The only way the devil can stop you from receiving your God-ordained portion of wealth is by getting you to accept his deceptive, destructive lies about your inability to break through into abundance.
He will try to make you so fearful of failing, you will give up your new-found liberty in giving.
Satan will desperately attempt to convince you that giving is foolish. This deception is rooted in fear. The devil will desperately try to put fear-filled lies into your mind, hoping they will grow like weeds and destroy your much-desired harvest.
Do not be confused as to the origin of fear; it does not come from God: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 “God does not want you to operate in fear, but in power”. Remember God’s heritage for you as described in Deuteronomy 8:18: “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth…”
You see, God not only gives you power over fear, He also freely gives you the power to get wealth! What a loving God we serve!
God’s way to counteract Satan’s relentless, fearful lies about your finances, is to have you walk in faith. Faith and fear cannot operate together. Neither can faith and doubt. They work against each other and bring about instability and failure.
James tells us, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). Reject fear. Reject doubt. Use each step of faith as a way of destroying Satan’s attempts to bring poverty into your life. Faith will always conquer fear when it is operated in the light of biblical truth.
Remember: as you become faithful in your finances, you begin to draw a double reward to yourself.
- 1.You begin to prosper in the financial realm.
- 2.You position yourself to be endowed with the true riches of God (spiritual power and authority).
“If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” Luke 16:11
Surely you can now see that through your faith in God’s promises, and your faithful stewardship walk, you will become like the workers in the temple who could be trusted with finances:
“Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully”. 2 Kings 22:7
Excerpt from “Powerful Principles of Increase Released in You”
By John Avanzini