It is not very hard to spot Christians who walk in THE BLESSING of Kingdom prosperity. There’s something very special about those who are rooted and grounded in who they are in Christ and anchored in their covenant with God. You can see the glory of God on them. Their countenance is bright, their attitude healthy. They just look good!
You and I are called by God to be symbols of prosperity for all to see that will lead people to repentance (Romans 2:4). They see the goodness of God on us and desire to walk in that same goodness. Isaac was a man who walked in the covenant of his father, Abraham. THE BLESSING of God was operating in him. Even during a time of famine, he still prospered. He sowed and reaped a hundredfold that same year (Genesis 26:12). Verses 13-14 tell us, “The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him” (New King James Version).
People are not jealous over someone who has nothing. “Oh, I wish I were as poor as he is.” No way! On the contrary, it was extremely evident that Isaac was extremely wealthy. The Philistines saw THE BLESSING of Kingdom prosperity all over him and could not stand to be around him. Finally, the Philistine king, told Isaac, “Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we” (verse 16). He left peacefully.
Isaac walked in love. He dug wells, but the Philistines fought him for them until he moved away from there and dug another well (verses 19-22). By that time, the God of increase was multiplying him, and everything he touched prospered. It was easy to see THE BLESSING was all over him.
The king finally realized what he was missing. He, a friend and his top military officer traveled to the valley and addressed Isaac: “We saw certainly that The LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee” (verse 28). Notice that it says they “saw certainly” that The LORD was with him. The New Living Translation says, “We can plainly see that The LORD is with you.” And the Good News Translation says, “Now it is clear that The LORD has blessed you” (verse 29).
Zechariah 8:13 in the NLT-96 tells us, “Among the nations, Judah and Israel had become symbols of what it means to be cursed. But no longer! Now, I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and a source of BLESSING! So don’t be afraid or discouraged, but instead get on with rebuilding the Temple!” Did you read what that said? You and I are to be symbols and sources of THE BLESSING! A similar scripture in Zechariah 9:16-17 says: “And The LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!”
The word ensign means “to gleam from afar, to be conspicuous as a signal, a flag fluttering in the wind, a sign, a banner, a token and an emblem.” You and I are a symbol, a banner and a flag being waved that God is upon us and that we are walking in THE BLESSING of Kingdom prosperity. God’s Word Translation says, “On that day The LORD their God will rescue them as the flock of His people. They will certainly sparkle in His land like jewels in a crown.”
Psalm 67:7 in The Message says, “You mark us with blessing, O God.” We are marked people for all to see. We are a prosperous people because the goodness of God on us proves that Jesus is The LORD of our lives—in every aspect of our lives.
Deuteronomy 28:10-11 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition tells us that “all the people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name [and in the presence of] The LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. And The LORD shall make you have a surplus of prosperity….” And, Jeremiah 33:9 in the New Living Translation declares, “Then this city will bring me joy, glory, and honor before all the nations of the earth! The people of the world will see all the good I do for my people, and they will tremble with awe at the peace and prosperity I provide for them.”
The bottom line is this: THE BLESSING of Kingdom prosperity can be seen on the children of God. We are symbols and sources of prosperity for all to see and benefit from. Even in the worst, most difficult financial times, you and I wave like a banner in the wind, declaring that God is good, Jesus is LORD and that our God “will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, AMPC).
When people come up to you and say, “I want what you have,” be ready to lead them to Jesus. They are about to experience John 10:10 (AMPC), which says, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”
Prospering, thriving and flourishing with you,