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Best! How God Taught Me About Prosperity By Kenneth E Hagin PDF.!BEST How God Taught. Me About Prosperity By Kenneth E Hagin ePub. D.o.w.n.l.o.a.d . Read How God Taught Me About Prosperity By Kenneth E Hagin PDF. BEST! How God Taught. Me About Prosperity By Kenneth E Hagin ePub. R.E.A.D How. Jul 26, Kenneth Erwin Hagin (August 20, – September 19, ) was an And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. He joined the Voice of Healing Revival in the U.S. with Oral Roberts, In November of that year, he taught for the first time on radio on Biblical Keys to Financial Prosperity.

Spiritual death means separation from God. The moment Adam sinned, he was separated from God. When God came down in the cool of the day, as was His custom, to walk and talk with Adam, He called, " Where art thou? Adam answered, " I hid myself. When Adam and Eve listened to the devil, it resulted in spiritual death. Spiritual death immediately began to manifest itself in the human family.

Eventually, Adam and Eve's firstborn son murdered the second-born son Gen. Man had become an outcast, an outlaw, driven from the Garden with no legal ground to approach God. Man in his fallen state could not respond to the call of God without a sacrifice.

Man was hindered in his response to God because he was more than a transgressor; he was more than a lawbreaker and sinner. Jesus said to the Pharisees, 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it" John The Pharisees were very religious. They did a lot of good things. They went to the synagogue on the Sabbath. They prayed. They paid their tithes. They fasted. They did a lot of other fine things. But they lied about Christ and murdered Him. They had the characteristics of the devil. This explains why man cannot be saved by his conduct or good works; he must be born again.

If man were not a child of the devil, he could just act right and he'd be all right. But since he's a child of the devil, even if he tries to act right, he'll still go to hell when he diesto the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the Second Death. Because man as he is cannot stand in the Presence of God.

Man had to be saved by Someone paying the penalty for man's sins and giving man the New Birth. Y might take a flop-eared old mule and try to make him ou into a racehorse, but it won't work. Y could dress that ou mule up by filing his teeth or polishing his hooves.

Y ou could feed him the finest food, run him around the track every day, and house him in the finest stable. But on the day of the race when the gun sounds, all he'll do is lope off down the track, because he's a mule. It's just not in him to be a racehorse. In order for the old mule to become a racehorse, he'd have to be reborn as a racehorse, which is impossible.

Man, however, through the New Birth can be reborn! Through regeneration, he can be changed! He can become a new creature in Christ Jesus! It doesn't matter how much money a man has, how welleducated or religious he is, mere man cannot stand in the Presence of God, because his nature is wrong. Man is lost today not because of what he does, but because of what he is. What he does is the result of what he is.

An unregenerate man needs life from God because he is spiritually dead. But thanks be to God, Christ has redeemed us from spiritual death! Jesus Christ had no death in Him. He was not born as we are born. He didn't have spiritual death in Him John Y Hebrews says he tasted death for every man. He et took upon Himself our condition of spiritual death.

Notice Hebrews says He " Well, I don't know, but because the Bible says He did it, I believe it. Now why did Jesus take death that we might have life? I was born and raised Southern Baptist. Afterward, I was filled with the Holy Spirit and came over among the Pentecostals. I heard for years among the Baptists that Jesus became what we were that we might become what He was.

Now that doesn't mean He became a sinner that's what we weresinners! It simply means He took our place as our Substitute when our sin was laid on Him. That doesn't mean He had in His spirit the personal nature of the devil. It just means that our sin was laid on Him.

Remember what Jesus said along this line in John's Gospel. Now in John , Jesus is not talking about physical death. He is talking again about spiritual death. In other words, Jesus came to redeem us from spiritual death and its consequence of eternal separation from God. Verses 8 and 9 of Ephesians chapter 2 tell us how that redemption came about in our own lives.

It is not by works that a person is saved. Now certainly, we believe in good works, because the Bible said we are " Y right on the other hand, we couldn't save ourselves et through good works.

