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4. The Second Promise

The Lord Jesus also quoted from the Prophet Isaiah, as follows:
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Isaiah 61:1     (New King James Bible)

This verse explains how the Poverty Syndrome affects our life:
Misfortune/Poverty may cause us to be broken-hearted because we put our trust in something or someone and instead of filling our need, we were left more empty than before.
It may cause us to be in captivity to some sin or vice that we thought would be the way out, but instead it locked the door behind us and held us captive in an area of our life.
Misfortune/Poverty may cause us to be bound and in a prison dungeon, completely taken over by a destructive lifestyle that we cannot get out of at all.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Anointed One of God who has the authority to rebuke Misfortune/Poverty from your life.

That means:
when I commit my life and future to Jesus Christ, and begin to fit in with His plans for me, I have His permission to use His principles for coming out of poverty:
no matter what kind of poverty hampers me.

Loving heavenly Father, today I commit my whole life and future without reservation into the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ,
who died to pay the price for my sins and who conquered the enemy by rising from the dead.
Thank You for making freedom from misfortune and poverty available to me.
I am willing to make the changes necessary to come out of poverty,
Today I refuse ancestral curses of poverty and every spirit and attitude of poverty from my life,
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,

There's a new thought here tomorrow.
See you then, God willing!

Psalm 107:
17 Some fools turned against God and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything, so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them, so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him. With joy they should tell what he has done.
(New Century Bible)

Daily Pointer:

Have you ever felt that
fate has dealt you a dirty hand in life?
Are there cycles of failure
in specific areas in your circumstances?
Do you sometimes feel cursed or blighted?

On this web site
we want to examine some of the reasons why
it is reasonable to feel this way,
and suggest a cure for the problem.


To read a poem describing how bad luck can feel,
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