Jesse Duplantis says that the prosperity message isn't a money message, but an obedience message. In other words, only the obedient are going to be prosperous. Only the holy ones (ones who are walking holy, or walking in holiness) are going to have prosperity. Prosperity is not just having loads of money to spend on yourself. God doesn't prosper us with money so we can be selfish. He prospers us with money, so we can first of all, preach the gospel, and second, provide for our own needs and desires. Yes, desires too, not just needs. I looked up want in the dictionary, and I don't have any wants, because wants means poverty and lack.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as your soul keeps well and prospers.
Your soul has to prosper in the area of healing before you can walk in divine health. Your soul has to prosper in the area of peace, before you can walk in divine peace. Your soul has to prosper in the knowledge that God is your Provider, before you can walk in money prosperity. Your soul has to prosper in the fact that God is your Protector, before you will trust Him to take care of you and protect you at home, and when you are not at home.
My job is to teach you and help you to prosper in your soul. Once you prosper in an area in your soul, you can have that area working effectively in your life. The soul is your mind and thoughts, and will, (reasoning abilities) and emotions.
Prosperity is not just having money. Prosperity is a whole life message. Prosperity includes in it, complete and total health for your body (the bondages broken from sickness, disease, and pain from off your life), peace for your mind and emotions (bondages from fear and depression cast off your life), and then with it money (the bondages broken from poverty, lack, want, and not having enough to meet your needs)
Why do Christians think money is only for the drug dealers and the porn dealers?? I'll tell you why! Because the devil wants all the money for himself, that's why! He is very crafty. He has sold the church a pack of lies, and I have to say I fell for it! Grrrr! How could I have fallen for all his lies?? The devil knows if the holy ones get that money from him, we can do so much to reach the lost with the truth that Jesus loves them, and wants to set them free from slavery. Would you if you had slaves, want your slaves to find out they can escape from you and be free? Especially if you were really mean, and bad, and evil, and enjoyed tormenting and torturing your slaves? No way would you want someone coming along and setting them free. So, how would you stop your slaves from finding out they can be free of you? Hello! Tell them great big, huge LIES, that's how!
Let's peek into the dark domain and hear what they are talking about, why don’t we. If you know how your enemy thinks, then you know the opposite is the truth.
Satan: Okay you demons, how are we going to trick Christians into remaining our slaves and not finding out all that God has for them?
Spirit of lying says, "I'll tell them God doesn't really love them, and it MIGHT not always be his will for them to have good things. And "you never know". Oh yeah, and God is sooo mysterious, and you can’t know how he thinks, or what he will do, because after all, you never know what God is gonna do." Spirit of lying rubs his hands together gleefully thinking what fun it will be to fool the young ones working on freeing themselves from all of darkness. "We can't let them get too much of that Glory in them, Boss. If they find out how much God loves them, we are done for." Spirit of lying shudders at the thought of millions of Christians finding out what they have in their contract. "I'll tell them they don't have a contract. Yeah. That it's not always God's will to heal them, and it might be God making them poor to teach them a lesson. Heh heh."
Satan says, "That's a good one, Liar. You lie so bad!"
Spirit of Deception pipes up, "I'll help Liar out by telling them that being broke and poor is what holiness is. Can't be letting them know that outward things has nothing to do with holiness. It's inward. Last thing we need are those believers finding out who they really are. They will toss us out!! We can't have that! I'll just say holiness is "don't do this, and don't do that." I'll convince them if they make themselves stop sinning, on their own, that they will be holy. No need to tell them only God can deliver them from sin, and it's not about stopping the sin, it's about getting God on the inside of them." Deception shudders at the thought of God being on his insides. It would blow him up to smithereens.
Fear screams, "Stop that talking about the word of God! You're scaring me, Deception!! I'll hug the called to preach ones, so they will shake with my fear, and then they can't preach, cos they will be sooooo SCARED. When Christians go into a dark room, I'll swipe my shadow over them, and whisper in their ears, "Something is gonna git you… betta look out. Something is in the dark… ooooooh…." Don't go out in your yard at night, because someone might grab you and do something horrid to you. God won't protect you, because he's not big enough to." I'll make them feel all creepy and stuff, and scare them out of their wits. It's such fun to scare the Christians and keep them enslaved to me. If they find out they can make me leave using that blood of Jesus, I'm out on my ear." Spirit of Fear shivers with fear thinking about how Jesus shed his blood to protect his own from the enemy.
6:31 "So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing.
6:32 Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs,
6:33 and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.
The New Living Translation
These things will be added to you when you seek God and His ways. Focus on His way of doing things. Do it His way. If you do it His way, you will prosper in all areas. If we keep our focus on the Word, God will meet all our needs. Keep your eyes on Jesus Who is The Word.
I love exposing the enemy! God wants the Body of Christ free from all fear, all lack, all sin, and all sickness. We wont' stop preaching this message until the Body of His Anointed One is stripped from fear, lack, sickness, pain, deception, lies, bondages. People can live holy and free from all darkness. Once they know what darkness entails, they will know they have the right to fight against it and win. We are to pray, "Thy will be on earth AS it is in Heaven". There is no sickness in Heaven. There is no lack or poverty in Heaven. There aren’t any shot gun houses, mobile homes, or apartments in Heaven. There are no log cabins in Heaven. There are only nice beautiful mansions. There is no fear or depression in Heaven. Everyone is peaceful, and it should be that way here too for the believer in Jesus. If it's not like that, then you my friend are still enslaved to the enemy. It's time to get free. Start your training, and find out what your contract with Jesus says. Once you know what's in your contract, you can go to the Judge and have it enforced. You can take that contract to the Judge and demand in a respectful way, that it be enforced, but on the enemy you can DEMAND it be enforced.
Find out how to get Fear, sickness, and poverty off your property, and then kick them off in the name of Jesus. I want you free. I will fight for your right to be free from these things. If I can get free from disease, sickness, pain, fear, and depression, so can all of you! I'll help you get free. And guess what? It's free! It doesn't cost a thing.. Well, almost. It will only cost all of your life. LOL But, if you give your life wholly to God, He will give it back to you, sickness, pain, and fear free. You will have more joy and happiness than you could ever have in the world. Geeze, sounds like I'm selling a product. LOL. Well, I guess I am, only I'm not charging anything; It's FREE!.
Poem by Caroline Alderson
Free, free, free, I'm free in the name of Jesus.
The enemy can't touch me, because I'm free, free, free.
He tried to hold me in fears grip,
But, Jesus came along and rescued me, and now I'm free, free, free.
The enemy tried to keep me in bondage to sin,
But, Jesus came along and broke the bonds within, and now I'm free, free, free.
I found out he had no darkness that could hold me,
Because Jesus broke through the darkness with His most Holy Light.
The enemy had lied to and deceived me,
Jesus crashed through with His Truth and stripped all lies and deception away.
There are no lies and deception in Jesus,
There is no darkness that can hide from His most Holy Truth.
Free, free, free, I'm free through Jesus' Blood.
The darkness tried to consume me, But, Jesus saved my life.
He filled me with His holiness, And now, I am so free, free, free.
All of darkness cringes at the Most Holy Lord,
For soon He will return to consume all of His enemies,
And they will be no more to deceive anyone again.
I just "happened" to turn on TBN yesterday at noon, and Bible man was on. I don't think I have seen that before. Guess what it was about? Fear! LOL What I have been preaching on. They were showing how demons fight against us, which is what I have started showing in my sermons. I thought that is so cool. Sort of a confirmation. The good guys quoted a lot of scripture on how to defeat fear like, perfect love casts out all fear, and we can do all things through the greater one who lives in us.