No, our good works are a result of the fact that we've been born again and have become new creatures 2 Cor. Our spiritual nature has been changed! In other words, without Jesus, we're just simply helpless and hopeless. And without Him, we're nothing. But thanks be unto God, He comes into our lives, if we accept Him, and makes us new creaturessonsin Him! Have you passed from spiritual death unto spiritual life? If you have, then God is your Father.

Can you look up to Him and say, "Father God"? That's what "Abba, Father" means. Is God's Spirit within your spirit, bearing witness with your spirit that you are a child of God? Do you have the Holy Spirit in your spirit crying, "Abba, Father? If you don't, thank God, you can accept Christ this moment. And when you do, then the Holy Spirit comes in to dwell in you. In Christ, we have passed from death unto life. How do we know it? We've got the witness in our spirits that Romans talks about.

Our spirit bears witness that we are the children of God. And John said something else about it. And Galatians also has something to say about love and the recreated human spirit. If you've been born again, then you've been made a new creature in Christ. The Bible says you've been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light Col. Y ou've been redeemed from spiritual death. Our text says you've been redeemed from the curse of the Law Gal.

A lot of folks understand that in Christ, they've been redeemed from spiritual death and sickness and disease. But they don't realize that they've been redeemed from poverty. Notice our text again. Again, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law.

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There is one way to find out, and that's to go back to the Law. The Law refers to the first five Books of the Bible called the Pentateuch.

And the first curse that God mentioned was in Genesis: " Well, Adam didn't die that day physically when he and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was more than years before he died physically. But Adam did die spiritually. So when we say Adam "died," we do not mean that he ceased to exist. We just simply mean that he became separated from God. In other words, Adam was once alive unto God, but then Adam became spiritually dead.

He broke that relationship and fellowship with God through his sin. So then as we go back to these five Books of the Bible, first we find in Genesis that spiritual death is a curse of the Law.

And we find in Galatians that we're redeemed from spiritual death right now in Christ v. We've passed from death unto life if we're in Him. We also learn that physical death will be put underfoot, too, when Jesus comes again 1 Cor. We also find in Deuteronomy 28 that sickness and poverty are curses of the Law.

Now in connection with sickness, we read that sickness is a curse for breaking God's Law. And we can also read in Deuteronomy 28 that poverty is a curse of the Law. Well, what are the curses that are referred to in that verse of Scripture?

But notice what it says in the first part of Deuteronomy 28 about the blessings for keeping God's Law. Those are the blessings for keeping God's Law!

The blessings for obeying God's laws and commandments don't apply to us.

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Y that was written to Israel under the Old Covenant. But es, notice what the New Covenant says about fulfilling or obeying God's laws and commandments. Mark that down and don't let it get away from you.

Israel had to keep God's commandments in order to prosper, and under the New Covenant we have a commandment to keep, too, in order to prosper.

It's the commandment or law of love. Notice Paul was writing that to Gentile Christians, not to Hebrew Christians, so we know he's not talking just to the Israelites.

So if we're walking in love, we've fulfilled the Law. Let's continue reading in Romans Now go back to Galatians and 14 again and you'll see why we're not under the curse of the Law. Well, what is Abraham's promise? What was it that God promised him? Abraham's promise was threefold in nature. It was first a spiritual blessing. Second, it was a physical blessing. And third, it was a financial and material blessing. So if the Israelites under the Old Covenant could receive God's blessings by keeping the Law, then if we under the New Covenant would walk in love, we would fulfill all the Law too.

And the blessings should come on us also. Now when I first got hold of this, not only was I scraping the bottom of the barrel, I was under the barrel, and the barrel was on top of me! But I believed the Word, praise God, and I kept believing it and preaching it, and I eventually got out from under the barrel, where I could at least start on the bottom! And I've been rising to the top ever since! Don't think that it is just going to happen overnight, because it isn't.

