Receiving God’s blessings requires believing His Word and then walking in that truth.
The Bible tells us that in our walk with God we can dwell continually in His blessings and protection. Psalm 92:12-15 says: “The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. … [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises” (The Amplified Bible).
Abiding in a continual place of blessing and living a prosperous life means living a life of obedience. It means walking in the way of God’s Word, or walking in truth (see 3 John 2-4).
God told the children of Israel that laying up His words in their hearts and souls and diligently teaching them to their children would result in their lives being “as the days of heaven upon the earth” (Deut. 11:18-21, KJV).
Most of us grow up being taught tradition, reasoning and the world’s way of thinking. But it is only in God’s Word that we will find truth that produces the life God intends for us (see John 17:17). Spending time with God and spending time in His Word will teach us how to be obedient and walk in truth.
Jesus told His disciples to continue in the Word, “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). God has given us clear instructions that will bring freedom and blessing to our lives.
Spend time in the Word to know what God has said-then simply do it. James 1:22 says, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only.”
When we are born again, we become new creatures in Christ and “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17). Our old sin nature is gone forever. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and we are made righteous.
However, we still live in a natural body that is just as untrained as it was before we were born again. Our flesh is trained and disciplined by the Word of God as we learn to cooperate with the Holy Spirit within.
After being born again we must learn to live from the inside out. Our born-again spirit man should have dominion over our souls and our bodies.
We must find out from the Word what belongs to us in Christ and begin to renew our minds with the truth of the Word. Soon, our souls will begin to prosper. Third
John 2 says we prosper as our soul prospers.
We prosper in healing as our souls prosper in understanding about healing from the Word of God. We prosper in finances as our souls prosper in understanding about God’s financial system and we begin to conduct our affairs in agreement with His direction.
Knowing the truth is what prospers us-spirit, soul, body, financially and every other way. Believing and stepping out on the truth-the Word-will bring provision and protection to us and to our families. The Scripture calls that faith. It connects us to the supernatural anointing of God that can make us whole and complete in every area of life.
To have faith and to stay strong in faith, we must have a fresh supply of the Word on a regular basis. The Bible is a supernatural book infused with power by the Holy Spirit. When we take it into our eyes and ears and get the truth of it into our hearts, it becomes a force on the inside of us.
Christians have to do more than just breathe to stay free. To enjoy the good life God intended, to live prosperously and to stay in the place of God’s protection and peace, we must spend time with God and His Word and walk in truth.
Receiving the blessings of God begins with believing what God says in His Word and then walking in that truth. As we spend time with God and His Word, He will give us wisdom. He will show us the path and plan He has for our lives. It’s a path that leads to true prosperity.
Renew your mind with the Word. Allow the Spirit of God within you to keep you walking in truth, and you can experience heaven on earth!
Gloria Copeland is co-founder and vice president of Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas.
She and her husband, Kenneth, are known for their teachings on faith, healing and victorious Christian living. Their daily TV broadcast, Believer’s Voice of Victory, airs globally on more than 300 stations. Gloria is also an internationally known author whose works include To Know Him and Blessed Beyond Measure (Harrison House).