Real salvation brings a miraculous, sweeping change of heart-a change in the desires of the heart.
...the Lord is strongly opposed to greedy, selfish focus on the things of this world...
These three statements represent the beginning, the middle and the end of a truth that eludes far too many Christians. Victor Hamakim draws his definition of sanctified success from 1 John 2:15-17, and declares it plainly: "...And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Scripturally, God's idea of prosperity is far removed from what many people think it is. They incautiously put aside the true teaching of Scripture on this very important topic. In God's divine wisdom, most Christians are not called to be "great" in earthly position and possession. And Christians are certainly not saved to live ostentatiously and in selfish ambition.
Sanctified Success does not rail against wealth, but it does seek to put material success into the proper perspective from a believer's point of view. The foundational precept needed to appropriately understand prosperity, Hamakin asserts, is the willingness-more, the eagerness-to deny oneself in order to follow Christ. And though non-judgmental, the author is unflinching in delivering his message:
These days, there is too much concentration by too many preachers and teachers on the things of this world, including overemphasis on pleasure and happiness, which God, in His amazing design, has already made provision for in the life of the earnest believer in Christ.
Sanctified Success is an intelligent, insightful and comprehensive work that explains in plain language, referencing well-read Scripture, what Christ says about true prosperity.
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A classic Christian book. Powerful exposition on true success.