I ran up and down the hills and hollows of east Texas preaching prosperity when I didn't have a dime in my pocket. I had a car that was worn out with four bald tires and no spare at all.

I looked like everything in the world except prosperous. But I just kept preaching prosperity because I knew it was so. I mean, if the Bible said it, it's so whether I've got it or not!

But, you see, God doesn't always settle up every Saturday night. For example, on the negative side, a lot of people think they're getting by with wrongdoing, because God doesn't always settle up every Saturday night. And God doesn't always settle up the first of every month either. And He doesn't even always settle up the first of every year. But sooner or later, payday is coming. And, boy, you'd sure like to be around when payday comes if you've sown the right seed!

Now if you're sowing the wrong seed, you don't want to be around when payday comes. When you can see that you have sown the wrong seed, you'd better repent of it quickly and get it all under the blood.

Then God will forgive you and forget it, and you can pick up and go on.

As I said, some people argue, "That prosperity business is all Old Testament though. In the Old Testament, according to Deuteronomy, poverty was to come upon God's people if they disobeyed Him. It was the curse that was to come upon them because they'd failed to do all of God's commandments and His statutes. The Word of God teaches us that we've all sinned; we've all come short of the glory of God Rom.

Therefore, the curse of the Law should also fall on us. But, thank God, Galatians said, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a , curse for us He was made a curse for us! He became our Substitute. The curse fell on Him instead of upon us, and He bore it for us so that we could be free. Jesus Christ was rich. Y for our sakes, He became poor, et that we through His poverty, might be rich. The only way Christ became poor was from the material standpoint.

He didn't become poor spiritually, because the spiritually poor couldn't raise the dead! If they could, everybody would be doing that. The spiritually poor could not turn water into wine.

No, Jesus certainly wasn't poor spiritually. Also, the spiritually poor couldn't have fed five thousand people with a little boy's lunch. But Jesus did. The spiritually poor could not have wrought the healings and the miracles that Jesus did. He was our Substitute. Paul said that writing to the Church at Philippi, but it applies to believers everywhere.

Y see, this is talking about supplying all your need, ou including your financial and material needs as well as other needs. In fact, in this particular chapter in Philippians, Paul is talking about financial and material things, because in the previous verses, it says that these people had given of their material substance.

Let me say this. The word "rich" according to the dictionary means a full supply. In other words, it means abundant provision. It didn't say, "But my God shall supply half of your need It promises a full supply. Jesus Himself said in Matthew , "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

These things shall be added unto you. Now what are "these things"? They are material thingssomething to eat, something to wear, and so on. In other words, "these things" is talking about the material things of life. So many people think it is a mark of spirituality to go through life with the top of your hat out, the soles of your shoes worn out, the seat of your pants worn out, and just barely getting along.

But that isn't what Jesus said. He said, " Understanding the Law of Giving In Luke when Jesus said, "Give and it shall be given unto you," He was talking about more than one area. He was also talking from a financial standpoint. The rest of that verse says, " For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Notice Jesus said, " I remember one time I was holding a meeting in Dallas, Texas. A friend of mine lived there. He came to my meeting, and I took him to his house after one of the services.

This man taught the older men's Bible class in quite a large church in that town. He said, "Brother Hagin, you know I pay my tithes and give offerings at my church. This money that I'm giving you is beyond tithes and offerings. I want you to know that. The very first night he preached on Luke Then he didn't preach on that, but he read the same text every night for two weeks before he preached. I mean, it was more than forty years ago. The church's airconditioning system had gone out, and they needed to download a new one.

The previous system was so old and outdated, they were also going to have to put in some more air ducts. My friend continued, "This evangelist just said, 'I'm going to lay my Bible right here on the altar. I'm going to open it to Luke I don't want anybody to give anything that he can afford to give.

I want you to give what you can't afford to give and come and lay it on that verse. Believe it. Then say, "Lord, I'm acting on that verse. With what measure I mete, it shall be measured to me again. Y ou remember in Mark and Luke , Jesus stood where the people were casting in their money, and that poor widow woman came by and put in two mites. Jesus said, "She gave more than all of them" Mark ; Luke Because she gave everything she had.

So my friend who taught the men's Sunday school class said, "Three businessmen had talked to me and asked me to pray.

They talked to me at the close of Sunday school as we were going into the main auditorium for morning worship. In fact, bankers and financial advisors told two of them to take bankruptcy.

The other man's business was not quite that far gone. Another one of the businessmen who was in trouble financially gave five hundred dollars. And the other man who was just on the verge of bankruptcy gave two hundred dollars. Now they didn't give just to get. That would be selfish. They wanted to see the work of God go forward. Keep things in the right perspective. In other words, keep your attitudes and motives right. Y on the other hand, when you give, you still have a right et, to believe God for a return on your giving.

I have paid my tithes all these years, but if anything has ever happened to me extraordinarily in the way of finances, I don't know it. Of course, he still had his good job, so that was a blessing. And when the company gave raises, he got one. But nothing extraordinary in the way of finances had ever happened to him. He told me, "I'll be honest with you, Brother Hagin. I never have heard anybody really teach on the subject of tithing and giving offerings. They just said you're supposed to do so, so I just did it.

This man just did something because somebody else told him to do it. It wasn't that he even believed it! In fact, he told me, "Really, I was afraid not to tithe and give offerings.

I said to him, "First of all, if you'll repent, the Lord will forgive you for not having the right motive. I may not understand it, but I see that it is in the Word.

That's why I'm paying tithes and giving offerings. Y ou ou said, "Them that honor Me, I'll honor. Proverbs says, "Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. Then I told the deacon to say, "Lord, Y said, 'Give and it ou shall be given unto you. It wasn't thirty days before he came back, just grinning.

For years his paying tithes and giving offerings had not worked. Now why? Because he didn't do it in faith. His motives and his attitude were all wrong.

But when he got his motives and attitude right, he got blessed. The Bible said in Hebrews , "And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. That's not for us nowadays. And he said, " From the natural standpoint, it looks like "men that die" receive tithes, but actually " He is the One who lives and is alive forevermore!

Abraham's blessing includes financial prosperity, and it's for us today. Abraham's blessing is ours! But we need to understand exactly what was Abraham's blessing. Well, we know it was a threefold blessing. First, God promised Abraham that He was going to make him rich Gen.

Someone said, "Y mean, God said He is going to make ou all of us rich? Again, that word "rich" according to the dictionary means a full supply. I believe there is a full supply spiritually, physically, and in every way in Christ Jesus. Thank God for abundant provision through Christ Jesus! I held a meeting in for Brother A.

Swift in New Jersey, just across the river from New Y ork. He was an Assemblies of God minister and an executive presbyter of the Assemblies of God denomination. I stayed in the home of Brother Swift.

He was about seventy at the time, and I was thirty-six. He had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in and had gone out as a missionary to China in with his wife and two children.

There was no missionary organization in Pentecostal circles at that time, so Brother Swift had no support from those circles. There was a mission in London, England, that supported him, however. The only problem was, that organization didn't believe in speaking in tongues. Brother Swift told me that as he would go to his place of prayer, God kept dealing with him that really he was receiving money under false pretenses.

He couldn't preach the baptism in the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues to the people because the organization supporting him didn't believe in it. Privately, however, he got several people in that country filled with the Spirit.

He said, "Lord, what am I going to do? Nobody else is going to support me and my wife and two children here in China! Go over to another city and start a new work. He was supposed to start a new work in China in ! It was tough enough to start a new work in America in It's still tough enough today. You've got to do it by faith. We don't have any support. I hadn't preached it yet. I wanted to prove it out first. I'd seen that truth in when the Lord showed it to me.

