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Biblical Finances: The Spirit of Prosperity

Today we are going to be talking about a Christian’s best friend, which is the Holy Spirit. He is our direct connection to God. He is our counselor, advocate, and our teacher. And with that being said, He is also the one that will lead us to prosperity for the Kingdom of God. But I don’t just want to tell you that, so let me show you in scripture.

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The Prosperity of David

The first example we will be talking about is King David. But the story we will be going over is before David became the king that we know today. This is about the success that he saw early on in his service to King Saul, the one who would later hunt him for this success.

So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and prospered; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was pleasing in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants. It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with musical instruments. The women sang as they played, and said, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.

1 Samuel 18:5‭-‬9 NASB1995

In the beginning of this story we can see some early success of David. He is following King Saul and having success everywhere he goes. He is having so much success that when both David and Saul were returning from war, they praised David more than Saul. This is because the prosperity that the Lord gave David had reached the ears of the people. After Saul heard this, he became suspicious of David. One lesson we can learn here is that when the Lord blesses you, the world will not be happy for you. The world lifts up those in the world who succeed, but if a Christian succeeds then they become suspicious. This suspicion occurs in the Christian world!

The Lord brings Prosperity

Now Saul was afraid of David, for the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. Therefore Saul removed him from his presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. David was prospering in all his ways for the Lord was with him. When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him. But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.

1 Samuel 18:12‭-‬16 NASB1995

Later in the story we can see that King Saul continues to distrust David. He removes David from his sight and even then David continued to prosper. But in the passage above we can see that the reason for David’s prosperity was that the Lord was with him. And Saul even recognized that the Lord had left him and went to David. The defining factor in David’s success was that the Lord was with him in everything he did. As Christians we all have the Holy Spirit, so we all should be walking in prosperity! But sometimes we have disconnects from what we have and what we are experiencing. We will cover that later in the post. Let’s check out the next Bible character.

Daniel and the Spirit of Prosperity

The story of Daniel and how the Holy Spirit worked in his life to bring prosperity starts off with Daniel being taken out of Judah as a captive to the King of Babylon. Now Daniel was a noble’s son and because of this he was taken into the care of the King and was educated in the culture and language of Babylon. He was also trained in all sorts of subjects of study, because he was being trained to work in the King’s courts.

Wisdom for Daniel

Now Daniel wasn’t the only captured youth that was being trained for the Kings courts. There were other young men that had been captured from other countries and even maybe other Jewish men. Now as they were being trained, they were given many privileges, one being that they could eat food that the king provided. This would have been the delicacies of the Kingdom of Babylon at the time. But Daniel decided that he did not want to ‘defile’ himself by eating the king’s food. This is most likely because the food would have been considered unclean by God’s law. Because he decided to eat none of the king’s foods, but rather only drink water and eat vegetables, the Lord blessed them.

As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams. Then at the end of the days which the king had specified for presenting them, the commander of the officials presented them before Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them, and out of them all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s personal service. As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm. And Daniel continued until the first year of Cyrus the king.

Daniel 1:17‭-‬21 NASB1995

Because they had chose to honor God in a strange land, Daniel and his friends were blessed with wisdom. As we see from the passage though, this isn’t accredited to Daniel and his amazing work ethic for studying. This wisdom and understanding is from God and God alone. He is the one that can bless a person with wisdom. And this wisdom was so great that Daniel became ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers in all the realm that the King had. So not only we they very wise, but there was no one coming close to their wisdom. Now you may be asking, ‘But what does this have to do with prosperity?’ Well this have everything to do with prosperity, because wisdom will lead to prosperity. His God given wisdom is what continued to promote Daniel in the Kingdom of Babylon.

Joseph and the Spirit of Prosperity

Before we jump into the story of Joseph and how prosperity is involved in his life, let us get some backstory on Joseph. Joseph was the eleventh son of the biblical patriarch Jacob. He was the most favored son of his father, and because of this his brothers hated him. This led to his brothers selling him to slave traders that later sold him to a master in Egypt. But while Joseph was there, the Lord was with him.

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field. So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Genesis 39:1‭-‬6 NASB1995

Joseph prospers with God

In the passage above we see that the Lord God caused Joseph to prosper. And what is cool in this passage is that it had nothing to do with his wisdom. But God decided to bless Joseph just because He loved him. Later we see that Joseph was framed by Potiphar’s wife and he was sent to a prison. But even when he was there he was blessed and began to run things there. He also had the opportunity to interpret two dreams from the king’s servants. This would lead to Joseph getting the opportunity to have an audience with the King himself, and to interpret his dream. After the Lord gave Joseph the interpretation, prosperity finally came to Joseph.

 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?” So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you.” Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck. He had him ride in his second chariot; and they proclaimed before him, “Bow the knee!” And he set him over all the land of Egypt. Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Though I am Pharaoh, yet without your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

Genesis 41:38‭-‬44 NASB1995

Now after all that Joseph had been through, God came through and lifted him up from a prisoner to second to the Pharaoh. And God used Wisdom and Insight to do this. Let the Holy Spirit give you the insight and wisdom you need to be elevated.

Prosperity is from the Spirit of Wisdom

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast. The Lord by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.

Proverbs 3:13‭-‬20 NASB1995


If we desire to grow in prosperity in all aspects of life, then we are to seek wisdom from God. But as believers we have all have the Spirit of Wisdom that lives in us. We must tap into that potential that lies in every believer and walk in complete Wisdom. We must treasure and seek this wisdom beyond wealth and riches, because with Wisdom we will be blessed with wealth, riches, and much more! Connect with the Holy Spirit today and allow Him to bring to you revelation of the Wisdom you need to walk in to live in prosperity.

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