Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PROSPERITY IS FOR ALL Thursday 16 February


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. Psalms 145:16

Read: Psalms 145:14-16

The ability to remain where God wants you to be for the period He wants you there will go a long way to affect your destiny.

And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:2

Joseph had a dream of his life which he held unto. In spite of the fact that he had been sold into slavery, he knew that dream will still come to pass as long as he remained in God’s will and stood in righteousness. Joseph knew he was in Potiphar’s house for a divine purpose. He accepted it and remained there whether the going was good or bad. He waited patiently to learn what God wanted him to learn from his master. This is an area many believers have difficulty with today. Some people change their place of work with reckless abandon, not caring whether God wants them to go or not. As long as another offer that comes their way has a marginal salary increase, off they go. Not Joseph! If you are ever jumping, you may completely get out of God’s will and miss your destiny. Stay where you are except God says otherwise!

From our Bible reading we also learn that prosperity is needed both by the poor and the rich. If you think it is only the poor that need to be prospered, you are joking. The truth is that while the poor needs prosperity to come out of poverty, the rich needs it to prevent them from going back to poverty and to stay competitive. An adage says: He who is down needs fear no fall, but the one who is up will dread falling down. When God prospers the poor, he becomes rich; when the rich is prospered, he becomes wealthy. The wealthy also needs to stay competitive by moving to the next level through prosperity. God is concerned about prospering you irrespective of the level you are currently operating. It is the same God who prospers the poor that prospers the rich. Hence, you need to stay close to God, hear His Word, praise and worship Him, obey him, pay your tithes and sow your seeds. Do all He says you should do and you will move up.

KEY POINT:
If you do not stay where God expects you to be, His riches will not follow you to where you are.
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