Breaking the Back of Poverty

I am reminded of the story about a young man a century or so ago who had a dream of coming to the United States. He worked hard and saved everything he could to finally be able to buy a ticket. The price took everything he had, but soon he boarded a ship sailing for America. Throughout the day and evening he would see people heading toward the dining room to eat. He knew he could never afford the cost of even one meal, so when he was hungry, he would go back to his room and eat from a paltry, dwindling supply of crackers and peanuts. Eventually he ran completely out of food, but he was determined to avoid complaining. He knew that in time he would soon get a job and eat all he wanted. Somehow he managed to survive the Atlantic crossing.

A couple of days before the ship was scheduled to dock in New York Harbor, the ship’s captain asked, “Young man, I’ve noticed that you never come to breakfast or lunch or dinner. Is there some reason?”

The young man responded, “Sir, I must admit that I spent all of the money I saved just to pay for the ticket to America. I didn’t have anything left over to buy even one meal.”

“My goodness,” the captain exclaimed, “I am so sorry that you misunderstood. The ticket price includes all the meals too!”

Something the young man didn’t understand almost destroyed him!

What You Don’t Know Can Destroy You
Too many times we are like that. Christians know that Jesus Christ, through His death and resurrection, provided eternal life for anyone who believes in Him.

But being prepared for the next world doesn’t always mean that you know God’s principles for living the abundant life in this world.

This is why it is possible that, as you seek to live a godly life and give to the Lord’s work, you are not receiving the harvest God has in store for you.

What believers don’t understand may be destroying them.

You must understand the law of the seed. This law means sowing what you have received from the Lord to create something else you have been promised by God. Your seed is something you have been given to create your future. Your seed is something you have been given to sow. At times your seed is time. It can be love, mercy, kindness, or anything else that will bless others.

Calvary is a perfect example of understanding the law of the seed. God planted His only Son in order to create a family!

A good farmer understands the principle of the law of the seed. He sows the seed into prepared, fertile soil to obtain a bountiful harvest.

Our mistake, when we do not understand the law of the seed, is keeping and using the seed, rather than planting it. When we plant it with the Holy Spirit’s direction, the results can be utterly amazing.

Mark 10 gives us an idea. In this passage, the apostle Peter said, “Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee” (verse 28). To this, Jesus answered:

 Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. (Mark 10:29–31)

Breaking the Back of Poverty
God desires to pour out an abundant overflow upon your life. He says this again and again throughout the Bible, including this passage:

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. (Deuteronomy 28:1–2)

I am excited to see how more and more people are learning to hear the voice of God about giving to break the back of poverty, then stepping out in faith and assigning the seed to a specific harvest.

The secret is the seed!

God desires to bless your seed, but it must be planted before there can be a harvest. And as any farmer or gardener can tell you, the measure of your seed helps determine the measure of your harvest.

It is no secret that when something leaves your hand, something leaves heaven. On the other hand, nothing leaves heaven until something leaves the earth. Seed faith is sowing something you have received from God in exchange for something God has in store for you.

What you keep is your harvest. What you sow is your seed. And it is that seed that will make all the difference in the world in breaking the back of poverty for you and your loved ones!

When you open your hand, God opens His windows. And the seed that leaves your hands never leaves your life—it just leaves your hands and goes into the future where it multiplies.

Your Miracle
Do you need a miracle in your life? Do you want something better for yourself and your family?

Acknowledge the Lord as your Source of everything.

When you ask God for a miracle, ask for His direction and instruction.

Then plant your sacrificial seed for a specific result.

You cannot buy God’s favor, of course. What you do with your seed is tap into God’s supernatural power through your obedience and faith as you listen to His voice.

What kind of a future do you want?

What seed are you willing to sow?

What assignment are you placing on that seed?

What kind of harvest are you expecting?

Luke 6:38 tells us, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Be part of this unusual harvest season! What can you give today as a seed? $1,000? $500? $250? $100? Whatever it is, assign your seed. Then believe for a major impact in your life!

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Sow your best seed today.

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Now is a crucial time for this ministry as we continue to go through amazing open doors. Everywhere we go, hearts are open to God’s message of salvation, but we simply don’t know how long these doors will remain open.

Are you ready to receive God’s outpouring? Give to winning souls and building His kingdom, then prepare yourself for His supernatural abundance.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you today! To plant your most precious seed today to carry the saving and healing message to souls around the globe, click here now!

Giving is the key to breaking the back of poverty!

Send your best seed-gift today and begin to expect a financial breakthrough!

And as you e-mail, write, or call, be sure to tell us what harvest you are expecting. Do it now! It is a decision that can change your life forever!

For we know it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)…

Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ,
teaching the unchanging Word of God, and
expecting the mighty and miraculous
power of the Holy Spirit,


Benny Hinn

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