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God Wants You to Be Rich

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This is a book by Paul Zane Pilzer. It’s entitled God Wants You to Be Rich. Pilzer tells you in that book how and why God wants you to be rich in every possible way – in health, love and peace of mind, as well as material possessions. He argues that every individual’s success promotes the good of overall society, because wealth begets wealth. Now picture yourself, having just lost your job, or your business, or your home reading that, as a believer, God wants you rich. I don’t know about you, but my first question would be, “Well, if God wants me rich, and I’m poor, then God is either powerless, or I am clueless. I must not know God very well if He wants me rich because I surely haven’t tapped into the wealth yet.

An article in Charisma magazine said it like this:

God wants to pour out His love to you as He did to those I have mentioned. He does not want you to be broken, beat-up and sick! He wants to demonstrate that He is a God of power and might and that there is nothing too hard for Him.In his third epistle, John says, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (v. 2). Notice the use of the term "beloved." Jesus wants you to know He loves youI believe God wants you to "prosper in all things"-to have enough money to meet all your needs, a decent car, a nice home and good health. You can appropriate these things as you learn to prosper in your soul by meditating on the Word of God.

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