We all need forgiveness and some sort of financial restoration or another.
Isaiah 3 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
All our iniquity was laid on Jesus who taught us how to receive God’s forgiveness. Matthew 6 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. …  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
In Paul’s letter to Philemon, Paul appeals to Philemon to forgive Onesimus who used to be a rascal. Philemon v If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;  I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it : albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
Like Philemon was to Paul, we all owe Jesus Christ a favour and He pleads that we forgive. In times of recession, debts can indeed be crippling. Many groan in fear for inability to pay back. We can provoke divine forgiveness and restoration by generous acts of forgiveness. Why don’t you list all who owe you and prioritise by their inability to pay and then write off 50% in order of inability to pay. Forgive debts that are not financial as well e.g. promises made not fulfilled. Then pray to God for forgiveness in any way you may have offended Him.
A Christian friend who had read Wealth out of Ashes visited me looking somewhat agitated by what I had written concerning Debt. He is the Chief Executive of a chain of pharmaceutical outlets in the country expanding rapidly faced with a decision to go for more debt or not. He however decided against debt as God spoke to him through the book to trust and wait on Him but this was after scheduling a meeting with his regular financier. He told me God told him not to borrow but still to visit the financier to see why. On arriving at his place he saw gathered in the house of his financier (banker) some marabouts – praying holy men who make amulets for good luck, tell the future, and actively (mis)guide the lives of followers. The Spirit of God told him that the money he had been borrowing from that source (unknown to him) was linked to “strange” covenants. Since that incident of rejecting the offered loan, his business has continued to thrive even more and be increasingly strengthened with divine success. New doors have also opened.
Proverbs 22…and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Isaiah 43 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
2 Corinthians 6 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? (AMP)
If you suspect strange covenants…as God helps you, break loose from them. Lord, give us grace to trust You more. By the power of your anointing, may the yoke of any strange covenant over our businesses be destroyed in Jesus name. (Isaiah 10.27) Amen.
Have a blessed day