I want to remind you that one of the things Jesus died for was your material gain. The reason people have lack is on account of the curse. We know it’s the devil that enforces the curse in our lives, he is so convincing we think that poverty and lack is just a part of everyone’s life.
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree.
Not only did Jesus die for our sins and the healing of our bodies but also for our material prosperity. Some church leaders have not accepted the work of Christ, they believe that poverty is a badge of humility. Evidently, Solomon didn’t get the memo, he had so much gold he didn’t even bother counting all his silver. Jesus was not a poor man, He did not subject Himself to the curse the righteous are exempt from it. When Jesus was born, ten to fifty wisemen from the east gave Him three types of gifts, that included gold. He owned a house in Capernaum, He taught the Word in His own home. So, how do we get to the place where we flow with Christ and His Word?
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
Your soul is your mind, will and emotions, it can be programmed to believe just about anything. Strange beliefs come from strange people, demonic thoughts come from the devil and the truth comes from the Word of God. You will succeed in whatever you give your soul to believe, whether it be good or evil. Permit me to offer you a profound revelation! You can have the final choice of whatever you want to believe. We are not obligated to believe what the world believes, we don’t have to side with the majority! Let me take this one step further, we don’t have to believe what Jesus says, we have the option of opposing Him for all eternity if we so choose.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
We make a mistake when we add God’s Word to our thoughts but continue to hold fast to the ways of the world. If we give ourselves a constant voice between wicked men and a loving God, we will be double minded and will receive nothing from our Lord. The word transform means metamorphose, it’s when a worm becomes a butterfly. A butterfly is not a flying worm, he is a new creature that can never go back to the way he was. If his mind is not transformed he will fly like a butterfly but think like a worm.
Colossians 3:10 Put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.
When we renew our mind we begin to think like God thinks, we begin to have a more positive outlook on life. The things that once bothered us don’t have the same affect because now we know we can overcome. Now we believe that everything we set our hand to will prosper, we once had faith in the curse but now we have faith for the blessing.
February 9, 2020
Father, I am a tither, I know all the tithe belongs to You.
I know now that if I will obey You, You will open the windows of heaven and You will pour out my blessing.
I will be able to sow seed and You will rebuke the seedeater.
I thank You for revealing this to me. You take pleasure in my prosperity. I take pleasure in Your presence.
January is a month of fresh starts. It brings a “Do Over” mind set. Our commitment level is high. But by February we can already begin to lose momentum. Some areas we may have purposed to challenge ourselves are waning or we are stuck in the “planning” stage.
Strengthening our bodies
(To name a few)
The good news is we don’t have to do this all by ourselves. God says where two or more are in agreement. This month we purpose to pray for one another that we will faint not.
God is the one who began this good work in you, and He will complete it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.