IT IS MUCH MORE THAN RICHES, IT IS A STATE OF GOOD OR WELL BEING FOR THE WHOLE MAN, SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY, INCLUDING PEACE, JOY, HEALTH (MENTAL & PHYSICAL) AND MATERIAL PROVISION.
PROSPERITY IS THE ABILITY TO MEET ANY GIVEN NEED AT ANY GIVEN TIME THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD.
God want us to be prosperous, to bear fruit in His Kingdom but in large part so we can be a blessing to others.
THE WORLD’S VIEW OF PROSPERITY
Good luck and/or hard work; Money; Authority over others; Fame; for ME, I’m the purpose.
KINGDOM OF GOD VIEW
God given blessing; Bearing fruit in the Kingdom; Well being of the whole man; For others – our purpose is to be a blessing to others.
We live forever and what we do here on this earth for God’s purposes is building up treasure in heaven. There are rewards in heaven. The Bible is clear on that.
The parable of the talents is a sobering story of how God expects us to use our God given abilities. Matt 25: 14-30
We will be working on the new earth and heaven creating and building new enterprises. What you are doing now influences the role you will have there. Christians will have their works judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Our character and works will be revealed as they really are and suitable rewards will be given by Jesus. This is not the White Throne Judgment of the unsaved at the close of the 1,000 year reign of Jesus. Rev 20:1-15