Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Refuse to be poor

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Beloved children of God, you have no reason to be poor. God is able to meet all your needs even in a broken economy. There’s no dignity in poverty. Stop defending your status quo and reach out for God’s blessings. If you look for excuses to justify scarcity, you’ll have more than a dozen.
But I urge you to believe and confess that you are blessed spiritually, materially and health-wise. God moves when we believe what He said. God is not moved by our poverty; God is moved by our faith.
In Psalm 37:25, David said, “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
God said that none of His children should be poor or trapped by debts…
Deuteronomy 15:4-6 (NLT) – There should be no poor among you, for the Lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession. You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today. The Lord your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow.
BUT in verse 11 of the same chapter, God said that there will always be poor people in the land. And Jesus reiterated that there will always be poor people (Matthew 26:11 & Mark 14:7).
Because of our beliefs and actions individually and corporately, there will always be poor people among us. But must you be among the poor? Can’t you refuse to be poor and boldly claim what Jesus accomplished for you on the cross? On the cross, I traded my poverty with His riches.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV) – For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
DR. K. N. JACOB

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