It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it. Proverbs 10:22.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

My desire is for you to prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers. And I have no greater joy than seeing you walking in the truth. Why? Because walking in the truth is walking in My Word as your guide which will change your way of thinking and of viewing life, which then will be the way you live and you will spend your days in prosperity, health, and increase.

“He opens their ear to instruction, and commands that they return from evil. If they hear and serve Him, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures. But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword and they will die without knowledge.” Job 36:10-12.

It is very clear in My Word that I call wealth and riches, health, peace, and unity in your house the blessing of the righteous, and I call poverty, sickness, pain, lack, and emotional problems, divisions, and strife a curse.

And I can only bless. My first words to mankind were a blessing and when Jesus was lifted up to Heaven He left raising His hands over you in blessing. And I taught Moses the exact words with which to have the priests bless the Israelites so My Name would be put upon them and I could bless them. And  and it is an impartation of grace and shalom. Wholeness in every area of your life.

Only good comes from Me. Each day of creation was only completed when what was made passed as good, and finally when it was all made, I judged it as very good.

So if you are living under the curse it is NOT from Me and you should NEVER seek it or embrace it any more than you would a poisonous snake.

And yet My people do. Why? That is a lie of the devil to call evil good and good evil. I tell you woe to those that do that. And he has done this with many things, but for believers, he likes to go after wealth and prosperity in both the physical and spiritual realm. Why does he try to entice others to seek wealth and not believers? Because he knows if he can keep those who are believers poor, sick, and depressed with you making no answer to it to resist it, you will never be a force to take him down in the world and certainly no one in their right mind will want to be like you and become a believer either. Even the ungodly who go after wealth so hard and love to amass it for themselves, will criticize a person who is a church leader or pastor for having any wealth or possessions. The devil has been successful in making people accept that holy people ought to be poor.

The devil uses it, as do those he has taken captive to do his will, as a way of holding down what should be the most powerful body on earth, i.e., the Church in all her splendor, which is the Body of My Son. And I have given Jesus all authority on earth and in Heaven and He has delegated this to you on earth as His Body, the Church. And He is returning looking for a glorious Church of overcomers.

The devil, however, has different plans, just as he did with his assignment to Eden to serve Adam and Eve. And he is striking out against believers by putting in their religious traditions and in their minds the lie that I am pleased with you if you seek and embrace poverty and sickness and suffering as if from Me.

Who told you that? Not Me. I see an enemy’s hand in this and you should too. For I have given you My Word and My Spirit. Read it and listen to My Spirit in you. He will witness to you that you are My child, My heir, and a joint heir with Christ. And I have given Him everything.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing. Revelation 5:12.

Do as I told Joshua and then you will make your life successful and prosperous.

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8.

I teach you to profit and the way you should go. Why would I do that if I want you poor?

So today we consider Lie No. 4, which can ruin your creativity and your fruitfulness, your power and authority, and it is this: “Poverty and suffering are from God and it pleases Him when you seek and embrace them, and stay out of the marketplace, politics, educational institutions and the entertainment industry.” You should not be staying out of them, but running them. Look at what putting godly judges on a court can do, it can change the nation.

The devil does want believers running the universities, the schools, the government, the media, the courts, the business enterprises, and certainly not using the wealth he is trying to snatch from them for Kingdom projects on earth.

And this lie causes people to withdraw from their high callings and assignments in the world thinking they are more pleasing to Me hidden away poor and suffering, without seeking higher things.

And the devil has been successful in this. In taking the wealth and control of the marketplace for the wicked.

For the devil has said:

“By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, for I have understanding; and I removed the boundaries of the peoples and plundered their treasures, and like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants, and my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest, and as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth; And there was not one that flapped its wing or opened its beak or chirped.” Isaiah 10:13-14.

It is time you took back the riches of the wicked, for I have stored them for you, and flapped your wings and took off like eagles and answered with My Word, the Sword of the Spirit, which is more than a chirp, it is a trumpet blast, and took down strongholds in your cities and nation.

I lit your lamp to put you on a lampstand where all could see My goodness in your life and experience your generosity and be blessed by you and give Me glory. The world is plunged into the darkness of the curse but on you My glory is shining so that all may come to your radiance. That does not sound like a poverty stricken, sick, and depressed person.

I did not ever tell you to withdraw into and embrace the darkness that Satan has woven over the world by blinding their minds to My goodness and love.

My Son told you that you cannot serve Me and Mammon, which is riches apart from Me, sought in a worldly way to be held tight by the person who acquires them. In other words, like the rich man who stored all the abundance I showered on him up for himself and benefited no one and nothing but himself. I said he grew rich for himself and not toward Me. The devil even offered Jesus the glitter and wealth of the nations if He would turn His back on Me and worship the devil. Which is essentially what he promised Adam and Eve.

But while it is true that your concentration should NEVER be to amass riches and neglect My Covenant with you. But I have given you the power to make wealth, that I may confirm My Covenant with you which I swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as it is made new in Jesus to this day.

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will greatly bless you and I will greatly multiply you.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:13-15; Genesis 22:16-17.

