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Key Verse

  • Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. 3 John 1:2 AMP
Other versions
  • Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper1 and be in health, even as2 thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 KJV
The above verse talks about :
Prosperity in 3 areas 
  1. Success i.e. Material Prosperity
  2. Body
  3. Soul/spirit

Everything belongs to GOD

  • ‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:8 AMP
  • “For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. “I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine. “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, For the world and all it contains are Mine. Psalm 50:10-12 AMP

God's will that we prosper

  • let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27 NKJV
  • Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 NASB

Financial freedom

  • “I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.  Psalm 81:6 NASB
  • And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isaiah 10:27 KJV
Other versions
  • “I removed his shoulder from the burden; His hands were freed from the baskets. Psalm 81:6 NKJV

Promises of prosperity

  • He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth. Psalm 25:13 NKJV
  • Wealth and riches will be in his house Psalm 112:3 NKJV
  • God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity Psalm 68:6 NASB
  • the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. Psalm 37:11 NASB

Prosperous men of God

  • Abraham: Abrama was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Genesis 13:2 NASB
  • Solomon: All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon. 2 Chronicles 9:20 NASB
  • All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 1 Kings 10:21 NKJV
  • Job: He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). Job 1:3 AMP
aBetween the three generations starting from Abraham, prosperity encompassed various things. 
Abraham: livestock, silver, and gold. Genesis 13:2 NASB 
Isaac: flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. Genesis 26: 14 NKJV 
acob: large flocks, maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys Genesis 30:43 BSB 

Prosperity comes from GOD

  • Abraham: But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’ Genesis 14:22-23 NKJV
  • Jacob: “What can I give you?” Laban asked. You do not need to give me anything,” Jacob replied… Thus Jacob became exceedingly prosperous. He owned large flocks, maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys. Genesis 30:31&43 BSB

Awesome Prosperity

  • Then Isaac planted [seed] in that land [as a farmer] and reaped in the same year a hundred times [as much as he had planted], and the Lord blessed and favored him. And the man [Isaac] became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and extremely distinguished; he owned flocks and herds and a great household [with a number of servants], and the Philistines envied himGenesis 26:12-14 AMP
  • So the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household (family). Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:11-12 AMP
  • And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in herAnd she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard. 1 Kings 10:4-7 ESV

How to prosper

1. Gathering money little by little

Other versions

  • he who gathers gradually by [honest] labor will increase [his riches]. Proverbs 13:11 AMP

2. Doing

Other versions


  • Isaac: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. Genesis 26:12-14 NKJV

3. Having God's Presence

  • the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house for three months; and the LORD blessed4 the family of Obed-edom and all that he had. 1 Chronicles 13:14 NASB
  • So the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household (family). Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:11-12 AMP

How great a blessing it would have been to have to be reported to the King about his prosperity?

4. As answer to prayer

  • Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing. God said to him, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for yourself a long life nor for wealth, nor for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to recognize justice, behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise and discerning heart (mind), so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall anyone equal to you arise after you. I have also given you what you have not asked, both wealth and honor, so that there will not be anyone equal to you among the kings, for all your days. 1 Kings 3:10-13 AMP

Prosperity can come as answer to prayer; even if it is prayer for other things.

5. God's blessing

6. Wealth Transfer

  • “Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will tremble [with joy] and rejoice Because the abundant wealth of the seas will be brought to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you. Isaiah 60:5 AMP
  • “Your gates will be open continually; They shall not be shut day or
    night, So that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations— With
    their kings led in procession. Isaiah 60:11 AMP
  • For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy;
    but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting so that
    he may give to one who pleases God. Ecclesiastes 2:26 AMP 
  • Though he heaps up silver like dust, And piles up clothing like clay—He may pile it up, but the just will wear it, And the innocent will divide the silver. Job 27:16-17 NKJV

Can ask for Prosperity NOW

Pass on Prosperity to generations

  • A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children Proverbs 13:22 ESV
  • May the LORD give you increase more and more, You and your children. Psalm 115:14 NKJV
  • Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD. Proverbs 19:14 NKJV
Other versions

  • Houses and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. Proverbs 19:14 BSB


  1. 2137 euodoo {yoo-od-o'-o} from a compound of 2095 and 3598; to help on the road, i.e. (passively) succeed in reaching; figuratively, to succeed in business affairs:--(have a) prosper(-ous journey). See Greek-- 2095 See Greek-- 3598
  2. Note sequence of prosperity: 1. soul (already prospering as indicated by "even as thy soul prospereth") and 2. bodily health & material prosperity
  3. Actively doing and not just idling away our time expecting God to bless us without our doing anything.
  4. 01288 בּרך [bârak] \baw-rak'\ A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of {adoration}) and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the {king} as treason): - X {abundantly} X {altogether} X at {all} {blaspheme} {bless} {congratulate} {curse} X {greatly} X {indeed} kneel ({down}) {praise} {salute} X {still} thank.
  5. 6743 צלח צ לח [tsâlach tsâlêach] \{tsaw-lakh'} tsaw-lay'-akh\ A primitive root; to push {forward} in various senses (literally or {figuratively} transitively or intransitively): - break {out} come ({mightily}) go {over} be {good} be {meet} be {profitable} (cause {to} {effect} make {to} send) prosper ({-ity} {-ous} -ously).