Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Seven things that bring increase
Walking in truth
This means walking in the light of God's WORD, according to his ways, wisdom and what he say's is right. I believe we prosper when we have a lifestyle of walking in the WORD
Be faithful to continue thinking and meditating on the promises in the WORD until they overtake your life.
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
This is the covenant transaction that gets God involved in what you are doing. The first 10 percent of your income called the tithe belongs to God! It is devoted to God and goes to support the ministries that feed you spiritually! Tithing is how you honor God with Your money! It makes a way for him to bless you supernaturally
After we tithe, we are now to sow according to what God lays on our hearts, with the right attitude! The Hebrew word for offering comes from the root word that means "to draw nigh" We draw nigh to God with our offering!
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
If you want to be a receiver, you must become a giver
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
Faith must be in two places:
In your heart
in your mouth
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Confession of Faith: I am not moved by what I see or by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe. I believe the WORD of GodThe victory is mine! - I have it Now!I can see it through the eyes of my faith
To Prosper: is to excel or go to the highest place in anything desired
The 3 Parts Of Man
Man is made up of physical material, the body, that can be seen and touched. But he is also made up of immaterial aspects, which are intangible -- this includes the soul, spirit, intellect, will, emotions, conscience, and so forth. These immaterial characteristics exist beyond the physical lifespan of the human body and are therefore eternal.
These immaterial aspects -- the spirit, soul, heart, conscience, mind and emotions -- make up the whole personality. The Bible makes it clear that the soul and spirit are the primary immaterial aspects of humanity, while the body is the physical container that holds them on this earth.
This is the entire material or physical structure of a human being -- it is the physical part of a person.
The Apostle Paul, writing to the Romans again connects the body, the mind (soul) and the spirit.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:1-2 NASB).
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body (1 Cor. 6:20).
Genesis 2:7 states that Man was created as a "living soul." The soul consists of the mind (which includes the conscience), the will and the emotions. The soul and the spirit are mysteriously tied together and make up what the Scriptures call the "heart."
The writer of Proverbs declares, " Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life." (Prov. 4:23 NASB). We see here that the "heart" is central to our emotions and will.
But a natural (psuchikos -- soulish) man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised (1 Cor. 2:14 NASB).
Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, "Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day" (Acts 23:1 NASB).
In Numbers 16:22, Moses and Aaron, "…fell upon their faces and said, 'O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will you be angry with the entire congregation?'" This verse names God as the God of the spirits that are possessed by all humanity. Notice also that it mentions the flesh (body) of all mankind, connecting it with the spirit. Another key verse that describes the separation between soul and spirit is Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb. 4:12 NASB).
We see in this passage of Scripture that the soul and spirit can be divided -- and that it is the Word of God that pierces our heart to bring the division of soul and spirit, something that only God can do.
As human beings, we live eternally as a spirit, we have a soul, and we dwell in a body. We can rejoice with the Psalmist and declare,
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well (Ps. 139:13-14 NASB)
Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
The Law Of Increase
But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
The Law of Increase will happen if you will devote yourself to the WORD!