“The Path To Wealth” by TS Linscott
The Path To Wealth Book Review
by T.S. Linscott
This book was first published in 1888 with the complete title:
“The Path to Wealth; or, Light From My Forge.”
Revealed within the pages of this
valuable book you’ll find powerful,
timeless teachings regarding God’s money laws…
- A DISCUSSION OF GOD’S MONEY LAWS
- THE RELATION BETWEEN GIVING AND GETTING
- CASH AND CHRISTIANITY
The teachings in this book are provided in a series of ‘talks’ that take place in a blacksmith shop over 100 years ago. The discussions include important insights into monetary principles from God’s Word; which continue to reveal to us today How to Acquire Wealth and Have Financial Success!
In this wealth and financial success book, author T.S. Linscott, shares the dynamic tithing truths that have helped thousands of others discover the ‘secret’ of supernatural growing prosperity.
The following is an excerpt from pages 80-81 of “The Path To Wealth”:
“A good deal of our preaching, our thinking, and even our devotions, either vaporize or spiritualize God’s promises. Our natural unbelief tends to put off the fulfillment of them until we get to heaven or sometime in the future. Unbelief hates literal and present tense promises. But these promises are literal and material; they are for here and now; they are to be enjoyed on earth; they challenge us to a contract or bargain with God.
As stated before, He promises money for money; you pay me a tenth, says God, and I will give you earthly and material blessings. I will give your fingers skill as mechanics; I will incline employers toward you; you shall get the highest wages; strikes shall not affect you; I am with you, and will see that you are provided for.
I will make you prosperous as businessmen; I will incline you where you can make good bargains; I will send the people around to you to buy; while the man next door, who neglects My cause may become bankrupt, this curse shall not touch you. I will look out for your bills when they are coming due; I will see that your bank account is sufficiently large; in a word, I am your partner and will look out for the interests of your business.
And to you thinkers, who earn your living by your brains, I will make your thoughts clear; I will give you the holy impulse to originate ‘thoughts which breathe, and words which burn;’ your productions shall stir men’s hearts; your works shall be in demand; I will make people buy the productions of your heart and brain; only pay me your tenth, and you shall be cared for.
Seed time and harvest shall never fail you farmers; I will bless your crop; I will multiply your stock; the blight and the mildew shall be kept from your farms; remember, I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; I will do to you as I did to them, only remember me as they did.
I will give health to all of you; death shall not take away your little ones; they shall live to a ripe old age; I will open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
These are the blessings promised by God in the Bible. Who among this company will this day pledge his tenth to God?” (end of excerpt)
“Are You Tired of Going in Circles Where Your Finances are Concerned?”
In days of economic uncertainty, it is important for everyone to get a working knowledge of truth to prosper.
You can prosper by using God’s spiritual principles in your finances!
The source of all financial abundance is God and with Him there are no limits. Trouble is, too many people are slow to learn the principles that will cause them to excel financially.
Get your thinking clear on how to work them and you’ll no longer use words like recession, poverty, and lack.
In order to receive financial abundance from God, we must do our part. If we do our part, He’ll do His part and meet our needs according to His riches in glory.
Most people don’t like to hear about tithing and it puts them in fear. But you’ll have no problem tithing if you see God as your source of supply.
The tithe is seed money of wealth and is compared to sowing. The more a person gives, the more that person receives. Financial prosperity is one benefit of tithing. It puts us in partnership with God.
We are told to bring the tithes into God’s house and then test Him and see if He does not open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing on us that we don’t have room enough to contain it! (Malachi 3:10)
Tithing is a step of obedience and trust that God will take care of our finances. God promises to pour out a blessing to the tither.
I truly believe tithing is a key to living a godly, successful, and prosperous Christian life.
“The Path to Wealth” book has been republished and is now easily available in an affordable print version.
In it many of the common questions people have about tithing are addressed and answered, such as:
- Is Tithing Still For Us Today?
- Who Should Tithe?
- Is a Person In Debt Obligated to Tithe?
- If God is the Source of All Supply, Why Does He Need My Money?
- Where Should the Tithe Be Given?
- How is the Tithe Calculated?
In “The Path to Wealth”, Linscott also points out many of the biblical advantages of tithing.
God put it on my heart almost two years ago to republish this book, and it is my earnest wish and prayer, just as it was of the original author, that this book may be productive of good, and lead many a person to ‘bring all the tithes into the storehouse’ in response to the demand of God.
“Where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”
— Luke 12:34
You can find out more and purchase the book here:
The Path to Wealth by TS Linscott
May you be blessed to be a blessing!
God bless you,
Growing Prosperity Productions
Inspirational Living: 3 Keys for Living in the Joy of the Lord and Laughing Your Troubles Away!
Keeping the Joy of the Lord Flowing in Your Life!
