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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2019, 02:18:25 pm »
Yes, God wants us to prosper especially spiritually.  :)

With all caution, I say, Prosperity takes one away from GOD. Be very careful Here. One is not guaranteed anything including one more minute here on earth.

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Yes I know. I didn't mean it that way.

I've already expressed my feelings about this on the other forum.

Well, I am not on the other forum as are many others on this forum.

There are so many prosperity preachers out-there,,,to me that word has become a never-use word. Yes, Jesus wants to save all the world but?

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1 Cor 15:3-4.."For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Acts 17:11.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2019, 02:26:50 pm »
Yes, God wants us to prosper especially spiritually.  :)

With all caution, I say, Prosperity takes one away from GOD. Be very careful Here. One is not guaranteed anything including one more minute here on earth.

Blade

Yes I know. I didn't mean it that way.

I've already expressed my feelings about this on the other forum.

Well, I am not on the other forum as are many others on this forum.

There are so many prosperity preachers out-there,,,to me that word has become a never-use word. Yes, Jesus wants to save all the world but?

Blade

I am definitely not among that group. I was trying to stress prospering spiritually as opposed to prospering with wealth.
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 03:15:14 pm »
Yes, God wants us to prosper especially spiritually.  :)

With all caution, I say, Prosperity takes one away from GOD. Be very careful Here. One is not guaranteed anything including one more minute here on earth.

Blade

Yes I know. I didn't mean it that way.

I've already expressed my feelings about this on the other forum.

Well, I am not on the other forum as are many others on this forum.

There are so many prosperity preachers out-there,,,to me that word has become a never-use word. Yes, Jesus wants to save all the world but?

Blade

I am definitely not among that group. I was trying to stress prospering spiritually as opposed to prospering with wealth.

Thank you for adding clarity to this post.

Blade
1 Cor 15:3-4.."For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Acts 17:11.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 04:02:20 pm »
Yes, God wants us to prosper especially spiritually.  :)

With all caution, I say, Prosperity takes one away from GOD. Be very careful Here. One is not guaranteed anything including one more minute here on earth.

Blade

Yes I know. I didn't mean it that way.

I've already expressed my feelings about this on the other forum.

We are not guaranteed. But we do have promises. And I really don't buy that prosperity takes us away from God ...greed will take us away from God for sure. Most bank robbers are poor.

If poverty is a blessing how come the poorest people of the world are not saved?

Poverty is a curse. It began when Adam sinned.
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 11:28:29 am »
Good thread
Hearing, believing and trusting the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross; His death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins, the gospel of our salvation, and repenting, seals us with that Holy Spirit of Promise. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV - Ephesians 1:10-14 KJV - Romans 10:9-10 KJV - Romans 10:13 - Romans 10:17 - Ephesians 1:7 KJV - Colossians 1:14 KJV -


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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 10:05:24 pm »
If poverty is a blessing how come the poorest people of the world are not saved?
How come so many Christians in the world who live in poverty and are poor are faithful even to their death? They endure severe persecution and refuse to renounce their faith and are willing to die for it.

Poverty and being poor does not equate to not being saved.





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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2019, 07:22:42 pm »
Nobody said that it did.

What does it mean to be saved? what does it mean to be redeemed from the curse of the law?

What is God's will for us? as individuals as fellowships or churches? as the world wide BoC?

Why are testimonies given in the bible? why does God make promises?

What truly is God's mind in regards to our wellbeing

Are these questions we ought even to be asking?

What would being saved mean in India?

For heaven's sake does God CARE?

One day the people had followed Jesus out into a lonely place and when the time came to dismiss the people the bible says Jesus was concerned that they might faint along the way. Does God CARE about our physical wellbeing?

God instituted marriage and the family, did you know that? family is God's idea for man. It was in regard to family that God blessed Abraham. A family based society, any family based society totally depends upon God to prosper and bless.

God would not have ordained marriage and family unless He was able to provide for the same.

Prosperity has ALWAYS been God's will for mankind, why would it not be? In Eden there was PLENTY of prosperity, a full abundance. That's God's will for man.

God blessed Abraham, He blessed Abraham's children , He blessed the nation of Israel … when they walked with Him, God's will is to bless YOU.

Wherever did the teaching arise that God loves us when we are poor but hates us if we prosper? It is a Catholic teaching not a bible teaching. The Catholic governments kept the people poor and therefore subject while they engrandised themselves.

