You now know that the devil wants you poor. You now know that God has given you authority over the devil, and your heavenly Father wants you to abound in all good things.

By now I am sure you have rejected the old, worn-out line that says, “God is putting me through this poverty to keep me dependent upon Him.” That kind of thinking belongs in the garbage can.

We are no longer talking old “pie-in-the-sky” principles, or mouthing “in the sweet by-and-by” rhetoric. We are replacing those outdated ideas with scriptural promises of our divine right to prosper here and now. Prosperity is part of our heavenly heritage, that which comes with being a child of the King!

With your new prosperity mentality, you are literally being transformed into a new breed of saint. You have a way to put the crooked things straight – the ability to take back what the devil has stolen. You have discovered the way to claim a significant portion of the riches of this world to use to finance the final, end-time harvest before the return of Jesus!

One passage of scripture puts into proper perspective our position in this spiritual battle and highlights our spiritual heritage better than any other:

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.   Luke 10:19

God has given you and me power over the enemy, and by now you know that poverty is clearly one of the tools the enemy has used to keep us weak and ineffective. But, we have the power to overcome poverty. It is part of our prosperity heritage as sons and daughters of the Most High God:

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.        Hebrews 2:14

Look at that carefully: the devil had the power, but today he is defeated. The devil’s power to keep you sick, poor and tired has been wiped out. Now God is calling you to be a great giver and to participate in every aspect of the end-time harvest.  And, as strange as it may seem, you are now beginning to see that this wonderful truth about abundance is not just an impossible dream; it is a reality that is happening to you. You possess a new prosperity mentality. You are walking out of the door of financial impossibilities and crossing the threshold of unlimited financial possibilities through the power of God!


Excerpts from “Powerful Principles of Increase Released In You”

by John Avanzini

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