Friday, April 5, 2013

Salvation & prosperity

"O LORD, grant salvation! O LORD, grant prosperity! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD; we bless you from the house of the LORD. The LORD is God, and he has given us light."

O lord grant salvation, O lord grant prosperity.


What does it mean to receive prosperity from The Lord.

Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune.

Notice wealth and material possessions are not included  in the underlying definition of prosperity.

In fact the resurrection highlights a new understanding of prosperity.  It forces us to think higher not lower, to reach higher, to keep our focus on the things of above where true life comes and all life is oriented.

Flourishing, thriving, good fortune are only properly understood in light of the empty tomb.  On,y then can we be like the apostle Peterson jumps into the water to reach the shore where The Lord awaits.

What a great analogy for us as we journey forth.  The resurrection gives us the same enthusiasm as we go forward to thrive, to flourish in the life of faith.

Alive in Christ because Christ is alive.

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