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    BY

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    C.V. RADEBE

    All rights are reserved by the Author

    C.V. Radebe

    No portion of this manual may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by

    any means, electronic or mechanical which includes PHOTOCOPYING,

    recording or by any information storage system, without written permission

    from the Author.

    This book is written by C.V. RADEBE

    P.O. Box 16187, Leondale,

    1401

    Copyright: Breakthrough Ministries 2000

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    FOREWORD:

    Acknowledgement:

    I would like to dedicate this book to my beloved wife, Busisiwe, who is always

    available as a friend, partner and number one supporter of our God -

    intended vision. My precious God given children: Bonginkosi, Thembinkosi and

    Musawenkosi, who are so understanding and supportive to whatever I do. My

    dear mother Sophia who always prays for me. Finally,to the members of the

    Breakthrough Ministries who are such a loving and caring family of God. Last

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    but not least my only sister Busi and my brother Sipho who are a great

    inspiration in my life.

    My heartfelt gratitude also goes to Zoe Mtwa, Mandla Mwelase and

    Sibongile Mkhombo who did the proof reading of this script. To Bulelwa

    Mditshwa - Mussane and Dudu Tshabalala who did the typing, I say thank you

    very much. God bless you!

    To God be the Glory! Great things He has done!!

    By the Author

    C.V. Radebe

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Chapters Content Pages

    Introduction

    Chapter one: GODS PLAN FOR YOUR FINANCES. 1

    Chapter two: PROBLEMS WITH OUR FINANCES. 5

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    Chapter three: HOW WE LAND IN DEBT. 8

    Chapter four: HOW DEBTS AFFECT US. 19

    Chapter five: HOW TO GET OUT OF DEBT. 25

    Chapter six: PRINCIPLES FOR FINANCIAL PROSPERITY 37

    Chapter seven: POSSES THE LAND 42

    Chapter eight: CONCLUSION 51

    Glossary of Terms

    Bibliography

    (i)

    INTRODUCTION

    Lets enjoy life that is debt free, only if we know how!

    In the past few years, my family and I went through lots of financial

    problems which emanated from accumulated debt and lack of sound financial

    management principles. After a long period of observation and research, I

    finally discovered that God has clearly outlined principles of sound financial

    management, I began to study these in the word of God, and began to

    implement them in my life. My financial management principles have

    completely changed now and it is benefitting me, my wife and my entire

    family. I wanted to live a debt free life but did not know how to, until I

    found the answer in Gods word. I believe that many people want to live a life

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    that is debt free but the problem is they dont know how that can be

    achieved. You cannot fight an enemy until you know him.

    A great deal has been said and written recently by people about how we

    should handle our finances. Through this book I want Christians to

    understand what the correct attitude should be towards God given financialmanagement principles versus debt which has now become a common and

    acceptable lifestyle.

    I believe that the body of Christ must not allow itself to become slaves of

    debtors, banks and micro-landing institutions, but must develop and maintain

    a proper and positive attitude towards God given financial principles.

    Our attitude has been geared towards achieving everything that we have

    through debt. People landed in debt because their attitude towards

    prosperity was wrong. I believe that you can never be successful in life as

    long as you still have a borrowing attitude. Borrowing must be controlled andit must be the last resort. The correct attitude is that we should save

    enough and learn to buy cash rather than have all through debt and

    borrowing. This requires true maturity and discipline and has Gods blessings

    in it. I would like you to understand that I am specifically referring to those

    in the church of Jesus Christ, and I am using Biblical perspectives to

    support my arguments. I want to see the attitudes of members changing

    from the world system of doing things to that of God given financial

    principles.

    (ii)

    Freed to posses is a book designed to equip the believers with strategies of

    overcoming the spirit of debt through applying Godly principles of

    prosperity. It is also geared towards correcting the perception that man

    cannot survive without borrowing. Above all, those who choose the option of

    debt are cautioned about using debt as the sole means of achieving and are

    provided with alternatives of strong financial discipline in the management

    of loans and debts.

    The book challenges the youth to save now for a bright future tomorrow,encouraging them to pave greener pastures for their children and inspires

    them to accumulate wealth and riches through the promotion of the

    enterprenureship spirit and God given talent.

    Whilst black people in the South Africa are enjoying the taste of

    democracy, the book warns the nation about the economic struggle still to

    come about, caused by inequitable distribution of the land, mineral and

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    mining resources.

    This book answers to questions like: is debt the only way to acquire things?

    It also offers a wide variety of alternative lifestyles to enjoy a debt free

    life through self-empowerment. A series of biblical principles are laid as

    good foundational work for sound economic principles of prosperity.However, the book does not speak against borrowing but warns against the

    spirit of borrowing for living, whereby people are led unawares to the trap

    of debt. The book urges people to put debt under the microscope and tries

    to make them understand that borrowing leads to debt if adopted as a

    lifestyle and if it is not controlled.

    The book will also provide suggestions and solutions to those who are in

    financial problems because of borrowing and debt. It is also intended to

    challenge those who are going through a tough and rough time in their

    finances because of borrowing and debt, it tries to motivate them to startapplying biblical principles and discipline to their problems. No matter how

    deep the mess is, God is a God of second chances, bounce back like a tennis

    ball, study and apply these principles and you will get your financial

    Breakthrough!

    I pray that this book may change forever some of our attitudes about our

    finances. Allow the Holy Sprit to move with the conviction and reality of the

    truth.

    (iii)

    This book is also intended for those who obey the word of God and who are

    willing to be set free from the spirit of debt and poverty. The Author does

    not list money as the highest level of prosperity but believes that prosperity

    is both broader and bigger than money. Ownership of property as well as

    shareholding is another area of prosperity to be taken seriously.

    We shall also further explore the notion that ones full trust (faith) in God

    will enable you to know that God can meet your needs and the needs of those

    around you and not only the financial institutions and resources of thissecular world. We shall finally look at debt and its consequences to the

    Christian Community and also look at ways and means of getting out of debt

    that is fastly affecting the body of Christ and rendering it paralyzed and

    powerless. The book concludes by challenging especially members of

    disadvantaged communities to use whatever legal resources Given by God to

    enjoy life in its entirety and challenge whatever forces that want to keep

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    them poor because God has given them the right to posses the Land. True

    Freedom goes with possession and ownership. The question to be asked is

    ARE YOU FREE? If the answer is YES! Then what do you posses?

    1.

    CHAPTER 1

    1. GODS PLAN FOR YOUR FINANCES

    Do you have a plan to build up your finances?

    Many people want to build financial empires but they have neither the plan

    nor the resources. God has a dynamic plan for our finances and this plan is

    clearly outlined in Jer29: 11

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you

    and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    God has pleasure in seeing us prosper and not going into poverty. God is infavour of seeing believers prosper and that is why he has a clearly laid out

    plan for our finances. Believers need to know that God has already laid the

    foundation and we have to focus on the fact that Gods power and resources

    are sufficient enough to make us prosper in all areas of our life.

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    God wants to set us free from debt and He calls us to a debt free life

    If the son of man sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:10

    Owe no man anything, but to love one another Romans 13:8

    The devil also has plan and it is clearly outlined in John 10:10

    The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy

    The borrower is servant to the lender. Prov 22:76

    This is the devils plan, to put you into bondage, gradually through borrowing

    and eventually