Faith and Patience, Part 10
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Delivered By
Marilyn Moore
Delivered On
October 1, 2015



“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”  Jeremiah 29:11

expected (Hebrew)  literally, a cord (as an attachment)

         " By Faith                                                                                   & Patience                                                  we inherit the promises.”


I. Faith Project – Faith in Finance

   A. Finances are probably one of the things that cause God’s people to stress the most, ruins marriages, etc. 

   B. The revelation and understanding of God’s Word concerning finances uproots fear and causes faith to arise when we

        apply what we know.

   C. Faith in God’s Kingdom way of doing finances, faith in His economy=Higher ways

   D. How does faith come for this?

Romans 10:17 NKJV:  …faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

   E. Every faith project has an “expected end”, manifestation of the Word of God on the earth!

   F. The “expected end” of this faith project, soul prosperity resulting in:

        1. Understanding of God’s Kingdom way of doing finances + obedience to His Word=manifestation

        2. God’s Financial order in our lives, causing stress over finances to diminish=health & soundness of mind


II. Soul Prosperity – Starting Place of Our Project

3 John 2 NKJV: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things

 and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

   A. First, we must be born again from above.  Our spirits connected to His Spirit is God’s part.  (John 3:3)

   B. Secondly, our minds must be renewed to transformation or change.  This is our part in the process, working with

       Holy Spirit.

Romans 12:2 AMP:  2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to

 its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by it s

new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect

will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

   C. How do we do renew our minds to transformation or change?

        1. renew – Greek means renovate

             a. renovate – restore to an earlier condition

            b. renovating involves

                1. a tearing down and uprooting of the old and all that was not in the original plan in our minds, our wills, and

                 our emotions

                2. building and implanting God’s original plan and thoughts for mankind, even the thing which is good and                                acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

               c. Example of renovation – Plaza Theater

        2. Where do we find the earlier condition that we need our minds renewed to?

            a. Looking back to God’s original intent for mankind, back to Genesis, back to creation, we find our answer.

            b. Looking at Creation, we see the heart of our Father.  He is LOVE.  LOVE took 6 days to create a perfect environment for the object of His love, mankind.

            c. Why did LOVE do that?  He needed someone to fellowship with, to give to, and to bless.  The goodness of God    is our foundation to soul prosperity.

            d. LOVE made the man in His image, fashioned his earth suit, and then breathed Himself, His life, His divine        DNA, His glory into this lifeless body

                1. “and man came into being, a speaking spirit like God”, a co-creator with Him

            e. The very first thing after man came into being, His creator informed him of his intentions for him, His plan for             man with The Blessing:

Genesis 1:28 KJV:  28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,

 and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl

 of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

                   1. be fruitful and multiply – in Hebrew this means to increase and have abundance in every way—and to be continually                               increasing and having abundance

                   2. replenish – in Hebrew means to fill up, perpetually renew, supply, and keep full

            f. This is the original design for us.  This is who God made us to be!  This is our identity as a child of God that we

            were created to prosper, to keep pushing forward and increasing, to have abundance so that we have more than

   enough to meet our own needs and plenty left over to give and to establish His covenant upon the earth.         

Malachi 3:6 NKJV:  6 "For I am the Lord, I do not change;

            g. This is in our spiritual DNA.  But our souls (minds, wills, emotions) have been impoverished from God’s                          original design and intent for His children:

                 1. By the spirit of this world surrounding us and influencing us with the world’s perspective

                 2. Through bad choices

                 3. By the iniquity that was passed to us through the genes of our parents, and from former generations

                 4. By lack of knowledge of God’s Word and His ways, where there is no understanding and no vision, the                              enemy steals from us.  (Prov. 24:30-34)

                 5. By passivity and spiritual slothfulness, poverty comes (Prov. 6:9-11; 10:4; 13:4; 20:4)

   D. Where and how did a “poverty spirit” begin when everything that God created was excellent and blessed?

        1. Eden’s name means delight.  Everything about the garden was perfect and in order.  There was nothing chaotic,     no sin, no sickness or disease, no death, and no lack, no want.

        2. God put Adam in the Garden of Eden and gave him instructions (his part).  Adam didn’t have the written Word as we do today, but he had the Creator speak to him face to face and give him His Word.

Genesis 2:15-17 KJV:  15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to

 keep it.  16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof

 thou shalt surely die

         3. Even though this is a very familiar scripture, let’s break it down a bit.

            a. Vs. 15 – Adam was commanded by God to:

                    --- to dress it;  Hebrew means to work, to serve

                      --- to keep it;  Hebrew means to hedge about with thorns, to guard, to protect, to attend to

              b. In other words it was Adam’s job to take care of the garden and to guard it, protect it, to pay attention to.  He                             was in charge.  The Blessing had empowered him to multiply, be fruitful, increase and abound—and also to                 take dominion.  If he was to guard it, that must mean that an enemy will come and try to steal it and mess it up.

             c. Vs. 16 – He was provided every tree in the garden for his food—except one tree.  That tree belonged to the                      Creator, it was His part of the Garden.  Even though Adam was not to eat of what belonged to God, he was the                 steward over it, to work it and take care of it.

             e. Vs. 17 – To disobey God’s Word and take what belonged to God would bring death into the Garden.  Thus                         far the Garden was teeming with the Life and Glory of God, with The Blessing.  The atmosphere of the Garden                        was filled with The Blessing and Glory from heaven, and it was all manifesting in the natural realm.  To                 disobey God’s command would disconnect them from the Life of God and from The Blessing.  Instead their                     disobedience would connect them to the curse of poverty, sickness, and death as they would no longer be                       empowered by The Blessing as their choice to disobey would disconnect them from it.

