Devotion: Refuse Poverty


Ecclesiastes 9:16. “Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’ wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.”

Some people associate poverty with godliness and think that the rich will not make it to heaven. However this is just the devil’s way of keeping them in poverty by allowing them to misinterpret the Word. God shows us that the wisdom of a poor man is despised. Noone accepts what a poor man says. As a child of God don’t accept poverty, you have power to drive it out of your life.

The patriarchs such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Solomon, David and so on made it to heaven but were equivalent of billionaires or even more in our days. So never be deceived by associating poverty with godliness. Actually a poor man can easily sin, through envy, lying, theft and use of various evil ways to get rich.

Say no to poverty.

There are several Biblical means to get out of poverty and will introduce just three of them.

The first means is through giving. This is giving with knowledge.Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.”

The second one is through being diligent.The word Diligent is a Hebrew word “Mahiyr”meaning Quick, Hard working and Skilled. Prov 10:4 “The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy. ” Work hard at what you do. Deliver within the agreed deadlines and work on your talents to become skills. Through training and practice and can change talents to skills. Pro 22:29 “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

Third one is through words we speak. Words you speak can determine your destination(James3:2-5). Speak right Words. Know that Christ became poor that you should be rich. Its your inheritance hence refuse poverty with your mouth.2 Corinthians 8:9.” For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”
Confess with me: I refuse poverty and every effect of the same. I operate in abundance because that is my inheritance in Christ Jesus. I am a seed of Abraham and all the blessings of Abraham belong to me. In Jesus Name. Amen.



  1. The bible says “they are from the world; therefore they speak from the world and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us;whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” 1John4:5-6. We don’t have to be deserved yooooo.

  2. AMEN For what? kumbukilani baibulo linanena kuti kuli kovuta kwa munthu mwini chuma kulowa ufumu wa mulungu

    komanso fanizo la Lazaro Waumphawi ndi munthu mwini chuma

    achuma amakhala anthu opanda chikondi, Onani Malipilo Omwe Amapereka Kwa Antchito Awo

  3. Do not invest here on earth where termits and cocloaches will destroy your wealth rather invest in heaven where termites and cocloaches cannot destroy your wealth.However,the other chapter said,i was born without anything and i will go without anything.NOTE that,if the church or a pastor is encouraging people to get riches in this life,you need to have a quetion mark on that church or the paster coz,Jesus himself did not encourage people to be rich in this life.NB:These are the last days we need to be very carefull,vigilant and alert for the satan is busy twisting the word of GOD to fulfill his needs.

  4. I would rather choose not to be poor nor rich. I only need food, shelter and clothes. Too much riches will make me forgert God, and, too much povert will tempt me. Help me Lord

  5. Pastor that’s true God is very rich ,I don’t see any follower Pover ,I rebuke any spirit of Poverty following to be burnt into ashes in the name of JESUS CHRIST AMEEEEEN!!!!

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