Day 6 – The death of poverty
Today is the sixth day of our 10 Days of Awe teaching series
leading into the great Day of Atonement, the holiest day on God’s calendar!
On the Day of Atonement, we celebrate and honor God for His everlasting plan of atonement
through the blood of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We can never earn the atonement that
Jesus bought for us, but we can and will honor it.
The fall of man in Genesis 3 produced several ramifications as a result of our sin. First, the
serpent was "cursed above all cattle"
to crawl on its belly and eat dust. Here, God also
foretold of the coming seed of the woman
- Jesus, who would crush the head of the serpent
even though His own heel would be bruised. Second, God said to the woman,
"I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
Now, if you've been following along with the teachings over the last several days, you will remember
we covered some of the final curse in Genesis 3 on day six.
But I want to look again with you and draw specific attention to what scripture records. Man - Adam
- was not specifically cursed. Of course, we entered into the curse of death due to sin, but in
Genesis 3:17-19, God spoke these words to Adam: "cursed is the ground for thy sake; in
sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring
forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou
eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken."
Oh, but the blood of Jesus!
Remember from John 19:2 when "the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head"
The curse of the ground was broken - and the fruit of the curse: the thorns
- were overcome ... by the blood of Jesus!
Now, my friend, when man sees a cup
overflowing, he calls that too much, or wasteful. But David wrote in the Psalms,
"He anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over."
God calls that BLESSING!
God did not stop when He overcame the curse of the ground. He went one step further and covered man's
hands in blessing when those nails pierced Jesus' hands!
When Jesus sweat great drops of
blood that fell to the ground
, and when He bore the crown of thorns
His brow, the powerful blood He shed broke the curse of the ground - the curse of poverty!
No longer do you sow only to receive "thorns and thistles." No longer do we have to sow "in sorrow,"
and expect little return. God promises us in His Word that when we sow, we will also reap a blessed
But that is a key: we must
sow! Malachi 3:10 says when we are obedient in tithes and offerings,
"see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that
there will not be room enough to store it."
When we sow into the Kingdom of
God, we know that we are not only letting go of a seed, but we are preparing our lives to receive an
expected harvest! Glory to God!
Send me your prayer requests now - whatever you are believing God for. Sow your Day of Atonement
offering with blessed hands into the redeemed ground - the fertile soil of the Kingdom of God -
and expect a supernatural harvest, including a double portion of the seven anointings of atonement!
When Jesus went to the Cross, He bore the ramifications of the curse. Not only are you saved, delivered,
healed, and restored through faith... also your seed sown in faith will produce a bountiful, miracle harvest!
Act in faith today
and receive the promise of God that
declares: "The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity--in the fruit of your womb, the young of your
livestock and the crops of your ground"
I hope you're looking forward - with great anticipation and expectation - to God's holiest
day of the year... the Day of Atonement – beginning at sundown Sunday, Septembmer 24
God declares in His Word to come before Him - not empty-handed, but with an offering in your hand
Leviticus 23:27 gives this instruction:
Be careful to celebrate the Day of Atonement... You must observe it as an official day for holy assembly,
a day to deny yourselves and present special gifts to the LORD.
This is God's feast!
Be sure you send me your prayer requests and sow your Atonement Offering today
- our Day of Atonement Celebration Service - September 24 at 10am ET. I am looking forward to hearing your
testimony of all that God is doing in your life! Father, we thank you that you have been
with us as we honor and glorify your name, reflecting on the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ and His
blood shed for us. Thank you for destroying the curse of the ground and the curse of poverty, that we can
sow in faith and receive a bountiful harvest! We come into agreement today declaring financial breakthrough,
prosperity, and all of your wonderful blessings promised to us in your word. We stand in faith today,
believing in you for a supernatural harvest of miracle breakthrough power as we gather together in your
name to pray over every prayer request and every seed that has been sown in faith, and we thank you in
advance for all that you are about to do. In Jesus' precious name, Amen!
Yours for the harvest,
Pastor Rod Parsley