God Takes Pleasure In Our Prosperity I
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Lord Takes Pleasure in the Prosperity of His Servants
Sunday, July 24, 2011
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
Almighty God created the magnificent heavens and the earth, and everything in them, and He said, ıIt is good!ı Then He created mankind and placed them in the most beautiful garden. He blessed them and He commanded them to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over the earth and everything on the earth. In the plan of God, blessing, peace and prosperity were all that they experienced in that garden. Poverty and lack, however, were introduced into the earth by sin and disobedience. God told Adam, ıBecause you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return.ı (Genesis 3:17-19 AMP). The ground was cursed because of sin! This situation was not satisfactory to God. Mankind belonged to Him and He wanted them to be blessed, not cursed. So He sent His only begotten Son to take on the sin, sickness and poverty of all mankind.
For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied). 2 Corinthians 8:9 AMP
In His death, Jesus took upon himself all our sins, all our, sickness and disease, all our lack and poverty, and death itself. In their place, He gave us all that was His: life, health and blessing!
We must always remember and acknowledge that it is God who is our source and supply of prosperity. Meditate on these scriptures, take them to heart, obey the word of the Lord to you, and act on His word. In so doing, you will begin to walk in all the wonderful blessings of the Father that He desires for you to walk in.
Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Joshua 1:7-8 AMP
Then you will prosper if you are careful to keep and fulfill the statutes and ordinances with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage. Dread not and fear not; be not dismayed. 1 Chronicles 22:13 AMP
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the things of God; and as long as he sought (inquired of, yearned for) the Lord, God made him prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:5 AMP
And every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in keeping with the law and the commandments to seek his God [inquiring of and yearning for Him], he did with all his heart, and he prospered. 2 Chronicles 31:21 AMP
Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. Job 1:10 AMP
And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. Deuteronomy 28:11 AMP
God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. Psalm 68:6 AMP
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. 2 His [spiritual] offspring shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Prosperity and welfare are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Psalm 112:1-3 AMP
Happy and blessed are the people who are in such a case; yes, happy (blessed, fortunate, prosperous, to be envied) are the people whose God is the Lord! Psalm 144:15 AMP
He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. Proverbs 19:8 AMP
Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God). Proverbs 8:18 AMP
A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his childrenıs children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up. Proverbs 13:22 AMP
And their offspring shall be known among the nations and their descendants among the peoples. All who see them [in their prosperity] will recognize and acknowledge that they are the people whom the Lord has blessed. Isaiah 61:9 AMP
We ARE the people the Lord has blessed!