The Millionaires of Genesis
by Catherine Ponder
Order in Adobe PDF eBook or printed form for $7.95 (+ printing charge)
or click here to order in printed form from Amazon.com for $14.95
THEY HAVE PROSPERED OTHERS
AND THEY CAN PROSPER YOU!
A Message from the Author
HOW THEY HAVE PROSPERED OTHERS
In just six weeks a salesman went from a $12,000-a-year job to a $25,000-a-year-job, which later grew into a six-figure income. A formerly unemployed man became a wealthy business executive. A schoolteacher retired early from years of grinding hard work and became financially independent as a writer. A housewife overcame a nervous breakdown and was able to return to her profession, even though she had been told she would never be able to work again.
A lawyer sold two pieces of property: One had been for sale for seven long years. The other piece had not sold for more than two years. A businessman was saved from bankruptcy, then prospered in a new career. A man in retirement doubled his income. All of these results—and many more—came from learning the prosperity secrets of the millionaires of Genesis, as described in this book.
A number of men and women have reported that they became literal millionaires after learning the prosperity methods of these ancient millionaires.
HOW THEY HAVE PROSPERED THE AUTHOR
In the past, a millionaire was usually regarded as one who was worth a million dollars or more. But in this ever-expanding worldwide economy, a millionaire is now more often regarded as one who has an annual income of a million dollars or more. In any event, in its root the word “millionaire” means “abundance and happiness.” Increased health, wealth, happiness, and spiritual understanding are all possible when you begin to use the prosperity secrets of the millionaires of Genesis.
When I began to give my “millionaire seminars,” based on the material found in this book, skeptics would ask, “What are your credentials for speaking on this subject? Are you a millionaire?”
My reply has always been, “You bet I am!” I have been studying the millionaires of Genesis and ferreting out their prosperity secrets for several decades. Compared to the meager living-in-one-room existence I was experiencing at the time I began my original research for this book, I can assure you that by comparison, then and now, my life has been immeasurably enriched and blessed.
I began to do research on the millionaires of Genesis during the recession of 1958, when I
was asked to teach a prosperity class to a group of business people in Birmingham, Alab-
ama. That was then considered one of the worst economic periods since World War II.
The startling prosperity results obtained by that group of people—right in the midst of unemployment, bread lines, and “hard times” talk—were so impressive that they asked me to begin writing about the power of prosperous thinking. My first book, “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity,” was the result. It has gone through many printings and a popular paperback edition continues to reach thousands.
At the time of that 1958 recession, I had been widowed for some time and my young son and I were living in one room. I was overworked and underpaid and we were barely surviving. To all appearances our future looked pretty hopeless.
Yet, as a result of the prosperity secrets I learned from the millionaires of Genesis, I moved from that one-room existence in Alabama to a greater understanding and a better way of life, first in Texas, and later in Southern California. Like the persistent Jacob, I had some setbacks along the way (as described in some of my books), but perseverance has brought me through to a more victorious way of life.
I am now grateful to be living in the beautiful Palm Desert-Palm Springs area, long called “the playground of the rich.” I reside in a celebrity neighborhood where such famous show business personalities as Al Jolson, Gloria Swanson, and Gary Grant have owned homes. My house was reportedly once owned by a popular entertainer who became a millionaire many times over. I now live and work in an atmosphere of lush tropical beauty. Such surroundings are a vast inspiration to me as I continue to develop and write on the power of prosperous thinking.
I hasten to add that there has been no flash flood of supply for me. Only gradually, as I have expanded my thinking and expectations, has my world been enriched. I still arise early most mornings to meditate upon Universal Abundance, and to work at my desk. Since success is progressive, there should be greater abundance and happiness still to come on all levels of my life as I persist in using the success principles described in this book.
As you learn and apply the prosperity secrets of the millionaires of Genesis, similar blessings—and much more—can come to you!
HOW THEY CAN PROSPER YOU
“I have figured out an easy way to become a millionaire. Please pray that one million people will send me one dollar each,” someone wrote.
People often think as did this person: That wealth can come to them only when other people and conditions respond to them. However, the secret of wealth is that it begins within your own thoughts and feelings. Through the deliberate action of your mind, you can develop a millionaire consciousness that will lead you to literal wealth as well as to increased abundance in all phases of your life.
