If the church believed what the world believes, we wouldn’t need a church. The “world” says prosperity is about wealth and luck. But that’s not what it’s all about.
THERE IS NO CHURCH THAT TEACHES THAT LUCK AND WEALTH IS WHERE IT’S AT! I DON’T CARE WHO TELLS YOU THAT OR WHAT THEY SPLICE!
If you’ve confessed Jesus as the master of your life and made him your Lord and Savior; then you are the righteous. It isn’t a feeling, it isn’t something you’ve earned…it’s a gift from God. God says the desires of the righteous shall be granted. You gotta know that when you pray. It’s not Christmas for children. In other words, it’s not make a list of all the stuff you need! It’s not about “you/” Yes, you’re important to God. But God wants to add to HIs family…that’s the priority.
There are those who come to God because they want to be rich. Nothing wrong with being rich…but that cannot be your priority. Also, I want to mention those who are “anti- prosperity” gospels…they generally base it on a myth that they heard. There really is no Prosperity Gospel that’s all about money.
Prosperity from a Christian perspective is about healing, health, wholeness, restoration and finances…it’s about you doing better. Show me one person that doesn’t want to do better but the “religiously incorrect” have aligned themselves with Satan and have made it all about money. That’s sad. Everyone’s afraid to take them on or disagree with them. I pray for them, don’t have time to spar because I’m too busy doing God’s work. I just want to say: Watch out for them and don’t be deceived into attacking other Christians; it’s a slippery slope.
Even in a “so called” Prosperity Church; I haven’t met anybody who is all about money and not all about God. The picture features the Lakewood Church which is not my church. It’s a good church. I visited some years ago and was very Blessed. Joel Osteen is a man of God; that’s a fact. Is their “Word” watered down as some have stated? I believe the Word that those thousands of people hear; works for them to the Glory of God. Every person needs something different; if that’s not what “you” need; that’s ok too.
Today I’ve got to find people to help trim shrubs for an 80 year old friend who needs help at her home and we’ll have a crowd of people old and young all there working in hot hot weather from their hearts without complaint. Everyday we get together praying for others, serving God and helping wherever we can; always on the ready. There is so much fruit to God’s glory but people have been deceived into believing the exact opposite. I’ve sat back and listened quietly being polite …but it’s time to speak up and destroy the myths. I’m sure I’m not alone! I’m praying for people who have been greatly deceived. The Body of Christ ought not to be duped over this.
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