Friday, April 2, 2010

Reject Poverty...

"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9)

According to this scripture, the Lord Jesus came to make us rich. But there are Christians who assume poverty is necessary to live a godly life. There are even some ministers that pledge to poverty and that's totally ridiculous! Poverty might be the mark of religion but it's definitely not a mark of Christianity.

A long time ago, a great man of God made a remarkable statement that stirred much controversy back then. He said "Poverty is a sin." i'm sure this statement will stir up as much controversy today as it did a long time ago. It's imperative that we correct the impression that poverty is a prerequisite for serving God. Otherwise, the scripture above (2 Corinthians 8:9) will be false and meaningless. Poverty is contrary to the provision of God in His word; reject it in its entirety.
Even the dictionary defines poverty as the state of being poor, lack, deficiency, lacking skills or ability, weakness... etc.. imagine what some people pledge to.

Even if you are getting married it is wrong to say for rich and "for poor till death do you path". This is a totally wrong way of starting your family.

No father would want his children to live in poverty. God is our Father and is wealth is beyond human imagination or comprehension. We are heirs to His vast estate; He has given us a blank cheque, so it's up to us to fill everything we need in the blank spaces. This how to take advantage of the grace in Christ Jesus

"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus". 

(2 Timothy 2:1)

Don't let the world put the mark of religion on you; reject poverty because prosperity is your right in Christ.

God bless you.

For Further Scripture Study:
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22)

The Lord is my shepherd I shall nor want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters (Psalm 23:1 - 2)
God is our Father and is wealth is beyond human imagination or comprehension. We are heirs to His vast estate; He has given us a blank cheque, so it'sup to us to fill everything we need in the blank spaces. - Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Ph.D)
If you are NOT Born-again and you want to make Jesus the Lord of your life, click this link Prayer of Salvation