It is appropriate that the millionaires of Genesis show you how this can be done because the word “Genesis” means “to begin,” “to initiate action,” “to take the first step” or “to get something going.’’
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph became literal millionaires through deliberate use of the power of prosperous thinking. As they passed on their prosperity secrets to succeeding generations, the Hebrews became one of the wealthiest groups of people the world has ever known.
Their success philosophy was not new. It was known and taught secretly in ancient times. Abraham learned it from the affluent Babylonians, while he lived in the City of Ur. He passed it on to his descendants. Later this success philosophy was reportedly taught for several centuries in the famous School of Philosophy in Alexandria. Well-known psychic Edgar Cayce has spoken of this School in his numerous psychic readings. Bible historians mention it often.
This book points out to you the prosperity secrets which the ancient millionaires used in the secret-success-symbology that cloaked the metaphysical mysticism of the Bible. In this enlightened Age, the world is again ready to know and use this age-old prosperity teaching so long guarded and offered only to the supposedly “illumined” few.
The millionaire consciousness, developed and enjoyed by the great people of Genesis, is still available to you today!
WHY YOU SHOULD DEVELOP YOUR
Why should you develop your millionaire consciousness which includes abundance and happiness? Because the word “desire” in its root means “of the Father.” A desire for increased abundance in your life is a normal, God-given desire. It is a universal desire and it should be expressed constructively, rather that suppressed destructively, in order for you to expand your thinking and your world.
An expanded prosperity consciousness is also a necessity in this age of increasing economic demands. Rising prices, “inflationary recessions,” and uncertain political and economic world conditions are all indications that we must raise and expand our consciousness to a new level of universal supply. The ancient millionaires in this book show you how to do so.
PROSPEROUS RESULTS MAY COME WITHIN 24 HOURS
People who have used the methods described in this book have often gotten prosperous results within 24 hours! The same thing may happen to you as you get busy using the techniques offered you by the millionaires of Genesis. Even if results take longer, you will find it a satisfying experience to begin applying their success techniques in your own life.
As stated earlier, the word “millionaire” means not only “a million or more” but also “abundance and happiness.” As you invoke the prosperity laws used by the ancient millionaires, you will begin to develop your millionaire consciousness in an overall way. Such a practice assures you of increased abundance and happiness.
THE AUTHOR’S INVITATION TO YOU
Yes, the millionaires of Genesis have been good friends of mine because they helped me break out of a hard shell of long-lasting poverty, and gradually grow into a happier, more fulfilling way of life. And they have done the same for many others.
As you join me in getting mentally acquainted with them, I trust that these ancient millionaires may become some of the best friends you have ever known, too! I invite you to write me of your experiences in increased health, wealth, and happiness as you use their age-old methods. It is a rewarding lifetime process. Be assured that I will be using their prosperity secrets right along with you.
THE FIRST MILLIONAIRE,
HIS PROSPERITY SECRETS FOR YOU
— Chapter 1 —
A minister once visited a lady who had studied the power of thought for more than 50 years. Yet he found her in a very sad condition.
She said to him, “Young man, do not make the mistake I made, and do not let others make this mistake. When I began studying the power of thought, I felt I was ‘too spiritual’ to include a study of the principles of prosperity, so I ignored that subject. I studied the power that thought has in relation to prayer, healing, and other facets of life; and I was helped tremendously through my study. But you see my condition today. Here I am—a student of mind power of 50 years’ standing. Yet I am living in one room on a bare existence level. I now realize my mistake in not studying and practicing the laws of prosperity. How I have cheated myself!”
Like everything else, the subject of prosperity unfolds to those who study its laws and persist in practicing them, both inwardly and outwardly. The millionaires of Genesis show you how, beginning with Adam.
WHY ADAM IS CALLED “THE FIRST MILLIONAIRE”
Adam is described as “the first millionaire” because his prosperity story is found in the early chapters of Genesis. He might also be considered “the allegorical millionaire.” The first 11 chapters of Genesis are considered symbolic allegories or legends which were universally known to the ancient people long before the time of the Hebrews.
These ancient allegories contained some of the greatest success symbology known to man. That is doubtless why the prosperous-minded Moses included them in the Book of Genesis, even though these same legends are also found in the sacred writings of Egypt, Chaldea, and other nations which flourished thousands of years before the time of the Hebrews. Not until the 12th chapter of Genesis, beginning with the story of Abraham, does the literal history of the Bible begin.
EVERY MAN A MILLIONAIRE!
In literal terms, a “millionaire” is considered a very wealthy person—one worth at least one thousand thousand dollars. Economists explain that there are “rich millionaires” and “poor millionaires.” A “poor millionaire” is a person who has only a million dollars or more. A “rich millionaire” is one with at least a hundred million or more.
Since Adam of the Creation Story symbolizes Everyman, then every person has that same millionaire heritage which God bestowed upon Adam.
You will find the formula for becoming a millionaire in the early chapters of Genesis. When you read it carefully, you will discover that the Creation Story is a prosperity story. It is a description of lavish abundance.
But it goes further. After the world was grandly created, containing lavish abundance, then Jehovah created man in His own image as a spiritual being. Man was given dominion over this world of abundance (Genesis 1:26-28). At this point he would doubtless have been considered a “rich millionaire.”
For centuries there have been those who have said that Adam was a “miserable sinner” because he was formed from “the dust of the earth” according to a later accounting (Genesis 2:7). But don’t you believe it!
The “dust of the earth” from which Adam was formed symbolizes the rich, radiant, unlimited substance out of which the whole universe was formed. And since Adam symbolizes every person, this means that you are radiant substance and so am I! We have a millionaire-heritage as did Adam—that of becoming “rich millionaires”!
HOW A SICK, PENNILESS MAN
BECAME A MILLIONAIRE
In the 1920’s a sick, penniless man learned this ancient secret that had been bestowed upon Adam. He began to declare to himself every day, “I AM THE RICH, RADIANT SUBSTANCE OF THE UNIVERSE. I AM! I AM! I AM! MY MIND, BODY, AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ARE NOW FILLED WITH THIS RICH UNIVERSAL SUBSTANCE. EVERY PHASE OF MY LIFE IS NOW BLESSED WITH THIS RADIANT SUBSTANCE.” The results?
First, this man was healed physically. Then he got a job. As he continued privately to call on the unlimited substance of the universe to bless his world, he was given a sum of money by a friend, who suggested he invest it. He did, and his investment grew. Just prior to the great Depression, his friend suggested he reinvest what he had accumulated in certain stocks that were considered secure even by the super-rich Rockefellers, Fords, and DuPonts. He did so, and prospered right through the Depression. Soon he was almost as “rich as Rockefeller.” He continued to enjoy his wealth for the rest of his life. It all began the day he started to call on universal substance to prosper and to heal him.
THE PROSPERITY LESSON WE
LEARN FROM ADAM
The prosperity lesson we quickly learn from that first millionaire, the allegorical Adam, is that he misused his mind powers and fell from his heritage of vast abundance. When he dwelled upon a belief in evil—lack and limitation—even though he was surrounded by lavish abundance, “Jehovah sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken” (Genesis 3:22, 23). At that point, Adam developed a “hard-work consciousness.”
Most of us can identify with Adam. Perhaps you have erred in the same way he did. You may have been tempted to dwell upon a belief in lack and limitation, even though you obviously live in a world of vast abundance. If so, you may have found yourself tilling the ground from whence you came.
However, it’s not as bad as it sounds. That “ground” from which Adam was taken symbolizes the substance of the universe. To “till it” means to begin using the inner laws of prosperity—as described in this book—to bring abundant supply into your life again.
The good news is that you do not have to remain in the “hard-work consciousness” into which Adam fell.
HOW MAN EMERGES FROM A HARD-WORK
How does man’s body and world emerge as radiant substance? How does he get out of a hard-work consciousness?
When you begin to use your mind to think and act prosperously again, you evolve out of a hard-work consciousness into a world of increasing abundance. In its oldest form the word “man” means “mind.” Man is mind. Man is mind power.
It is through your mind power that you can generate the radiant, luminous substance which is the basis of your world. It is through the mind that you can claim your millionaire heritage of lavish abundance.
