(2 Corinthians 9:10-11 NLT) For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. (11) Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
NOT SHOWN – (2 Corinthians 9:11 MSG) (11) wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way…
- Prosperity – is the ability to use the power and ability of God to meet the needs of mankind in every realm of life: spirit, soul, body, financially, and socially.
Say this: My motivation for accumulation is distribution. I am a source of THE BLESSING to others, and I love to give.
(Psalms 35:27 NKJV) Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity (peace, security, things to go well for) of His servant.”
From “God is My Source” by Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons:
Many people are facing overwhelming financial and provisional challenges. Most often, they approach their problems from a purely natural standpoint.
Here’s how it usually goes:
They look at their paycheck.
Then, they look at their need.
They look at their paycheck.
And then, they look back at their need.
The more people engage in that vicious cycle, the more discouraged they become. That exercise in futility is usually followed by a series of questions:
“How are we ever going to pay for this?”
“Where will the money come from?”
“What are we going to do?”
Then comes the “bright idea” phase of the cycle:
“What family member will loan us the money?”
“Where can we get another job?”
“Have we maxed out our credit cards?”
This madness must stop, right now! We must get our eyes off our limited resources and re-focus them on the real Source of our unlimited supply: ALMIGHTY GOD AND HIS WORD!
In 2010, the Lord gave a powerful word to Kenneth Copeland. Make this word personal as you hear it—as if it were spoken directly to you:
“Don’t look to the government for your supply. Don’t look to other people for your supply. Pastors don’t look to your congregation for your supply. Jesus is our Source, and The WORD is our supply.”
- We need to renew our minds and become fully convinced that God is our Source for everything we need.
(Romans 4:21 NKJV) and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
(1 Corinthians 8:6 TPT) yet for us there is only one God—the Father. He is the source of all things, and our lives are lived for him. And there is one Lord, Jesus, the Anointed One, through whom we and all things exist.
(Philippians 4:19 NKJV) And my God shall supply all your need according to (in proportion to) His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:19 GNB) And with all his abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs.
(Philippians 4:19 JBP) My God will supply all that you need from his glorious resources in Christ Jesus. And may glory be to our God and our Father for ever and ever, amen!
(James 1:17 AMPC) Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
(James 1:17 JBP) But every good endowment that we possess and every complete gift that we have received must come from above, from the Father of all lights, with whom there is never the slightest variation or shadow of inconsistency.
(Deuteronomy 28:12 AMPC) The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
(Deuteronomy 28:12 BBE) Opening his store-house in heaven, the Lord will send rain on your land at the right time, blessing all the work of your hands: other nations will make use of your wealth, and you will have no need of theirs.
(Psalms 50:10-11 NLT) For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. (11) I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine.
(Haggai 2:6-9 NKJV) “For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; (7) and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts. (8) ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts. (9) ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
(Psalms 121:1-2 NLT) I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? (2) My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
- As our Source, God will use established channels to bring provision into our lives.
Money flows through pipelines. An example of this is your job is a channel through which money can flow to you. Your electricity, water, gas all come to you through pipes and established channels.
- God does not give us money directly but gives us the ability to obtain it.
(Deuteronomy 8:17-18 NIV) (17) You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” (18) But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.
- Channels are not equal to the Source. They are simply a means whereby God can bring provision into our lives.
(1 Kings 17:1-7 NKJV) And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” (2) Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, (3) “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. (4) And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” (5) So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. (6) The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. (7) And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
- Channels can change over time and with changes in the circumstances of life.
(1 Kings 17:8-16 NKJV) Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, (9) “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” (10) So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” (11) And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” (12) So she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” (13) And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. (14) For thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ ” (15) So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. (16) The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.
- Our eyes must look to the Source and not the channel.
Get your eyes off of your lack and need, and get them on to God, Who is our source and our supply.
Say this over your life and household:
Father, Your Word is alive and active and full of power. I believe the Word of God is renewing my mind and feeding my faith. I see You as THE Source of my supply.
I believe that every need I have completely met, every outstanding bill is paid in full, every debt is totally paid and removed, and I am financially liberated. I have so much left over that I am able to bless others.
Thank You for demonstrating provisional miracles in my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen, so be it!