by Dr. Ray Self
In the kingdom of God abundance is offered to us. Abundance causes blessings not curses:
Gal 3:13 -14 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"- in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Every curse that might have come on us came on Jesus instead so that all of the blessings due Him might be available to us.
In the Kingdom of God, we have the right to be released from any curse.
Derek Prince recommends four steps to be released from a curse:
God’s blessing is a complete blessing. When God blesses, He blesses in every way.
Genesis 24:1 - Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.
Citizens of God’s Kingdom have a legal right to the blessings of Abraham.
One of the key things Christ accomplished at the cross was to exchange poverty for abundance:
2 Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Jesus took upon Himself what we deserved and in exchange offering us what He deserved:
God's definition of rich is different than the world's definition of rich.
It is possible to have a lot of money and yet be poor.
Luke 12:21 "So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Man's definition of rich is only one thing – having a lot of money.
God's definition of rich includes:
John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Abundance comes from a Latin word that means “a wave that flows over.”
An abundant life is one in which our needs are more than met allowing us to overflow on those around us.
2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
The three levels of provision:
As citizens of the Kingdom we have a legal right to abundance.
To receive our legal right the following conditions must be met:
Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
God’s conditions for abundance are not difficult but they do require purposeful Christian living with a renewed mind.