The curse of Ananias and Sapphira. In a time of great revival, the people were laying their offerings at the feet of the apostles (see Acts 5:34-37). But Ananias and Sapphira withheld from the church a portion of the profits from the sale of their property and lied about it to the Holy Ghost. Both of them received the same punishment--death--when Peter exposed their sin.
Through God's power, all these financial curses can be broken. I have seen people with tragic situations miraculously set free. But I get the greatest joy out of seeing a poverty-stricken person transition into the financial promises of God.
LIBERTY FROM LACK The keys to freedom from poverty are available to every one of us who is willing to do what God tells us in His Word. If you will start being faithful in your tithes and offerings; if you will honor God's house and seek to pass on a godly inheritance to the next generation, then you can begin to reverse the curses mentioned and, with God's help, break their power over your life.
As a preacher and an apostle to the nations, I feel that my ministry is not fulfilling the vision of Christ unless the lives of the people around me are changed for the better. I believe it is a sin to live below the standard that God has given us.
Jesus died so that we would not have to suffer from poverty and lack. When He came to set the captives free, He took the chains off our bank accounts and unlocked our minds, too. Selah! (Pause and think on that.)
The church doesn't need any more Mrs. Christinas making Jesus appear unconcerned about a person's physical condition. You can walk in victory over the spirit of poverty and lack and give others a reason to hope for their own deliverance.
Allow God to bring the transformation in your life that will take you to the next level. Then His blessings will become a reality that everyone can witness.
Kimberly Daniels is the author of From a Mess to a Miracle, published by Creation House Press, from which this article is adapted.
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