Currently, the world sees poverty as a huge crisis which must be tackled immediately and whilst I can agree to it a bit, I believe the biggest crisis facing humanity today is the lack of spiritual discipline or hunger. I recall a conversation I had with my wife, and I made this comment to her, “God’s Word is sufficient and it has everything we will ever need.” His Word is enough and is the solution to every ill in society. I will encourage you to read Psalm 19:7-14 (TPT) as it will enlighten us on the sufficiency of God’s Word, even in a challenging world like ours.
“Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by His divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing Him who has called us by name and invited us to come to Him through a glorious manifestation of His goodness.” Read 2 Peter 1:3 (TPT). GODS DIVINE POWER IS AN ANTIDOTE TO SPIRITUAL POVERTY – HIS WORD IS THAT POWER.
Listen to what Charles H. Spurgeon says, “I have little confidence in those persons who speak of having received direct revelations from the Lord, as though He appeared otherwise than by and through the gospel. His word is so full, so perfect, that for God to make any fresh revelation to you or me is quite needless. To do so would be to put dishonour upon the perfection of that word.” In other words, CHS is simply saying, we need not look further than the Word of God. Watch this, “Always be eager to present yourself before God as a PERFECT and MATURE minister, without shame, as one who CORRECTLY explains the Word of Truth.” Read 2 Timothy 2:15 (TPT). So here is my point, one of the antidotes to spiritual poverty is the STUDY OF GOD’S WORD. You are a minister and the anointed of God!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word never fails. Your promises are yes and amen. Thank You for empowering us with Your spirit and authority to effect change in our world through preaching the gospel of Christ in Jesus Name. Amen.
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