Creflo Dollar Ministries

January 2013 Article

Living in Abundant Life

One of the major misconceptions people have about poverty is that it is limited to the financial realm. Webster’s Dictionary defines poverty as,
“a chronic pressing need for money and material goods.” While poverty can be reflected in a shortage of finances and other material resources,
 its scope and impact isn’t limited to money by any means. The second definition, in Webster’s, paints the picture even further when it says, “inferior quality.” Poverty is just that—a substandard or inferior quality of life in any area.

A person can be poor or lacking in the area of health, relationships, or even where their emotions are concerned. There are so many areas into which poverty reaches its destructive claws that it becomes clear why Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Jesus came to eradicate the effects of poverty!
His mission is to provide abundant life for those who will believe and receive it.

Abundant life is actually the very life force of God, operating in and through us, affecting everything we come in contact with. It is the blessing in us and on us that enables us to be free from the curse of poverty. Many times, people are in poverty in some area of their lives and don’t know there is a way out. By receiving Jesus Christ, obeying the Word of God, and meditating on this important truth about abundant living, prosperity
can become a reality. I’m not just talking about having a lot of money in the bank, even though God does want us to prosper financially.
I’m talking about a quality of life that is marked by an overflow of peace, health, wholeness, and provision.