Scripture Reading: Psalm 112:1-6
“…Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments….Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.” (Psalm 112:1, 3)
If I gave such great promises of prosperity under the Old Testament covenant, how much more should you believe in My willingness to bless and prosper you according to My riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)?
Many do not get healed because they do not claim My promises of healing. Many do not receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because they do not claim My promise (Acts 2:38). All promises are null and void until they are claimed. That is why many live in poverty who could have good jobs and a better education. Faith in My promises will cause it to happen.
While it is not a sin to be poor, neither it is a sin to claim My provision and My blessings. Many of My children do not have material blessings because they really think it is their lot to be poor in life, even as others think that it is their lot to be rich. They never reach up nor climb out of their pit. They have forgotten that I promised I will raise up the poor out of the dust and the needy out of the dunghill (Psalm 113:7). Hannah prophesied that I would set the poor among princes and make them inherit the Throne of glory (I Samuel 2:8).
The writer of Proverbs said, “That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasuries” (Proverbs 8:21).
Many are poor because they are cursed by their own greed and stinginess. It is the liberal soul who is made “fat” (Proverbs 11:25). I said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom…” (Luke 6:38). If you never give anything, then there is nothing to multiply. The blessing of multiplication only comes upon that which is left after you have given out of your own supply.
Many who are poor would be very well to do financially if they kept the law of prosperity (Malachi 3:9, 10). Regular giving insures a regular income. Believe Me to return all that you have given unto Me, and more, for this is My promise to you (Like 6:38).
Day by Day by Gwen Shaw
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