Monday, July 15, 2013

Keys to Prosperity by Pastor Dondo

From the Altar....

Pastor started by saying, Today I am going to speak on the subject which is a bit difficult because it has been misinterpreted by both congregation and some Preachers.

That is why we heard some Preachers are labeled as Prosperity Preachers and also others are Poverty Preachers.

Today I want to you to get in depth understanding on this subject of Keys to Prosperity

Let us read these bible verses first;

3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

From the above scripture it is God plan that we should prosper

Open also 1 John 2 :15  “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

Christian should also be alerted to be careful to the love of the world and things of the world,because for others to prosper is to love the world and its things

Let us see how God prosper his people in the Bible and what was the key for their prosperity;

Genesis 39:1-6

 “1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.”

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

Before Joseph went to Potiphar he was put into pit because their relative envy him because of his vision, so they wanted to kill him.

This teaches me that we have to be very careful with whom are you sharing your vision. It might be your blood brother or brother in Christ, they can discourage and disappoint your vision sometimes.
From the story in above scripture, Potiphar was not a Christian and he did not know God of Israel but he saw something of God in Joseph.

Prosperity that Joseph had was for a purpose, Some people misinterpreted prosperity that is for “me” only.

If God has blessed us, the blessing is not for ourselves it is for the church and extension of God `s Kingdom.

You don’t have to fight for your right God will intervene.

God can turn your haters into elevators

From John 15: 2 “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”

From above scripture you may be passing through pains but know that it is preparing you for better position. As the vein which does not bear fruit can be taken away for it to bring more fruits.

As for Joseph he was in Jail for 13 years but later promoted to Prime Minister position.

For us to be prospered there are Key issues to consider.

Keys to Prosperity;

To be in the presence of God, Gen 39: 2, 23

Joseph was prosperous because the Lord was with him.


2 King 18: 7 And the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

Lord was with Hezekiah and he prospered him

It is biblical to prosper but you need to be in the presence of God

You can not prosper if you are not connected to God

May Gof help us to change our attitude because you can not be his servant if you are not connected to him


Reasons why God want to Prosper us;


1.         God uses Prosperity as a tool for WITNESS

Genesis 39: 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

God prosper Joseph for a bigger plan to be his witness, even the people who did not know God saw that God was Joseph because everything that he did prospered


2.         God use Prosperity as sign of SUBMITTED LIFE TO HIM

Deuteronomy 29:9 “Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.”

God wants his law to be understood that he cannot prosper you if you are not obedient


3.         God uses Prosperity as a REWARD TO RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM

2 Chronicles 26: 5 “And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.”

Have a heart for God he will promote and exalt you in this world.


4.         God use Prosperity as Guard which surround us

Psalm 1: 1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

Walk in the counsel of God he will prosper you, Who are your friends ? Whom do you hand with?


5.         God use Prosperity to tie it with our SPIRITUAL LIFE

3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

Put the God things first

There are things that does not matter to God that we put it first, we have to change         

Ensure your spiritual life is okay before you do other things.

God wants to prosper us but he require us to follow his order.

Allow him to use you as channel of his blessing toward the world.

Apply the God principle of Prosperity, be a man or woman of Prayer, seek God first he will surely PROSPER YOU,  Amen



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