Scripture Reference – John 6:12
BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
Prosperity is inclusive of but not limited to money. Money is just one physical representation of divine substance that comes from the One and Only Source, God. God does not need money to bless us. “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the ﬁeld are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof (Psalms 50:10-12).” God is able to give us increase, abundance, overﬂow and more than enough without any money exchanging hands or accounts.
When Philip (who represents power) saw the multitude of people present for the teachings of Jesus Christ, his ﬁrst thought was how much money is it going to cost to feed all of these thousands of people. He realized that 200 pennyworths of bread, which is equivalent to $14,500, was insuﬃcient. His second thought was if we had enough money to buy enough bread what store would be able to handle such an order.
When Philip exhausted his attempts to ﬁgure out the situation, Andrew (who represents strength) noticed that resources were already present and available. He saw that a boy was there with a lunch inclusive of two ﬁsh and ﬁve loaves of bread. Although it seemed like little in comparison to the need, when they gave it to Jesus Christ and he gave thanks, it was more than enough. Without the use of money or making a purchase, over 5000 men, not including the women and children, were feed and there were 12 baskets of leftovers. When we place what we have in the hands of our Divine Source, prosperity manifests in ways that are unimaginable.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.