There is an “anti-prosperity teaching” attitude in the churches today, and yet most of the people with that attitude want to prosper. There are reasons this attitude is so common. Some prosperity teachers live lifestyles that accommodate criticism. We understand that. But faith comes by hearing God’s Word (Rom. 10:17), and faith for prosperity comes by hearing teaching on prosperity. We need to know what Scripture says about prosperity.

1 Chronicles 29:12 says,

Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.

The Lord said those who trust in Him would not lack any good thing (Psalms. 34:10). Trusting in yourself or this world’s system is a recipe for disaster. It’s not in man to direct his own steps (Jeramiah. 10:23). There’s a better way, and that’s God’s way.

But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 8:18

God is the One who gives us power to get wealth. Notice He doesn’t give us wealth directly. He gives us the power, or ability, to get wealth. Whether we realize it or not, God is the source of our prosperity. We might say, “But I worked for this money. God didn’t give this to me. I earned it.”

Let’s think: What did we do to be born at this most prosperous time in history? We could have been born slaves or in a country where there aren’t economic opportunities. We didn’t give ourselves talents and abilities. We can develop our talents, but each one of us has gifting’s that were given to us by God. We can’t develop what God didn’t give us.

If the chemicals in our brain were just a little different, we could be mad. If we had some debilitating handicap, we would not be able to work. So, again we say, whether we realize it or not, God is the source of our prosperity.

Financial prosperity isn’t God giving us money; He gives us an anointing that enables you to prosper. The real asset is not the money—not the house, not the car, not the physical tangible things—it is the anointing, talents, character, gifts from the God to produce wealth. The real asset is the favor of the God. Money isn’t prosperity; money is the byproduct of prosperity. Many Christians fall into the trap of measuring prosperity by the amount of things they have. Being prosperous is relying on God as your source.

If we are lacking resources and prosperity, let’s check our-self; prosperity of our Soul, let us make our soul prosperous with the word of God. Once we are working on prosperity of soul; pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for Wisdom, sharpen our gifted talents and learning new skills and talents. Which in turn could help us getting wealth. That’s is also by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in terms to get our resources (Living) and seed for the Kingdom of God!

There are people who prosper without trusting God, but it usually destroys their lives (1 Timothy 6:9). They have hardship, stress, marital problems, and on and on (1 Timothy 6:10). They might be rich, but it cost them in other areas. If you prosper God’s way, the blessing of the Lord will make you rich, and no sorrow will be added to it (Proverbs 10:22).

We believe that the first step to prosperity is recognizing that we are a steward of God’s finances. This requires a huge mind-set shift from the way the world views money. The world encourages to be an owner and not a steward. But it’s not up to us to pick and choose what we do with your finances. God has given you finances so that you’ll trust Him with them. Then He will cause us to prosper.

God has a plan for our life. Start from a position of stewardship, and let Him be the owner. You will be blessed, blessed, blessed.

When God is your source, He will supply all of your needs. And it won’t be according to this world’s economy, with all its depressions and recessions. But your needs will be supplied according to God’s economy. That’s powerful!

Philippians 4:19 says,

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

God says He’ll supply all our need! And it’s not going to be according to this world’s system. When God is your source, you will have not only a supernatural prosperity but also a peace that people of the world don’t have.

When people tithe, many of them feel that they’re giving from what they’ve earned. After all, they’re the ones who put in the work to get a pay check. But everything would change for them if they saw themselves as handling God’s resources. Stewards are ones who see themselves as accountable for what God has entrusted to them.

Trusting God in the area of finances is the baby step of faith. And if you can’t trust Him with that which is least, then according to what Jesus said in Luke 16, He can’t trust you with heavenly riches:

Luke 16:10-11

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. [11] And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven??

Some people aren’t healed because they never develop their faith in the area of finances. Don’t misunderstand—we are not saying that we can buy our healing. That’s wrong. But there are people who aren’t seeing their healing manifest because they never trusted God “in that which is least” (Luke 16:10). That may not be true in every case, but it is often the problem. This is the starting place. we can’t skip this.

If we understand financial stewardship properly, it will enable you to be a blessing to others.

And just like 2 Corinthians 9:8 says—

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

The reason God makes grace abound toward us is so we’ll abound—give—to every good work. The real motive behind finances shouldn’t be to get—it should be to give. This is a critical point.

Many people who reject teaching on biblical prosperity do so because they see it as selfish or greedy. They say, “I’ve got enough. I may not be rich, but I have a roof over my head and my basic needs covered. I don’t want or need anymore.” But that is the selfish attitude.

If you have all you need, trust God for more so you can help others. The thinking that says “I’ve got enough—forget everyone else” is the truly selfish attitude. We need to prosper, not so we can have more, but so we can be a bigger blessing.

The Lord told Abram that He would bless him and make him a blessing (Gen. 12:2). You can’t give away what you don’t have. Abram couldn’t be a blessing to others until he had been blessed.

Likewise, you and I cannot fulfil God’s purposes for our lives without receiving His prosperity. God’s kingdom cannot advance without God’s people prospering. We need this revelation. We need to know how to prosper God’s way. I’ve been learning this in Charis Bible College, which is transforming my life and the lives of tens of thousands of people who, in turn, will affect the body of Christ all over the world. This is big, and it takes a lot of money to accomplish this. I pray that you, my partners, will allow God to accomplish His pleasure toward you by prospering you unto every good work (Ps. 35: