Without a doubt, this spiritual poverty comes on people who are saved, and does so primarily because these believers have the wrong motives for receiving God’s blessings, specifically His financial and material blessings. Usually their motives are wrong, because these believers have not experienced very much spiritual growth! For the most part, many believers’ spiritual growth is hindered because of their ignorance about their own spiritual condition—their ignorance about their self-deception.
In Michael Holmes’ book, I Shall Raise Thee Up: Ancient Principles For Lasting Greatness, it is evident that God has anointed Michael to communicate biblical principles and life-changing lessons. Moreover, it is obvious that God also has anointed Michael to deal with human nature, because it is natural for people to wonder what greatness really is and how they could achieve that greatness, and this is exactly what Michael addresses in his book.