Recently, I have been sharing this message everywhere I teach. Why? Because it is so very crucial to our existence. The true definition of prosperity has been skewed by many and set aside as some selfish, excessive goal. Yet, prosperity is a very real and attainable position
3 John 1:2 tells us that above all things GOD desires for His children to PROSPER and BE IN GOOD HEALTH according to the condition of their soul.
Despite the many definitions people use for the word Prosper, God recently gave me a deeper understanding of this word. I now define prosperity as “steady forward progression.” In order to succeed, grow, and flourish in life, we must remain in a steady forward progression – always learning, always focused forward, and never getting stuck in one place.
The word soul is defined as a person’s Mind – Will – and Emotions. We all have one and it is controlling what we think, what we do, and what we say.
Because personal prosperity and good health are directly linked to the condition of ones soul the next important set of questions we must ask ourselves is:
- What am I thinking?
- What am I doing?
- What am I saying?
Psalm 19:7 declares that the Word of the Lord (The Bible) is perfect and flawless, restoring and refreshing the SOUL. When we abide in the Word of God and allow it to impact our thinking – saying – and doing we will witness a vast change in our personal prosperity and good health.
A longtime friend of mine recently surprised me and attended an engagement I was teaching at in Tennessee. Three months before the meeting, she had randomly started having seizures – at times up to 5 per week. After much testing, her physician was unable to determine the origin of the seizure activity. He prescribed her a general seizure medication and recommended that she see a neurologist.
The neurologist performed further testing and changed her medication once more. However the seizures continued. Unbeknown to me, the neurologist counseled with my friend and concluded that he believed the seizures were actually pseudoseizures – nonepileptic episodes masquerading as seizures, brought on by emotionally stressful psychological thoughts.
You see, my friend had a very traumatic childhood and the memories of her torture had been suppressed within her mind for 50 years. Suddenly, as my friend began to think upon her past and relive the trauma it greatly affected her personal prosperity and good health. For weeks, she was unable to work and lived with never knowing just when another pseudoepileptic seizure would occur. It affected her life and the life of her family.
Upon attending the meeting and learning from my teaching that we have the ability to take control of our SOUL, my friend returned home and immediately began to implement 3 John 1:2 into her life. She began to align her thoughts, actions, and words to the perfect Word of the Lord. Since the meeting on May 14, 2016, my friend has not had even one seizure or episode. The Word of the Lord is alive and possesses creative power to change your life and circumstances.
YOU are in control of your own prosperity (steady forward progression) and good health. It matters what you think – what you say – and what you do. May we all perform a little self-evaluation this day and may the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart be acceptable to God, your Rock and our Redeemer.
Love and Blessings,