And do you know that even in times of trouble,
joy does not have to leave you?
Yes, it is possible to be peaceful and cheerful…
in the midst of trouble. Why? Because Jesus said so!
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
— John 16:33
3 Keys for Keeping the Joy of the Lord Flowing in Your Life:
1. Do Not Let Trouble Shock You
Just because the storms of life blow through, doesn’t mean you have to lose your joy. It is often said that the key to success in life does not depend on the hand you’ve been dealt, but how you deal with what you’ve been dealt.
That means that how we choose to react to trouble is what will determine our success. Problems and tribulations are a part of life, but they don’t have to steal our joy.
2. Laugh at Trouble
Learn to laugh at your trouble and choose joy over worry and anxiety. We can trust God or worry. Either way we’ll still be confronted with trouble in life. Why go through it in misery if you can instead overcome it with joy?
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4
Christ has already overcome the world and in Him we have power and authority to overcome. Realizing and believing that is a key to not losing any precious joy. Choose to focus on the promise and not the problem.
3. Confess Promises to the Problem
Replace the moaning, groaning, whining, and complaining with rejoicing. Rejoicing about what? Rejoicing about the promises God has given us in His Word. Dig deep into every promise so you can and dwell in that secret place of the Most High.
God is for you so quit fretting about who is against you. On a daily basis, refill yourself with joy by getting into the Word and confronting troubles with promises.
For example, if sickness tries to attack your body, then confront it by confessing: ‘By His stripes I am healed.’ (1 Peter 2:24)
We were created to walk in the joy of the Lord, not to worry about every little thing. His joy can keep us living well. The healing power of joy works like medicine to our bodies.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
— Proverbs 17:22
If you feel yourself growing weary, then confess: ‘I am steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord and knowing my work is not in vain.’ (1 Corinthians 15:58)
If you are facing financial troubles then confess the promise: ‘My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:19)
Bottom line: The Word of God is filled with promises that are bigger than any type of trouble that comes our way. We can live with joy because Jesus has overcome the world and in Him we are more than conquerors. Resist any negative thoughts of failure or defeat and continually refill yourself with joy.
May your life abundantly flow with the joy of the Lord and growing prosperity!
God bless you always,
Empowerment – Do Not Be a Wimp in the Valley of Decision Making!
Discover How the Power of Decisiveness and Quality Choices Can Lead to Success!
We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
At some point in life…
a lack of success and/or balance
will shed light on those areas that need to be better
developed and strengthened.
Are You a Decision Making Wimp?
A primary trait that we all should develop as soon as possible is the ability to make quality decisions. Every person is born with a God-given capacity and right to choose. The ability to choose is our free moral agency, and it is also one of the main ways in which we are made in the image of God.
We are born into a world where everything operates by decisions.
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
— Joel 3:14
God respects our right to choose and make decisions, even if it results in a bad outcome. Truly we live in the valley of decision and we see man’s right to choose as a theme repeated throughout the Bible. Different aspects of the power of choice are emphasized from Genesis to Revelation.
“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live.”
— Deuteronomy 30:19
Let the Almighty God ‘Have Your Back’
Choosing to live by faith in God is the most important quality decision you can make in life. When you make a determined decision to trust God and His Word over any circumstance, you open the door to receive His promises.
The Almighty God is ready and willing to back you up with all of heaven’s power. He will move mighty on behalf of someone who has purposed to do things by the Book. You make the decision and God will back you up!
It is no secret; those who are half-hearted and wishy-washy about their decision making, never reach the level of success they desire. Why? Because the people that are double minded, and waver in their choices, are unstable and lack the commitment and resolve needed to win.
“Ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
— James 1:6-8
Many people are wise enough to make a quality decision to do things God’s way early on in life. However, for others it may take finally getting fed up with where they are at…
If that is you, are you going to continue to live with problems that are trying to defeat you, or are you going to make a determined, unwavering decision to overcome by doing things God’s way?
Start to practice making conscious choices to do things God’s way in the little things, and over time it will become a habit and easier to choose His way in the big things.
Guess what? All of heaven is waiting for your quality decision, made of your own free will, to operate according to God’s Word. It is an essential step in the divine order of faith and opens the door to the blessings and power of God. Begin now to empower yourself by making regular, intentional, committed decisions.
May you empower yourself with decisiveness and live in growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Christianity is really nothing more than a series of decisions…
Think about it. Jesus died on the cross so that you might have forgiveness of sins and inherit eternal life. But that fact alone does you no good unless you make a decision to receive what He provided for you. God respects your right to choose (even if that means letting you spend eternity in hell).
Please CHOOSE LIFE! 🙂
Growing Prosperity – A Powerful Secret to Manifest an Abundant Harvest!
How to Plant the Seed of Faith and Harvest Abundance
Who would expect a farmer to reap a harvest without having planted seed months earlier?