All great philosophers and metaphysicians have known this. In ancient legends, Adam was described as a “luminous being,” his body composed of a “kind of radiance.” Plato talked about man being “luminous substance.”
As pointed out previously, the description of man’s creation is found in the Book of Genesis, and the word “Genesis” means “becoming or emerging.” This means that you and I are in a constant process of becoming, or emerging as radiant substance when we recognize it with our minds.
WHY CALL MAN A MILLIONAIRE?
You may be thinking, “Why do you call man a millionaire? Why can’t you be satisfied with calling him a potentially prosperous being?”
Let us face the truth honestly: Man seeks unlimited bounty! It is an innate desire in every normal person. Nothing can possibly satisfy anybody short of unlimited supply. Why should it, once you learn that there is no limit to the bounty of divine substance and that, through the action of your mind, you can form it in unlimited amounts out of the ethers of this rich universe?
In my own growth out of poverty into a gradually increasing affluence, I have found that the more I employed the inner laws of prosperity and unfolded their abundance, the more I have appreciated the beauty and freedom that are a part of it. My experience appears to be a universal one among those who are also on the path of prosperous thinking.
So be honest and admit that you seek unlimited bounty; that nothing short of unlimited supply can possibly satisfy you. Admit that this is mentally and emotionally healthy—that it is normal and right for you!
A loving Father thought of it first and provided a lavish universe of unlimited substance. He then gave you a mind with which to claim it. God is just as much the Provider for His children as He is the Healer. That the Lord can provide for you is just as much a Biblical promise as that the Lord can heal you. You should not get mixed up with the idea of lack any more than you should get mixed up with the thought of sickness. Substance owns all things.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE WORD “MILLIONAIRE”?
Knowing this, you can stop apologizing for the use of the word “millionaire” in this book. You can even stop trying to tone down that word, if you want to unleash in your own life the abundance that is yours by divine right.
I once gave one of my “millionaire seminars” to a group of business and professional people in a church. They talked about becoming “spiritual millionaires” as though there was something wrong with becoming financial millionaires. I am not sure the people in that church will ever become millionaires of any description. They were much too afraid of the word!
Later I gave that same “millionaire seminar” in another church to a similar group. The people in that class did not flinch when I talked about the millionaires of the Bible, and how we are all potential millionaires.
One reason the word “millionaire” did not bother them may have been because there were at least 30 millionaires attending that seminar! Of course, they may have been “poor millionaires” with only a million or so, trying to become “rich millionaires.” In any event, they had no psychological blocks against the word.
THE MAGIC WORD FOR WEALTH
Here is one of the first prosperity secrets we learn from the early millionaires: The Bible describes man’s wealth often in terms of “substance.” The word “substance” was a magic word for wealth in Bible times.
The wealth of Abraham and Lot was described: “Their substance was great” (Genesis 13:6). Joseph’s wealth was described: “He [King Pharaoh] made him [Joseph] lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance” (Psalms 105:21). Job’s vast wealth was described in terms of substance (Job 1). King David appointed stewards to take care of “all the substance” (I Chronicles 28:1). Solomon advised his followers: “Honor Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty and thy vats shall overflow with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9, 10). The Bible speaks of God giving King Hezekiah “very much substance” (II Chronicles 32:29), and the prophet made a great prosperity statement when he said even in jest, “I am become rich, I have found me out substance” (Hosea 12:8). Jesus described the poverty that came upon the Prodigal Son when he wasted his “substance” in riotous living (Luke 15:13).
However, the prospering power of the word “substance” dates back much earlier than Biblical times. The cultural classes among the ancient Egyptians knew that there was only one substance underlying everything, but the Egyptians carefully guarded this secret. They felt it would be unwise for the common laborers to learn that the substance which was used to build the fabled Pyramids was the same substance which the priests used to perform their feats of magic.
In studying the prosperity symbology of the Bible, you quickly discover that the Bible is a study in substance and how to mold it into tangible abundance. The millionaires of Bible times knew that substance was the basis of all wealth. They knew how to mold it into prosperous results through their thoughts, words, and actions.
