Muchness: The Prosperity Mentality

The House of Prayer Everywhere 

Oakland, CA / info@itsthehope.org

Bishop Sean Teal, Th.D. , Author

MUCHNESS
The Prosperity Mentality

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MUCHNESS

much·​ness | \ ˈməch-nəs

What is “muchness”?

The quality or state of being great in quantity, extent and degree of magnitude. Muchness is what makes a person or thing major, meaningful, material, momentous and monumental. It is not simply becoming big or bigger. It is to become more substantial, significant and superior. It is more than grandeur; it is greatness. It is the ability and the capacity to exceed your present limitations. It is the instinct to increase. It is the aptitude of abundance. It is the propensity to prosper.

Psalm 145:3 says, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable”. The word, “greatly” in the original Hebrew text is describing “muchness”. The word is intensive and superlative. God is much and muchly to be praised. He is to be praised because of His extravagant muchness. God has an unsearchable greatness! How much muchness is that?

God wants us to experience His nature and character. God wants us to live in muchness. Jesus says, “I am come that you might have life; and that more abundantly” (John 10:10b)

We need to meditate on the muchness of God. We should put our minds on His muchness. We should be speaking, thinking and expecting muchness. Muchness is a mindset.  Muchness is your mandate. Muchness is God’s wisdom and will for your life. 

These 31 Proverbs and the precepts they teach will show you the mechanics of muchness. Read them out loud. Read them again. Declare them to be true about you. Believe them and obey them!

  1. Proverbs 2:3-4 – Insight and intelligence is your key to prosperity.

Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.

  1. Proverbs 3:13, 14 – Fire Ignorance. It’s too expensive.

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

  1. Proverbs 8:10, 11 – If you learn you will earn.

Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.

  1. Proverbs 9:10 – Honor God in every decision you make about money.

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

  1. Proverbs 15:16 – Prosperity is peace with a positive cash flow.

Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

  1. Proverbs 16:8. – Your little is powerful if you handle it God’s way.

Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.

  1. Proverbs 16:16 – You need a strategy before you get the money.

How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!

  1. Proverbs 17:16 – Invest in people who want to increase.

It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.

  1. Proverbs 20:15 – Your wealth follows your words.

Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.

  1. Proverbs 6:6-8 – Inner motivation is your secret to increase. 

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.

  1. Proverbs 6:10, 11- Sleep is a necessity; don’t make it a luxury.

A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

  1. Proverbs 10:4 – A work ethic is epic.

Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.

  1. Proverbs 10:5 – Poverty is shameful when it is avoidable.

A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.

  1. Proverbs 12:11 – Prosperity works with a dream, not a day dreamer.

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

  1. Proverbs 13:4 – You get what you work, not what you want.

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.

  1. Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth is about managing time and making money.

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

  1. Proverbs 14:23 – Let them talk while you take the initiative.

Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!

  1. Proverbs 20:13 – Stay woke! Opportunities are always open. 

If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!

  1. Proverbs 21:5 –  Prosperity is a commitment to the process of success.

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

  1. Proverbs 24:33, 34 – Make plans everyday that inspire you to get up.

A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

  1. Proverbs 28:19 – The lottery is one of many fantasies of financial freedom.

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.

  1. Proverbs 3:27 – Money is power to honor and help deserving people.

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

  1. Proverbs 11:24 – Generosity is a wealth strategy.

Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.

  1. Proverbs 11:25 – Make it happen for somebody else.

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

  1. Proverbs 14:21 – Help those who can’t help you back.

It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.

  1. Proverbs 14:31 – Treat poor people like they are God’s special guests.

Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.

  1. Proverbs 19:17 – Giving to the poor is a key to prosperity.

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord— and he will repay you!

  1. Proverbs 22:9 – Generosity blesses the rich and the poor.

Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

  1. Proverbs 28:27 – Break the back of lack through targeted giving.

Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.

  1. Proverbs 3:9, 10 – Your money needs a God-sized priority.

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.

  1. Proverbs 3:5, 6 –  Your truest treasure is your trust in God.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

All quotations are from the New Living Translation, 2015.

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