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10/19/11 – “Prosperity” – Our Participation in the Process

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesday in the Word

October 19, 2011

 

Prosperity

(Our Participation in the Process)

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. III John 1-2 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
    1. God does not want you to tolerate things that are contrary to His will for your life.
    2. True biblical prosperity is not just money.  (verse 2)
  2. I Thessalonians 5:23-24 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
    1. True biblical prosperity is wholeness in your spirit, soul and body.
    2. Prosperity is peace in every realm – spirit, soul and body.
  3. Psalm 84:11(KJV & The Amplified Bible)
  4. Joshua 1:6-8
    1. To be strong in the Lord is to be strong in His word. (Scripture reference – Ephesians 6:10)
    2. It takes courage to stand on the word of God.  (verses 6-7)
    3. You make your way prosperous by participating in God’s system.

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. Prosperity…
    1. Living a fulfilled life with all emotional, financial, relational, and spiritual needs met in abundance.
    2. God’s process of bringing the believer to the place of inner satisfaction.
    3. When you are satisfied internally, you will stop searching for another God, church, religion or doctrine; you are satisfied that God blesses the life of the believer through tithe, offering and first fruit.
  2. Biblical definition of fulfillment
    1. Jeremiah 1:4-5
      1. Fulfillment comes when you find and embrace your ordained purpose in life.
    2. I Corinthians 3:9
      1. As believers, once we have found and embraced our purpose, God must always have our participation.

 

  1.          I.            My participation in the process to prosperity
    1. Participation through personal meditation
      1. Psalm 1:1-3
      2. Meditation defined…
        1. Continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation
        2. A spiritual experience that imprints the end result from the word of God on your human spirit (heart) while in the midst of otherwise challenging and sometimes difficult situations.
        3. When what God has promised becomes more real than the pain of your present.
        4. Areas of meditation…
          1. Meditate on God’s “bigness” – His ability.
          2. Meditate on the word of God.
          3. Meditate on all that God has done (the works of His hands).
          4. Meditate on past victories.

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