Keys To Get Free From The Shackles Of Scarcity, Mediocrity & Poverty
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (KJV)
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 is a powerful passage. The truth is that it can either work for us or against us. Sadly, for many it has worked more against us than for us; especially in the area of lack. Though we serve the God of all creation; who speaks to those things that are not as though they were; who raises the dead; brings light out of darkness; streams of water out of dry places and even decrees abundance out of nothing; those who know no better, have been shackled by a threefold cord that has not been quickly broken.
The three fold cord that has held many bound up in bondage has been the cord of scarcity, mediocrity and poverty. These three are all connected and when working together, are hard to break. For some; a whole generation has been held hostage by these cords. For some; entire communities, districts, churches and families have been in bondage almost unaware.
This may sound strange coming from a preacher; but going to church has never been enough and never will be enough alone to break these cords. Our pews are filled with countless, regular attenders who leave each week the same way they came; tied up in these cords. Tragically, although Christ came to set us free most people are neither, specific, persistent or intentional enough to ever break free of the cords that they dont see. Yet the bible reveals a secret; another key if you will, to ensure that the hearing would hear and those with eyes would see.
1 John 4:4 (KJV)
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
In other words, one of the very first levels of understanding that must be unlocked is the fact that no matter what bondage , chains or shackles ‘the god of this world’ has put on you either consciously or subconsciously; the 1st step to RECOVERY is DISCOVERY! Yes, once you truly come into the realization of the GREATER one inside of you; no devil in hell can hold you back!
Beloved you must know right now and at once that there is the same power in you that God used to create the entire universe! In the essence of this power; you lack nothing to fulfill your purpose and to accomplish God’s vision for your life. Furthermore, every vision from God is accompanied by his provision. The only thing that separates us from the victory of living out that vision is our faith, understanding of this principle and our full fledged obedience to him.
This is why it is critical in this day and time to stop making excuses. This is why if you never realized it before you must realize it now: it’s not just a cute expression; “If God be for you, who can be against you?”
It’s time to break that threefold cord for yourself, your family and everyone else who is connected to you. Stop settling for who you have been and walk into who God said you are. Stop thinking that God has enough for everyone else but some kind of way when he gets around to you, he runs out! Stop thinking that mediocre, lukewarm stuff that you have been living is good enough or even close to what God has called you to! Stop thinking that you are supposed to be a part of any famine, deficit or national recession! Stop buying all of those lies and propaganda and send them back to the pit of hell where they came from! Satan has been playing games with your mind! God has more than enough to supply all of your needs according to his riches and not only that but to do exceeding, abundantly above whatever it is that you might ask or think. In fact, no good thing will he with hold from you because, as your father, he wants to give you the very desires of your heart if you would only learn to seek after him with your whole heart and honor him the way he deserves to be honored.
Get up! Loose yourself! Stop playing! We have no time to waste; there are other prisoners who need to be set free! Many are so blind that they don’t even know that they are in bondage! The Shackles Of Scarcity, Mediocrity & Poverty have weighed heavy on them but now you have the key needed to set an entire generation free!
Child of God, God is not honored by your thinking he doesn’t have enough for you! God is not honored by your playing it safe and settling for average and mediocrity! God is not honored when you think he wants you to live an impoverished life in any form. He is the God of abundance! Rise up to your birthright in God! If he is your father then act like his child. You are ROYALTY and this is your master key for the week.
Psalm 1 [NKJV]
3He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Pastor Mel Keyes,
Life Coach & Vision Locksmith