“He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.”

– Psalm 1:3a

The conflict of limiting my perspective of prosperity to an external blessing solely (house, car, money, mate,material possessions), is it distorts my view of God as being with me, or absent from my life dependent upon those external signs to verify His presence, or favor, in my life. Careful inspection of the scripture, would allow us to see the Scripture’s perspective of prosperity may also include seasons of hardship by which prosperity is produced as a result of the adversity, or even in the midst of it.

When you read the account of Daniel, in the Old Testament book of Daniel, you will discover that Daniel came from a family that would probably be considered upper middle class, or a family that was wealthy by today’s standards. At the time we are introduced to Daniel, however, Daniel has been taken into captivity, along with the Israelites, by King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians. In one moment, Daniel goes from a lifestyle of nobility, comfort and ease, to a life of captivity. However, in the face of his misfortune, Daniel resolves within himself to remain true to his devotion to God and encounters supernatural power from God that elevates Daniel to a life experience beyond what even the affluence of his nobility could have allowed him to encounter.

Daniel’s resolve to remain faithful to God in the face of his adversity caused Daniel to encounter a supernatural measure of prosperity that exceeded what wealth and material possessions could accomplish. Daniel lived a life of nobility, but his faith relationship with God elevated Daniel that inspired revival and influenced others in their faith walk as well. Despite being in captivity, Daniel made a choice to remain devoted to God that led to a supernatural encounter and season of prosperity sparked by adversity. Is it possible your current season of adversity, or circumstances of captivity,  has been designed by God to bring you into a greater, supernatural season of prosperity?

May God bless you and help you in your current season of adversity, and circumstances of captivity, to remain devoted to His word so you may experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

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