Why Do The Wicked Prosper?
Do you believe that money is the root of all evil?
I often ask myself, “Why did the book written by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret,do so well? “ This book which supposedly teaches people how to attract health, wealth and joy into their lives grossed more than 400 million dollars. Why?
400 Million Dollars ? ? ? What's the secret ? ? ?
The answer is quite simple. People “secretly” desire the finer things in life and sincerely believe that an extravagant lifestyle will bring joy, happiness and peace of mind. People keep their desire for riches well-hidden because they have been told repeatedly throughout their lifetime that “only the wicked prosper” and “money is the root of all evil.” Deep down, they believe this to be true, but they still have that strong, deep-seated desire for the luxuries in life mixed with a heavy dose of guilt. They believe they have a deep, dark and dirty secret because they believe this type of living is heavily frowned upon by God, and most people don’t want to be labeled as wicked or evil.
This deeply ingrained and well-hidden desire for riches is the ground-floor reason many people make the decision to violently reject spiritual teachings. They witness many godly people enthusiastically accepting the poverty-happiness theory for joyful living and listen to them confessing that anything that makes you grin must be a sin. They watch as these godly people point their judgmental fingers at the wealthy and accuse them of being wicked. They observe the lifestyles of these same godly people and compare their lives to the prosperous living of the accused evil-doers and make the obvious choice, “I don’t want to live like that. I would rather have the riches.” Because of the poor examples set by many godly or “kingdom” people living in scarcity, many observers choose to live wickedly or “worldly” because they falsely believe that “worldly” living is a more enjoyable lifestyle than “kingdom” living.
Where did people learn this backwards thinking about the Kingdom of God way of living verses the Kingdom of Darkness or The World’s way of living? Both Believers and non-believers alike believe that you must be wicked to prosper in all areas of life, so the question of “Why do the wicked prosper?” is actually a complaint about “Why do people have to live wickedly to enjoy life?”
Does that make sense? Think about it. This backwards thinking have many people believing that If you are “bad” you have a “good” life and if you are “good” you should expect to live a “bad” life. That is truly backwards thinking! It makes no sense! It clearly goes against the law in the Kingdom of God which states: You reap what you sow.
The Holy Bible, Galatians 6: 7 (King James Version) tells us, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
This means if you are good, you will receive good. If you are wicked, you will receive that which is wicked. Something is seriously wrong when so many people think in a backwards manner. This is clear evidence that Satan is very busy!
Satan has successfully intoxicated the minds of masses of people with his poisonous venom and has the thinking of many people completely distorted and confused, just like a heavily intoxicated drunkard.
What God says in Hosea 4: 6 (King James Version) is, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
This lack of the correct knowledge about God’s attitude towards the prosperity of godly people is one of the main reasons the wicked prosper instead of the godly.
According to Psalm 35: 27, God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. It reads:
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (King James Version)
This Bible scripture makes it crystal clear that God wants godly people to prosper so that His goodness shines brightly. Poverty living does not magnify the goodness of God; poverty living of God’s children makes God look like an unfit parent.
Revelation 4: 11 tells us “Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (King James Version)
Yes, everything God created, He desires for the godly to have and enjoy and that means ALL the good in the land. Prosperity should be in the hands of the godly, for this pleases God.
In Job 1: 8, God said it Himself that He was pleased with His servant Job who according to Job 1: 1 - 3 was a man who had great substance, was perfect and upright, and one that feared God and eschewed evil. Satan even pointed out in Job 1: 10 that God made a hedge around Job, Job’s house and all the things that Job had. Satan pointed out that God had blessed Job and increased his substance. Consequently, Satan attacked Job by stealing and destroying the provisions and blessings bestowed upon him by God.
God is not pleased when prosperity meant for the godly ends up in the hands of the wicked. Poverty happens when your provisions and blessings from God are stolen or destroyed by the enemy because you did something to open the door for Satan to operate in your life. Poverty happens because you did nothing to resist the enemy’s lies or deception and was defeated by Satan.
