WEALTH OR WELFARE?

Why is there poor in this nation of riches? There are some who are on welfare through four or five generations – never breaking the cycle. Why? Today there are even more getting on welfare, because of our administration using stimulus money to pay off political cronies, rather than create jobs. Not everyone on welfare has been there through generations. If a black politician proposes legislation that would get people off of welfare, he is called an Uncle Tom. If a white politician proposes the same legislation, he is a racist. The truth is, that government can only add people to the welfare roles and never solve the problem.

I went to a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting, where I heard her say, “Don’t pray for healing for yourself, pray for the person next to you.” Her reasoning was that a prayer for yourself has selfish overtones to it, but a prayer for another person is unselfish and pure. And according the the Harvest Principle, What you truly want for another will be given to you.

Using the Harvest Principle as the rule, we should want financial blessings for others. We should pray for their prosperity. We should get involved in securing economic blessings for them. Doing those things will secure economic blessings for ourselves. Being jealous or resenting wealth for another only takes what we have away from us. This “class warfare” is not only polarizing America, it is contributing to its economic downfall. One side wants to take away, and the other side wants to prevent it being taken away. Both sides are wanting to take away or keep prosperity from the other, and our economy can only be harmed or even destroyed.

Do not want (or covet) another’s wealth. Seek not for yourself, but encourage others to find economic blessings, help others find work or start a business, and do it unselfishly. Then you will be blessed in the same way that you wanted others to be blessed. It is the only way to break the generational enslavement, and the only way to stimulate our economy. Want it for someone else.

Proverbs ll:24-2525 “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Solomon, the wisest man of his time, wrote those words. They’re worth heeding.

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