SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN, SUNDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 2015
HATING WHAT JESUS HATES
One of the manifestations of the spirit of poverty is that it makes people hate the truth about prosperity. He blinds their mind from the revelation of abundance and calls it worldliness. If you will carry the spirit of prosperity, you must hate what Jesus hates and likes what He likes. If the Lord Jesus was a typical Jew in his physical and economic life, he would not have been poor nor hated prosperity.
When you read the stories Jesus gave us: the story of the prodigal son, the story of the unprofitable servant, the parable of the Talents, the story of the rich young ruler, the story of the rich fool and the story of the boy with five loaves, there are certain things that were clear stated that Jesus hated:
1.He hated wastage: he said gather the fragments that nothing be wasted.
2.He hated selfishness
3.He hated greed
4.He hated lack of purpose
5.He hated irresponsibility: not responding to the ability you have. He spoke of that master servant story, if you know I was a hard man, why did you bury my talent? Why did you not trade with it and give me back my talent with interest?
6.He hated non-productivity: he cursed a tree that didn’t produce fruit. He hated no progress
7.He hated trusting in wealth
A poor man will trust in money. The spirit of prosperity makes you trust in God not in what you have. The spirit of prosperity makes you hate what Jesus hates so as to attract the right forces of wealth and prosperity into your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the baptism of the mind of Jesus as I behold you in the word of God today. Let grace be poured on me that I will have a perfect hatred for the things that Jesus hates so as to attract the forces of prosperity into my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 18:1-19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10