For instance, the Hebrews worked long and hard to get into the Promised Land of Canaan. Metaphysically the word “Canaan” means “realm of substance.” They were trying to get into their Promised Land of substance. They were trying to gain an understanding of substance and how to manifest it as visible results. That they did learn this age-old secret is evidenced by the fact that they became one of the wealthiest groups of people the world has ever known. As you use their success secrets, which are both literal and symbolic, you can move forward toward your Promised Land of rich, unlimited substance, too!
HOW WEALTH CAME TO HER OUT OF THE ETHERS
Some of the ancient people gained such an understanding of substance that they could produce whatever they wanted right out of the ethers. Jesus did so on a number of occasions as He manifested “instant loaves and fishes,” “instant wine,” and “instant tax money.”
A select few down through the ages have been able to do this. During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in Europe and Asia, there were sages and adepts who could manifest money instantly. In the Far East, the holy men have been doing this for centuries.
A friend once related that she had studied the subject of substance over a period of time until she was finally able to cause a gold piece to appear right out of the ethers. It became visible on the floor by the chair where she often sat and meditated. She kept this lovely gold piece in her home for some time. Finally it faded away again. But that was not the end of her story.
As she continued declaring that substance was the basis of all her supply, she became a very wealthy woman with property, investments, and money in a number of banks. These assets did not fade away. She enjoyed them for the rest of her life.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR MILLIONAIRE HERITAGE
Perhaps you are thinking, “But what does this subject of ‘substance’ have to do with my millionaire heritage?”
Substance owns all things. Therefore, the better you understand the nature of substance out of which all wealth comes, the better you will be able to bring forth whatever you desire, and the better every phase of your life will be! All of the substance out of which your home, friends, health, and wealth are made is within you and all around you. It begins to manifest for you when you recognize it and call upon it for help.
The word “substance” means “that which stands under” all visible forms of life. Metaphysicians have described it as “the body of God” out of which all things are formed through the action of the mind.
Why haven’t more people become wealthy if they are surrounded, even filled, with this rich substance of the universe?
Because substance is passive. It waits for you to deliberately mold it and shape it through your prosperous thoughts, words, acts. In the very beginning man was given dominion over this visible world of lavish abundance, as well as over the invisible world of unlimited substance. It is up to you to definitely claim it.
‘‘How do I deliberately contact this universal substance and make it mine as increased wealth?” you may be asking.
Through your words! You can begin to claim your millionaire heritage by declaring that you are substance, that the universe is substance, that by your spoken words you are forming that substance into tangible results. You can begin now by declaring daily: “DIVINE SUBSTANCE IS THE ONE AND ONLY REALITY IN MY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS NOW. DIVINE SUBSTANCE HEALS ME. DIVINE SUBSTANCE PROSPERS ME. DIVINE SUBSTANCE ESTABLISHES ORDER IN MY LIFE AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS NOW.”
HOW DIVINE SUBSTANCE MADE ONE FAMILY RICH
At the turn of the century, there was a businessman who learned that substance was the basis of all wealth. He became so fascinated with this mystical success method that he began to declare daily: “DIVINE SUBSTANCE CANNOT BE WITHHELD FROM ME. DIVINE SUBSTANCE CANNOT BE TAKEN FROM ME. DIVINE SUBSTANCE IS THE ONE AND ONLY REALITY IN MY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS NOW. DIVINE SUBSTANCE IS MANIFESTING THE WEALTH OF THE UNIVERSE FOR ME IN RICH, APPROPRIATE FORM HERE AND NOW. I AM SUSTAINED AND PROSPERED BY THE INFINITE RICHES OF DIVINE SUBSTANCE.”
The result was that he prospered when business associates all about him did not. People who came into his store to shop were surprised when he did not give them a “hard sell.” Fellow merchants were even more surprised when this man’s business prospered through good times and bad, until he finally was able to open several more thriving stores around the city.
When a friend asked how this man prospered—in spite of his apparently casual approach to business—he replied:
I know the secret of the ages: that ‘divine substance’ is the foundation of all wealth. I do not depend upon customers, economic conditions, or any outer situation for my supply. Instead, I think prosperity, and I daily call on ‘divine substance’ to prosper me. This method has freed me from all the usual concerns about business.
Later, this man’s daughter also learned that same secret: that divine substance is the foundation of all wealth, and she meditated upon it daily. When she inherited her father’s thriving business, it continued to prosper under her leadership until she became a very rich woman. When friends would ask the secret of her success, she always replied, “From my father I learned about the prospering power of substance.”
