God longs to bless us as his children and he wants us to prosper and excel. The blessings from the Lord makes us rich and he does not add sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 I have watched a Children’s Fairytale series involving the character Rumpelstiltskin from the series by Brother’s Grimm. Rumpelstiltskin would often appear on the scene when someone was in trouble and in need of help and offer to help them or offer someone money or riches. The twist is that the unsuspecting person would be making an agreement with Rumpel who would return to collect at a later time one of their most prized possession.
I liken Rumpel to the way the Devil works and his promise of wealth, fame and success often conditioned with loss and sorrow. Stories regarding people being involved in occult practices and Satanic alliances will tell stories of being asked to sacrifice loved ones in order to progress in the Satanic kingdom. I thank God that through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who causes us to triumph and who daily loads us with benefits, that we are not asked to lose an arm or a leg every time he bestows a blessing on us. 2 Corinthians 2:14; Psalm 68:19 Jesus has already made the ultimate sacrifice for us by, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;” Colossians 2:14
The Lord says in Psalm 2:8, “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” He is the same God who promises to give us great and good cities that we did not build. “and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant,” Deuteronomy 6:10-11
It is a misconception to think that being a Christian means that God wants you to struggle and live in poverty as a sign of humility. We have to wrap our heads around the truth that God wants us to have good things. The more we meditate on these truths in his word, the greater this will become our reality. Prosperity is a precept within the word of God and his desire is that we prosper and be in good health.