I am grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the all the many blessings He has bestowed upon this ministry, and the direction He is taking us is just awesome! We now have been in ministry for “Nine Years” and the Lord has poured out upon us in such a miraculous way, To God be the glory. Once again I hear these words: We are blessed to be a blessing.
God’s blessings rest upon those who are faithful to Him and obedience to His word.
III John verses 1-2 reads, "The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." John prays that the temporal prosperity and physical health of Gaius will be commensurate with his spiritual status, which his generosity and conduct reveal to be in a healthy and prosperous condition. John was happy to know that Gaius was being a blessing to others.
It is clear with this scripture that God wants His children to prosper (to have things) we cannot deny this, but however, prosperity should not be the end in itself. It ought to be the result of a quality of life, commitment, dedication, and action that is in line with God’s word. In this text the word prosper literally means to help on the road or succeed in reaching. It clearly implies that divine prosperity is not a momentary passing phenomenon, but rather it is an ongoing progressing state of success and well-being. Now let us become a Gaius, and help somebody, let us reach somebody, let us send somebody. To help ministries, missionaries and similar workers to continue in their calling is to share in their work.
Christians are obligated (we … ought) to bear their share of the burden of such work. Those who are blessed should be eager to receive and support those ministries who are productively serving God. Let’s help the whole man, the spiritual, the physical and emotional, and the material.
Until the next time remember man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed from the mouth of God.