As believers operating by faith, we also need to follow this example; naturally and spiritually.
What is the secret to getting this process going?
2 Great Faith Secrets to Planting Seed
Jesus tells us how to plant the seed of faith. He tells us in Luke 17 that if we had faith as a seed, we would speak to the situation or problem area in our life. He gives us two great faith secrets: ONE; that faith works like a seed, and TWO; the way to plant it is to speak it.
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
— Matthew 17:20
In order to manifest a harvest we have to plant the seed by speaking. Our faith must be mixed with the promised seed of God’s Word. The life is in the seed and the way to plant it is by saying it, speaking it, proclaiming it.
The Law of Seedtime and Harvest
Many people don’t know how they got in the mess they are in. However, most of the time, the problem is their mouth. The mouth can deceive the heart. What we say is what we sow, and too often we are sowing the exact thing we do not want!
Have you ever heard the following?: ‘We’re going broke,’ ‘I never have enough,’ ‘I can never get ahead,’ ‘Nothing ever works out for me,’ ‘I’m afraid I’ll lose my job,’ ‘I always get sick.’
Speaking and praying the things we don’t want only opens the door to fear, and then fear replaces our faith. The things we say are the things we will reap. (Mark 11:23) This really is no great secret.
“Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
— Galatians 6:7
With seedtime and harvest we also need to take into account the time factor. Sowing is a process. Sure, there will be some who are highly developed in their faith and see the manifestation of some things very quickly. But the normal way of faith and confession is to start sowing weeks and months before the time the harvest is needed; just like the farmer who plans and prepares ahead of time.
Manifesting an Abundant Harvest
The kingdom within you has been sown with the seed of what you have been speaking. And the sowing and reaping process works for you just as it does for the farmer who goes to sleep, and gets up, and the ground brings forth the fruit.
Begin sowing seeds of abundance by speaking something such as:
“My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus; I have abundance and prosper; because I have given, it is given unto me good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.”
You say and sow these incorruptible seeds concerning finances, and then while you are sleeping, they go to work to manifest a harvest in your life. One day you will wake up and see the seeds you have planted and watered begin to sprout.
Do yourself a favor: Take the promises of God’s Word and mix your faith with them. Mix your faith with the Word and plant it in your heart by speaking it. The life is in the seed; in the promise of God. So if you plant the promises of God in your heart, you can expect to manifest an abundant harvest.
May you sow the seeds of God’s abundant promises by faith and reap a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
A Desire in the Heart and Magnetizing Thoughts
Dare to Listen to the Voice of God Calling You!
it is never too late to reach out and manifest those dreams and desires that God has placed on your heart…
The following is an excerpt from “How to Get What You Want” by Orison Swett Marden…
Enjoy the following, which is taken from chapter 2 of Marden’s book:
“‘Think the things you want.’ The profoundest philosophy is locked up in these few words.
Think of them clearly, persistently, concentrating upon them with all the force and might of your mind, and struggle toward them with all your energy. This is the way to make yourself a magnet for the things you want.
But the moment you begin to doubt, to worry, to fear, you demagnetize yourself, and the things you desire flee from you. You drive them away by your mental attitude.
They cannot come near you while you are deliberately separating yourself from them. You are going in one direction, and the things you want are going in the opposite direction.
“A desire in the heart for anything,” says H. Emilie Cady, “is God’s sure promise sent beforehand to indicate that it is yours already in the limitless realm of supply.”
No matter how discouraging your present outlook, how apparently unpromising your future, cling to your desire and you will realize it. Picture the ideal conditions, visualize the success, which you long to attain; imagine yourself already in the position you are ambitious to reach.
Do not acknowledge limitations, do not allow any other suggestion to lodge in your mind than the success you long for, the conditions you aspire to.
Picture your desires as actually realized, and hold fast to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. This is the way out of your difficulties; this is the way to open the door ahead of you to the place higher up, to better and brighter conditions.
When Clifton Crawford, the actor, started on his career in America, he played in one-week performances in small towns and cities. One night he was told by a prominent member of the company that his work wasn’t much good, that he would never be successful, and had better go back home to Scotland.
Notwithstanding this discouraging but well-meant criticism and advice, young Crawford remained in America, continued in his profession and in a comparatively short time reached the coveted position of a Broadway ‘star.’
After his first success in New York he had the satisfaction of meeting the friend who had advised him to return to his own country, and reminded him of the incident.
Clifton Crawford won out because he related himself mentally to the thing he wanted, because he listened to the voice in his own soul rather than to the pessimistic predictions of outside voices.
“Why has the heart restless yearnings
For heights and steps untrod?
Some call it the voice of longing
And others the voice of God.”
That something within you which longs to be brought out, to be expressed, is the voice of God calling to you.
