For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.(2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV)
Prosperity is our birthright since creation, however, the ability to tap into this grace depends on you, it is a choice. God placed the first humans, Adam and Eve, in a garden paradise where all their needs were abundantly supplied, with never a thought of lack.
But through disobedience to God mankind fell, and a curse came on the earth. After man sinned then the devil had access to people and brought in stealing, killing, and destruction.
All poverty and lack in the earth today is the result of that curse, and the devil is behind it.
Jesus came to redeem us and set us free from this curse. It cost Jesus His life, shedding His blood to free us.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil (Hebrews 2:14 ESV).
Jesus died not only so your sins would be forgiven, but also to free you from the devil and the curse sin produced.
Jesus’ death legally frees you from all the curse. But you have to stand up for what belongs to you. You have to assert the rights Jesus paid for you to enjoy.
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.(1 John 3:8 ESV)
Prosperity was purchased for all by the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary. The reason we don’t have it is because we either don’t know it belongs to us, or we are allowing the devil to steal it from us.
On the cross, Jesus suffered true poverty and lack. It was not because of anything He did wrong, but for our redemption. By His sacrifice, provision was made for our finances. On the cross, Jesus took the curses we deserved so that we might receive as a gift the blessings Jesus deserved.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.(Isaiah 53:5 ESV)
Jesus paid the price necessary for you to obtain peace and well-being. The word translated as peace is “shalom.” It means well-being in every way, not just inward peace, but what can be seen by others, and definitely includes material prosperity.
Jesus died so that you could always have enough. His death purchased prosperity for you. Jesus died that you might have life, and have it in all its fullness (John 10:10).
So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.(Galatians 4:7 ESV)
After you receive Jesus, you are no longer a broke beggar, but a child of Almighty God (John 1:12).
Just like a well-loved child of a billionaire can say, “I am rich!” even when they have no money in their pocket, you can say the same thing and tell the truth.–A Devotion
Your heavenly Father is rich beyond compare, and He chose to make you His heir, and give you everything!
When God gave us Jesus, He gave us everything because everything belongs to Jesus (Romans 8:32, Hebrews 1:2).
You should not have to wait until you have money in your hand to believe what God said. You can have confidence that He will always provide for you abundantly. So you will always have a full supply, and that is one definition of rich.