Sunday, December 2, 2012

Prosperity is indeed a location!

Many of you reading this note this morning have prayed over and repeatedly for financial help, prosperity, increase, overflow etc. Some of you have even had folks prophesy over you concerning future wealth, monies, finances etc. However at this point, more than likely nothing has happened. In reality you are now in a worse position since that prophetic word.

Now, even though I have shared this insight before I strongly felt as if I should reiterate it with even greater clarity to cement into your understanding the importance of knowing the mystery behind your prosperity.

My friend anything that is a mystery, requires the keys of revelation in order for it to be revealed or understood. Likewise, it is no different when it comes to the mystery of prosperity. You might be questioning yourself right now saying, "How is prosperity a mystery?" Well, you tell me, how is it that you spent 4-5 years in college in an effort to experience a better quality of life but the person who only went as far as high school is in a better financial position than you? How is it that you're the president of a company or even own your own company, however John Doe up the road who's working for someone is in a better position than you? How is it that you have such a brilliant mind when it comes to budgeting, balancing and finances overall, but somehow you're better at instructing others as to what to do financially, but you're a disaster when it comes to your own finances? What is wrong with this picture?

Well, I'll tell you what's wrong, and what is wrong is your CONNECTIONS AND LOCATIONS! Yes, you read correctly, Just like Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 9:11, " You will not win the race because you are swift, you will not win the battle because you are strong, you will not eat bread because you are wise neither will you have riches because you have understood neither will you receive favor because you have skills. Instead he said, that Time and opportunity is exposed to all of us.

The reality of what's being said here is quite simple and that is, during the course of your life God has sprinkled it with prosperity. However, true prosperity is specifically connected to an assigned person/s and or places that once those connections have been made it will reveal or expose that which was always prepared for you. The truth is, only God knows where these specific locations are and whom we need to connect with in order to manifest it purpose. For clarity, these prepared locations are also known as your destiny.

In most cases our location or destiny has been hijacked, and here is what I mean by that. We've allowed someone or something to intercept our journey to what was suppose to advance, promote or prosper us. They have succeeded in their efforts to delay us, mislead us, distract us or hindered us in some way from meeting up with those assigned divine connections. It wasn't difficult for them, all they needed to do was appeal to our five senses by presenting something that would give the appearance of what we desire take us off course that leads to our destiny/location of prosperity. Why are you still at that place that you know you should have left a long time ago? Why have you allowed fear and doubt to disable you from journeying to your assigned place? Why have you allowed that person to waste your time and opportunities that were specifically designed to advance you to your location of relief, comfort and enjoyment? Consider your location and connection my friend!

Trust me as you continue to read this article, there is a specific location that presently retains your prosperity. Let's do a historic review to prove my point. The Garden of Eden was the location of the prosperity for Adam and Eve. It was only when they were expelled from their assigned location of prosperity, that life became hard and frustrating. Not being at your assigned location is equivalent to a fish being out of water. The fish was designed for his location which is the water. When it is taken out of the water it works harder and eventually dies if it does not find its way back to the water. It is the same case with us humans, when we find ourselves in a place where we are not suppose to be or we have exhausted our time there, but insist on remaining there, WE END UP WORKING HARDER WITH LITTLE RESULTS, THAT WILL EVENTUALLY PRODUCE DEATH! Abraham, God said to Abraham, "Come from among your people to a land that I will show thee" again, a specific place where prosperity awaits him. In this same chapter 12 of Genesis, right after Abraham left his place of comfort, a famine showed up. Now, doesn't this seem to be the ordinary with God, He says something to you and all hell breaks loose immediately after?

Well, as you are about to see in this story, "all hell" was the connection to Abraham’s prosperity. You see, the famine caused Abraham to do what he never would have done under normal circumstances but as you continue to read the chapter it was Egypt (the assigned location) that he was furnished with resources and wealth. Note, he did not ask or beg for it either, it was freely given to him, this is what the right location or position would automatically do for you. The following chapter 13:2 it says, "And Abraham was VERY RICH in cattle, in silver and in Gold.

Let us look at the life of Elijah. Elijah prophesied to King Ahab and Isreal, that there will be a drought for three years. Interestingly enough, Elijah would be a part of this drought also. Nonetheless, God gave Elijah specific instructions concerning a specific place, that would cause him to prosper in the midst of the drought. Let's read what God's instructions were to Elijah after the drought was commanded. "Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shall drink of the brook; and I shall command the ravens to feed thee there" 1 Kings 17:1-4. Again my friend, location accompanied with instructions are key to prosperity. Upon further reading this same chapter you will discover that eventually the brook Cherith dried up. God then instructed Elijah to another location only this time he must connect with someone that is in a worse position than him. However once the connection at that assigned place (Zarephath) was made it, produced in that same once desolate place, the prosperity that God had assigned before the foundation of the world. Please, as in the case of Elijah do not be discouraged by the packaging of the connection, it is what, that God divine connection has been designed to produce for you that is important.

Scripture reminds us that God has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. Meaning everything was already in place prior to us showing up on planet earth, Ephesians 1:4.

So far I have shown you what happens once you're in the right place having been connected with the right people prosperity become the inevitable. On the other hand if you’re in the wrong place or you have overstayed your time in a particular place that you should have left a long time ago. The results are, you work harder but produce very little, even though you're a college graduate with several degrees, even though you are the president, CEO, supervisor, boss etc. The reality is your employee lives better than you. The help has a better life than you. All because someone is in the right location and someone isn’t.

Jacob, the son of Isaac, worked for his uncle Laban. Laban became a wealthy man because of his nephew Jacob, however Jacob received very little of that wealth. This is usually the end result of being in the wrong location or connected to the wrong folks. Attached to you is what is called a "TOILING SPIRIT" meaning you work hard but bring in little. Laban who eventually became Jacob's father in-law used Jacob's talents and gifts for his own selfish gain, while Jacob toiled. It was only when Jacob had enough and decided to go his separate way that he was able to enjoy life. Take a moment and consider your connection and location my friend; this just could be the source of your toiling.

Another example Isaac, who was the son of Abraham, scripture says in Genesis 26, that a famine broke out in the land and at that time Isaac lived in Gerar. However, just like his father he wanted to go into Egypt which from all accounts seems to be the place of comfort during the famine. Please read carefully what scripture says in verse 2, "And the Lord appeared unto Isaac, and said, "Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the LAND WHICH I SHALL TELL THEE OF". Again, a specific place where obviously Isaac’s prosperity was already prepared. If you continue reading the story you will discover that Isaac who listened and obeyed God's instructions, prospered in a land during a famine, where even the people of that same land were not prospering.

My friend, make no mistake connection and location is key, it is my prayer that you ask God to direct you to the right connections in an effort in leading you to the right locations that currently holds your prosperity. I must warn you, just like in Abraham's case not all connections and locations from the surface will appear right. In fact it will probably give every reason not to be a part of it. However, scripture gives the antidote for this when it said, "In all thy ways acknowledge him (God) and he will direct thy path" Proverbs 3:5.

Scripture further tells us that the profit of the earth is for all, Ecclesiastes 5:9. The question you should ask is, “Where is yours?”  Bottom line prosperity is a place, connected to something or someone, prepared in advance awaiting your arrival.


Written by: Kevin L A Ewing