For some reason, many believers have bought into the belief that lack is ok, and prosperity is off limits. Yes, there have been preachers who used a “prosperity gospel” in an abusive manner; but their mishandling of the scriptural support does not negate the fact that God wants His people to prosper.
In New Testament covenant, God has made us kings and priests. Kings and priests did not live in poverty, nor did they live in lack. If they met the conditions of the covenant and of the Levitical law, they lived prosperously. We can find the conditions of the law in Leviticus 21, and examine probable types and shadows for us today. In this passage of scripture we see the physical conditions that prohibited an otherwise entitled person from being a member of the priesthood. The physical condition, and the corresponding revelatory type and shadow are these:
One could not be a priest if he were:
Blind – The revelation: One who has no vision for the things to come
Lame – The revelation: One who won’t get up, who is always waiting on someone else to do what needs to be done; one who waits for someone else to do it
Flat nose – The revelation: One who has no direction
Superfluous – The revelation: One who is a procrastinator
Hunch back – The revelation: One who is always looking down or at self; One who generally is only concerned with his or her own needs, ideas, and opinions.
Dwarf – The revelation: One who has a sense of inferiority
Broken foot – The revelation: One who is unable to move
Broken hand – The revelation: One who is unable to give
To be prohibited from being in the priesthood had adverse effects on ones prosperity. Consider the historical account of the man at the gate called beautiful in Acts chapter 3. Here we see a man, who was lame and therefore stuck at the gate. History lets us know this man was the son of a priest, yet he could not go into the temple because he was stuck (lame and unable to walk). He was denied access because of his physical condition. History also tells us that on the day Peter stopped and healed him, telling him to GET UP and WALK in the name of Jesus, it was the man’s 50th birthday. This means that as his physical condition was healed, the restoration of his access to his inheritance (his prosperity) was restored as well! There was a stronghold of lameness that had a hold on his money. That stronghold had to be broken!
As believers who suffer lack in any area, we should ask ourselves: “Which of the conditions above may be hindering my prosperity?” There is an answer. Following that answer is a solution and an action.
What’s stopping your prosperity?