There is not one heart upon this earth that hasn’t encountered some form of difficulties, whether it is illness, loss of a loved one, injustice or emotional, mental and physical pain. Unfortunately these are the dark shadows that fall upon every life. They are a natural progression in the cycle of our lives causing us to mature into wiser, compassionate men and women of God. They leave us wanting resolution for the greater good of humanity and God’s Divine order.
In this world of perplexities there are many spirits that influence the natural world…we give access to them by our response to the situations or conditions in our lives…. There is none more tragic then the condition of poverty. Poverty is a Spirit that robs you of your health, your finances, your possessions, your friends, your confidence and your value in the natural world, as well as in the Kingdom God….It robs you of your POWER. It is the thief that comes in the night…the thief that wants to destroy you; the thief that will take every crumb from your table; leaving you to travail. Poverty creates a cycle of perpetual hunger…hunger that is both physical and spiritual. It creates a heaviness within hearts of the inflicted and imprisons them inside a fortress of night. Searching and seeking for a window of light, a door of opportunity and holding on to hope like it was the last of their valued treasures. Hope to find a crack in the wall of this fortress, Hope to find a bridge that crosses over the murky waters surrounding this enclosed pen… Hope in our Heavenly Father above to devour the enemy and break the season or cycle of destitute; Hope that lifts your heart and your eyes to see beyond the smoke and mirrors of the spiritual barriers. Hope in knowing that God is still in control even if we feel powerless.
The world, your fellow-man and satan will try to disillusion you…piece by piece they will steal the very essence of your soul; they will bind you inside that fortress if you allow them. While stranded in the somber places of unfortunate circumstances you must remind yourself that you are not alone…that the Son of God stands with you, embracing you with His love and intercedes to the Heavenly Father on your behalf. His Spirit has given you the fortitude to withstand the blockade of any natural environment and assures you that the Spiritual battle was already won before the foundation of the world. We are held in love; drinking from the well of His eternal supply of hope and are reminded that all things work for the purpose of His Heavenly Kingdom. He is our lifeline….We vainly believe that the pleasures of this world are real and substantial; however it is the condition of sorrow that continually reminds us of their unreal nature… The spirit of man is inseparable from our Infinite God, and can be satisfied with nothing short of His Infinite presence in our lives. He is our Hope and our freedom is found in Him. We can stand with joy knowing that in Him we are liberated by the light that overcame all darkness and that no fortress can strangulate His Spirit that resides in us. No spirit of poverty can imprison us, it may challenge us and the battle may be weary, However God can cause an earth-shaking move that will alter the course of anyone’s destination. It will cause the enemy to flee and the bonds of his chains to be broken. Stay in faith and continue to sing praises unto the Lord…nothing kills your enemy faster than the sweet sound of praise; for the Lord inhabits the praises of His people ♥ In Jesus Name we stand free!! Amen
May God Bless You and Keep You Embraced in His Loving Presence ♥ ~Sincerely Pastor Cindy
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Proverbs 6:11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
Proverbs 11:24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread.
Proverbs 30:8 Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.
Mark 12:44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood
2 Corinthians 8:2 in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
Acts 16:25-30 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed