Financial bondage could be a curse

CURSES can put even a well meaning Christian in a financial bondage they never imagined.

 

When growing up, every child wishes they could get money to buy all the things their parents could not afford to buy, or the things their parents refused to buy for them.

 

Being in a place where one does not have to worry about where the next meal comes from, is the desire of every adult.

 

Lack of money results to limitation and in the quest to escape from lack, individuals have taken desperate measures and landed into situations that put them in a financial bondage.

 

Why does the desire for financial freedom not  yield any results?

 

Why do we have people working almost round the clock and have nothing to show for it?

 

Is financial bondage a curse?

 

There must be a cause to this.  “Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight.” Proverbs 26:2. NKJV.

 

 

Barriers to financial freedom

 

Zechariah 5:1-4 NKJV

 

Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll. And he said to me, “What do you see?”

 

So I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits.” Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole earth: ‘Every thief shall be expelled,’ according to this side of the scroll; and, ‘Every perjurer shall be expelled,’ according to that side b of it.”

 

“I will send out the curse,” says the Lord of hosts; “It shall enter the house of the thief And the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It shall remain in the midst of his house And consume it, with its timber and stones.”

 

The Scripture above states that there is a curse entitled to every thief.

 

Have you ever stolen anything from somebody?

 

Exodus 20:15, “You shall not steal” which is the seventh commandment forbids unjustly taking or keeping the goods of one’s neighbour and wronging him in any way with respect to his goods.

 

It commands justice and charity in the care of our possessions.

 

The curse of the flying scroll shall remain in the house of the thief and consume the house.

 

Three things: It will locate the house of the thief, secondly, it will stay there and thirdly it will destroy it.

 

Proverbs 6:31. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.

 

Let us see things thieves do:

 

Stealing

Bribery

Fraud

Cheating

Overpricing

Greed

Corruption

False measures

Covetousness

Gambling

Stinginess

Not paying debts

Not paying workers

Mistreating workers

 

 

Being ungrateful

Placing money on evil altars (diviners and witches)

Money on evil altars in your behalf

Taking advantage of the needy

Not fulfilling financial obligations (defaulting)

Not paying taxes

Not paying tithes

Participating in witchcraft

Being irresponsible and lack of accountability

 

 

 

Being unequally yoked with a non-believer in business

Verbal curses spoken over your Finances

Dishonor to parents

Giving sparingly

Lack of faith while giving

Sexual immorality

Deception and lying

Overspending

Fortune cookies (given in Chinese restaurants)

 

Are you guilty of stealing?

 

Is there anything in the list above that you need to repent of?

 

Right to steal

 

The enemy looks for opportunities to devour . A thief steals something precious and uses an entrance.

 

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

Many people are living lives that are not their own-the devil stole it!

 

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devourI Peter 5:8. NKJV.

 

When we steal, the enemy gets a right to steal from us.

 

We may be quick to say that we do not stand accused of stealing, but your ancestors may be guilty of stealing.

 

If your ancestors sinned, you sinned as well while in their loins.

 

Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him. Hebrews 7:9-10. NKJV.

 

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