Overcoming A Poverty Spirit

Industry Observer

I am removing a poverty spirit from your heart.

A poverty spirit keeps you trapped in a lower form of being.

Poverty is not about economic deficiency.

True poverty is the acceptance of meager possibility.


There can be a poverty of imagination. 

A deficiency in courage. A death in personal vision.

A barrenness in the will that keeps you passive and beaten down.

Poverty is accepting limitation, and being governed by lack.


My people convince themselves that they lack resources,

but the reality is, they do not go out to meet My provision.

They take no stops of faith, they wait for provision to come. 


I have placed provision, not where you stand, but in the place you are about to tread.

It's in front of you, Beloved, one step ahead of a poverty mindset.


Never let yourself be defined by externals...

your bank balance, your resources, your environment. 

Be defined internally by My permission.

Then, such as you have... I will always multiply.


I want you to re-think your assumptions about

what is or is not possible... in the light of your favor, 

and your faith in My intentionality.

Your personal assumptions will either

defeat you or inspire you to live in Me.


Take ground in My permission. 

Enter into agreement with My intention. 

Internal harmony with My purpose

is the basis for all warfare to succeed. 

Contend with the enemy using your promises.

Believers are not passive... they apprehend!


Your promises sharpen your courage in the battle.

Warfare must always reveal your inheritance. 

It opens up new territory or establishes your present claim;

because I AM territorial, so is My word. 

Your promise has territory attached to it.

That is why the enemy contends against it.


In order to defeat you, he must prevent you from inheriting. 

To do that, he must cast doubts on the promise you hold. 

My people are a shadow of their potential, because they believe a lie.

The promise is designed to release you from fear into joy.


Fear is always present in a fight.

It has to be somewhere. 

When you live above fear, it becomes a weapon in your hand,

and you drive it into the heart of the enemy.


Do not for a moment be intimidated by the enemy,

for it is a sure sign to him, and to you, that you are not believing in your promises.

Doubt attracts attack. The enemy seeks to do more than depress you.

He seeks you for an ally. Warriors cannot be turned.

Their heart is fixed on Me.


Warriors live in the laughter of their King. 

They inhabit a place of carefree joy.

They walk in the exhuberance and enthusiasm of the Holy Spirit.

They hear Me singing, and they learn the words. 

They hear Me singing the Songs of Deliverance, and they join in.


All warriors are singers. The song of the Lord is glorious,

and it is dangerous to all our foes.


-The previous was a message from Graham Cooke.

Comments (6)

Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Bob in an economic sense I am broke now.  However, I feel blessed and I feel joy.  I have seen God provide for me in ways I never expected.  When you can trust the Lord for provision you can go about achieving everything he wants you to in all those other areas. 

Mar 20, 2014 04:30 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, the Lord wants each of us to figure out that without Him life is empty and lacking everything. I appreciate you sharing these thoughts and I don't want to believe a lie.

Mar 20, 2014 05:50 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Finacialy I am just OK, but spiritually I am loaded.   But I always have room for more

Mar 21, 2014 09:42 AM
Bob & Bonnie Horning
Mount Joy, PA

Why aren't my previous replies here now?? 

Gene, Our Daddy is the King of the entire universe, so we're never broke... broken is good though. He works with that. 

Mike, I appreciate you and all your comments along with your hungry heart for the Lord. My next post might be my last but it will be a doozy!

Bill, Financially you are in line to inherit the whole Kingdom so declare it here ahead of time and take ownership of it now. I appreciate all you have to offer.


Mar 22, 2014 12:20 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, I know you really poured yourself out in your last 3-4 posts here on spiritualrain but I along with many others are ready for more!


Have a great weekend!

Jun 06, 2014 07:59 AM
Bob & Bonnie Horning
Mount Joy, PA

Mike, I appreciate your kind words. Our life has changed dramatically over the past 3 months... for the good, but it means I'm no longer associated with the real estate business at all. We sold the magazine and I will post all about it as soon as I find the time to sit down and write it all out. I'll just say that when you do nothing other than what you hear the Lord say to do... amazing things transpire in your life. Still abiding in His word... Bob

Jun 07, 2014 11:11 PM