Are you financially broke or suffering under a burden of debt? We’ve written the following article and prayer for you to give some guidance for healing your finances.
Every person in one way or the other struggle in the area of finances at some point in his/her life. Christians are not exempted from this predicament despite observing great financial measures and much self-discipline and self-control on our part.
We strive to make both ends meet, we juggle second jobs, we budget our salary as frugal as possible only to be confronted with lack, depletion, and money woes. Our home mortgage or rent is a monthly headache not to mention the utility bills and other household and family expenses. If we are earning a particular amount monthly, then our bills are almost double. To our distress, we depend on credit cards and other loans only to go deeper in a tumult of debts.
Is there a way out or are we welcoming a lifetime of poverty, mendicancy, or lack? What does the Bible teach about healing in finances? Or is there such a biblical basis or principle?
Our God is a very rich God, in fact, He owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50.10) or better yet the entire universe. He is the God of supernatural and divine provision. He is more than enough to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4.19)
If that is the case, why do we still struggle financially if He can just give us everything we need, want or desire? God’s original intent is for man to live in abundance, provision, and multiplication. Since the fall of man in the Genesis account, man’s relationship with God was adversely affected because of sin and his sinful nature and the world became depraved and fallen as well.
It has been a constant struggle for man to exist and live in this world because of the enemy of our souls and all the repercussions or consequences of sin. With that condition, man need a Savior to reconcile Him back to God for him to be made new and live and experience the abundant life God offers for him in the first place.
In the Old Testament, the Savior is being foreshadowed in the life of the nation of Israel, God’s chosen people. God has been pursuing the Israelites to love Him back like a longing husband wooing his wife. Every event, character, trial or story in this period foreshadows this coming Savior who is able to deliver and save this favored and blessed people from tyranny. Come the New Testament, and this Savior called Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born and He lived and taught the people the kingdom mindset. He not only taught, healed, and manifested signs and wonders but He is able to save the souls of the entire human race, past, present and future from sin, sickness, and hell.
Father God through Christ Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit is more than able to do more than we can ask, think or imagine. The Triune God is interested not only in your eternal salvation but also in all facets of your life including your finances.
God has set natural laws in the universe. If you adhere to them like the law of gravity or attraction, life will go well with you but if you go against them, life will be difficult, if not dangerous. With the same natural laws, God has set in motion supernatural laws and principles that you can either obey or reject, it is your choice.
In the Old Testament, the principle of tithing is carefully observed by the patriarchs and the Israelite race. Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything he got from the war. (Genesis 14) Jacob vowed to give back to God ten percent of everything if God will take care of him from that day forward. (Genesis 28.20) In the books of Leviticus, Numbers, Malachi, tithing is commanded by God.
In the New testament, Jesus Himself did not remove tithing –
(Matthew 23:23)“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.”
He simply said that they need to practice justice and mercy and faith while observing the rest like returning the tithe. For Christians, obeying God by paying our tithes through our local church is not an obligation or a requirement but a sincere gesture of honoring God through the first fruits of our wealth. More than just by being under the umbrella of God’s favor and protection, observing the tithe faithfully is part of the kingdom mindset or royal priesthood, being royal prince and princesses in God’s kingdom. We are not paupers who are always in want, lack or poverty. By being royalty when we accepted Jesus as our King, we embrace and enact a lifestyle of royalty where we entrust our lives to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
God desires for His children to live a lifestyle of abundance, power, authority, and excellence. Joseph was born to be a prince and his journey from pit to Potiphar to the palace says just that. Amidst oppression, betrayal, abuse, and much tragedy, Joseph turns his environment into a palace every time. In the end, he became second in command to the Egyptian pharaoh and was responsible for saving nations from famine even his brothers who conspired and turned his back on him initially. (Genesis 37-50)
More than just a coincidence, chance or good luck, Moses was raised by Pharaoh’s daughter and lived and was trained in the palace. For him to lead the Israelite nation out of Egypt, he has to be molded as a prince to perform his impending responsibility and purpose to deliver the Hebrew slaves and lead them to the Promised Land. (Exodus book)
Jesus Himself is the Prince of Peace. He was born in a poor manger and nurtured by poor parents but He lived a life as a prince, not only a Savior among His people. He is able to turn water into wine, He fed multitudes with few loaves and fishes, He healed ALL diseases and drove out demons from the oppressed, and above all, He gave His life not out of generosity or lavishness but out of love, mercy, forgiveness, and gratitude. The ending is glorious in the future as Jesus the Royal Bridegroom marries the Body of Christ, the Church without blemish or wrinkle. (Revelations book)
The first step towards healing in finances is to allow God to dismantle our pauper or poverty mindsets or strongholds. We need to meditate, declare, obey, and practice what the Word of God teaches with regards to money or finances. It is always a heart issue, our motivation in giving back to God, to ourselves, to others, and the world around us. God loves a cheerful giver. In the same way that we let go of the poverty mindset, we also need to get out of the love of money, greed, and useless wastage.
