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  1. Are you financially blessed by God per Dt 8:18, that you can pay all your bills, tithe, give offerings, and bless others? Can you afford to attend all the runs your Christian motorcycle club makes, on your motorcycle to further the ministry, and minister to the hurting? Are you able to bless another brother so he can too, per the scripture in 1 Tim 6:18? Can you afford to send your pastor to that out of state men’s conference this year, and maybe replace his threadbare shoes, and send him and his wife on a much needed romantic cruise, per the scripture in Phil 4:16 about blessing the man of God? Can you provide a good percentage of the funds for the food bank in your community for the next year, per the text of Prov 28:27? Does your wife have a few properties per Prov 31, that she can make a profit on, and sell them when the church has a need? Are there wealth and riches in your house per Psalms 112, so that you can afford to bless those of the household of God as it says in Gal 6:10?
    If not, then you can see, God can enlarge our vision! Churches may serve the kingdom of God, but the light company doesn’t give them power for free! The ministry moves forward when God gives you money, and you direct the flow of money into earthly ministry! When the Bible teaches prosperity doctrine, it isn’t so you can save up for yourself treasures on earth (Matt 6:20) to spend on your lusts (James 4:3)! It is so you can use it to further the kingdom!
    You are going to need to ENLARGE YOUR VISION if you are going to make a large impact in the kingdom of God! Its not about your and your greed, its about God and His Kingdom!!

    You cannot explain away these scriptures repeated over and over and over again:
    3 John 1:2 That you prosper and be in health as your soul prospers
    Heb 11:6: He rewards those who seek Him
    Ps 1:1-3 Whatsoever he does will prosper
    Ps 23:1 I shall not want
    Ps 35:27 Pleasure in the Prosperity of His servant
    Ps 73:25-26 the desires of your heart
    Psalm 85:12 No good thing shall He withhold
    2Chr 31:21 Working for the house of God
    Pr28:13 He who covers his sin will not prosper
    Deut 8:17-18 God gives us the power to get wealth
    Pr 10:27 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth
    Pr10:24 What the righteous desire will be granted
    Deut 28:1-15
    Psalm 112: Wealth and Riches
    Prov 15:6 Much treasure in the house of the righteous
    Psalm 75: 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
    Prov 22: 22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
    Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. 8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; 9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. 10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. 11 If they obey

  2. Truth

    I believe in giving to the work of God 100% but the problem is that many ministries particularly those on Christian TV appear to fund the extravagant lifestyles of celebrity preachers. They often manipulate the word of God to make the viewer feel guilty if they don’t give etc. I have heard preachers say that poverty is a curse and that if the disciples were around today they would be wearing Armani well that isn’t what I see in the scriptures. Jesus said the foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head. He told the rich young ruler to sell all he had and give to the poor. Jesus constantly spoke on the deceitfulness of riches yet to hear many you think this is the be all and end all of the gospel. You say that because Jesus had a treasurer he must have been rich but that is an assumption. I know that the ministry I work with is not rich but we have a treasurer. We need that treasurer to keep track of the money, we trust that person to keep things in order but if they were of that mind I am sure they could steal from the ministry for some time without being detected but we are not rich. Jesus and his disciples were always giving rather than asking people to sow into their ministry. I believe people gave willingly and without being manipulated but that money was then used to bless others. I don’t believe that Jesus had stacks of money hidden away but when he needed money he was able to access it sometimes through praying and a miracle taking place, sometimes because people gave to the ministry but this false prosperity message being preached is so damaging and misrepresents the gospel

  3. Kieran Lingard

    I have mixed views about prosperity gospel/teaching, but it does seem to be that ironically the biggest critics of it usually tend to be those that are well off and have more than enough for themselves. I find this both highly ironic and irritating. Does anyone else also find this to be so, or is it just me?

  4. saikit

    People can critize anything, do anything, so long as it profits them. It’s so deeply ingrained in them that they can do it subconsciously. They don’t even need to deliberately lie about it. It just comes out of their mouth naturally.

  5. ELIUD KIM KIMUTAI

    Glory to God ,now that l learn biblical prosperity comes from God. And also there is a great different between success and prosperity urge God’s people to depend on godly not worldly prosperity.

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