We do not have to live under the curse of poverty or any other curse. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law through the sacrifice
Jesus made on the cross. We no longer have to tolerate sin, sickness,
and spiritual death.

  1. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. Through His sacrifice, He made available to us the same blessing God promised Abraham (Galatians 3:13, 14)
    1. To be redeemed means to be delivered.
      1. We are no longer in bondage to the curse of the law.
      2. To be cursed is to be empowered to fail.
      3. To be blessed is to be empowered to have success.
      4. We are Abraham’s heirs because we belong to Christ (Galatians 3:29).
      5. Abraham’s blessing included him being made rich by God.
      6. The word rich means having a full supply.
  2. The Law is contained in the first five books of the Bible.
    1. Disobedience still has serious consequences today; however, in the Old Testament the people did not have a Savior to redeem them.
    2. Consequences of disobeying the Law manifested in a three-fold curse: poverty, sickness, and spiritual death.
  3. The curse does not come without a cause.
    1. There is a reason why things are not working.
    2. When someone is cursed, they can do all they know to do and they will still fail (Deuteronomy 28:15-17, 38-40).
  4. Godliness is profitable (1Timothy 4:8).
    1. My God shall supply all of your needs (financial, material, and other areas) according to His riches in glory.
      1. A bad economy does not affect those who are godly and living according to His Word.
      2. When we seek Him first, all the things we need are added to us (Matthew 6:31-33).
      3. Whatever we give or sow will also be given to us (Luke 6:38).
      4. We tithe (give a tenth of our income to God first) and He keeps the curse at bay (Malachi 3:10, 11).
      5. God honors the tithes we give in our churches (Hebrews 7:8).
  5. We honor God by allowing His Word to weigh heavy in our lives.
    1. Those who honor God are honored by Him; those who do not are empowered to fail (1 Samuel 2:30).
      1. Honor God by allowing His Word to guide your actions.
      2. Honor is a determining factor of the blessing.
      3. When we honor God with our money, He honors us with plenty (Proverbs 3:9, 10).
      4. Dishonoring God with our substance brings lack.
      5. Money cannot be our master; the silver and gold belong to God.
      6. Can God speak to you about your money?
      7. If He tells you to give a certain amount, will you give it?
      8. When we give to the poor, we are also lending to God (Proverbs 19:17).
      9. God is not stingy. When He blesses, He does so abundantly (Luke 5:4-7).

Scripture References:

  • Galatians 3:13, 14, 29
  • Deuteronomy 28:15-17, 38-40
  • 1Timothy 4:8
  • Matthew 6:31-33
  • Luke 6:38
  • Malachi 3:10, 11
  • Hebrews 7:8
  • 1 Samuel 2:30
  • Proverbs 3:9, 10
  • Proverbs 19:17
  • Luke 5:4-7