But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11: 6
You reach a point where you almost hate to talk about money, because people so easily misunderstand. However folks in this present world we wrestle sometimes with financial things.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY
I have a friend who had a horrible Child Support debt. He bore some responsibility because he ran from it many years ago and he says that it caught up with him. It went well into the thousands. He says that he paid on it for twenty years and the balance never changed. Then he began to chance his faith.
It was put on my heart to begin to intercede for him that his debt would be cancelled. It was clear that it had him in bondage. It’s hard to convince people who are “new” in the faith to stand, but he did comply. Things began to happen in the spirit realm. Where he had met closed doors in the past trying to get reconciliation; people out of state that he contacted began to listen.
THEN SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED!
I was in deep deep prayer one day when my friend contacted me and told me that they took his income tax check! He was devastated. I’m sure he thought to himself that this faith thing ain’t working.
I convinced him to hang in there. Shortly thereafter, he received a total refund from someone else in the exact amount that was taken from him.
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord, lifts up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19b
Not long after that, my friend says there was an audit on his account and his debt was reduced. He says he literally gave up, but I convinced him not to. I told him how Satan tries to put up a smokescreen. He tried to convince me to give up on the situation. My prayers continued. Even when I didn’t know it, because I was praying in the spirit. A new person was assigned to investigate his case. He called them frantically. They told him not to call back, they’d take care of it. Months went by. Prayers continued. My friend put the situation on the back burner. Then one day he got a notice telling him he still owed, but not to send any payments.
Every place that my friend wanted to get credit at, he was turned down because of this debt. He was barely making ends meet. One day he was Online and decided to check his credit report, not long after he had been turned down for credit.
The debt was gone, canceled, disappeared! He never got a letter or a notice or anything at all. It just fell off the face of the earth!
Right now, his life has completely turned around and he serves in the kingdom of God. Bless God.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”