Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From Provision to Prosperity

As Christians, many truths, freedoms, and blessings must be tapped into "backwards" or "upside down" from the world's system.

John 3:5 says, "Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." (NKJV)

When you are born into the world, you see things from an earthly point of view, but when you are born of the Spirit, you see things from a heavenly vantage point. The Israelites roamed aimlessly in the desert for 40 years because they were still bound by the mindset of slavery. God rained down manna from heaven to lovingly sustain them in the midst of their suffering. However, God wanted to lead them out from "just enough" into a place of "more than enough."

As Christians, God will miraculously supply our needs according to His riches and glory (see Philippians 4:19). However, He wants you to desire a blessing more than a miracle. A miracle is confined to a moment in which the natural and supernatural are suddenly reversed. A blessing is a perpetual state that flows from the blood of the new covenant in which the natural and the supernatural are permanently reversed.

The world teaches you to find your vision within the confines of provision. This is why so many marriages feel "enslaved" to the dollar. However, God's kingdom is just the opposite. Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (NKJV) Seek the vision that God has for you first, and He will provide all the provision for the vision.

If we spend our time, talents, abilities, and giftings chasing a paycheck then we create a wilderness in our lives. True success comes from the fullfillment of purpose. Ask God what you are created to do and you will enter the "land flowing with milk and honey." God's economy never suffers from recession. There is no crisis is in the kingdom. Ask God to lead you and your spouse from provision into prosperity.


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