And it was working fine for me personally. As I just began to suggest some things to Brother Swift about it, he said, "I see God has been talking to you. Now let me tell you what God said to me in when I resigned from that missionary organization. If Y did, I'd sure be glad to ou know it. The curse of spiritual death was to come upon them if they disobeyed God. Genesis tells us that man did disobey God, was driven from the Garden, and could eat no longer of the tree of life.

Man became the slave of sin and death. Death has always been a mystery to man. It was not a part of the creation or part of God's original plan. The Bible tells us that physical death is an enemy of God and man. First Corinthians tells us that physical death is the last enemy that shall be put underfoot.

When you die physically, your spirit and soul leave your body and go to your eternal home Luke Although several kinds of death are spoken of in the Bible, there are three kinds we should familiarize ourselves with: 1 spiritual death; 2 physical death; and 3 eternal death or the Second Death, which means being cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone Rev.

Spiritual death is that which lays hold of one's spirit rather than his body. Physical death is a manifestation of spiritual death. Eternal death or the Second Death is the ultimate finality of death or the home of the spiritually dead. Spiritual death came to earth first and then manifested itself in the physical body by destroying it. Physical death is a manifestation of the law that is at work within.

Paul called it "the law of sin and death" Rom. When God said to Adam, " If man never had died spiritually, he would not have died physically. What is spiritual death? Spiritual death means separation from God. The moment Adam sinned, he was separated from God. When God came down in the cool of the day, as was His custom, to walk and talk with Adam, He called, " Where art thou?

Adam answered, " I hid myself. When Adam and Eve listened to the devil, it resulted in spiritual death. Spiritual death immediately began to manifest itself in the human family.

Eventually, Adam and Eve's firstborn son murdered the second-born son Gen. Man had become an outcast, an outlaw, driven from the Garden with no legal ground to approach God.

Man in his fallen state could not respond to the call of God without a sacrifice. Man was hindered in his response to God because he was more than a transgressor; he was more than a lawbreaker and sinner.

Jesus said to the Pharisees, 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it" John The Pharisees were very religious. They did a lot of good things.

They went to the synagogue on the Sabbath. They prayed. They paid their tithes. They fasted. They did a lot of other fine things.

But they lied about Christ and murdered Him. They had the characteristics of the devil. This explains why man cannot be saved by his conduct or good works; he must be born again. If man were not a child of the devil, he could just act right and he'd be all right. But since he's a child of the devil, even if he tries to act right, he'll still go to hell when he diesto the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the Second Death.

Because man as he is cannot stand in the Presence of God. Man had to be saved by Someone paying the penalty for man's sins and giving man the New Birth. Y might take a flop-eared old mule and try to make him ou into a racehorse, but it won't work. Y could dress that ou mule up by filing his teeth or polishing his hooves.

Y ou could feed him the finest food, run him around the track every day, and house him in the finest stable. But on the day of the race when the gun sounds, all he'll do is lope off down the track, because he's a mule. It's just not in him to be a racehorse. In order for the old mule to become a racehorse, he'd have to be reborn as a racehorse, which is impossible. Man, however, through the New Birth can be reborn!

Through regeneration, he can be changed! He can become a new creature in Christ Jesus! It doesn't matter how much money a man has, how welleducated or religious he is, mere man cannot stand in the Presence of God, because his nature is wrong. Man is lost today not because of what he does, but because of what he is. What he does is the result of what he is. An unregenerate man needs life from God because he is spiritually dead. But thanks be to God, Christ has redeemed us from spiritual death!

Jesus Christ had no death in Him. He was not born as we are born. He didn't have spiritual death in Him John Y Hebrews says he tasted death for every man.

He et took upon Himself our condition of spiritual death.

Notice Hebrews says He " Well, I don't know, but because the Bible says He did it, I believe it. Now why did Jesus take death that we might have life? I was born and raised Southern Baptist. Afterward, I was filled with the Holy Spirit and came over among the Pentecostals. I heard for years among the Baptists that Jesus became what we were that we might become what He was. Now that doesn't mean He became a sinner that's what we weresinners!

