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Topic: Poor (10/25/04)
TITLE: We are not poor!
By Tesiri Moweta
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Unfortunately, there will always be poor men. Jesus said in Matthew 26:11 “…the poor you will always have with you”. Some people will never change.
Likewise, being rich and prosperous is in a man’s spirit. As with poverty, it is a state of the mind but it is not a disease like poverty is. It is a tool. A tool to help others.
When a man accepts Jesus, he automatically has prosperity placed inside of him. When a man makes a covenant with Jehovah, prosperity goes with that man. Remember Joseph? The bible says that as a slave (he was a slave!) serving in the house of Potiphar in Egypt, Potiphar recognized that his household was blessed because of him as we see in Genesis 39:2-6.
Joseph was still a giver even as a slave because he was carrying something inside him placed there by God Himself. He did not see a bleak future; he did not see himself as a slave. He became independent of his circumstance because he knew he carried wealth.
Even when he was put in prison, that thing followed him and got him out. It took him straight to becoming the Prime Minister of Egypt. If he was a poor man, he would never have reached that height.
So, as a Christian, never accept poverty in any form or manner. Give! and give big for the gospel and for Jesus.Make life easier for someone else somehow. You don’t have to have all the money in the world to do that. Mother Theresa sets that as an outstanding example for us.
Be happy even if you don’t have all you desire, unhappiness short-circuits the power of your faith.
See afar and ahead and see that all is bright and getting better. God said to Abraham in Genesis 13:15, “as far as your eyes can see, I have given to you”.
Believe in yourself, that you deserve the very best. The bible says in Romans 8:32, if God did not spare His only son but gave him for us, how will He not freely give us all things?
See why I hate that saying “as poor as a church mouse”. The Christian ought not to be described with such words as some think. A Christian is rich, great, blessed, big and influential. He clearly fits the description in Proverbs 4:18.
That’s why I tell myself everyday; “I am not the poor trying to get rich, I am the rich discovering how truly rich I am and that’s who a Christian is.