Job opened the door for Satan to operate in his life when he feared and was afraid:
Job 3: 25 (King James Version) “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job realized the error of his ways and repented.
Job 42: 6 (King James Version): “Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” He also prayed for his friends as an unselfish act, was released from the bondage of Satan and received from God twice as much he had before (Job 42: 10).
Prosperity is meant for the godly . . . Absorb that!
Proverbs 10: 22 (King James Version) tells us, “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.”
1 Timothy 6: 17 (King James Version) tells us, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.”
A truth that The Holy Bible teaches us is, not only does God delight in the prosperity of godly people, He also instructs godly people exactly how to get all the prosperity meant for them.
Psalm 32: 10 informs us that “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.” (King James Version) The godly shall be compassed about! Godly people are shown the way!
God instructs in Joshua 1: 8: (King James Version) “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therin day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Also in Psalm 1: 1 – 3, the promise of God to give prosperity to the godly is reiterated: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD: and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
In summary, God let’s godly people know that if they diligently study the life manual, The Holy Bible, they will learn The Kingdom of God System (God’s will and God’s way) and will ultimately enjoy the prosperous lifestyle meant for them. All of this knowledge is found in The Holy Bible!
So, if this is God’s desire for His children, why do the wicked seem to be the prospering group? You must now be convinced that prosperity of the wicked is not the will of God, so how does the wealth of the land end up in wicked hands?
Get ready for the shocking truth! The only way the wicked prosper is because of godly people! Because of the inaction and the wrong actions of godly people, the wicked will surely prosper!
It really is unfortunate that because of the lack of knowledge of God’s will and God’s way, godly people are not claiming what rightly belong to them! Just like Adam and Eve were deceived in the Garden of Eden by Satan and lost the blessings that were bestowed upon them by God, godly people are mimicking this foolish act in the present time. Instead of listening to God, godly people are instead choosing to listen to and believe the lies of Satan. Just like Satan twisted God’s Words in Genesis 3: 4 - 5 and tricked Adam and Eve into believing the twisted lie which caused them to step out of God’s intended will for them, he continues his wicked deception over the masses today. As an example, Satan has many godly people believing that money Is the root of all evil when the scriptures clearly states, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Satan has the masses believing that God frowns upon prosperous people when the scripture
Psalm 35: 27 clearly let’s us know that God delights in the prosperity of His servant. It is true . . . God’s people are destroyed because of the lack of knowledge of God’s word and God’s will. Jesus said it best in Matthew 22: 29 (King James Version): “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
When godly people don’t claim what rightly belongs to them, what is unclaimed is left for the ungodly to steal . . . The ungodly takes claim to prosperity that does NOT belong to them! Because of inaction of godly people to learn the truth about the Kingdom of God System and claim what rightfully belong to them, the wicked prosper from the prosperity meant for the godly. Godly people are not willing to claim what rightfully belong to them because they have been inundated with incorrect information and refuse to read The Holy Bible to learn the truth. Consequently, the unclaimed prosperity of God’s children is claimed by the wicked, and the wicked prosper because of the inaction of godly people.
The Holy Bible (NRSV) Jeremiah 5: 24 – 25: “For scoundrels are found among my people; they take over the goods of others. Like fowlers they set a trap; they catch human beings. Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of treachery; therefore they have become great and rich.”
There are, of course, many godly people who have been blessed with some prosperity, because not all godly people are living at the poverty level. Unfortunately, many of those who have claimed a little of their prosperity have not taken claim to the complete prosperity God wants them to possess. They are comfortable with the little they do have and are content with living mediocre lives. How are they contributing to the prosperity of the wicked? This is an excellent question that needs to be addressed.
The one and only source of anything on this earth is the Almighty God. God provides all that is needed to His children.