It simply means He took our place as our Substitute when our sin was laid on Him. That doesn't mean He had in His spirit the personal nature of the devil. It just means that our sin was laid on Him. Remember what Jesus said along this line in John's Gospel. Now in John , Jesus is not talking about physical death. He is talking again about spiritual death.

In other words, Jesus came to redeem us from spiritual death and its consequence of eternal separation from God. Verses 8 and 9 of Ephesians chapter 2 tell us how that redemption came about in our own lives. It is not by works that a person is saved. Now certainly, we believe in good works, because the Bible said we are " Y right on the other hand, we couldn't save ourselves et through good works. No, our good works are a result of the fact that we've been born again and have become new creatures 2 Cor.

Our spiritual nature has been changed! In other words, without Jesus, we're just simply helpless and hopeless. And without Him, we're nothing. But thanks be unto God, He comes into our lives, if we accept Him, and makes us new creaturessonsin Him! Have you passed from spiritual death unto spiritual life? If you have, then God is your Father. Can you look up to Him and say, "Father God"? That's what "Abba, Father" means. Is God's Spirit within your spirit, bearing witness with your spirit that you are a child of God?

Do you have the Holy Spirit in your spirit crying, "Abba, Father? If you don't, thank God, you can accept Christ this moment. And when you do, then the Holy Spirit comes in to dwell in you. In Christ, we have passed from death unto life. How do we know it? We've got the witness in our spirits that Romans talks about. Our spirit bears witness that we are the children of God. And John said something else about it. And Galatians also has something to say about love and the recreated human spirit.

If you've been born again, then you've been made a new creature in Christ. The Bible says you've been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light Col. Y ou've been redeemed from spiritual death. Our text says you've been redeemed from the curse of the Law Gal. A lot of folks understand that in Christ, they've been redeemed from spiritual death and sickness and disease. But they don't realize that they've been redeemed from poverty. Notice our text again.

Again, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law. There is one way to find out, and that's to go back to the Law.

The Law refers to the first five Books of the Bible called the Pentateuch. And the first curse that God mentioned was in Genesis: " Well, Adam didn't die that day physically when he and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

It was more than years before he died physically. But Adam did die spiritually. So when we say Adam "died," we do not mean that he ceased to exist.

We just simply mean that he became separated from God. In other words, Adam was once alive unto God, but then Adam became spiritually dead.

He broke that relationship and fellowship with God through his sin. So then as we go back to these five Books of the Bible, first we find in Genesis that spiritual death is a curse of the Law. And we find in Galatians that we're redeemed from spiritual death right now in Christ v.

We've passed from death unto life if we're in Him. We also learn that physical death will be put underfoot, too, when Jesus comes again 1 Cor. We also find in Deuteronomy 28 that sickness and poverty are curses of the Law. Now in connection with sickness, we read that sickness is a curse for breaking God's Law.

And we can also read in Deuteronomy 28 that poverty is a curse of the Law. Well, what are the curses that are referred to in that verse of Scripture? But notice what it says in the first part of Deuteronomy 28 about the blessings for keeping God's Law.

Those are the blessings for keeping God's Law! The blessings for obeying God's laws and commandments don't apply to us. Y that was written to Israel under the Old Covenant. But es, notice what the New Covenant says about fulfilling or obeying God's laws and commandments. Mark that down and don't let it get away from you. Israel had to keep God's commandments in order to prosper, and under the New Covenant we have a commandment to keep, too, in order to prosper.

It's the commandment or law of love. Notice Paul was writing that to Gentile Christians, not to Hebrew Christians, so we know he's not talking just to the Israelites. So if we're walking in love, we've fulfilled the Law. Let's continue reading in Romans Now go back to Galatians and 14 again and you'll see why we're not under the curse of the Law. Well, what is Abraham's promise? What was it that God promised him?

