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Firstfruits

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Giving the firstfruits of our income to the Lord in the right spirit is an act of faith. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11: 6). The Lord requires faith before He will release His power toward us. Giving our firstfruits to Him is an act of faith by which we are declaring that we trust Him as the Source of our provision.

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Judging God with criticism

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When we criticize another Christian, we are actually saying that God’s workmanship does not meet our standards and that we could do it better. When we criticize someone else’s children, who takes offense? Their parents! This is no less true with God. When we criticize one of His people, we are actually judging Him. When we criticize one of His leaders, we are really judging His leadership.

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Criticism

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The devil has many titles in Scripture, but his most effective guise has unquestionably been “the accuser of our brethren” (see Revelation 12: 10). He seems to know better than the church that when we come into unity, he is doomed. Therefore, his number one strategy against us is to keep us divided. His most successful strategy for this has been to get us to accuse one another. He does this by releasing a critical spirit, which releases criticism. Criticism is also the number one way by which we release the spirit of poverty into our own lives.

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Give not get

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The first principle to getting out of our present financial bondage is not to get, but to give. If you cringed at that statement, it is the evidence of a wound that must be healed. Our foe has the wisdom of thousands of years of ruling over his dark domain, and he has wisely attacked the most important issues with his biggest weapons. He has taken some of the most important words in Scripture, such as “holiness,” “submission,” and “giving,” and made them repulsive even to Christians. Yet these truths will be recovered by those who overcome.

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Spiritual scars and scabs

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Before we can be used to heal others, we must be healed of our own wounds. One of the requirements for being a priest was that he could not have scabs (see Leviticus 21: 20). A scab is the result of an unhealed wound. Those who have scabs are so overly sensitive in that area that you cannot touch them. Likewise, our unhealed wounds keep people from getting close to us in those areas. This keeps us from being able to intercede for those who need our ministry. Spiritual scabs, therefore, can disqualify us from our most important ministries. Even though we can receive the power of healing in the same places where we were wounded, our wounds must be healed first. Scars may remain, which may continue to be a little sensitive, but not so sensitive that no one can get close to us. The sensitivity of scars is different from that of scabs. Scars keep us just sensitive enough to help us discern the wounds in others that have not yet been healed.

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Freedom from debt

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There is a clear biblical procedure for getting out of debt, for staying out of debt, and for becoming financially independent. The biblical definition for financial indepen-dence is being in the place where you never have to make a decision based on financial considerations, but simply on the revealed will of God. This is the condition in which every Christian should live. This should be our first and most important financial goal. Regardless of how bad our present financial condition is, there is a very simple biblical formula that will provide a sure way of escape: REPENTANCE + OBEDIENCE = FREEDOM We must start by recognizing any ways in which we have departed from the clear mandates of Scripture and then begin to obey the clear and simple biblical instructions for financial management. If we do, we will escape our present situation and begin to live a life of freedom that is better than we have ever dreamed.

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Debt and obedience

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Debt is probably the main reason why Christians today are not free to respond to the call of God in their lives. When there is a call to do anything, from entering the full-time ministry to going on a mission trip, if our main consideration is whether we can afford it, it is an indication that our financial condition rules us more than the will of God does.

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From the book "Overcoming Poverty "

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