The Benefits of Our Redemption Through Christ – Part 2
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.
Redeemed from poverty
You have been redeemed from poverty. Poverty is a state of lack or insufficiency. In Christ you are blessed. To be blessed means to be divinely empowered to prosper. Christ the burden remover and the yoke destroyer has removed the burden of poverty and destroyed the yoke of lack in your life. Knowing this is the first step; activating and enforcing it is the next. You get the revelation of your dominion over poverty in Christ by meditating on the truth that your are already blessed in Christ. You are blessed right now, not in the future. You need that to sink in and stay in your consciousness until it becomes your strong conviction. This takes place through the process of consistent meditation on this truth. For example, you can start by saying according to Deuteronomy 28: 30, 38-38 & 44 To plant a vineyard, and not gather its grapes, to carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, to plant vineyards and tend them, but neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes from it, to be a borrower and not a lender and to be the tail and not head is the curse of the law. But Galatians 3:13 says Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law, therefore I am no longer poor; I am rich because of the blessing of Christ.
You can continue by saying, Blessed is the fruit of my body, the produce of my ground and the increase of my herds, the increase of my cattle and the offspring of my flocks. Blessed is my basket and my kneading bowl. And the Lord will grant me plenty of goods, in the fruit of my body, in the increase of my livestock, and in the produce of my ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to my fathers to give me. The Lord will open to me His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to my land in its season, and to bless all the work of my hand. I shall lend to many nations, but I shall not borrow. And the Lord will make me the head and not the tail; I shall be above only, and not be beneath. Deuteronomy 28:4-5, 11-13.
Friend, our redemption in Christ is a present tense reality and a statement of fact, not a prophecy or a promise – it is done. So when you tithe and give your offering you are activating the blessing of prosperity and when you make your confession over your seed you are watering it and then God gives the increase.
Personal declaration for the day
Today, I will keep confessing the blessing of God over my life and I will have what I say. Amen.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know poverty is a curse?
Are you aware that poverty is a barrier to fulfilling God’s plan for your life?
What do you intend to do about it?