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10/26/11 – “Prosperity “101” II – Prosperity Principles from Joshua 1

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesday in the Word

October 26, 2011

 

Prosperity “101” II

(Prosperity Principles from Joshua 1)

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. III John 1-2 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
    1. True biblical prosperity is not just money; prosperity includes a prosperous soul.  (verse 2)
  2. I Thessalonians 5:23-24 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
    1. Prosperity impacts our soul, body, and spirit.
      1. Spirit prosperity is receiving the salvation message (being born again).
      2. Soul prosperity is to think like God (you must settle that you live by the principles of God).
      3. Physical prosperity is a body free from sickness and disease.
  3. Psalm 84:11(KJV & The Amplified Bible)

 

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. Fulfillment defined in the scriptures
    1. Jeremiah 1:4-5
      1. Fulfillment comes when you find and embrace your ordained purpose in life.
      2. Parents should know the way of the Creator for their children to live a fulfilled lifeProverb 22:6.

 

  1.          I.            Prosperity principles from Joshua 1
    1. Joshua 1:6-8
      1. Principle #1 – “only be thou strong “  (verse 7)
        1. Strength is developed over time.
          1. It takes repeating the same exercises to develop strength because you are isolating the muscle.
          2. To develop strength in prosperity, you must isolate prosperity scriptures.
          3. Areas of concentration: consistent bible study, prayer and giving.
          4. Strength comes with practice.
            1. Ephesians 6:10
            2. You become strong in the Lord when you are working out with the Word.
        2. Principle #2 – “and very courageous” (verse 7)
          1. Courage is facing and conquering fears.
        3. Principle #3 – “which Moses my servant commanded” (verse 7)
          1. You must listen to the instructions of your pastor, prophet or spiritual leader and obey.
          2. The man of God is pivotal to your prosperity.
        4. Principle #4 – “shall not depart out of thy mouth” (verse 8)
          1. You must have personal time to study the Bible for yourself.
          2. God begins with His word.  (Scripture reference – St. John 1:1-3)
        5. Principle #5 – “that thou mayest observe to do” (verse 8)
          1. After reading and studying the Word, you must obey.
        6. Principle #6 – “make thy way prosperous” (verse 8)
          1. Prosperity is in your hands.
          2. To make your way prosperous you cannot walk by sight, emotions or feelings.  (Scripture reference – II Corinthians 5:17)
          3. Everything that God will ever do for you He has already done.
        7. Principle #7 – “be not afraid” (verse 9)
          1. Do not allow yourself to focus on how God will do it.  God already knows what He will do.  (Scripture reference – St. John 6)
          2. Fear is a decision.  (Scripture reference – Hebrews 13:5)
          3. Fear cancels out faith (fearful givers do not give).
  2.         II.            Chronicling Abram’s success
    1. Abram knew he heard from God.
    2. Abram never went back to who he was before he heard from God (he settled it in his heart).
    3. Abram made a consistent confession (“I am the father of many nations”).
    4. Abram did not allow himself to be overcome with the “bigness” of his challenge (when you are believing for prosperity, you cannot allow what you have to be bigger than Who you have).
    5. Abram was patient while the process was working.
    6. Abram glorified God for the promise before the manifestation.
    7. Abram passed the stewardship test (he was willing to sacrifice his blessed son, Isaac).

 

 

 

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