    E. After God’s instructions to Adam, he named all of the animals.  Then the Creator fashioned a companion for him by

        taking the female part of God’s image from Adam.  He called her Eve.  As he was her covering and the one who

        received God’s Word concerning the Garden, it was up to him to make sure she knew what God said, washing her

        mind with the water of the Word.  (Eph. 5:23-27)

    F. So far all is well in the garden--perfect peace and harmony, abundance of all good things.

   G. Genesis 3—the entrance of the poverty spirit through the craftiness of the enemy, twisting Eve’s perception of God

        and through her uncertainty of God’s instructions. 

Genesis 3:1-5 NIV:   Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.

 He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”2 The woman said

to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from

 the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”  4 “You will not certainly

die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and

 you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

         1. Vs. 1 – “Did God really say…”  When you hear the Word of God, and faith begins to arise in your heart,  

             immediately satan comes with words of doubt.  With subtlety the enemy is coming to cause unbelief so he can

             steal the Word before it gets rooted because he hates manifestation!  (Mark 4:15)  He took her focus off of God’s   Word and caused her to look in the natural rather than at what He said.

         2. Vs. 3 – “but God did say …and you must not touch it, or you will die.”  Was that the truth?  Did God really say         that?  Did she really know what God’s Word, His instructions were?

Genesis 2:17 KJV:  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat

of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof,  thou shalt surely die.

            a. God told Adam to take care of the garden and to guard it.  So they could touch it, and were instructed to take                 care of it.  But that one tree belonged to God.  To eat of the fruit of that tree was robbing from God.  To take                       what belonged to God brought the curse upon their lives.  This is the first mention of the tithe.  (We will study                 that in much more detail as we go.)

Genesis 2:15 KJV:   15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him

into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

        3. Vs. 4 – “You will not certainly die…”  Tempting her not to believe God’s Word, discrediting the authority of

             the truth of God’s Word, trying to trump it with his lies

        4. Vs. 5 – “…when you eat from it…you will be like God.”  The enemy was targeting Eve’s identity!  How?

            She was already like God, as she had been created in His image.  

        5. The serpent’s seductive words that appealed to her senses were successful. 

Genesis 3:6-7 NKJV:  6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and

   a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then

 the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and

 made themselves coverings.

    H. Results of their choices:

         1. No longer clothed with His clothing, His glory, now trying to clothe themselves with fig leaves

         2. They were in the Garden of Increase, but it was never fully accessed due to their believing satan’s twisted


         3. They were no longer empowered by The Blessing of the Lord where there was no struggling and toiling for                      provision, no sorrow.

Proverbs 10:22 AMP:  The blessing of the Lord — it makes [truly] rich,

and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].

         4. Instead they connected to the curse with sorrow and toil

Genesis 3:17-19 AMP:   …the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits]

of it all the days of your life.  18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the

 field. 19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for

dust you are and to dust you shall return.

   I. With God’s DNA in our born again spirits, we are wired for abundance and increase, with the ability to replenish our

        supply.  We are not wired in our spiritual DNA to accept lack. 

        1. By the renovation of our mind to our identity, the original intent of God for us, we can tear down the death

            structure of the fear of lack, fear of not enough, fear of decrease, fear of running out, etc.

Romans 12:2 AMP:  …that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect

will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

        2. We are wired in our spiritual DNA to be givers—fear of lack causes us to withhold and hoard.

    J. Excerpts from recommended reading: 

        1. Overcoming the Spirit of Poverty, Rick Joyner

The spirit of poverty is a stronghold established for the purpose of keeping us from walking in the

fulness of the victory gained for us at the cross, or the blessings of our inheritance in Christ.

The goal of the spirit of poverty is not just to keep things from us, but to keep us from the will of God.

Our goal for being free from the spirit of poverty is not just to have things that we need or want, but that

 we can do the will of God without hindrance from either physical or spiritual depravity. When the world

witnesses our freedom, it will start asking for the answers that we have. When we are free from the yoke of the

spirit of poverty, our freedom will be manifested in the natural as well as the spiritual. Spiritual authority will

always have dominion in the natural realm as well, just as the Lord’s spiritual authority was manifested by

 His healing the sick, raising the dead, and even multiplying food.  One evidence that we have been truly

freed from the yoke of the spirit of poverty is financial independence. Financial independence does not

 necessarily mean that we are rich or can buy anything we want. It does mean that we are free of every financial

yoke so that we only make decisions based on what the will of the Lord is and not on how much money we have or

do not have. The key for liberation from any evil stronghold in our lives is to know God’s will.

        2. Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty, Sandie Freed

           Foreward by Chuck Pierce:

Poverty is refusing to become what God has created and destined us to be.  It includes the mindset of not

believing that the Lord can branch us into the fullness of His plan.  Poverty is not just experiencing lack,

but fearing that we will lack.  It occurs when we conform our circumstances to the blueprint given us by the world and we never see who God really made us to be.  Poverty occurs when the god of this world surrounds and influences us with the

world’s perspective, causing to forget God’s ability in the midst of our circumstances.  Poverty is the voice that says,

“God is not able!”

      3.  The Blessing of the Lord, by Kenneth Copeland