Saying No to Poverty

on Sunday 5, June 2011

The spirit of poverty has been at work in the church for generations.  The enemy has done all he can to keep the church from understanding and embracing our position as sons and heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven.

The word 'poverty,' according to Webster's Dictionary is "the condition or quality of being poor; needy; inferiority; inadequacy; scarcity."  This does not sound at all like the Kingdom of God.  Galatians 4 tells us that we are no longer under slavery to the basic principles of this world, but have become heirs with the full rights and privileges of sons.  And 2 Corinthians 1:20 says that all the promises of God are yes, and in Christ, AMEN! 

When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven," I don’t believe it was his intention for us to live in a spiritual state of poverty.  But out of a humble and contrite heart, we are to walk in, experience, and enjoy the full rights and privileges of the Kingdom of Heaven.

This poverty mentality can affect more than finances.  If we do not understand our relationship with our Father then we can end up in a perpetual state of spiritual inferiority and inadequacy.  Our loving Heavenly Father has more than enough for you and gave his Son to usher us into our full and blessed inheritance.