Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Disobedient Saints Will Walk in Debt

In verse 15 of this same chapter, the writer makes an abrupt turnaround. He speaks to the disobedient saints, the ones who will not walk in His ways. He tells them they will walk in curses instead of blessings.

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.
Deuteronomy 28:15

The list of curses goes on for fifty-three verses. Among them, one thing really stands out. Those who walk contrary to God’s will, walk in debt.
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high;
and thou shalt come down very low.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head,
and thou shalt be the tail.
Deuteronomy 28:43-44

With this information you know God wants you to be debt free. When you have a specific word from God, you also have His assurance that you can fulfill it. He promises that His Word will empower you to accomplish His will.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Five Powerful Concepts

The biblical account of David’s victory over the giant contains special truth that will help you to lay a firm hold of God’s debt-free guarantee. The Word of God tells us when he stepped onto the battle field to face Goliath, David brought something special with him. In his hand he had five smooth stones. He would use them as ammunition against Goliath. Scripture tells us he took these stones out of the brook.

Without having to use much imagination, you can easily see the brook as representing the Word of God.

Please notice something important about the stones David took from the brook. They were smooth stones. Their condition tells us they had been in the brook for a very long time. The continuous flow of the water over them had worn away all the rough edges. This is the way it is with all the truth that comes from the Word of God. Everything you find in the Bible is tried and true and has withstood the test of time.

Illustrations from the Bible have worked as inspiration for others throughout the ages, and this one will start working for you today. I am going to show you how to use five proven concepts from the Bible to win your battle with the Goliath of debt you now face. These truths carry with them a promise of God’s power to help you in your war on debt.

Friday, July 16, 2010

God’s Debt-Free Guarantee

Few people realize how big the reward David received for killing goliath really was. The Word of God tells us that besides winning two other valuable prizes, the king cancelled every single debt David’s father owed or ever would owe.

Just think about it for a moment. By simply allowing God to use him, a little shepherd boy received a debt-free guarantee from the highest authority in his nation. Keep in mind that David was a part of his father’s house in the same way that David’s children would be a part of David’s household. Therefore, when David brought an end to Goliath’s reign of terror, he brought an end to the bondage of debt over not only his father’s life, but his own life as well.

Scripture tells us there would be three rewards for the person who killed the giant. First of all, the king would give the over comer great financial riches. He would also allow him to marry his daughter. These two rewards meant the over comer would live like a king. Beyond that, he would receive a prize that would change everything for his father’s family. The entire family of the giant-slayer would live the rest of their lives totally free from the bondage of debt. This is the part of the promise I would like to focus your attention on in this book. I want to show you, step by step, how to lay hold of God’s debt-free guarantee and put it to work in your life.