By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The prosperity gospel (referred to as the health and wealth gospel or the name it, claim it gospel) came into being by individuals who believed that God's primary desire was to provide ample physical and material blessing to the man who sought Him. Thus, it was all for the asking, and one had only to possess faith and assurrance of "being deserving" in order to receive. If you did not receive it was because you did not believe.
If you did not possess it was because you did not ask.
A belief system based on the amassing of wealth and health doesn't exist in the scripture and certainly isn't a "sign" of a progressive spiritual life ... but to the contrary.
The poor in spirit and those who experience "true" poverty are those who experience true riches of the purest kind.
This is Biblical truth.
That being said, it's my belief that one can utilize helpful terms in order to arrive at powerful places.
How about if we utilize the Name it, Claim it principal and apply it to sin and the theme of Redemption?
Hmmm ...
What an interesting idea:
Name it, claim it. (Romans 3:23)
Address it, confess it. (1 John 1:9)
Grieve it, leave it. (2 Corinthians 2:6-8)
Lose it and use it. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Perfect. Powerful. Beautiful.
Once God begins this process in your life, turn to the individuals God has placed in your life, and openly identify with them, love them, and work the same plan through again.
God's word in motion is a powerful thing.
Let's get real, and deal ...
With this thing called Redemption.
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4