“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”

3 John :2 NIV

For the Christian, every aspect of life (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, relational, financial and professional) requires me to adhere to God’s counsel provided in His word in order for me to experience the prosperity He promises and proclaims. By the authority of His word and the anointing of His Holy Spirit, God provides the sincere believer with practical guidelines and spiritual power to experience the victorious spiritual life afforded to those who believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. It is critical for the Christian to understand that God’s provision of blessings extends far beyond the realm of material possessions and financial prosperity, or external blessings.

In fact, the King James version of 3 John :2 declared that we would prosper and be in good health, as our soul prospers. The soul of a man, or woman, is the essence of who we are intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. It is the place of the immaterial heart and mind that is the expression of who we are as individuals. When God breathed into Adam and Adam became a living soul (being), Adam was endowed with the essence of God (His Spirit) that allowed man to reflect the image and likeness of God. Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden of Eden disconnected us from God spiritually and distorted our ability to reflect God’s image and likeness in the earth. “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.” – Genesis 6:5-6 NIV Jesus Christ came and died on the cross to restore us to experience the fulfillment of the purpose God intended for us to walk in, through faith in Jesus Christ, in being an image bearer of God’s likeness.

Faith in Christ allows us to transcend the reality of sin and experience the extraordinary encounter of an intimate personal faith walk with God in the earth for the display of His splendor. “Humility and fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.” – Proverbs 22:4 NIV God is the source of intelligence, He feels emotion (read Genesis 6:5-6 slowly) and He is the Spirit by which all living things exist. Prosperity God’s way, in every aspect of life, begins when I consistently demonstrate the posture (humility) of a sincere seeker with a relentless attitude (passion) to reflect Christ’s attitude and actions so I may receive the internal blessings He promises and proclaims in His word to help me live in this world victoriously!

May God bless you and help you to prosper His way in every aspect of your life so you may experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

  1. This post draws our attention to another reason why we should focus on faith and trust in our God. Our thoughts betray us continually and we wonder does God care about our station in life. So we must focus on our soul and the rest will follow. Good post.


    • myimmanuel says:

      Amen! Thank you for your comment. Your visit to myImmanuel is appreciated. I think it also points to the reality of so many influences in the world that can easily distract and dissuade us from the very point you have made. God bless you!


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