Overcomers, Part 2

Revelation 12:10-11 [NIV], "For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..."

John 16:33 [NIV], "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world."

Galatians 5:1, It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. 

What is the yoke of slavery?

Bondage is "any thought or action that limits our freedom." 

A Poverty Spirit



So what is a "Poverty Spirit?"

A poverty spirit is a lie that keeps us from walking in the fullness of our God-given inheritance and identity.

6 Ways a "Poverty Spirit" reveals itself in our lives...

1.  Inferiority Complex

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature will have a low self-esteem.

2.  Sense of Inadequacy

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature believes they don't have what it takes.

3.  Play the Comparison Game

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature will constantly measure [rate] themselves by the successes and failures of others.

4.  Taker Mentality

"There are two types of people in this world:  Givers and Takers!  And you can't be both."

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature takes and is never satisfied.

5.  Irrational

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature will refuse to take responsibility for their actions.

6.  Fear of the Future

A person who has a "Poverty Spirit" by nature will lack hope for the future.



Luke 15:18-19 [NKJV], "I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son.  Make me like one of your hired servants." 

Do we want our lives to be defined by a LIAR?

Deuteronomy 28, "Poverty" is under the "curse of the law."  

Galatians 3:13, "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law..."

2 Corinthians 8:9, "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his POVERTY might become rich."  

SeriesTerri Smith