Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel. -Acts 2:12-16
God is a prosperity God
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a
hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. Genesis 26:12
The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became
very prosperous; Genesis 26:13
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish,
there are shouts of joy. Proverbs 11:10
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be
refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
Biblical prosperity: Having more than you need so you can make an
eternal difference in the lives of others.
I am blessed...so that I will be a blessing
“I will bless you...and you will be a blessing to others.”
Genesis 12:2 NLT
When I bless others God will meet my needs
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife
or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom
of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the
age to come eternal life.” Luke 18:29,30
When God gives, we must be responsible with it
“...Much is required from those to whom much is given. For their
responsibility is greater.” Luke 12:48 LB
God wants us to prosper us
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the
way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is
in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
I remain blessed as I keep God first.
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim
over with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
I remain blessed as I keep my integrity
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and
honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is
blameless. Psalm 84:11
I remain blessed as I give intentionally.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also
supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of
your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can
be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will
result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
I remain blessed as I live generously.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38
I remain blessed as I stay dependent on God.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant
nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their
hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17