If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”
(Isaiah 1:19, The Amplified Bible)
God has always promised that if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land. Understand though, that being willing means more than just saying, “Well, Lord, if You want me to prosper, I’ll prosper.” Being willing means that you apply the force of your will and determine to receive by faith what God has promised, no matter how impossible the circumstances may seem to be. That’s what Ken and I had to do. When we saw in God’s Word that prosperity belonged to us, we were so deep in debt it looked like we would never get out. But we applied our will anyway. We became willing. We said, “We will prosper in the Name of Jesus, and we resist the curse of poverty. God says He has provided abundance so abundance belongs to us. We receive it now!” That’s the kind of aggressive stand you need to establish God’s prosperity in your life. I didn’t understand that for years so, without realizing it, I allowed the devil to come in and give me a hard time over finances. Then one day God revealed to me that I needed to use the same kind of stand for finances as for healing. I had learned early on to be aggressive about healing. Once Ken and I found out that Jesus bore our sickness, we refused to put up with it anymore. We absolutely wouldn’t tolerate it. We considered sickness an enemy and when it would try to come into our house, we’d stand against it. We’d tell it, “No! You get out of here. I’ve been redeemed from the curse of the Law and that includes every sickness and disease. So get out!” One day God said to me, Why don’t you treat lack the same way? Why do you put up with it? You say you’ve been redeemed from it, but you haven’t resisted it like you do sickness and disease. When I heard that, I determined to make a change. I began to actively, aggressively resist lack with the same tenacity I resisted sickness and disease. And I can tell you, it made a big difference in my life. I must warn you though, it wasn’t easy. It takes effort and perseverance in the Word of God to develop that kind of resistance. If you are believing for divine prosperity, you’ll need to keep a constant dose of the Word of God in your heart. You’ll need to meditate on what God says about it all the time. You’ll need to refuse and resist the curse of lack and poverty. You’ll need to get aggressive!
Scripture Study: Galatians 3:13