Question and Answer Section

Q. Should I, as a believer, be seeking riches to gain abundant life?

A. No. We are told by Jesus Christ, in Matthew 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you," to seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and they will be added unto us as a result. In Deuteronomy 28, we find that the blessings of God will overtake us, that they are chasing us. We are not to chase them. We are to center everything we do around the Lord Jesus Christ and work as unto God, as a result, prosperity will follow. 2 Corinthians 8:9, "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."


Q. What is prosperity or abundant life?

A. Prosperity or abundant life is not to be equated with a life consisting merely of material riches, but rather a fullness of life. In John 10:10, the Greek word for life is Zoe, meaning life in every dimension; spirit, soul, body and material world. Outward fulfillment being a result of inward fulfillment. In other words, prospering even as our soul (inner man) prospers. (3 John 2)


Q. Can a consistent walk with health and prosperity be obtained?

A. Yes, but it is something that one must develop through seeking first the Kingdom of God by meditating on God's word, confessing it and praying concerning it. Over a period of time, spiritual development and a walk of abundant life can be obtained on a consistent level.


Q.  Did Jesus come to save souls only?

A. No. Throughout the life of Christ in the four gospels, we see that Jesus healed the physical body, He prospered men financially, or in the material realm by giving great catches of fish. John 21:6, "And he said unto them, cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes," and healing relationships. He also gave His Word and Holy Spirit for the healing and restoration of the spirit and soul (inner man).


Q. Is it wrong for me, as a believer, to desire to prosper and be in health?

A. No, quite the contrary. John's wish, above all things, was that we would prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper. 3 John 2, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Too many times the thought of being spiritual is equated with the denial of abundant living.

If this is true then why did they covet the garment of Christ, John 19:23-24, "Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, they parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did." It was obviously not a worthless rag. Jesus was not a poor beggar as many have portrayed Him.