Wow. To Mark Virkler, repentance is about changing your attitude about money. How disgustingly sad. Also, there are no such things as financial curses. No one can curse who God has decided to bless. Whores like Virkler always try to couch things as wanting money just to serve others but we know the real game going on here. Before closing, he offers up the first two prayers:
"Repentance: Changing My Attitude about Money - Lord, I repent for my sins and the sins of my ancestors for harboring ungodly beliefs about money. I repent for believing it is wrong to have wealth when others are in poverty. The truth is that You have provided more than enough resources for everyone. Your watchful care, personal guidance, angelic intervention and creativity within each heart release Your financial provision into our lives. You do this for me. You do this for others. I repent for believing money is evil and thus to be avoided. In reality, money simply magnifies what is in a person's heart. You said, "Blessed are the pure in heart." Thank You that Your Spirit has purified my heart, allowing me to see You and receive from You (Matt. 5:8). I repent for believing that money will disrupt my spiritual life, for it is You and You alone whom I allow to influence my spirituality. I have chosen to receive Your wonderful counsel in the cool of the day (Isa. 9:6; Gen. 3:8) as I encounter You in my quiet time. It is You who keeps me on track and reveals dangerous attitudes and actions which I am to avoid. You have given me unique gifts and a passion to multiply talents, mastering area after area. Every vocation and skill I have is part of my spiritual life, and taking time to master every area You place before me is part of my spirituality. In no way is it secular. So I will take the time to master each area, acknowledging these areas are part of Your kingdom. I repent for believing I am not gifted enough to be prosperous. The truth is, it is the hearing and obeying of Your voice that causes blessings to be released in my life (Deut. 28:1-14). Your wisdom and anointing overcome every natural limitation. You have placed within me a vision for my destiny (Gen. 12:1-3, Prov. 29:18). You have instilled the passion and gifts to bring it forth (Rom. 12:6). I honor and receive each of these and know that by following them, financial blessing will flow. Thank You, Lord." -- Mark Virkler
I reprinted the entire "prayer" so you can see the level of deception Virkler is working under. One sure test of a doctrine is that if it cannot be preached throughout the entire world then it is false by definition. You cannot ask someone in a third world country to pray this silliness. Do you think that Christians in China stop to think wealth is wrong? It is not of course. The love of wealth is what is wrong. The rich young ruler went away sad because he worshiped money over God. The issue is not in believing money is evil but in not realizing that the desire for it is. Money can and often does disrupt one's spiritual life. Virkler himself realizes that this entire pursuit is carnal, or secular, so he vehemently insists it is not. Because it is important to understand how to not abuse the bible for your own gain, let us examine the various scripture references he throws out there. He claims the following two verses are about God placing a vision inside of him for his destiny:
Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." -- Genesis 12:1-3 (ESV)
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. -- Proverbs 29:18 (ESV)
This is so sad. Neither of these verses have anything to do with God placing a vision inside of us for our dream destiny thingy. The proverbs verse is dealing with the word of God. If we do not read it we are likely to disobey it. If we try to use it for our own ends, such as Mark Virkler, we will easily be exposed by the light of the Gospel. The Genesis verses are regarding the call of Abram -- not the call of Mark Virkler. It is meant as historical narrative not to be applied to our lives. God does not have to give us a vision beloved because He has already given us His Word. Look at how deceived he is beloved. By throwing out verse fragments he does not handle correctly, he believes that financial blessing will flow. Here is his second "prayer."
"Breaking Off Financial Curses - I break all word curses (hexes, incantations and witchcraft prayers) spoken over me by myself or others concerning money. I bind and rebuke all evil spirits that connected with these experiences and gained a foothold in my life. I break all agreement with any imaginations of financial lack. Poverty has no place within me! Demonic forces, be gone now in Jesus' name! I declare that the lack the enemy envisions for me will not prevail over the ability of Almighty God to bless and prosper me!" -- Mark Virkler
It is pathetic that prosperity to Virkler has been boiled down to the trinkets this fallen world has to offer him. There are no curses beloved spoken over our lives that can compete with the Holy Spirit within us. It is superstitious paganism that believes this nonsense. Now, does that mean that we should all be rich? Of course not. Was Jesus rich when He walked the earth? No He was not. Were the Apostles? No they were not. Were there rich Christians throughout history? Or course there were. God wants us to pursue Him not money. The transactional god that Mark Virkler bows down to is not the God of the Bible.