April 25, 2021

Positioned for Prosperity

SCRIPTURE READING

“Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all!”

Luke 21:1-4 (The Message Bible)

DEFINITIONS

from the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (Fillmore)

Widow – One who has lost sight of God as support.

Giving and Receiving – It is necessary to give freely if we are to receive freely. The law of receiving includes giving. The knowledge that substance is omnipresent and that man cannot, therefore, impoverish himself by giving…[enables] man to give freely and cheerfully. (See Matthew 10:8)


INTRODUCTION TO THE LESSON

Jesus’ parable of the Widow’s Mite, offers us a powerful illustration that anyone, at any time, facing any limiting circumstance can actively position themselves for prosperous increase. Like the widow, let’s turn our attention toward whatever is available and away from what appears unavailable and invoke the spiritual Law of Giving and Receiving.


MAJOR POINTS

  1. Prosperity is a state of mind that includes expressions of health, wealth, happiness, well-being, peace of mind, confidence and so much more. While prosperity includes all these expressions it is not limited to these expressions.
  2. The widow in the parable represents a ‘feeling of destitution and lack of support.’ Yet, she overrides the feeling by invoking the Spiritual Law of Giving and Receiving, thereby putting herself in position to experience prosperous increase. She understood:
    1. God’s will
    2. God’s will for her
    3. God’s law
      1. Supply
      2. Substance
      3. Giving and Receiving
    4. The God of Equal Opportunity

QUOTE TO PONDER

“…[E]very person must take charge of his or her own life. The experience of poverty in any life is the personal opportunity to awaken to a new consciousness and reveal a new order of life. People can begin with what they have and do what they can right where they are…[then] they will experience a new consciousness that will guide their hands, direct their footsteps, and put words in their mouths in a great process of transformation from indigence to affluence.”

Spiritual Economics (Butterworth) pg. 208

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