This season as many Chinese will be celebrating Chinese Lunar Year of this year, some may thinks that this year is year of abundance with “Water Dragon” governing element to spring forth wealth, prosperity and joy in the beginning of this Chinese New Year.
It is not about giving out the “red packet” that spear forth the blessing and serenity of mind into this celebration thus giving us the assurance that whatsoever mean and confidence we had will be a smooth and good transitional into this wonderful year of business or achieving our ambitious manifestos with peace of mind into the end of year 2012.
But I relieved that to us as a Christian it is a reminder that we have had God’s joy and prosperity in us. The joy of the Lord is our strength. (Neh 8:10, Psa 21:1) It is an abundance package of blessing to us that have “believe” and surround our “faith” in Him. It is He and He alone that have covenant with our forefather and vested our authority through our Lord Jesus Christ himself. A petty offering of “red packet – with the word Chinese, “F-o-o-k”, prosperity dwell in the covering”. (Psa 35:9,27)
Yes indeed Jesus Christ prosper us through his “red package of blood” that sacrifices for us to attain this eternal blessing and salvation throughout eternity. (John 3:16)
Jesus Christ gives us the biggest “red packet” with us receiving it on the cross at Calvary. Thereafter we being through the adoption of the Holy Spirit is called, “children of God”. (Rom 8:15) Isn’t it wonderful to be able to have another Father in Heaven which full of majestic and awesome that practically owned the world in His mighty hand? I am so much joyous and happy that not only I can received a “red packet” by God on daily basis but as at when I asked of Him, which He will generously give it to me as a precious son and inheritance. (Matt 7:11) This promises that of such confidence that it is through our believing faith “all this things shall be added to us”. (Matt 6:33)
It is as promises:
Deu 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deu 29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
1Ki 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
2Ch 1:11-12 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
1Ch 22:11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.
1Ch 22:13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
Pro 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Ecc 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
And lastly but not the least;
Psa 1:1-6 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. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
We thank you for this wisdom and prosperity that you have given and acknowledged us in your heir-ship.