Over the course of the next few days, I want to focus on some portions of the book A Time to Prosper that my Dad (Chuck Pierce) and Robert Heidler wrote. This book gives you a great understanding into not only what prosperity is, but also how to move into the prosperity that God has destined for each and every one of us. If you don’t have this book, I would like to urge you to get your hands on it so that you can gain a better understanding of how God desires us to prosper and how we can move into the prosperity we are promised. In the first chapter of this book Dad writes:
Prosperity occurs when we enter into the fullness of God’s plan for our lives. Just as He promised Abraham, God begins to bring us to our land. When we submit to His plan of prosperity for our lives, He cleanses us from all idolatry and unfaithful ways. This submission causes hearts of stone to be replaced with hearts of flesh (tender hearts to hear God). He places His Spirit within us.
God then opens doors that are linked to abundance – not just worldly abundance, but abundance of revelation to understand who God our Creator is through His Son as well as who we are. He blesses the works of our hands. He fills us with revelation. He gives us boundaries and says, “Take dominion! Prosper on every front. Be like Nehemiah.” In his day, Nehemiah saw Jerusalem in ruins and began to rebuild walls, restore gates, hang doors and ready the place for a new move of worship. We have to submit ourselves as Nehemiah did.
Read Nehemiah 1-3. Prosperity doesn’t only mean that you will become rich or famous or anything like that. Yes, that is definitely one aspect that comes along with prosperity, but that is not at all the main focus for being prosperous. God wants to make us prosperous so that we gain more revelation into His Kingdom, that we take dominion over the things we have let the devil steal from us, and yes, that we have all the supply and wealth that we need. To do any of this though, we must first submit to the full plan that God has for our lives. Tell the Lord that you are ready to submit to the fullness of His promise and prosperity for your life and let Him show you how you are meant to prosper!