How to Prosper


One of the dangers of the Prosperity Gospel (which is not really the Gospel at all) is that it focuses on what the natural man sees as “prosperity.” Really. Go out on the street of your hometown and ask 10 strangers, “What does it look like to be prosperous?” 99% of the time you’ll hear answers like: “to have lots of money”, “to have a big house and new car”, “to be healthy.”  But since when did those become the standard in the kingdom of God?

The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).

The Health and Wealth Gospel is nothing more than sinful man’s greed wrapped in religious words – but it’s still corruption of the truth under the pretty wrapping. God’s idea of prosperity, if you will, is spiritual. It’s being in a right relationship with Him. It’s living in peaceful contentment in a world obsessed with “stuff.” It’s having an internal joy independent of your circumstances.

We have a choice: We either serve mammon (money and stuff) or we serve God. It cannot be both. You cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:4).


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