July 23, 2017

Breaking the yoke of financial hardship

Breaking the yoke of financial hardship

Pastor Bamidele

By Pastor Layi Bamidele

When you are without law, you remain low in life. Financial hardship comes your way when you walk away from the covenant. When the covenant no longer makes meaning to you, you then walk into financial hardship. The sweetest adventure in life is for you to walk in covenant with God.

Money is a speed machine, no one who chases it ever catches up with it. Act 8:19-20. When you seek God, goodness and mercy will be running after you.

What is covenant? Covenant is an agreement involving  two parties and guided by certain terms that are binding on both parties.

Believers waver in terms of covenant. A seed does not multiply unless they are planted. Genesis 1:11-12 refers to it that every seed has his own fruit to harvest.

Every temptation in life is centered around twisting God’s word. Deuteronomy 29:9 says “keep therefore the words of the covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.” The root of poverty is traceable to lack of knowledge.

Pastor Bamidele

In the medical line, every cure begins with a diagnosis, tracing the root of a problem. Poverty is a spirit. The enemy you don’t fight will not flee. Proverbs 6:11 says: “so shall thy poverty come as the the one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”

It’s your revelation that leads to your revolution. Just like cold is a symptom of fever, so also is lack is a symptom of poverty. Until you handle the problem of lack of knowledge you cannot handle the problem of material lack. In Genesis God promised Adam that he will eat in plenty, swim in plenty and dine in plenty, but his disobedience destroyed his destiny. And he ended up naked.

Every Christian that trample on God’s word will have his destiny trampled on. Proverbs 20:13 says: “love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty, open thy eyes and thou shall be satisfied with bread.” Great men don’t sleep much. The Bible says: “Too much of sleep leads to poverty. ”

There are so many factors that can make a poor to be poor. Let me give you four or five key points that make a man to live in abject poverty.

  1. Sin: The bible says that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach. When a man is faced with reproach he will naturally end up in abject poverty. When you dip your hand in sin, you will sink, but before you sink you will stink.
  2. Another key point that breeds poverty is disobedience. Every-time you disobey God’s instruct-ions you will end up in the wilderness. When you are faced with a wilderness experience, you will end up in abject poverty.
  3. The number three factor is association. The company you keep determines the level you go in life. When you move with the wrong set of people you get a wrong result. The Bible says “He that walketh with the wise shall be wise but the companion of fool shall be destroyed.

Not everyone that is in the church is in torch. Not everyone that goes to church is a child of God. If you don’t watch the people you walk with or associate with even in the household of faith, you will get yourself derailed and you end up on the ground.

Jeremiah 9:3 says: “and they bend their tongue like their bow for lies, but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth, for they proceed from evil to evil, and they not me, saith the Lord.

If you want to be a high flyer, you don’t go and make a motor park tout your best friend. If not your vision for flying will only remain a dream till you die. They are vision killers. Stop associating with a man that hate going to the household of faith or that hates to hear the word of God.

When you discard his law you will go low in life. Joshua 1:8 says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate there in day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for thou shall make thy way prosperous, then thou shall obtain good success.”

  1. So many Christians want to prosper but they don’t want to pay the price of success. You cannot prosper when you are not a faith-ful tither. When you refuse to pay your tithe, things will be tight for you. There is no tithing company that closes down. Malachi 3:10 says: “Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there no be room enough to receive it.”

.Bamidele is General Overseer, Christ Glorious Endtime Evangelical Church, Lagos. [email protected]