Sure God loves poor people, He will save them but then He will bye and bye lift them out of the extremes of poverty … that is what He has done in all the nations that have received the gospel and allowed the church.

Don't you know that is why America prospered? and Europe?

But all of God's blessings depend upon faith … if you believe it is God's will for you to be poor … how can God bless you?
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 07:58:05 pm »
Nobody said that it did.

What does it mean to be saved? what does it mean to be redeemed from the curse of the law?

What is God's will for us? as individuals as fellowships or churches? as the world wide BoC?

Why are testimonies given in the bible? why does God make promises?

What truly is God's mind in regards to our wellbeing

Are these questions we ought even to be asking?

What would being saved mean in India?

For heaven's sake does God CARE?

One day the people had followed Jesus out into a lonely place and when the time came to dismiss the people the bible says Jesus was concerned that they might faint along the way. Does God CARE about our physical wellbeing?

God instituted marriage and the family, did you know that? family is God's idea for man. It was in regard to family that God blessed Abraham. A family based society, any family based society totally depends upon God to prosper and bless.

God would not have ordained marriage and family unless He was able to provide for the same.

Prosperity has ALWAYS been God's will for mankind, why would it not be? In Eden there was PLENTY of prosperity, a full abundance. That's God's will for man.

God blessed Abraham, He blessed Abraham's children , He blessed the nation of Israel … when they walked with Him, God's will is to bless YOU.

Wherever did the teaching arise that God loves us when we are poor but hates us if we prosper? It is a Catholic teaching not a bible teaching. The Catholic governments kept the people poor and therefore subject while they engrandised themselves.

Sure God loves poor people, He will save them but then He will bye and bye lift them out of the extremes of poverty … that is what He has done in all the nations that have received the gospel and allowed the church.

Don't you know that is why America prospered? and Europe?

But all of God's blessings depend upon faith … if you believe it is God's will for you to be poor … how can God bless you?

I turned my life over to Jesus Christ. What HE provides is good enough for me.

To Prosper is a loaded pistol and to many, they go ahead and pull the trigger. New car, New house, etc......until the point of no return is reached and Greed takes over.

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1 Cor 15:3-4.."For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Acts 17:11.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2019, 05:00:12 am »
You know God has certain titles in the bible, The Lord our Righteousness, the Lord our Healer, The Lord our Provider, the Lord our Deliverer, the Lord our Shepherd etc, as evangelicals we make much of the Lord our Righteousness and so we should but we don't say so much about the rest of it.

Has God then provided for you? taken care of you? gotten you out of scrapes? helped you out? then let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

God is good, His will for us is good.

Every gift and blessing that God gives us has a health warning on it.

I was once invited home to tea with a bunch of Plymouth Brethren of the more exclusive sort, rather like the American Amish, you know if they invite you to tea it is a sign of acceptance. They wanted to hear what I had to say about the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

And talking about gifts one brother said "ah I think if God used me in such a way I would be afraid I might become proud"

Well ... you know folks get proud even without gifts, say of healing or prophecy, in my view the whole idea of ministry without the unction of the Holy Ghost IS proud . People rely on their ability to tell a good story, make a telling point, just putting a sermon together.

When they have preached do they feel rather proud of themselves? if they pray well publicly, do they feel just a little bit smug? The pride is already there, the pride is there when we do a small thing, if we ever get to do a great thing the pride will grow in measure.

Isn't best to deal with the pride? take the problem head on, instead of covering it up by not taking responsibility, making it an excuse for holding back.

Prosperity certainly brings with it temptations, isn't better to deal with those issues of the heart that cause the temptation? They will be there now, just they are covered up by the fact that we are unable to indulge them.

Holiness and prosperity go together … I'm talking about GODLY PROSPERITY, I am not speaking about robbing banks or playing fast and loose in business.

When God prospers it is an expansion of YOU, what you are, what you believe. It enlarges your field, your influence. I mean as a church fellowship as well as individually.

People will want to talk about Jesus and about Paul and that is another debate to be had. As a rider to that I would say two things. Both Jesus and Paul knew how to abound as well as suffer want. And also in both Jesus and Paul it can be said they became poor to make others rich.

 
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 06:50:09 am »
Nobody said that it did.
You said that the poorest people of the world are not saved. Do you realize how many Christians there are who are poor even right here in the U.S.? And here you are saying that the poorest of people are not saved. How do you think your statement about them would make them feel? After all they've been through, all the suffering, yet they are still saved. Or is being poor a sin in your view? Does being poor mean that one is not saved?

