Message for March 2, 2014 from Pastor Jerry

“And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas.  And God saw that it was good.” Gen. 1:10(NKJV)

       After God finished a day of creation beginning with day two the Bible says that God saw that it was “good.”  The word used for good in Genesis one is the same Hebrew word used for prosperous.  Good equals prosperous in word usage here.  Why did God see the creation as “good”?  Because it was prosperous in that  it was successful in its goal.  It did what it was intended to do.  It completed its assigned task.  It was created right.

       What does it mean that God “saw that it was good”? Was it pleasing to His eye?  Did it inspire beauty?  Perhaps there is another insight we should consider.  Think of this, “And God saw to it that it was prosperous.” God did not just look and see that it was prosperous He saw to it that it was prosperous.  He made sure that it did prosper.  Prosperity is in the very design of creation.  Nothing that God has made is a failure.  It will work if it is used properly.

       In the parable of the talents each man that applied his talents prospered in his effort.  Only the man who did not use what he had been given failed to prosper.  If we are to prosper, we cannot just hold on to what we have.  We must put it to its proper use.  If we are only interested in ourselves, we cannot expect prosperity to flow in our lives.

       In Genesis 1:31 after man’s creation it says, “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.”  God’s intention from the beginning was that prosperity should reign.  All we have to do is to get with the program. In order to do that we must know the program.  In order to do that we must read and study the program.  We will proceed to do just that.  Oh, by the way, the program does not revolve around “you” or “me”.  

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