Don’t disregard it.
Don’t be afraid of your longings; there is divinity in them. Don’t try to strangle them because you think they are much too extravagant, too Utopian.
The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
One reason why the lives of many of us are so narrow and pinched, small and common-place, is because we are afraid to fling out our desires, our longings, afraid to visualize them.
We become so accustomed to putting our confidence only in things that we see on the physical plane, in the material that is real to the senses, that it is very difficult for us to realize that the capital power, the force that does things, resides in the mind.
Instead of believing in our possession of the things we desire, we believe in our limitations, in our restrictions.
We demagnetize ourselves by wrong thinking and lack of faith.
We see only the obstacles in our path, and forget that man, working with God, is greater than any obstacle that can oppose itself to his will.” — Orison Swett Marden
“Be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
— Hebrews 6:12
God bless you,
Prayer for the Abundance of God! Free Christian Meditation Download
Prayer for the Abundance of God and Freedom from Debt
“Thank you Father that you are
my Lord and my shepherd,
I do not want or have need in any area,
because You are blessing me.
You are the Almighty God, and You Lord can turn
not enough into more than enough,
insufficiency into sufficiency.
I am a doer of the Word, and I am being flooded with
supernatural overflow in my life like never before.
As You give unto me Lord, I give back and
I am a blessing everywhere I go. Lord God,
I thank You, that You are able to do exceedingly
abundantly above all that I can ask or imagine.
As I step out in faith on Your promises,
I thank You God, for Your breakthrough,
Your miracle-working power on my behalf
and I testify to how great You are Lord!
Thank you for these things, in Jesus’ name.
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Prayer for the Abundance of God and Freedom from Debt
The references for this prayer come from Psalm 23, James 1:25, Genesis 12:2,
Ephesians 3:20, 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
God bless you,
P.S. Fight financial hardship by taking your focus off the spirit of debt and lack and Putting Your Focus on the Abundance of God – do this by Meditating and Confessing the Word of God Daily!
P.P.S. The image background credits go to artist Billy Alexander.
Powerful Spiritual Meditation – Why Should Christians Meditate?
The Powerful “Lost Art” of Christian Meditation
The Bible makes it clear that meditation is for His children.
However, meditation seems to be a “lost art” for most believers these days.
Yet whether we realize it or not, as Christians today we have a deep spiritual need to meditate.
This is the reason many believers so easily get drawn into evil spiritual activity, which the Bible warns about often.
The list of reasons why Christians should meditate is practically endless. Let’s look at some of the key purposes of biblical meditation.
God Commands Us to Meditate on His Word
How about the fact that the Bible commands us to? God says to meditate on His Word day and night so we will obey it.
“…you shall meditate day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written…”
— Joshua 1:8
How can we do and obey without first having an understanding of what is required? Meditation on the kingdom of God way of living gives us that knowledge. It also empowers us to act on it.
Meditation Helps Manifest God’s Blessings and Promises in Our Life
Manifestation of the blessings and promises of God are a result of meditating on scripture. As we meditate, our understanding of God and His ways will draw us closer to Him.
Our faith and love will increase along with the desire to please God in a greater way. Meditation, and the gathering of knowledge alone, will not manifest results. Action on this revealed knowledge is required to receive the blessings.
In the same verse quoted earlier we see that it goes on to say that blessing can be expected when we meditate and then act on God’s Word.
“…then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.”
— Joshua 1:8
Revelation of God’s Laws Benefits Society
God’s word is packed full of eternal mysteries just waiting for the diligent, faithful believer to discover. And just as discoveries in the natural world, benefit society, so do spiritual discoveries reflected in the living Word of God.
Electricity has always been, but think about how the discovery of this law greatly impacted the world. With discovery comes progress. And the discoveries found in God’s laws have the greatest power for transformation.
Case in point: Meditation on the laws of God’s kingdom can take us out of the spiritual Stone Age and into a life where spiritual wonders and miracles await.
Are you ready to make Christian meditation a habit in your life?
God bless you,
Christian Meditation & Affirmations Podcast
RENEW Your MIND – RENEW Your LIFE!
Just a reminder of this free resource that is available…
The Christian Meditation & Affirmations Podcast provides life-changing Biblical Affirmations, Confessions, Prayers, and Verses to Meditate on. And they come to you in short, but Powerful, Episodes to help you RENEW Your MIND, so you can RENEW Your LIFE.
Two Listening Options Available:
This week’s episode is:
The Lord is Good and His Mercy Endures Forever
The Lord Truly is Good and His Mercy Endures Forever!
May we Continue to Give God Thanks – Call on Him, and Never Forget His Word!
~ Meditate on These Verses from Psalm 118 and 119 ~
God bless you,
P.S. If you have any suggestions, feedback, or comments – please feel free to share. Thanks!