Creflo Dollar Ministries

Dear Zoe Partner

Over the past few months, I have really enjoyed imparting the principles of prosperity to you and showing you how you can reap from the kingdom of God. I want you to get a hold of something God put in my heart concerning prosperity during this year’s finance convention. Traditionally, we view prosperity and success as something we go to God to obtain and receive. That is true on one level. However, I believe in these last days, in order for the body of Christ to fully manifest God’s glory in this earth, we need crystal clear clarity concerning the prosperity God has provided for us. 

There is a very familiar scripture in the Bible concerning the life of Joseph, which I am sure you have heard before. However, I want us to look at it from a slightly different perspective. Genesis 39:2 says: 

And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man… 

What’s most interesting about this scripture is what was happening in Joseph’s life when these words were spoken about him. Do you know when Joseph was considered a prosperous man? It was while he was still a slave. I’ve always thought this was fascinating. Being a slave is the lowest position a person can have as a human being. You own nothing. You’re submitted to forced labor, harsh conditions, and a multitude of other unfavorable circumstances. Yet, the Bible says that while Joseph was a slave, he was a prosperous man. 

Since we know Joseph was a slave, we know his prosperity was not based on his outward position or appearance. Neither was it based on what he possessed. The life of Joseph teaches us that prosperity is based on who is with you rather than what you have. Joseph was prosperous because the Lord was with him. God’s presence was so tangible in Joseph’s life that there was outside manifestation. In other words, God’s presence in his life could be seen by others. Genesis 39:3 says: 

“And his master saw that the Lord was with him, 

and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.” 

When you look at your life, regardless of what your current circumstances may be, your confidence has to rest in the truth that Jesus is with you. Jesus promised He would never leave you or forsake you. His Spirit dwells within you. As a matter of fact, you have something Joseph didn’t have, and that is the ever-abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. That means you have all of the resources of heaven within in you! However, it is important that you be conscious of this undeniable truth. Many Believers struggle because we allow our minds and emotions to get overwhelmed with the without pausing to realize we have Jesus with us right now. And if He is with you, like He was with Joseph, you are prosperous right now, even if it doesn’t look like it. Like Joseph, it is just a matter of time before your prosperity manifests outwardly in its full expression. 

This is why it’s time for you to recognize everything that has been placed in you through Jesus. Philemon 1:6 says the communication of your faith becomes more effective as you acknowledge every good thing that is in you by Christ. Yet, many Believers who are stuck in self-accusation and condemnation continually acknowledge the bad things about themselves. However, from God’s perspective, in order for you to walk in the levels of prosperity He has for you, you must recognize the goodness, gifts, fruit of the spirit, blessing, and power that is in you by Christ. If you continually place a magnifying glass on all your faults and turn away from Jesus, you’ll subconsciously talk yourself out of prosperity. This is not the will of God! You’re covered in Jesus’ blood and all of heaven’s resources are at your disposal. 

I want to close this letter with this thought: Prosperity is not an “it” to be obtained. Prosperity is a person. Did you catch that? You are not going to God trying to receive prosperity, debt cancellation, healing, or deliverance. God has placed all of this in a person—Jesus. Jesus does not give you deliverance. Jesus is the Deliverer. Jesus doesn’t just have healing. He is the Healer. Jesus doesn’t just want to prosper you. Jesus is prosperity. I believe this is an area in our thinking that needs to be adjusted. When we received Jesus as our Savior, we received all that He is. So instead of struggling, trying to figure out how to get what Jesus has, realize that He came to you in person. He is the full embodiment of everything you need. So when you’re in fellowship with Jesus, you’re joined to the full expression of prosperity. He doesn’t have it. He is it. You have Him, and He has you. No matter what your life looks like right now, you can boldly declare that you are prosperous because Jesus is with you, and if Jesus is with you, prosperity, in its fullness, is with you.

 Be Blessed,
Creflo Dollar