Abraham's promise was threefold in nature. It was first a spiritual blessing. Second, it was a physical blessing. And third, it was a financial and material blessing. So if the Israelites under the Old Covenant could receive God's blessings by keeping the Law, then if we under the New Covenant would walk in love, we would fulfill all the Law too. And the blessings should come on us also. Now when I first got hold of this, not only was I scraping the bottom of the barrel, I was under the barrel, and the barrel was on top of me!

But I believed the Word, praise God, and I kept believing it and preaching it, and I eventually got out from under the barrel, where I could at least start on the bottom!

And I've been rising to the top ever since! Don't think that it is just going to happen overnight, because it isn't. I ran up and down the hills and hollows of east Texas preaching prosperity when I didn't have a dime in my pocket. I had a car that was worn out with four bald tires and no spare at all. I looked like everything in the world except prosperous.

But I just kept preaching prosperity because I knew it was so. I mean, if the Bible said it, it's so whether I've got it or not! But, you see, God doesn't always settle up every Saturday night. For example, on the negative side, a lot of people think they're getting by with wrongdoing, because God doesn't always settle up every Saturday night.

And God doesn't always settle up the first of every month either. And He doesn't even always settle up the first of every year. But sooner or later, payday is coming. And, boy, you'd sure like to be around when payday comes if you've sown the right seed! Now if you're sowing the wrong seed, you don't want to be around when payday comes. When you can see that you have sown the wrong seed, you'd better repent of it quickly and get it all under the blood.

Then God will forgive you and forget it, and you can pick up and go on. As I said, some people argue, "That prosperity business is all Old Testament though. In the Old Testament, according to Deuteronomy, poverty was to come upon God's people if they disobeyed Him. It was the curse that was to come upon them because they'd failed to do all of God's commandments and His statutes.

The Word of God teaches us that we've all sinned; we've all come short of the glory of God Rom.

How God Taught Me about Prosperity, , Kenneth E. Hagin

Therefore, the curse of the Law should also fall on us. But, thank God, Galatians said, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a , curse for us He was made a curse for us!

He became our Substitute. The curse fell on Him instead of upon us, and He bore it for us so that we could be free. Jesus Christ was rich. Y for our sakes, He became poor, et that we through His poverty, might be rich. The only way Christ became poor was from the material standpoint. He didn't become poor spiritually, because the spiritually poor couldn't raise the dead! If they could, everybody would be doing that. The spiritually poor could not turn water into wine.

No, Jesus certainly wasn't poor spiritually. Also, the spiritually poor couldn't have fed five thousand people with a little boy's lunch. But Jesus did. The spiritually poor could not have wrought the healings and the miracles that Jesus did. He was our Substitute. Paul said that writing to the Church at Philippi, but it applies to believers everywhere. Y see, this is talking about supplying all your need, ou including your financial and material needs as well as other needs.

In fact, in this particular chapter in Philippians, Paul is talking about financial and material things, because in the previous verses, it says that these people had given of their material substance. Let me say this. The word "rich" according to the dictionary means a full supply. In other words, it means abundant provision. It didn't say, "But my God shall supply half of your need It promises a full supply.

Jesus Himself said in Matthew , "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. These things shall be added unto you. Now what are "these things"? They are material thingssomething to eat, something to wear, and so on.

In other words, "these things" is talking about the material things of life. So many people think it is a mark of spirituality to go through life with the top of your hat out, the soles of your shoes worn out, the seat of your pants worn out, and just barely getting along. But that isn't what Jesus said. He said, " Understanding the Law of Giving In Luke when Jesus said, "Give and it shall be given unto you," He was talking about more than one area. He was also talking from a financial standpoint.

The rest of that verse says, " For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Notice Jesus said, " I remember one time I was holding a meeting in Dallas, Texas. A friend of mine lived there. He came to my meeting, and I took him to his house after one of the services.

This man taught the older men's Bible class in quite a large church in that town. He said, "Brother Hagin, you know I pay my tithes and give offerings at my church.

This money that I'm giving you is beyond tithes and offerings. I want you to know that.

