roots of poverty

Severing the Roots of Poverty

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo2 Minutes

Having a relationship with Jesus certainly doesn’t mean we’ll be free of problems or struggles. Life can be tough, and even as Christians, we’ll face many challenges. Severing the roots of poverty is one common difficulty.

Most of our battles, struggles, and trials in life are rooted in the spiritual realm. As a result, we must wage war on the spiritual battlefield and fight with spiritual weapons.
Overcoming poverty is one example of this principle. Jesus taught us that the devil is a THIEF who comes to steal and destroy God’s blessings in our lives (John 10:10). Many Christians unnecessarily suffer financial lack simply because they don’t understand the nature of the spiritual battle they’re in.

Defeating Satan’s Lies

Scripture tells us that the devil is “the father of lies” (John 8:44 ESV). Many believers believe the lie that God wants them to experience lack instead of abundance. Yet God wants to replace that lie with the truth that you have the power to create, obtain, assimilate or possess wealth by the wisdom and power of God (Deuteronomy 8:18).

If you’re a child of God, the devil has no rights in your life. You need to boldly speak to your circumstances, reminding them that you are a child of the King and a joint heir with Christ. The power of life and death is in your tongue, so make sure your words line up with God’s Word.

Don’t stop pressing in until you experience the victory you’ve been promised. Make sure you are taking steps of faith—sowing financial seeds to prepare the way for God’s abundant harvests in your life.

In Jesus’ name, you have power over the devil, but he’s not going to give up without a fight. You must realize the authority God has given you and lay an axe to the roots of poverty and financial lack in your life.

May God awaken the mighty warrior inside of you, so you can pull down strongholds in your own life and then go to battle on behalf of your loved ones.