June 24, 2014
Redeemed from Poverty
Galatians 3:13-14, says, "13) Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Jesus redeemed us from the curse so the blessing and its benefits could come on us. To receive these benefits we must have knowledge of what belongs to us. All faith is built upon the knowledge of God's Word. Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
III John 2 says, " Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." To walk in health and prosperity, we must renew our minds to the Word of God. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children." Most Christians are defeated today because of a lack of revelation knowledge concerning what Christ has redeemed them out of and what He has redeemed them into.
If we, as Believers, are to prosper in this hour we are living, we must become established in our redemptive blessings. One of these blessings is prosperity. It is vital that we gain the revelation that poverty is a curse and that Jesus has redeemed us from it. Believers are not to live their lives governed by the curse of poverty. We must renew our minds to the blessing of the Lord and walk in the revelation that it is God's Will to prosper us and bless us.
Study this week's message and apply these truths to your faith. Get the revelation that God is your source and you are to live your life under His blessing and not the curse. As Believers, we can prosper and live good, strong, and blessed lives, no matter what is going on around us because Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
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Redeemed from Poverty
I Jesus Redeemed Us from the Curse of Poverty
A) Hosea 4:6 - Most Christians aren't defeated today because they don't love God.
B) III John 2 - They are defeated because they don't know His Will.
1) v.6 - Don't reject God's Word, embrace it as yours and begin to do it.
2) v.2 - Renew your mind and attitude to agree with God's Word.
a) John 8:31-32 - continue in My Word, know the truth - it will set you free.
v.2 - Prosper and be in health.
Prosper (Grk) - Prosperity and success. To have a safe and successful trip.
Health (Grk) - To have sound health. To be well in body.
Prosperity and victorious living begin for Believers when we renew our thinking and receive knowledge of God's Will for our lives.
C) Galatians 3:13, 14, 29 - Jesus redeemed us from the curse so the blessing and its benefits could come on us. We receive benefits by faith. Faith is built on the knowledge of God's Word.
v.13 - Poverty is part of the curse.
1) Deuteronomy 28:15-19, 23, 38-40, 43-44 - Poverty and lack are a curse.
2) Proverbs 10:15 - destruction of the poor is their poverty. Anything that destroys is of the devil.
v.13 - Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.
1) II Corinthians 8:9 - Jesus became poor that we might be rich.
a) Philippians 2:6-7 - Jesus emptied Himself and became a servant.
b) Matthew 8:20 - Jesus never gathered prosperity to Himself. He never had a home so that we could have one.
v.13 - On the cross Jesus took our every need and bore our curse of poverty.
v.14 - so we could be blessed
1) Philippians 4:19 - Now God is your source of supply to make you prosperous in this life.