Overcome Poverty! 7 Ways for Christians to Never Be Poor

To be poor may not be a sin but to overcome poverty must be the task of all Christians because poverty means lack of resources to survive a good life. Are you going through a tough time despite your faith in the LORD? I was once wretched but now I have overcome poverty through the teachings of the Holy Spirit. Today’s message will expose you to the secrets of poverty and how to pull it out.

5 Main Causes of Poverty

1. Selfish Leaders

When the government officials are selfish leaders which leads to oppression of the people through multiple taxes etc. Then the level of poverty will rise in the land where there is corruption and embezzlement of public funds. (James 5:1-4)

2. Laziness

It was my generation that youths refused to be hardworking and wanted to be rich very fast, so there are many ‘pastors’ whom God did not anoint in many churches springing up because members must pay tithes and offerings to feed the ‘lazy pastors’ who refused to work.

If you love too much sleep and don’t want to work, then poverty won’t leave.

“…to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

3. Environmental Disaster

Earthquakes, pandemics, harsh weather crises destroying cities and war can go a long way to distorting business settings making a lot of people in the rich or comfortable zone slide towards poverty line.

4. Persecution of Christians

This cause of poverty is always temporary, and Jesus Christ told us not to be weary. It’s a trial that won’t last forever and you will come out strong when you maintain your faithfulness to the LORD.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

5. Spiritual Attack

Devil’s devices that can cause poverty include; gambling, partying, clubbing, sexual immoralities, money rituals, love for money, covetousness, cheats and stealing.

7 Ways to Overcome Poverty as a Christian

1. Start Intense Bible Studies

The first step for you to overcome poverty is to study the Bible yourself through the help of the Holy Spirit. Read with a humble open mind to understand God’s teaching about poverty and wealth.

2. Readiness for Spiritual Discipline

Having read the Bible, the next step is obedience to all the instructions of the LORD. Don’t be carried away by the ‘sweetness’ in worldliness. God’s way to overcome poverty is unpopular but it is the best for you.

3. Stay Away from Sin

Sin in your life gives the Devil the opportunity to sow seeds of poverty! You cannot continue sinning and expect the LORD to bless your investments. Don’t be deceived by those false pastors telling you that God does not care about how you use your body.

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” (Romans 6:1-2)

4. Take Righteous Steps

Don’t look for shortcuts to wealth because dubious steps cannot help you overcome poverty. I tried it previously and my ‘fingers got burnt’ and I narrowly escaped committing suicide. Despite living in a corrupt society, if you obey the business strategies of the LORD just like Isaac then you can also become wealthy.

5. Contentment is the Key

Always make yourself comfortable with the daily provisions of the LORD. Don’t try to compare yourself to your next neighbor. Wealth has no limit so you can’t have all the money in the world.

Don’t rush to overcome poverty so take a step at a time as directed by the LORD. I chose to be peaceful when I realized that the richest man on earth still feels insecure and incomplete sometimes.

6. Always Give to the Poor

You might think you are poor but there are millions of people poorer than you. I completely overcome poverty when I obey the instructions of the LORD about giving to the needy.

We are not in the Old Testament era of one-tenth, that is the reason many pastors are very rich and the church members donating tithes are struggling to survive.

Don’t give tithes but give as much as you can to the needy around you and see how the LORD will reward you greatly.

The Apostles of Jesus Christ understood the tactics of blessings and never asked for tithe donation:

“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.” (Acts 2:44-45)

How I wish all pastors will follow this apostolic practice, poverty will never exist in the Christendom. 

7. You Get what You See

You will overcome poverty when you have a positive mindset that you will be successful even during harsh economy. Your faithfulness to the LORD every day is essential because your human brain cannot handle all situations.

Faith in the LORD is a powerful tool that will accompany your hard work and investment which will yield miraculous harvest of abundance for you.


When you overcome poverty through God’s method then you will be rich on earth, and it won’t hinder your heavenly wealth as well. Stay away from sinful lifestyle, slothfulness, and false belief. Come to the LORD with a serious heart, work and live a holy life and the LORD will bring a wonderful turnaround of great wealth for you in Jesus’ name. 

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

2 comments on “Overcome Poverty! 7 Ways for Christians to Never Be Poor

  1. Thanks for your contribution Natsu. All of us must acknowledge the fact that no matter how poor or rich we are, everyone will receive judgement from the Supreme LORD either to heaven or to hell. The LORD showed me this vision and it is real… judgement is real.

  2. Hell is eternal so repent. Study, and live out the KJV Bible. There is a judgement after you die. End Times are now.

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