Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Prosperity Gospel

“…Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you....” Job 22:21 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

Prosperity gospel is flourishing in the media today than any other time; sadly it is focused more on the product (creation) than the producer (creator). I am all for prosperity, besides I serve the God who says, “Silver and God is mine” Hagai 2:8, and, “He gives me power to get wealth” Deut 8:18. The question is on the focus, wealth and riches should come as effect from the cause—which is to know and submit to God’s will and purpose…let Him instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go, Psalms 32:8.

Other translation of Job 22:21 says, acquaint thyself to God; the Swahili version says “Mjue sana Mungu” which means know your God intimately…as a result (the effect) prosperity will come to you. Why, because He is a God of abundance, where He goes…abundance follows naturally. Yet to others God has become simply a means to an end, they want what He can offer but not Him; they want His presents but not His presence!

copyright ©2008 Light to my path † † † by TJM Kyara

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