I heard the Lord say these words recently:
"Prepare for a time of prospering! Do not look at the world, but look to Me! And I will show you the way to prosperity! Prepare for a time of wealth transferring to My people, for My kingdom's sake and for My kingdom's expansion! Some have begun to see it happening. But more will begin to see it. This is a time to receive this anointing and enabling from Me!"
People of God, when the world is striving, that's when the Lord is thriving! Many in the world will not know what to do (and how to go about) in their lives anymore, especially in these challenging and perilous times. Not even the foremost of politicians or economists. And that's when many will begin to look to the Lord God for help. This is a time of great awakening! This is a time of great revival in our land!
Isaiah 60:1-3 says, 'Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising'. And Isaiah 60:5 says, 'Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you. The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you'.
Notice 'darkness shall cover the earth', but not God's kingdom on earth; and 'deep darkness the people', but not God's people! Contrary to what some people think, the above verses in Isaiah 60 are not just for Israel (or the Jews), but ALSO for those who are in Christ. In Him, you and I (the believers in the New Covenant) have been 'grafted in' (see Romans 11:16-18), as written by the apostle Paul.
What is true prosperity in the Lord?
The Bible says in Proverbs 10:22, 'The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it'. Walking in true prosperity in the Lord is not like the world's way of seeing prosperity. The world measures 'prosperity' solely by the amount of money/assets/properties/lands/luxuries one possesses. But the Bible says true prosperity in the Lord has no sorrow attached to it! No sorrow, no worry, no fear (because your conscience is clear), no anxiety, no feud, no strife, no sleepless nights! What's the point of having loads of money (or material things) but one comes back home only to see feud, strife, sorrows, and infighting? Or being surrounded by people who are only after one's money?
True prosperity is not attained by selfish means/gains, or sinful means (e.g. cheating, conning, gambling), but upon the instructions (blueprints) given by the Lord for those who seek Him! And that's when you'll also be rightly positioned to receive prosperity from the Lord!
When the Lord prospers you in this end time, the Lord meant it primarily for the expansion of His kingdom, and not for a person to own more and more luxuries (houses, cars, yachts, etc) on earth, or to indulge in the flesh (e.g. parties, parties, and more parties).
Does God want you to prosper?
YES! As good parents, do you wish your grown-up children to prosper or to suffer (lack, poverty)? Of course to prosper! No parents in the right mind will want otherwise! How much more your Abba Daddy in heaven want to see you, His beloved children prosper!
3 John 2 says, 'Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers'. See the words 'in all things' here? And the word 'prosper' here in Greek literally means 'to succeed in reaching (something), to succeed in business affairs'.
Luke 4:18-19 says, 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (Christ), because He has anointed Me to.... proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord'. The word 'acceptable' here in Greek comes from the word 'dechomai', meaning 'to receive (providence)'.
2 Corinthians 8:9 says, 'For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich'. The word 'rich' here is 'plouteo' in Greek, and it means 'to be wealthy, to increase with goods'. You see, this verse isn't just talking about being rich in your soul, but also being rich with goods.
As a matter of fact, when you prosper in the Lord, He gets the glory! But when you live in lack and poverty, He doesn't get the glory! Notice Isaiah 60:6-7 says, 'Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall serve you; they shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory'.
The ways to prosperity is by sowing seeds
Not just financial seeds, but seeds of love and kindness! The seeds that you plant will in turn germinate and grow into trees with many fruits. Your sowing of seeds unconditionally will eventually grow into reaping of many fruits. The Lord is looking at your heart, and He will know how to reward you, even in ways you can never imagine possible. 2 Corinthians 9:6 says, 'But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully'.
As for financial seeds, sow to ministry/ministries that feed you spiritual food (i.e. the Word) and to ministry/ministries that have blessed you. Is there any biblical support for what I have written here? Yes. Genesis 14:18-20 says, 'Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine (speaks of 'spiritual food and drink'); he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him (Abram) and said: "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he (Abram) gave him a tithe (one-tenth) of all'. 'Melchizedek' (who was the priest of God Most High) here is a 'picture' of 'ministry/ministries that represent Jesus Christ who is the King of all kings'.
There is no scarcity in heavenly economy!
There is a big difference between 'walking in divine providence' and 'walking in worldly providence'.
In heavenly economy, there is no scarcity of resources, i.e. 'If you have more, I can have more too'. It means one is walking in the (unlimited) supernatural realm.
In worldly economy, there is scarcity of resources, i.e. 'If you have more, it means I have less'. It means one is walking in the (limited) natural realm.
The apostle Paul understood this, and he wrote it very aptly in Philippians 4:19, 'And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus'. Notice the words 'in glory' here? It means 'in the (unlimited) heavenly realm'! In other words, 'And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in the (unlimited) heavenly realm by Christ Jesus'! Not according to the (limited) worldly standards!
People of God, this is a time to receive the anointing and enabling to walk in divine providence of the Lord, because you don't belong to this fallen world that operates under the Babylonian system/structure. You may be in the world, but you are not of the world (John 17:16). The way of the world is always 'confusion', and that's what the name Babylon means. But the way of the Lord is perfect, His Word is proven, a shield to all who trust in Him (Psalm 18:30). The Lord will show you how, and He will lead you every step of the way. Ask, and you will receive. In Jesus' name. Amen.