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What would being saved mean in India?
Why do you keep saying that? There are three million Christians in India. The conditions there are because of those in power. It is not because people aren't saved there.

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For heaven's sake does God CARE?

We weren't promised a rose garden in this world. Jesus said that we would have suffering, problems and troubles in this world but to take heart because he has overcome the world.
John 16:33 I have spoken these things to you so that you shall have peace in me. You shall have suffering in the world, but take heart, I have overcome the world.”

He also said:
John 15:20 “Remember the word that I have spoken to you, that there is no servant greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they have kept my word, they will also keep yours.”

John 15:18 And if the world hates you, know that it hated me before you.”

Matt. 6:33But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34Therefore you shall not be concerned about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be concerned for itself. A day's own trouble is sufficient for it.

Matt. 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

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But all of God's blessings depend upon faith … if you believe it is God's will for you to be poor … how can God bless you?
First of all, I haven't said that it is God's will for me or anyone to be poor. There's a difference between getting what I might want and what I need. He will provide what I need and he has or else I wouldn't be alive right now. I certainly wouldn't have been able to survive what I've been through without God's help and blessing.

I think the real question is what kind of blessings do we expect from God. What blessings really matter and are most important. We need to see the big picture and not just this temporary life here in this world.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Proverbs 16:16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, ...

2 Corinthians 6:9-10 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

Mark 8:34-37 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?

Matthew 19:23-25 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

Matthew 8:19-20 And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Matthew 6:24“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Proverbs 2:1-22My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...



 


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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2019, 03:27:11 pm »
No, whether people are saved does not depend on whether they are rich or poor. I am not saying that. But I am saying poverty is not a virtue see, if it were then the poorer you were, the better chance you would have of being saved.

Poverty is not a blessing it is a curse.

Christians ought to look to God to lift them out of povetry, God's will is to bless and prosper His children.

"Beloved I willest above all things that thou mayest be in health and prosper, even as thy soul prospereth."

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you"

I keep mentioning India because India is poor … three million is a tiny percentage of the population. It has only grown to this number in the last 50 or so years.

Do you believe poverty is a curse?

Do you believe God cares? if people are ill clad or hungry?
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Re: God wants you to prosper
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2019, 09:40:11 pm »
No, whether people are saved does not depend on whether they are rich or poor. I am not saying that. But I am saying poverty is not a virtue see, if it were then the poorer you were, the better chance you would have of being saved.

Poverty is not a blessing it is a curse.

Christians ought to look to God to lift them out of povetry, God's will is to bless and prosper His children.

"Beloved I willest above all things that thou mayest be in health and prosper, even as thy soul prospereth."

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you"

I keep mentioning India because India is poor … three million is a tiny percentage of the population. It has only grown to this number in the last 50 or so years.

Do you believe poverty is a curse?

Do you believe God cares? if people are ill clad or hungry?
I have clearly explained my views and beliefs about this. I have provided many scriptures to support what I've said. At this point any further discussion from me about this would be repetition. We are not in agreement so we will just have to agree to disagree.
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2019, 02:43:45 pm »
Take the quote "My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus"

Now ye Phillipians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia no church communicated with me as concerning GIVING and RECIEVING but ye only.
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity

Not because I desire a gift but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

But I have all and abound, I am full having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent by you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice well pleasing to God.

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

Paul is not here writing to a single person but to an assembly of God's people at Phillipi.

It is good to take God's word as personal to each of us individually, but here the promise is to the church.

What does it say?

It says this assembly had a partnership going, wow, that's exciting. I have visited many fellowships where they have missionaries in different places across the world, in poor place, there is always the heartfelt plea for funds please, please, please help, do your duty, dig deep etc … you know you ought to.

Give, give, give

There is never any mention of receiving.

Paul said the partnership was one of giving and receiving, they want you give but they say nothing about receiving. … maybe , just maybe that is why Christians tend to give so little, maybe that's why church projects are always so poorly funded.

See Paul's gospel was the same as Jesu's

Give and it shall be given you again, good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the measure ye mete shall it be meted unto you again.

That's what Paul taught the Corinthians. He who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly but he who sows abundantly shall also reap abundantly.

That YOU might have all sufficiency for your own needs with plenty left over for every good work.

That is God's word, that is God's will. 


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