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Biblical Wisdom In Plain English

Ppp: Prosperity Promises Prerequisite

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There are many many precious promises God has given unto us, and among them are 3 John :2 that said: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” We know the Apostle John wrote this letter to express his love for Gaius who was extremely hospitable in giving to the needs of missionaries and his loyalty in standing for the truth. 

However, God inspired holy men to put this in holy writ so we could know God’s plans for us all to live a prosperous and healthy life.  The verse starts out with the word “Beloved” which means dearly loved, or someone dear to the heart.” So, we are dear to the heart of God! The next portion of the verse really got my attention because it said: “I wish above all things” or the greatest desire I have for you is that you prosper and be in health which means God wants the best for us. 

Prosperity is a good thing which means: “the condition of being successful or thriving, esp. economic well-being.” But it is not a good thing if you are prosperous but you’re not healthy. But God’s plan for us is that we prosper and have good health. However, prosperity and health must come with prerequisites. And those prerequisites are that your prosperity and health are proceeded by the way your soul is prospering, i.e. your relationship with God. 

Godly prosperity is effective in this life and eternal in the afterlife because it is governed by God. In contrast, worldly prosperity is temporal and stressful in this life producing eternal damnation because it requires you to manage it and not God. So, God freely gives us prosperity and health accordingly as it lines up with our soul prospering. So, how can my soul prosper? Your soul prospers as you continue to grow stronger in your relationship with God and less in your relationship with the things of this world. 

Again, the Apostle John wrote in I John 2:15: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Therefore, because of the world’s opposition to God, the world values those things that are contrary to God’s will i.e. “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”  

Physically, sin causes an internal conflict with God and us, leading to health issues which can take a physical toll on our bodies, and eventually lead to death and destruction. That is why Romans 6:23 said: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” So, why would you purchase an unhealthy life policy of sin by indulging in fleshly desires that leads to eternal death, when God has offered you the gift, of not only eternal life but also health and prosperity as you continue to have an intimate relationship with Him? 

It’s not difficult to receive, all you have to do is accept the PPP plan (Prosperity Promise Prerequisite) and you’re insured for an Abundant life and Eternal Life!

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