Prosperous And Influential

The Scriptures chronicle for us Bible characters who were very prosperous; men like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, etc. God had beautiful testimonies about these ones.

Let’s examine some of these men and what the Scriptures recorded about them, beginning with Abraham. The Bible says he “…was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13:2). Then, Genesis 26:12-14 talks about
Abraham’s son, Isaac: “…he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.”

Then what about Jacob? Genesis 36:6-7 shows us that Jacob and Esau had so much possessions that they couldn’t live together in the same place; the land couldn’t support their “combined assets”—herds of livestock. So, Esau had to move a considerable distance away from his brother Jacob. God identified Himself with these three great patriarchs. He said, “…I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob…” (Exodus 3:6).

Another character is David. The Bible tells us that he was “…full of days, wealth, and glory. His son Solomon ruled after him” (1 Chronicles 29:28 MSG). These were God’s friends, and God’s testimony of them was extraordinary. He called Abraham, “my friend” (James 2:23). He called David “a man after my heart” (Acts 13:22). And both of them were very prosperous. What about Job? The Bible says he was the richest man in all the East (Job 1:3).

Being born again, you’re the seed of Abraham; an heir of God, and joint heir with Christ. Therefore, prosperity is your birthright. Believe and live in prosperity. This isn’t about amassing wealth for yourself until you don’t know what to do with all that you have; it’s about being who God has made you to be; taking your place as a blessing to others. Read 2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP) and understand God’s idea for your prosperity: “…God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or
support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”


I’m connected to an endless stream of prosperity, riches and glory. I’ll never be broke and I’ll never be poor, because I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ! I have an inestimable and inexhaustible inheritance in Christ Jesus. Amen.