with those who consistently give Him a place of honor in their day to day lives. Letýs look at what the Lord has told us to do and not to do and also what He has promised to us if we do what He tells us to do from Leviticus 26:1-17 and Deuteronomy 28:1-14:
Do not set up or worship idols ý do not worship or trust in your money or your possessions.
Do not follow other gods or serve them ý nothing else should be more important in your life other than the Lord and serving Him.
Do not turn aside from any of His commands ý to the right or to the left.
Do not reject His decrees and abhor His laws or fail to carry out all His commands.
God considers all these things a violation of covenant.
Fully obey the Lord your God.
Observe His Sabbaths ý make time for God ý to spend in His word and His presence.
Have reverence for His sanctuary ý go to Church, fellowship with believers, and give your time and money to build the Church ý both your local Church and also Godýs Kingdom here on the earth.
Pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God.
Carefully follow the commands of the Lord your God.
Walk in his ways.
If you obey and do:
The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity ý a surplus of prosperity.
The Lord will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers.
The Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
ALL these blessings will come upon you and accompany you.
The Lord will give you your own land and bless you in it. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country ý no matter where you are or what you do for a living, the Lord will bless you in it. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out ý you will be blessed at all times and in every direction. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail ý the Lord will put you in positions of leadership, authority and influence. The Lord will make you be above only and not beneath ý you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send you rain on your land in its season. The Lord will open the heavens to bless the work of your hands. The Lord will send a blessing on everything you put your hand to.
The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity ý a surplus of prosperity ý on everything that is yours and everything that you produce ý in the land he promised to you. The ground will abundantly yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. The fruit of your womb will be blessed ý the Lord will bless you with children and He will also bless and prosper them. The crops of your land will be blessed ý your livelihood and your labor will be fruitful. The young of your livestock ý the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks ý will be blessed. Everything you own will be blessed and will increase.
Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed ý every aspect of your labor will produce and be blessed and fruitful. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns ý you will have more than enough. Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want ý you will always have more than enough. You will still be eating last yearýs harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.
You will lend to many nations, but will borrow from none ý you will never lack, you will never have to beg for help, but you will always be in a position to help and to bless others.
You will live in safety in your house and in your land. The Lord will grant peace in the land. You will lie down ý you will have peace and rest ý and no one will make you afraid. The Lord will protect you from anything that could hurt you or threaten you or threaten your safety, security and peace.
You will have victory over your enemies. You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
He will deliver you. He has not delivered you so you can be a slave again. His plan for you is that you live in peace and freedom, with no one to control, abuse, or oppress you. He is the Lord your God, who brought you out of ýEgyptý ý out of slavery and bondage to the world and its systems. He has brought you, and will continue to bring you, out of the bondage of sin and fear. You will never again be slaves to any other systems or nations. He will break the bars of your yoke and enable you to walk with your head held high.
The Lord will keep His covenant with you. The Lord will be with you. He will put His dwelling place among you and will be happy to be with you. He will walk among you and be your God, and you will be His people. The Lord will establish you as His holy people, as He promised you on oath. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you.
These are the blessings you can expect if you obey your Father God and walk in His ways!