And the LORD answered me:"Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it."
Breaking Roots of Poverty
(Adapted from Kathi's upcoming book 30 Days to Breakthrough: Becoming Bold and Courageous)
When we think of poverty we usually think of those who lack basic needs and live in less than desirable conditions.
Yet, a poverty spirit can exist in a person who lives in a mansion, drives a fancy car, and takes extravagant vacations. Often the poverty spirit will mask itself in greed. Greed is defined as an intense and selfish desire for something; especially wealth, power, or food.
Greed is addictive and often insatiable. It always needs more and feels a lack even in the midst of abundance. Why is this? It is because often greed is just the pain of a poverty spirit taking control. It may start with a true need but if not dealt with it can quickly become a black hole that can never be filled or satisfied.
Psalm 23 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…”
There is a filling up and overflow of every good and perfect thing when we become part of our Good Shepherd’s flock.
“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:32
When we come to know Christ as our Savior we become sons and daughters of God. As we fully leave the “orphan spirit”—which walks hand in hand with a spirit of poverty—in order to receive the spirit of sonship, we become aware that we not only are a part of a family but are also joint heirs with the Kingdom of God; a kingdom that has no lack. His Kingdom is filled with abundance, beauty, fruit, resources, relationship, love, and every good and perfect gift.
If you sense a root of greed that stems from a poverty or orphan spirit then God is reaching out to you to set you free. He will exchange the orphan identity for the identity of a son or daughter. He will exchange the deep fears of poverty and lack for the assurance of His Kingdom that has peace and plenty. He will exchange the greed that never satisfies with the riches of relationship with Him that make you generous. Lastly, He will set you free from being self-focused to being Christ-focused, which will make you a light to the world.
It is His great love that offers you this supernatural exchange!
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From the Introduction:
"Yielding is a powerful posture that brings you into the safety and intimate care of the One who has all authority and holds all power in the Universe. Yielding will prove to be a springboard into a renewed mind and a greater trust in the mercy of your heavenly Father of Lights, who sets you free and catapults you into oneness with Jesus that is beyond what you could ever have dreamed possible...."
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Kathi Pelton's first “30 Days” book ushered many people into a greater depth and understanding of God’s peace available to them.
Now she builds on that foundation and reveals insight into greater trust in the Lord’s faithfulness and how you can live boldly because He is faithful!
Release date April 30, 2019. From Inscribe Press.
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