Obey to Avoid the Automatic Curse of Poverty
September 20, 2014
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 28:15
It shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you.
No study of God’s Word is complete and honest if the studier avoids or minimizes the consequences of disobedience. For our own protection, we must understand that a curse automatically falls upon anyone who willfully disobeys God’s commands and kingdom principles.
What is the curse? It is poverty.
You will notice something alarming if you read Deuteronomy 28:15–68—you will get a clear picture of this nation! America has developed a spirit of poverty primarily because of its willful disobedience to the covenant with God. Overall, we are nation of truce breakers, and yes, I am speaking of the body of Christ too. The body of Christ has committed treason by abandoning kingdom principles in favor of the traditions of men.
Only one path back into the blessings of God exists: we must return to kingdom principles. No matter how stubborn we are, and no matter how many people transgress God’s laws and principles, we are powerless to break or undo God’s laws. The opposite happens: God’s laws will break us.
The refreshing side to all this is that simple obedience allows us to bypass all these curses and difficulties. When we observe God’s covenant and honor Him, He showers us with blessings without sorrow.
Holy Father, I choose to obey Your voice and heed Your Word. I will remember You and praise You as my Redeemer and Rock. By Your grace, I will keep Your commands and statutes with joy. I command poverty to flee and prosperity to flow; in Jesus’ name, amen.