PROSPERITY: God’s Desire for His People

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AuthorHouse, 4 aug. 2006 - 104 sidor

PROSPERITY  God’s Desire for His People

should dispel once and for all any notion that to be poor or poverty on earth is God's desire for Christians.

The earth is the Lord’s and He filled the earth with riches. If these riches are not for His People on earth, for whom are these riches then? Scripture says that, “It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through righteousness that comes by faith.” Scripture also says that “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” The Holy Spirit in us assures us that, indeed, we, Christians, belong to Christ and, therefore, heirs to the promise, which is no less than the world! Hence, it is the Christians, the spiritual descendants of Abraham through faith in Christ Jesus, that God has vested with the dominion of the world. Such dominion, exercised with WISDOM, should lead to PROSPERITY for Christians, in particular, and for all peoples on earth (Genesis 22:18), in general.

The said verses also belie the claim of the Jews, the descendants of Abraham through Isaac, or that of the Arab Muslims in the Middle East, the descendants of Abraham through Ishmael, that it is the Jews or the Arab Muslims that God has vested with the dominion of the world.

 

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Sida 23 - Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Sida 85 - LoRD, LORD,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'LoRD, LORD, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?
Sida 9 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Sida 10 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
Sida 27 - And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment — to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
Sida 63 - For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Sida 28 - Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.

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