God’s Will Concerning Success

Posted by Rev. Mark Slay

We know that David had messed up and committed adultery. In the 12th chapter of II Samuel we see where the prophet Nathan comes and speaks to David and he tells him a parable. At the conclusion of this parable we see in verse 5 that David’s anger burned greatly against the man (in the parable), and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.” Well, Nathan tells David “You are the man!

See this is how it is with sin sometimes. Sometimes you cannot see that you are wrong. David heard this parable about “another man” and could absolutely identify that this man was wrong but failed to realize he had just done the very thing that was told in the parable. It’s amazing how sin can be so hidden from us.

Anyway, Nathan goes on to tell him, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul.  I also gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these!

To me this is the perfect example of a prosperity scripture. I’ve never heard anyone preach a prosperity message from this verse, but this is one of the greatest prosperity verse in the Bible - To make someone king and do everything that he did for him and then thell him if it had been too little I would have added many things more like these.

Genesis chapter 13 tells us about Abraham. Verse 2 tells us, “Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.” It didn’t say rich, it said VERY rich and if you skip over to the 14th chapter the 14th verse it says, “When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Now what this verse tells you is Abraham had 300 men that were on his payroll as servants. God doesn’t describe someone as being very rich and having 300 trained men if they aren’t prosperous.

I want you to get your hopes up for it because if you don’t ever see yourself making more money, you won’t.

Matthew 6:33 tells us, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” III John tells us this, “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” Notice he says I want these other two to be just like this one; I want you to prosper and be in good health just like you prosper spiritually.

God’s will is that you prosper. Grab hold of that and start seeing yourself prosperous.