This may seem a strange topic for spiritual warfare, what has poverty to do with the spiritual realm? We are warned constantly that the devil makes use of idle hands and also idle minds. As Thessalonians warns us with these words, "We instruct you, brothers, in the name of (our) Lord Jesus Christ,to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us....In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat." (2 Thessalonians 3:6,10).
This does not mean we must be uncharitable to those in real need, but we also need to discern how to truly help those who are impoverished. When we throw money at different groups and organizations with no accountability then are we truly helping them to escape the confines of their poverty or are we helping them to maintain a dreadful status quo?
This issue has become very heated and polarizing as we can see through the efforts of Bill Cosby who has made great efforts to educate those who are trapped in the poverty cycle. To understand more about this issue please click here.
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