How God Taught Me About Prosperity

The very first night he preached on Luke Then he didn't preach on that, but he read the same text every night for two weeks before he preached. I mean, it was more than forty years ago. The church's airconditioning system had gone out, and they needed to download a new one. The previous system was so old and outdated, they were also going to have to put in some more air ducts.

My friend continued, "This evangelist just said, 'I'm going to lay my Bible right here on the altar. I'm going to open it to Luke I don't want anybody to give anything that he can afford to give.

I want you to give what you can't afford to give and come and lay it on that verse. Believe it. Then say, "Lord, I'm acting on that verse.

With what measure I mete, it shall be measured to me again. Y ou remember in Mark and Luke , Jesus stood where the people were casting in their money, and that poor widow woman came by and put in two mites. Jesus said, "She gave more than all of them" Mark ; Luke Because she gave everything she had.

So my friend who taught the men's Sunday school class said, "Three businessmen had talked to me and asked me to pray. They talked to me at the close of Sunday school as we were going into the main auditorium for morning worship.

In fact, bankers and financial advisors told two of them to take bankruptcy. The other man's business was not quite that far gone. Another one of the businessmen who was in trouble financially gave five hundred dollars. And the other man who was just on the verge of bankruptcy gave two hundred dollars. Now they didn't give just to get.

That would be selfish. They wanted to see the work of God go forward. Keep things in the right perspective. In other words, keep your attitudes and motives right. Y on the other hand, when you give, you still have a right et, to believe God for a return on your giving.

I have paid my tithes all these years, but if anything has ever happened to me extraordinarily in the way of finances, I don't know it. Of course, he still had his good job, so that was a blessing. And when the company gave raises, he got one. But nothing extraordinary in the way of finances had ever happened to him. He told me, "I'll be honest with you, Brother Hagin. I never have heard anybody really teach on the subject of tithing and giving offerings.

They just said you're supposed to do so, so I just did it. This man just did something because somebody else told him to do it. It wasn't that he even believed it! In fact, he told me, "Really, I was afraid not to tithe and give offerings. I said to him, "First of all, if you'll repent, the Lord will forgive you for not having the right motive. I may not understand it, but I see that it is in the Word. That's why I'm paying tithes and giving offerings.

Y ou ou said, "Them that honor Me, I'll honor. Proverbs says, "Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. Then I told the deacon to say, "Lord, Y said, 'Give and it ou shall be given unto you. It wasn't thirty days before he came back, just grinning.

For years his paying tithes and giving offerings had not worked. Now why? Because he didn't do it in faith. His motives and his attitude were all wrong. But when he got his motives and attitude right, he got blessed. The Bible said in Hebrews , "And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

That's not for us nowadays. And he said, " From the natural standpoint, it looks like "men that die" receive tithes, but actually " He is the One who lives and is alive forevermore! Abraham's blessing includes financial prosperity, and it's for us today. Abraham's blessing is ours!

But we need to understand exactly what was Abraham's blessing. Well, we know it was a threefold blessing. First, God promised Abraham that He was going to make him rich Gen. Someone said, "Y mean, God said He is going to make ou all of us rich? Again, that word "rich" according to the dictionary means a full supply.

I believe there is a full supply spiritually, physically, and in every way in Christ Jesus. Thank God for abundant provision through Christ Jesus! I held a meeting in for Brother A. Swift in New Jersey, just across the river from New Y ork. He was an Assemblies of God minister and an executive presbyter of the Assemblies of God denomination. I stayed in the home of Brother Swift.

He was about seventy at the time, and I was thirty-six. He had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in and had gone out as a missionary to China in with his wife and two children. There was no missionary organization in Pentecostal circles at that time, so Brother Swift had no support from those circles. There was a mission in London, England, that supported him, however. The only problem was, that organization didn't believe in speaking in tongues.The Pharisees were very religious.

But Jesus did. Man became the slave of sin and death. I've seen this demonstrated many times during my years in the field ministry. He wanted the sheep to be fed.