Breaking the Curse of Poverty

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender”(Proverbs 22:7).

Poverty is generational and a system that is handed down from one generation to the next. The concept of inter generational wealth relates to wealthy parents handing down wealth to future generations in order to retain wealth in their families. We could say that this concept is a biblical one as Solomon said, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous” (Proverbs 13:22). It is Solomon who also said that the person who borrows is a slave to the lender and the rich rules over the poor. For a very long time, the concept of wealth was not a comfortable subject among Christians. The idea was that humility was synonymous with being poor and that a rich person was ungodly.

The bible says, “And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them” (Deuteronomy 28:13). This was included among the blessings of obedience along with being blessed in all areas of our lives. The opposite of the blessing is the curse which I believe includes poverty and lack. So why do so many Christians struggle with debt and poverty? I believe that this is the result of ignorance and a poverty mindset.

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7). Chances are if we grew up around poverty and lack, then our minds are trained to think within the confines of poverty. It takes a mind transplant and a shift in our thinking to think ourselves into a place of wealth. Jesus took upon himself every aspect of our lives that was anchored in the curse and redeemed us at Calvary. “by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:14). Jesus became sin so that we could become righteousness and he became poor so that we through him can become rich.

As we seek God, his kingdom and righteousness, then everything that we need will be added to us. We have to ask God to change our ways of thinking that keep us trapped in poverty. God is also concerned about our finances and he does not want us to live in debt and be stressed out and anxious. He wants us to have more than enough to meet our own needs and be able to give to others. Remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive and God shall supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Acts 20:35; Philippians 4:18).


2 thoughts on “Breaking the Curse of Poverty

  1. What a blessing this insight into God’s Word truly is. I may also add that one other reason why God my withhold blessings from us (blessing He truly wants to give us) is because we have unconfessed sin in our lives. Not just unconfessed sin but recurring sin that we may make excuses for and have not yet repented of or entirely rid ourselves of. Many Christians have sin hiding in the dark corners of their lives that they use God’s grace to cover. This is not living victoriously in Christ Jesus. Let me tell you, it CAN be done. You don’t have to live with the continued sickness of sin. You CAN overcome the power of the flesh, of lust, etc. All you have to do is really, and I mean really set your mind to it. Christ was tempted in every way and yet, He did not sin. People say, “But yeah, He was God so it was easy for Him.” Not true — That would make His suffering in the flesh as man worthless and pointless as a model upon which we should strive to follow. It can be done. I am not saying we will not sin but I AM saying we can certainly and truly avoid continuing in sin or harboring a sin problem in one area of our lives using the, “I am just weak” Excuse. Do not use God’s grace as a license to sin. He expects us to overcome, so then do it. Of course it is uncomfortable! He knows that. This is why He says, take up your cross and die daily. It is a daily struggle. Tke heart my frind, you can do it. You can. You can be victorious and you can continue victorious. Each day and every day. Not for four days or one week but for the full race unto His coming! These are not words only. Live for Christ and pray continually. If you are tempted to sin, pray through it. Don’t stop. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. How long does this take? Does it matter? Pray “Continually”. It is hard to pray during sin and it is hard to sin during prayer. So, use the recommendation of God and pray “Continually” until the devil flees — however long that takes. Make a practice of this, stay in God’s Word daily and feel the victory — it leads to incredible and unashamed self respect in Christ. Be not ashamed at His coming. So, let go, push out and cleanse from hidden sin. You don’t need it, whatever it is. It’s holding you back from blessings of ALL kinds. By the way, look around yourself — Christ is coming soon. All it takes is one decision and you’ll be on your way to living the victorious life in Christ. It’s not as hard as you think. That’s just the devil’s mind trick. You do not need hidden sin anymore than you need a splinter.

    May The Lord truly bless you and abundantly!

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