The Holy Bible in Philippians 4: 19 (King James Version) tells us, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Anything that the godly possess, God supplied it to them. God makes sure His children get what they need. Jesus said it himself in Matthew 6: 31 - 33 (King James Version): “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
God provides for godly people, but what do godly people do with their provisions? It is very sad to say that many godly people hand over their God-given provisions to the wicked! Wow! Again, the wicked prosper from godly people because of the wrong actions of godly people. God’s children give up what they have been provided to help the Kingdom of Darkness to prosper. Listed below are a few ways godly people release their God-given provisions to the wicked:
- There are many godly people choosing to secretly spend their God given provisions on pornography, illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, cigars, gambling and prostitution. Because of their addictions, they believe they “need” these things available from the Kingdom of Darkness.
- Instead of buying God-made fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries to eat, godly people choose to spend their provision dollars on processed and fast food with little or no nutritional value. Food that provides no or little nourishment for your body is available thanks to Satan.
- Instead of supporting television programs or purchasing and listening to audios that teach about the word of God, godly people choose to idly sit in front of the television to watch Satan inspired programming where sinful acts are celebrated and to buy and listen to the popular music with hateful or depressing lyrics, consequently receiving no spiritual food.
- Many godly people choose to purchase and read newspapers filled with information about Satan’s victories instead of buying and reading Bible-based books written to help them learn how to live in the victory of God.
The Holy Bible 1 John 2: 15 – 16 (King James Version) tells us: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of they eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
Not only are godly people misappropriating the provisions supplied to them by God, they are also inappropriately handling the blessings bestowed to them from God. The provisions from God and the blessings from God are different. Blessings from God are the things given to godly people above and beyond their needs, just like a bonus check is given to an employee separate from the normal salaried paychecks. The paychecks are comparable to the provisions of God, while the bonus check is comparable to a blessing from God.
Instead of supporting church activities with blessings received from God, godly people are choosing to support Satan inspired activities such as night clubs which play music with profane language, bars which serve intoxicating drinks, and comedy clubs which have comedians who spit out negative comments about others and use harsh profanity.
Instead of using blessings from God to help the poor and feed the hungry, godly people stop the flow of God’s blessings by stockpiling lots of money in an account for future self-preservation or by using what they have been blessed with to make selfish purchases. They help the Kingdom of Darkness indirectly by not helping the Kingdom of God to flourish.
In The Holy Bible, Matthew 6: 19 - 21 (King James Version) Jesus tells us, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Your heart should be in causing the Kingdom of God to prosper with your God-given blessings instead of helping the Kingdom of Darkness. Keep blessings constantly flowing into the Kingdom of God. Selfishness is not of God. Selfishness helps no one but Satan. Believing you must provide for your own needs shows no faith in God’s provision for you. God provides everything you need and anything above your provision is your blessing which should be used wisely to help the Kingdom of God to flourish. Remember that!
Are you recognizing a troubling pattern here? Godly people have a tendency to support the Kingdom of Darkness, consciously and unconsciously, with their God-given provisions and blessings. These same godly people are perplexed and cannot understand why they fail to prosper as compared to the wicked!
Have you been financing the wicked with your wrong actions or inaction? Have the wicked prospered because of you? All of us need to examine our lives closely before we start questioning what appears to be the twisted ways of the world.
Prosperity does not belong in the hands of the wicked! In The Holy Bible in John 10: 10 Jesus warns us that Satan comes only to kill, steal and destroy with these items from his Kingdom of Darkness. Please see the light! Stop corrupting and destroying your mind; stop poisoning and killing your body; stop handing over your inheritance to Satan! It is time to stop the madness. Satan is trying to defeat you with your help!
My message to the children of God is this: Take your rightful place as the heirs of Abraham. Learn about all of the promises God has made to you so you can claim what rightfully belongs to you. Learn the Kingdom of God System rules for prosperous living in every area of your life, and learn to put your money, time and talents into advancing the Kingdom of God instead of financing the Kingdom of Darkness.
