Define Poor vs Poverty – Part 1

Poor refers to one person normally.  We say he or she is poor. But when referring to more than one we might use the word poverty, like – they live in poverty.

Did you ever ask, what causes people to be poor?  Why are some nations, or countries in poverty? Why are some cities in America in poverty? What causes poverty? Scripture has a lot to say about the poor and poverty. But scripture also provides a path out of poverty and God himself set the plan and He explains poverty.

This is not a post on getting wealth. This is about understanding how people become poor and how you can help them come out of poverty. And this post is not about what you may think. You see, the consequences of poverty is dependence.

So if people, husbands, wives, employers, states, counties, governments or countries can create an atmosphere where the people become dependent on them, they are, in reality, creating poverty.

When you look at “globalization” you find a group of people have banded together under the guise of creating a “better world” according to their wants and desires. This group sets up regulations, rules and treaties to force countries to abide by their rules. This results in taking the wealth of some to distribute to others. America is a perfect example.

For years America was a creditor nation. America loaned money to others. America also gave of her wealth and prosperity to help poor people and nations in poverty. So a group of people come along and set rules like the clean air and water act. Like fossil fuel filters. Like auto exhaust regulations. Do you think foreign countries followed these rules? Do you think communist countries obeyed these rules? Do you think undeveloped countries were concerned with water runoff? No. But this was a way to take money, through regulations, to redistribute the wealth of America. Oh, and don’t forget “global warming”, coined by globalists.

These globalists also targeted rules within America. Rules such as taxation, social security, medicare and others, all brought to fruition in the early to mid 1900s. These new rules took wealth from the people and redistributed that wealth to a central governmental body. This central government has used this wealth for their own pleasures – 

Proverbs 23:21 KJV  “For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”

These “rulers” have transformed America from a creditor nation to a debtor nation and now 20 trillion in debt. And the people pick leaders no longer based on truth and righteousness, but on the color of their skin or their sex (male or female).

Isaiah 3:9-15 KJV  “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
[10] Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him : for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
[11] Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him : for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
[12] As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
[13] The Lord standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
[14] The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
[15] What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord God of hosts.”

So America realizes what has transpired over the past 50 – 80 years and decides to fight against the forces of globalization. How? They select Donald Trump as their new president.

And we will pick this up from here next time.



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