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The Bible says that God will supply all our needs by His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). Well, why, then are so many Christians living in lack? If God wants His children to prosper, why are so many of them living in poverty?

I want to share with you a way to have all your needs met – not in Heaven, but here, now, in this life. You need to understand that you have a part to play in your prosperity. You can’t just live any way you want to or do anything you feel like doing and expect God to pour out a blessing on you.

God requires of you so that He can meet any need you will ever have: obedience, faith, and a seed. Once you have faithfully done your part obeying God, believing in Him, and sowing your seed, then your days of reaping are sure to come!

A seed will meet any need, but just as a farmer in the natural watches over his seed, so you must do some things to guarantee yourself a harvest!

First of all, your life must be one of obedience to God. We please God when we obey Him. We should obey Him just because He is God and He is our Father. But there are more reasons to obey God: all the benefits of obedience. I am laying the groundwork in showing you how you can live an abundant, prosperous life here on this earth, through obedience, faith, and seed.

The Bible lists many blessings, not just financial blessings, that are available to us when we are obedient to God Almighty.
Christ (the Anointed One and His anointing) hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith…. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
(Gal. 3:13-14, 29)
We’re very familiar with this passage of Scripture, but there are some things we need to be reminded of concerning it, because we can always get a greater revelation of it. First of all, this passage tells us that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law. And it says that if we are Abraham’s seed, then we are heirs according to the promise. So that means if you are Abraham’s seed - and the Bible says you are if you belong to Christ – you are an heir according to all the promises given to Abraham.

Notice that Christ redeemed us from the Law’s curse, because He was made to be a curse for us. He was made a curse for us so that the blessings of Abraham might come on the Gentiles. There are two things we need to understand about this. First, the word “Gentile” doesn’t mean non-Jewish. The word “Gentile” means without God. Galations 3:13 and 14 could read: “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law so that the blessings of Abraham might come on people who were without God.”

But we who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior have found God, and, now, though we were once without God, we become Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. The blessings may now come on us through Jesus Christ, and we can “receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

Since all of this is true, we need to find out what the curse is and what the blessing is. We shouldn’t be operating in the curse, which we are redeemed from, spiritually speaking. So it behooves us to know what the curse is that we shouldn’t be operating in. And then we need to know what the blessing is that we should be walking in – the blessing that the enemy should not be able to take away from us.
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto ALL things….
(1 Tim. 4:8)
What does “all” mean? All means everything. How much is left after “all”? Nothing.

Godliness Brings Profit
Well, since godliness is profitable unto all things, that means godliness is profitable for your physical body. And godliness is profitable for your marriage or single life. Godliness if profitable for your financial well-being. Godliness is profitable in every single area of you life! Godly living is profitable!

The Word says in Romans 6:23 that there is a “price tag” to sin and that the wages of sin is death. God is against sin, but not because He’s against fun. God is against sin because sin will kill you! It brings death to you in various ways. Sometimes it can be a slow death. You don’t even recognize you’re dying, until – bang – death catches up to you. But notice again what First Timothy 4:8 says.
… godliness is profitable unto all things, HAVING THE PROMISE OF THE LIFE that NOW IS….
“The life that now is” refers to life on this earth. In other words, godliness has promise. It has blessings for life that “now is” on this earth.

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Keith Butler
Web site: Word of Faith International Christian Center
 
Bishop Keith A. Butler is the senior pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center. Keith Butler is the founder and president of Keith Butler Ministries (KBM), an international organization established to take the life-changing message of the Gospel to "the uttermost parts of the earth." Through Live Your Faith Seminars and the establishment of our PISTIS School of Ministry in various locations, Keith Butler provides teaching of the Word of God on a variety of subjects such as how to live the life of faith, how to fulfill the call of God for your life, how to receive your healing, the importance of walking in love and many more topics. PISTIS is specifically designed to train ministers so that they are equipped to go out into their world and teach and preach Jesus effectively.
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