RICH IDEAS, NOT HARD WORK, BRING FORTUNES
If you have been one of those well-meaning people who have gotten into the old Adam consciousness of hard work, thinking that to be your salvation from lack—or if you have erroneously believed that hard work alone would bring you riches—you are in for a pleasant surprise! Wealth—especially vast wealth—rarely comes as a result of back-breaking work. Fortunes are the result of rich ideas. The idea that can help you experience increased wealth is the idea of “substance.”
HOW $20,000 CAME TO HER
There once was a lady who needed $20,000. She began to declare every day, “I AM ALL THE SUBSTANCE THERE IS. I AM DIVINE SUBSTANCE.” Within a few weeks the money came through an investment that paid off unexpectedly.
HOW A DRUG ADDICT MOVED TOWARD HEALING
The thought of “divine substance” brings increased good in all phases of life. A drug addict attended a prosperity lecture in which the speaker declared that man is radiant substance, and that man should daily claim his heritage of radiant substance. At the close of the lecture everyone attending affirmed together that they were radiant substance, and that the rich substance of the universe was the one and only reality in their lives and affairs.
Later an usher found a large vial of drugs sitting on top of one of the seats. It was too large to have fallen accidentally out of a coat pocket. Obviously it had been left on the seat deliberately. Some person attending that lecture had decided to claim his heritage and prove that he was master of substance, thereby claiming his healing from drug addiction.
The substance idea can help you claim your freedom from unwanted conditions of mind, body, affairs, or relationships. Divine substance has a universal power and a universal appeal for good in your life when you recognize it and call on it for help. The ancient people knew the power of thinking about substance and affirming it, thereby manifesting health, wealth, and happiness. You can, too!
FROM A $12,000 TO A $25,000 INCOME
A businessman, who was dissatisfied with his $12,000-a-year income, began to declare daily, “I AM SURROUNDED BY DIVINE SUBSTANCE, AND THIS DIVINE SUBSTANCE MANIFESTS A LARGE FINANCIAL INCOME FOR ME NOW.” Within 6 weeks he was offered a $25,000-a-year job.
He had not even gone out looking for this job. It was offered him through a long-distance telephone call from the board chairman of a large corporation. He accepted it gladly. As he continued calling on divine substance, he gradually grew into a six-figure income!
HOW HER DENTAL PROBLEMS WERE HEALED
A schoolteacher in England learned that she was master of substance. She began to declare daily, “I AM MASTER OF SUBSTANCE. THEREFORE I HAVE GOOD TEETH BECAUSE THEY ARE RADIANT SUBSTANCE.” Dental problems of long standing began to clear up.
HOW SUBSTANCE BROUGHT $2500,
THEN DOUBLED THE INCOME
Once on a cold day when the financial income of my church had been low, I spent some time declaring, “I INVITE THE POWERFUL, LOVING SUBSTANCE OF THE UNIVERSE TO PRODUCE ABUNDANT SUPPLY HERE AND NOW.” The next day a check for $2500 was given to the church. It seemed like a fortune!
On another occasion when the church’s financial income was low, I asked members of my prayer group to meet with me regularly to call on substance to meet our needs. We began to declare at our weekly meetings, “THIS MINISTRY IS SURROUNDED BY DIVINE SUBSTANCE, AND THIS DIVINE SUBSTANCE MANIFESTS ABUNDANT SUPPLY FOR THIS CHURCH HERE AND NOW.”
Things began to improve. Later the accountant informed the church trustees that the income had doubled that year, even though our financial needs had been kept secret. There
had been no fund-raising drives, no legacies, no other financial windfalls.
PROSPERITY DURING A RECESSION
A group of business people once decided to test the prospering power of substance during a recession. They agreed privately to declare each day: “I PRAISE MY WORLD AS THE PERFECT CREATION OF DIVINE SUBSTANCE, AND I NOW SEE MORE FINANCIAL INCOME FOR MYSELF THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE! I SHALL CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE DIVINE SUBSTANCE AS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL MY WEALTH.”
