Written by Dr Sim Choo Jek
Beloved! Understand the Bible. Have a filter system through the Word of God to filter all sorts of news. Then you will walk in the way of success. The word ‘prosperity’ is not just about money. It is about advancement, breaking through barriers.
The Lord wants us to grow into the likeness of Him, and to bear fruit for His glory.
The gift of righteousness through our Lord Jesus Christ opens up Heaven for all the blessing, favor and supernatural intervention of God. Righteousness! Don’t underestimate that word. We can think of many other Biblical issues and yet forget the very fundamental truth where Heaven opens. One of the best methods to know understanding is as follows:
PS 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To Him belongs eternal praise.
Meditate on God’s Precepts
If we don’t understand this spiritual truth, yet try to do everything without being connected to God as our Source, we can’t grow. I’ve known some people who, over twenty years, are still floating – without roots. Good understanding comes to those who apply it according to God’s precepts in the Word of God.
PS 49:3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
the utterance from my heart will give understanding.
Another powerful way of understanding is meditation.
PS 35::27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being (prosperity) of his servant.”
PS 35:28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.
In Verse 28, the word “speak” means to mutter. Beloved! If we mutter, (meditate), everyday on the word “righteousness”, being His life in us, God will open Heaven for us.
As a preacher for over twenty years, I have found that as I study the Word, God sends money in. The Apostles prayed and studied the Word of God, so they could teach the Word with understanding, to expound it and make it alive for people to take and apply its truth.
Jesus Paid It All And Gave …
This is not theory or mere theology. Rather it’s sharing practical living and impartation. We can only impart what is real in our life. Everyday, thank the Lord for His grace.
Thank God that He
2 CO 5:21 … made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
Thank God that He made Jesus to be our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. 1 CO 1:30
1[a] Praise the LORD. [b] Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands.
2 His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
Beloved, please understand that when you are blessed, God gets glorified. I can’t understand Christians who say that being rich is not for them, because it is written:
2 COR 8: 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Be Governed by God
Everybody goes through challenges. We have to stand on God’s promises through God’s Word. PS 112 says we are not governed by the circumstances of life, or lack, or fear or bad news. We fear no evil tidings. One characteristic of the righteous is that they “disperse abroad”: they give to those in need, “and His righteousness endures forever”. Believe God for great things. Ultimately, don’t be governed by what you see or hear, but be governed by God and His Word.