Word of Life Study Series

Prosperity is God’s Idea: Redeemed from the Curse of the Law

April 08, 2022 Brice C. Craig Season 8 Episode 2
Word of Life Study Series
Prosperity is God’s Idea: Redeemed from the Curse of the Law
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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Redeemed from the curse of the law. Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law according to Galatians 3:13. I think it is common knowledge that anything that has a “Curse” attached to it is a bad thing. So what is the curse of the law you may ask? The only way to answer that is to look in the book of Deuteronomy where God had revealed to Moses and the children of Israel the consequences of breaking God’s law which is sin.


1. The Purpose of the Law

God’s revelation to humanity concerning the Law of God or the Ten Commandments was significant for many reasons. So let’s provide a little background so we can fully appreciate what the “Curse of the Law” represents. First of all, the law reveals the holiness of God and His righteous standard of conduct to make all mankind accountable. Secondly, the law defines clearly right from wrong. There is nothing obscure or relative about God’s law- it is what it is. God’s righteous standard of holiness is eternal, it represents who He is and what He requires of us in order to have fellowship with Him. Thirdly and most importantly, the purpose of the law is to frustrate man. That may sound strange, but the sheer genius of it is remarkable. We can’t live the perfect life required by the Law so we need a Savior! The ultimate purpose of the Law is to lead us to Jesus.


2. Poverty is a Curse

Death is more of a “who” rather than a what, and I am not talking about the grim reaper either. As far as the Bible is concerned, who is the father of sin or who committed the first sin? That’s right, it was Satan himself. Everything that results in death is a product or the handiwork of Satan. In John 10:10, Jesus stated that Satan’s mode of operation is three-fold; to kill, steal and destroy everything he gets hold of.


3. Requirements for Prosperity

I wish that prosperity was as automatic as breathing, but it is not. When we look at the promises of God in the Bible, we readily see that there are conditions associated with them. It is not about deserving or earning the blessing of God, but it boils down to simple obedience and faith.


4. Our Authority in the Area of Finances

Isn’t it wonderful to know that it was God who created wealth, gold, silver and abundance? When we consider the extravagance of heaven, streets made out of gold (Revelation 21:18), why should we think that the Christian life is meant to be a “barely get along” affair. It was the Lord who had instructed His disciples to pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven- Matthew 6:10. Make no mistake about it, money denotes power and influence in the earth. Christian piety alone is not going to get the Gospel proclaimed throughout the earth- it takes money. Fortunately for us, we have an awesome God who gives us the ability to produce wealth and who transfers the wealth of the wicked to the children of God. 

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The Purpose of the Law
Poverty is a Curse
Requirements for Prosperity
Our Authority in the Area of Finances