Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2).
The verse above is dealing with the three aspects of your life: the material aspect—which is material prosperity, the physical aspect—which is your physical body, and then the spiritual prosperity—which means the prosperity of your soul. But the prosperity of your soul is number one. How can your soul prosper? It’s through the Word. The Bible says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).
If the Word of God is in you richly, you’ll prosper spiritually. For example, if you have a lot of money, it’ll lead you to material prosperity because you can get the things you want with the money you’ve got. In the same way, the Bible says you prosper spiritually by having the Word of Christ dwell in you in abundance. Meditate on the Word; hear the Word; study the Word; imbibe the Word. Keep the Word inside you until it pours out of your mouth in every situation. Let it be in such abundance that no matter what you encounter in life, you respond in, with, and by the Word!
There’re Christians who seem to be doing well spiritually; they’re prospering in their soul; they’re living a righteous life, yet they’re sick, and they’re financially broke. That isn’t God’s will. He wants you to prosper as your spirit prospers. He wants everything that concerns you to succeed exceedingly; He wants you to experience abundant riches and wealth.
He also wants you to live in health. There’s something better than healing; it’s divine health, where you don’t get sick! And He says, “More than anything else, this is what I want for you: that you prosper and be in health….” That’s God’s plan: a balanced life of material prosperity, physical prosperity and spiritual prosperity. Hallelujah!
I’ve been empowered to excel, succeed and do well in the totality of my being—spirit, soul and body. In Christ, I’ve become not just an heir of God, but a joint heir with Christ. Therefore, I experience abundant riches, wealth, happiness, peace and fulfilment—to the glory of God!
Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 9:8 AMPC
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 9:33-50 & Numbers 9-10
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 23:11-21 & Psalm 52-54