And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. (Luke 12:22–24, 30)
Jesus taught us how to distinguish between the wealth of the world and the wealth of the kingdom. We try to store up a lot, but then we begin to trust in that visible storage. God isn’t against savings accounts, but He doesn’t want our trust to be in our savings accounts. He wants us to trust Him and Him alone for all of our needs.
Jesus demonstrated to the disciples that we can have what we need anytime we need it without carrying it around in our pockets. The system of prosperity in the kingdom of God works similar to how we use a personal check in some societies. We have a need and just write a check for it. That amount of money is taken out of our bank account to pay for the goods or services we have purchased with the check.
Real prosperity is the ability to use God’s heavenly ability to meet any earthly need that we may have anytime, on any level (spirit, soul, body, social or financial) independent of the circumstances. Instead of a personal check, however, we use the Word of God in our hearts and by faith declare God’s will for our lives. We sow from the spirit to reap in the natural.
Lord, thank you for making me prosperous in heaven’s economy. I receive Your provision now for (Name a need you are believing God to fulfill). My trust is in You alone, and I praise You for providing through Your Kingdom resources. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s enlightening book, The Kingdom of God in You. To order this 240-page. power-packed book, click here.