You cannot serve Me and Poverty either, which is serving Me and the curse, and live the life you were born to live. I did not make you to go under a bushel basket and bury your talents in the ground exalting things I tell you are the curse as holy and right in My sight. I delight in the prosperity of My children. I give good things to those who ask Me.

My Kingdom is a dazzling place, with foundations stones of precious gems, gates of pearls, and streets of spun gold. And My people are clothed in glorious splendor and majestic grandeur.

Remember when I gave the design to Moses for the garments of the priests? I designed garments for glory and for beauty. Exodus 28:2, 40. And My Son has released you from your sins and made you a kingdom, priests unto Me. Revelation 1:5-6.

And I tell you to pray that My Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. For the KNOWLEDGE of My glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. True knowledge of who I am and what My glory is and does for you—Moses knew, he wanted to see My glory. And I called My glory My goodness.

But over the years it has been easier for people not to stand up and take authority and just to retreat into the darkness in default mode, but that is not the life of an overcomer. And it is not what I call holy.

“Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one’s head like a reed and for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD? Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, a nd to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; and your righteousness will go before you; the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:5-8.

Prosperity is more than financial abundance, it is a lifestyle of health, good relationships, and abundant supplies. It is a life of vision and provision. It is about planting seed and harvesting.

Prosperity is based on sowing. It is dependent upon tithing and making offerings. Showing that I give you power to make wealth as a Covenant/Kingdom commitment.

Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:8-12.

You give to receive. That is a law of My Kingdom.

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.

Prosperity is grace. My divine life in you in all that you say and that you do. It is walking in the flow from Heaven’s throne into your home. It is living in My embrace—My left hand under your head and My right hand around you. And in My left hand are riches and honor and in My right hand is length of days, a long satisfying life that never ends in perfect health and peace of mind no matter what is going on around you. When you are in Me you find peace.

Prosperity is a spiritual realm that is available to you even now. It is the place of grace in which you now stand by faith in the sacrifice of My Son. And in that place all things are possible when connected to by faith. It is Heaven’s flow of wealth, health, life and peace in times of storms and what would otherwise cause anxiety and fear. It is goodness and love all around you in and in you giving peace that surpasses understanding. It is living in the perfect protection of unending supply of all that you need,  just when you need it, and an abundance for every good work. The windows of Heaven have opened and poured out a blessing you cannot contain. Jesus opened them to you. Jesus emptied Himself and became poor, taking the curse on Himself and redeeming you from the curse, so that you through His poverty might become rich with the blessing of Abraham and the promise of the Spirt by faith.

I told Abraham, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3.

And Abram became very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. And I later spoke the same blessing to his son, Isaac, and told him to plant seed in time of famine and that same year it yielded a hundredfold! My blessing makes rich and adds no sorrow to it.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly (tamim, entirely in accord with truth, spotless, unblemished, this word is used to describe the Passover Lamb and the other sacrificial animals in the Tabernacle of Moses). O LORD of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You! Psalm 84:10-11.

Later, when I made covenant with My people redeemed from the slavery of Egypt, I set up two mountains across from each other, one representing the curses and the other the blessings and I described them quite clearly to Moses to present to the people as a warning to stay faithful to My Word to be blessed beyond measure and walk in days of Heaven upon the earth. I set out the curse as death and the blessing as life, and poverty, sickness, and eternal death went with the curse. I am not mixed up on this even if you have been taught differently.

The blessing came with obedience to My Word, gratitude for all I gave them in abundance, and love for Me and neighbor. The curse came with disobedience, ingratitude, and hate. I told them to choose the blessing by watching their words and their actions to keep them in line with My Word so I could make them prosperous and all the nations would identify them as My people, a wise and chosen people, whom the LORD had blessed. A light to the nations.

People should identify My children by the blessing of increase on their lives. When you come to work in a business it should take off and prosper like a garden of Eden. Potiphar saw it in Joseph and Laban saw it in Jacob.

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field. Genesis 39:1-5.

The Garden of Eden was a place of abundance, life, and beauty and I told Adam and Eve to fill the world with it and replenish the earth, they never did this and you, their descendants have not done it either, to this very day. Instead man has done his best to corrupt, trash, and destroy the earth. But I am soon to make it new. I love beautiful things. My domain is filled with them.

Let Me bless you. Do not fight to be poor. Let Me fill your life with good and beautiful things.

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4.

The devil will fight you on this to keep you out of your promised land where there is abundance of every good thing. And he will make others try to stop you by persecution and wrong advice on what pleases Me.

I love you. My plans for you are prosperity in every area (shalom) and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. But remember, and any farmer will tell you, you have to sow to reap. I prosper the work of your hands. It is partnership and stewardship. They had to go out to gather the Manna every morning or it melted away in the sun. And I had fine beautiful houses filled with good things that the Israelites did not build or fill, beautiful fruit trees, vineyards and wells they did not plant or dig, all set for them as My gift to them in the Promised Land, but they had to go in and cast the giants out of them before they could enjoy them.

Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. Mark 10:29-30.