Prosperity in all areas of life belongs to you! The life manual, The Holy Bible, teaches you how to have health, wealth and joy in your life, so why did millions of people flock to read The Secret written by Rhonda Byrne instead of reading The Holy Bible?
The answer is troubling: Many people reject The Holy Bible teachings because they fear it is filled with many “don’t dos.” They don’t want to feel condemned for supporting the King of Darkness.
I am here to clear the fog and the deception that has blinded too many people for too long. The Holy Bible consists more of the promises of God to His people than the “don’t do’s.” He promises godly people so many more things than what He commands of them, and many people are unaware of these amazing promises. Health, wealth, joy and long life are just a few. Guidance to success in whatever goal you set for yourself is another. Wisdom to get the answers to intriguing questions is another. The best thing about the promises of God is that God cannot lie! If you are given a promise of God, He keeps His word! I would love to pose this question to the millions of The Secret book readers: Did the information in this book deliver what it promised?
It’s hard for me to understand why people would choose to follow the instructions of a human as opposed to following the instructions of God. It just lets me know just how successful Satan has been in his deception. Many people in this world have been blinded.
Godly people, here is my plea. Please wake up and recognize the deception. True happiness, joy, abundance, prosperity and good health can only be experienced when you are operating in the Kingdom of God. Open your eyes! Learn the truth! The only reason the wicked prosper is because you are either giving your God-given prosperity to them because of their con games, or because they are stealing your provisions and blessings that you never claimed. There is absolutely no other way for the wicked to prosper. The wicked prosper because of GODLY PEOPLE!
Jesus gives a key to effectively operating with your provision and blessings in the Kingdom of God System in the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4: 3-9 NRSV):
“Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched; and since it had not root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundred-fold.”
It is time to make better choices with your provisions and blessings. Use them to sow seeds into “good” ground if you desire a “good” harvest. You must start making choices that support the Kingdom of God. Spend your time reading and studying The Holy Bible. Pay your tithes. Feed and clothe the poor. Buy foods that are naturally made by God which supplies mandatory nutrition for the temple of God. Purchase music that are songs of praise to God and that have lyrics that confess the goodness of God. Purchase books and CDs that feed your mind and spirit with the word of God. Support ministries that preach the gospel and that help the needy. Make sure you support the Kingdom of God with your time, money and talents!
It is unfortunate that many people don’t understand God! God hates when godly people give their provisions and blessings to Satan, so as soon as it gets into Satan’s hands it is lost. But when godly people give to support the Kingdom of God, they will get back whatever they have given, multiplied by 30, 60 or 100! That mathematical equation will surely help the godly to prosper! The more godly people sow into good ground, the more they are entrusted with, the more they get! When people can get this promise of God implanted into their brains, the days of godly people living in poverty and the wicked prospering will diminish.
So the next time the question “Why do the wicked prosper?” pops into your head, ask yourself have they profited from your support. Be in the position to answer this question boldly: “Most certainly not, because the money, time and talents that God has provided me with and blessed me with support the Kingdom of God!”
Don’t be a victim of the work of Satan! Satan is constantly searching for those who are weak in the word of God. According to The Holy Bible, 1 Peter 5: 8 (King James Version): “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.” He knows that he can’t win the war against God, but if he can get God’s children to help him either by their actions or inaction, he can win a few battles and irritate God. Satan knows how much God loves his children; that’s why he is always trying to hurt them. He is ultimately trying to hurt God, so don’t get on the side of the adversary. Always remember that he is your enemy and everything he tells you is a lie, and everything he gives to you will eventually destroy your life or ultimately kill you. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy!
Feed on the word of God to become full of God’s power. It is essential to become Power-FULL so you can prosper and defeat any demonic attack that tries to steal your God-given prosperity or tries to trick you into giving it away. Prosperity belongs to godly people; not the wicked!