The Foundation of Prosperity

Lesson 26


Prosperity Made E-Z
By Rev. John W. Adams

Lesson Twenty-six – The Foundation of Prosperity

Prosperity Principle:
Get intimately acquainted with substance, the foundation and essence of your prosperity.

Your prosperity depends upon Substance, which is the very foundation of your prosperity.  Therefore, you are wise to get intimately acquainted with substance.

All that appears is made from the one universal substance.  Substance is intelligent.  It thinks and is alive with Life Itself.  Faith or thought activity activates substance.  By impressing your thought upon substance, the form of your thought is manifested in your life.  Substance is always, everywhere present.  Your mind, body, everything in and around you, and all that is, is permeated with, and is substance.

You live in a friendly universe of all-providing substance of which you may have all you can use, with plenty left over.  There is no limit to how much you may partake of substance.

Substance is the foundation of your prosperity.   Therefore you are required to look to universal substance and not to channels.  By living and thinking in all-providing substance, you receive the overflowing abundance of God.  Substance is another name for God, or Universal Life Energy.

Of great importance is your recognition of substance as the source of all you need and desire, and to make your demands known to it.  Otherwise, what you desire will not manifest in your life.  The universe responds best when you believe you have already received your desires, just as though you own them now.

Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, taught:  “Spiritual substance from which comes all visible wealth is never depleted.  It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands upon it.  It is not affected by ignorant talk of hard times, though you are affected because your thoughts and words govern the level of your prosperity.

“The unfailing resource is always ready to give.  It has no choice in the matter; it must give, for that is its nature.  Pour your living words of faith into the omnipresent substance, and you will be prospered even though all the banks in the world close their doors.  Turn the great energy of your thinking upon “plenty” ideas, and you will have plenty regardless of what others may be saying or doing.”

Substance is first given form in your mind, and as it becomes manifest it goes through a three-fold process.  In laying hold of substance in your mind and bringing it into manifestation you play a most important part.  You do this according to your decree.

You are always decreeing, sometimes consciously, often unconsciously, and with every thought and word you increase or diminish the threefold activity of substance.  The resulting manifestation conforms to your thought.  “As he thinks within himself, so is he.”

There is no scarcity of the air you breathe.  There is an all-sufficiency of all things, just as there is an all-sufficiency of air.  The only lack there is, is your own lack of appropriation.

Substance exists in a realm of ideas and is powerful when handled by one who is familiar with its characteristics.  The ignorant open the valves of their minds and let ideas flow out where they are dissipated.

It is not wise to seek the kingdom of substance for the sake of what you may get out of it.  Make a definite covenant with God, the source of all wealth, in which you release all personal desires and agree to use all your substance in the highest and best way for the good of all.  You will be delighted with the results of this action.

The substance, which has in the past manifested in your affairs, is still here.  It is the same substance and it cannot go away.  Even though there seems to be material lack, there is plenty of substance for all.  You live in the very midst of it.

As you lay hold of substance with your mind, make it permanent and enduring.  Realize your oneness with it.  You are unified with living substance, which is God, your all-sufficiency.  From this substance you were created, in it you live and move and have your being.

Spiritual substance is steadfast and enduring.  It never fluctuates with market reports.  It does not decrease in “hard times” nor increase in “good times.”  It cannot be hoarded away to cause a deficiency in supply and a higher price.  It cannot be exhausted.  It is ever the same, constant, abundant, freely circulating and available.

Meditate on substance.  Sit quietly and invite it to come alive in your mind and your whole being.  With practice this will become easier.  I have experienced substance as light and love.  When this happens to you, you will know that you are touching the presence of substance, pure divine energy.

The more you become intimately acquainted with substance, the happier, healthier, more prosperous and peaceful you will be.

You do not need to pray for more substance because all substance is available to you right where you are now.  Pray for an expanded consciousness of substance and for the ability to receive more.  Remember:  Giving is the first part of receiving.  Give what you expect to receive!

The only time is now.  The Present is the only time for you to act in.  (Refer to my book, NOW Power!)  

Be absolutely clear about what you desire.  Have a clearly defined mental picture of your desires in your imagination.  In other words, have a definite Mental Equivalent of what you want.  You cannot afford to be nebulous or hazy concerning this.  Substance responds best and most easily to clear mental images.

Rather than focusing upon visible supply, always let your vision be upon limitless spiritual substance.  Although you do not actually see spiritual substance with your physical eyes, you do “see” it with your faith and imagination.  Accept that riches are manifesting for you according to your ability to appropriate them.

Spiritual substance is plastic.  You mold and shape it with your mind and imagination and it manifests in your life accordingly.  Look to, and depend entirely upon substance and you will be unaffected by recessions, hard times, or negative conditions.

Focus your great thought energy on, and totally cooperate with substance.  Never think or talk failure, limitation, or loss.  Be totally honest with your fellow human beings.  Through your own spiritual power, you create your own prosperity, and help them create theirs.

Substance always responds positively to your creative thought and action and not to competiveness.  You need never compete for more substance.  There is always plenty for you and everyone.

Money is substance in handy form.  It comes to you not by competing for it, but by your creative thought and action.  To have more money-substance flowing in and through your life, be more creative.  In short, to have more, give more.  Give more value than you receive.  The universe will bless you over and over when you do.

Whatever you desire, the universe wants you to have it.  It is substance pressing itself upon your consciousness urging you to open your mind to the vast riches of God.  A true way to get acquainted with substance is through meditation in which you quiet your mind and invite substance to fill it and your whole being with its magnificence.

Prosperity Affirmation:  Thinking in Universal Substance, I am now prospered in amazing ways! 

Action:  Each day for the next week, sit quietly and meditate upon Substance.  Invite it to come fully into your consciousness.  During the day, remind yourself that you live, move and have your being in Substance.

Read more about substance in Rev. John’s book, The Secret of Multiplied Money. In print and digital formats.

Copyright, John W. Adams.  All rights reserved.
Click for Lesson Twenty-seven: The Gold Mine within You