One man’s investments on the stock market shot up. He sold them at a tremendous profit. The owner of a cleaning plant was able to stay in business and prosper when several other cleaners nearby went out of business. A doctor, an engineer, a housewife all had financial demonstrations in the face of previous financial challenges. An insurance executive, a salesman, a merchant all had new channels of income open to them.
THE ALLEGORICAL MILLIONAIRESS
Eve, “the allegorical millionairess,” started out rich but ended up poor. She misused her feelings when she, too, dwelled upon a belief in lack while still in the midst of abundance. Most of us can identify with both Adam and Eve, symbolic of man’s thoughts (Adam) and feelings (Eve), since we tend to make that same mistake.
Eve, like Adam, was surrounded by the rich substance of the universe, out of which all wealth is formed. But Eve seemed unaware that she was in the midst of so much abundance, and lamented the feeling of lack. The result was that she was cast out of Eden. One must gain an inner feeling of abundance before they can experience outer wealth permanently.
Like Adam and Eve, we are all “allegorical millionaires.” We, too, start out rich, but we need not end up poor. The secret is to recognize and call forth divine substance as the root of all wealth. So refuse to dwell upon a belief of lack while in the midst of abundance!
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME WITH THIS
You can increase your financial income in unlimited ways as you begin daily to call on the lavish substance of the universe to provide for you. As you praise Divine Substance, it will respond with increased abundance.
Like Isaac, one of the millionaires of Genesis, you may even increase your income a hundredfold! (See Chapter 5.) That everything has its root in divine substance has been
the millionaire secret of the ages!
You can begin now to develop your millionaire consciousness by declaring aloud at least five minutes a day these statements:
“DIVINE SUBSTANCE CANNOT BE WITHHELD FROM ME, AND DIVINE SUBSTANCE CANNOT BE TAKEN FROM ME. I AM THE RICH, RADIANT SUBSTANCE OF THE UNIVERSE. I AM MASTER OF SUBSTANCE, AND I TAKE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCE IN MY THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS NOW.
“SINCE DIVINE SUBSTANCE OWNS ALL THINGS, DIVINE SUBSTANCE IS THE ONE AND ONLY REALITY IN MY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS NOW. I PRAISE MY WORLD AS THE PERFECT CREATION OF DIVINE SUBSTANCE, AND I NOW SEE MORE FINANCIAL INCOME FOR MYSELF THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE! I INVITE THE POWERFUL, LOVING SUBSTANCE OF THE UNIVERSE TO POUR OUT UNLIMITED WEALTH UPON ME. I CLAIM MY MILLIONAIRE HERITAGE OF INCREASE HEALTH, WEALTH, AND HAPPINESS NOW.”
1. God is just as much the Provider for His children as He is their Healer. God is unlimited supply. Spirit owns all things.
2. The Creation Story is a prosperity story. It is a description of lavish abundance.
3. After the world was created in grand style, containing lavish abundance, then man was formed from the “dust of the earth” which was radiant substance. Man as luminous substance was given dominion over the universe through the action of his mind.
4. Adam, symbolizing Everyman, fell from this millionaire consciousness into the hard-work consciousness when he dwelled upon the belief in evil, lack and limitation, even though he was living amid lavish abundance.
5. Man can regain his millionaire heritage by recognizing Divine Substance as the one and only reality and by affirming Divine Substance as the Source of his wealth. The Bible often described man’s wealth in terms of “substance.”
6. By affirming substance, we release it to work for us. By affirming substance, we regain our millionaire heritage.
7. Substance loves to be recognized. Substance loves to work for us.
8. That everything has its root in divine substance was an ancient teaching. This has been a secret fit for millionaires down through the ages.
9. Eve, “the allegorical millionairess,” started out rich but ended up poor, because she misused her feelings to dwell upon a belief in lack in the midst of abundance. We, too, start out rich, but need not end up poor, when we dare to recognize and call forth divine substance as the root of all wealth.
10. You can increase your income in unlimited amounts as you begin daily to declare that Divine Substance is the one and only reality in your financial affairs now. Persist in recognizing Divine Substance as the foundation of your wealth, thereby manifesting it.
Order complete book in Adobe PDF eBook or printed form for $7.95 (+ printing charge)
or click here to order in printed form from Amazon.com for $14.95