The book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes contain sayings on finances. Even if you enroll at Harvard Business school or take internships under Donald Trump or Robert Kiyosaki and other world-famous finance gurus, all the principles are based and taken from the Bible whether they know or like it or not.
You may study, meditate, and practice one chapter of Proverbs per day. Declare it, believe it and act on it daily. The world’s wisest person (of course next to Jesus), Solomon compiled and wrote them. You know Solomon’s grandeur and magnificence during His time.
For the practical side of it, assess and study your budget. Put four columns in a worksheet – SALARY – EXPENSES – DEBTS – PAYMENTS. Check your monthly expenses carefully considering the non-negotiables and the variables then stick with your list of expenses monthly. Devise a payment schedule for all debts, be logical and reasonable.
If you can engage in a new business venture or job or part-time freelancing work, it would be better. You may utilize your inherent or innate talents and acquire new skills. By doing that, you will be able to do more things and work better. You may also look for Christian finance programs or mentoring for you to be assisted how to handle your finances wisely and grow your money.
There is one story I have heard about a Christian billionaire. He was interviewed how he is able to put up and manage multi-million businesses. He said his secret was every morning when he wakes up, he spends hours worshipping God and through this time, God is giving him heavenly, creative ideas how to work wisely and handle his affairs in a godly way.
Another story of a Christian whose salary was only $800 monthly and his expenses was $1,600. He almost lost his apartment and suffered great financial problems for many years. In his broadcasted testimony he said, God reminded him of his tithe. He began tithing $20 weekly trusting God for everything and then he stopped again. His car broke down and he was walking many miles on foot to meet his fiancée. Then, he heard God said buy her some flowers. He turned at a florist shop and tried to buy flowers but there was none so he just bought a teddy bear. Then, the owner asked him what he does for a living. He said, he is a financial adviser and to his surprise, the owner had lump sum and wanted him to manage his finances. When he did well, he referred him to 6 of his friends and he managed theirs as well. Right now, this person is a famous Christian financial adviser and his worldwide ministry feeds millions of meals to African children and helps disaster victims get on with life.
If God can help him out of his debt problems He can help you too!
Let us pray this prayer for healing in finances—
“Heavenly Father, You are the Giver of good gifts. You are the one true God who made the heavens and the earth. Everything we see with our eyes, hear and taste and smell, everything is from You alone. It is Your desire to lavish us with Your goodness, favor and grace and so we do receive them all now.
Forgive me, Father for the many times I remain stuck with poverty, lack, irresponsibility, wastage, defeat, and laziness. Heal and cleanse me, O God from anything that binds me to this mentality and stronghold. I reject the lie from the enemy that I will forever be in debt, depletion, want or need. That You are not able to provide and take care of me and my family. I break, shatter, and destroy all the lies of the enemy that this life of financial problems is what I deserve and will eat the fruit of.
I believe the truth that Jesus died to give me an abundant life, profusely abounding to the full, until it overflows. I take hold of the promises in the Scriptures that You will supply all my needs through Jesus, Your Son by the enablement of the Holy Spirit in my life. I believe and affirm that I am a part of the royal priesthood, a prince or princess in Your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. I will walk, talk and live a lifestyle of a prince/princess for as long as I live. Be King over my life and my finances.
Impress upon my heart the importance of tithing and may I be faithful in doing your will in this area. Remind me of your scriptures in Malachi 3 that says you will remove the destroyer from my vineyard and everything that I plant will grow and not be devoured by the enemy when I tithe to my church.
I appropriate the promises in Deuteronomy 28 that I am blessed in the city and in the country and everywhere I go. That my spirit, soul, and body, my family, career, ministry, finances, relationships, and dreams and desires are prospering. I call to things that are not as though they were. Thank You God that you are now healing my finances. Give me wisdom how to go from where I am to where I need to be… how to go from poverty and debt to prosperity and abundance, from sickness to divine health, from joblessness to opportunities and promotions, from death to life. I choose You and I choose life.
I praise You for everything You have done for me today. May I be a living testimony of Your faithfulness and goodness for generations to come. I love You with all my heart, my soul, my body, my strength and everything within me. All is well now with my soul. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
If you have prayed this prayer for healing in finances, be encouraged that God is now doing something in your life. This is not prosperity gospel, this is kingdom mindset. When you honor God with your wealth, He will honor you with the desires of your heart and even more. Practice the principles in this prayer article and let us know how this inspired, impacted or transformed your life.
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