Does God Believe in Prosperity or Is It Just Joel Osteen?

I find it funny and odd, the greatest prosperity teacher I know is:

God! not Pastor Joel Osteen! 

Let Me Explain Why

GOD Says In His Word:

Psalms 128: 1-2: Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; Blessing and prosperity will be yours.

Genesis 26:13-14: The man (Issac)  began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;  for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.

Deuteronomy 29:9: Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.


Joshua 1:7-8: Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you goThis Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


Jeremiah 29;11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

3 John 1:2: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers


John 10:10b: I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (Jesus)


The word abundantly in the Greek means
perissos: abundant:   definition: more, greater, excessive, abundant, exceedingly, vehemently;
noun: preeminence, advantage.


When you read the Word of God, it says God wants you to prosper!  The scoffers define this as “So You believe God wants everyone rich?”   The answer is no!  This is their way to pin you in a corner. They do not believe, so they ask a stupid question like this.  Did you ever notice in the Gospels, the Scribes and the lawyers did the same thing to Jesus?  They had a “catch 22” question for everything Jesus did.  The religious teachers of today have not changed a bit.  They use a question to scare you into their unbelief!


There is also one for healing; So you believe in healing?  Why isn’t everyone healed?   I always answer:  I believe in salvation and the forgiveness of sins through the cross, the blood, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Is everyone saved in this world?  Last time I looked about 90% of this world is unsaved!  It does not alter or change my belief on salvation!  Anyone who calls on the name of Jesus shall be saved!  If you choose to live in unbelief, (e.g., not believing in salvation) then it will not work for you because obviously, you will not seek salvation!


If you do not believe in prosperity, healing, protection and God’s love towards you, then you have just handcuffed God!  Yes, you can stop the work of God with your unbeliefs, doubts and your pointless unbelief questions!  These are not really questions, they are the declaration of your unbelief through ignorance.  Here is an example from scripture that they used against Jesus. They were not asking a question but making a derogatory statement of unbelief:   Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”Luke 22:70 

The results are always the same:

Matthew 13:58: Now He (Jesus) did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.


Contrary To Religious Beliefs; God wants all to Prosper!

God wants everyone to prosper: That means, He wants you to succeed in all that He calls you to do.  Ask yourself the opposite question: Does God, my father, want me to be a failure in all He calls me to do?


Let me expound on this; God never fails nor does He want you to!  He wants you to succeed in all He calls you to do!  Did Jesus ever fail?  This does not mean there are no setbacks, learning processes and errors.  Every great successful person will share that they had their hard times, setbacks, and times in which they wanted to give up, however, through perseverance they overcame and eventually succeeded.  I have heard that the only way a follower of God can fail is to: GIVE UP AND QUIT, OTHER THAN THAT WE CANNOT LOSE!


The book of Joshua tells us that!  If you follow God, do not turn to the left or right (doing it the worlds way or doing what is right in your own eyes).   Learn and meditate on how God wants it done, according to His Word, then you will prosper and succeed.  God never fails!  (Dennis paraphrase)  The Lord showed this to me after my divorce.  He said Dennis, in your marriage, you both did it your way, then you sought the worlds way (counseling) but you never did it my way.  This is why your marriage failed! 


The trick or secret to this is:  We must consciously do what God tells us to do!  We can not do what we decide to do and then ask God to bless it.  First, we must go before our King and ask Him what He wants us to do – at all times!  We must find and seek His will, not ours!  That is how Jesus did it and furthermore taught us to do:

John 5:19: So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. (NLT)

One Last Thought!

Why is it that when God says “Blessing and Prosperity will be yours”, no one calls God a heretic or a false teacher?

Just a weird thought from your Guatemalan Gringo!

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