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RICH PEOPLE BE MADE AWARE


                                                                   James 5:1-9

The Lord of Host takes seriously his children which labor in love and cry out to him. The Lord loves the poor and reminds us throughout scripture to remember them always. Jesus said, “the poor ye shall have with thee always.” This statement does not negate the responsibility the believer has of working toward ridding the world of poverty, but is a challenge to make it as minimal as possible.

James asks “the rich to weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon them. 2Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 4Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.”

            When you cry out, make sure the Lord is the first recipient of your cry. He alone sets up a leader and removes another. Yes! He will use people to do all of his work, but work in your favor is directed by your acknowledgment and prayer to him. The Lord is your help and not the government. The Lord will place whomever the people cry for in office. The people in the Old Testament wanted Saul to be their king like the other nations and God told them he would enslave them and make them work for him and his kingdom, they cried to the Lord and God gave Samuel the commission to anoint Saul to become king and he did. The story goes on and Saul does exactly what God said he would do, which was to place the people in bondage. You hold the keys in your mouth and in your actions.

James continues saying to the rich “5You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.”

It is important that you remain patient in the process. Be patient until the coming of the Lord. The coming of the Lord is at hand. Remember do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged; behold the Judge (Jesus) is standing at the door.

*Note – God is responsible for working poor people, the Bible says wages, which are not received if you are not working. As an example, fraud would be McDonalds paying workers $6.00 dollars an hour when the company’s profit in 2009 is 1.26 billion and money given away freely  to someone who will not work and is able to work, the Bible (2 Thessalonians 3:10) says “that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Solution: Stop giving away free money to those who can work and choose to be lazy and will not work. Pay those who are working, more money, especially places like McDonalds, Target, Wal-Mart etc. It’s easy, if businesses cannot afford to increase the salary, which I highly doubt, have the government take the money they would use on welfare and add this to the worker at McDonalds. Everyone has their proper gift and we do not all have the same IQ do not punish those with lower IQ’s and this is not an insult, because I am among the lower IQ, this is simply a solution that has Biblical backing. This way more people will choose to work and with more working the economy grows as more spend. If I can receive more money sitting at home than working something is wrong (not including the retired population).

If this speaks to you or you have something to add to make this more plenary please comment.

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DEBT IN AMERICA

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Jesus said for the believer to seek first his kingdom. He said he would meet our need for shelter, clothing, and food. The Lord is not ignorant of our plight and desires for his beloved people to be well. The problem is that we have lost the plenary word. We receive pieces of the truth without the whole truth. Take for instance:

1 Timothy 2:8-10 (Contemporary English Version)8I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other.  9I would like for women to wear modest and sensible clothes. They should not have fancy hairdos, or wear expensive clothes, or put on jewelry made of gold or pearls. 10Women who claim to love God should do helpful things for others,

Are you serious you want me to live within my means Jesus? What an awesome wife this would be; a woman who loves people more than things.

What about:

Proverbs 6:6-116You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. 7Ants don’t have    leaders, 8but they store up food during harvest season.9How long will you lie there doing  nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping? 10Sleep a little. Doze a     little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. 11Suddenly, everything is gone, as   though it had been taken by an armed robber.

Are you serious you want me to work Jesus? What an awesome husband this would be; a man who works and has a vision to save for the winter.

Jesus wants his people to have an attitude that is directed toward seeking his face, serving others, living within your means and saving for the winter. A debtor is servant to the lender. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

On a brief side note that will not be plenary on the subject of tithing, seeking God’s face leads to 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. A man who does not first take care of his own house is worse than an infidel. If you follow the above you will have no problem giving money toward the local church. As far as curses and blessings based upon giving ten percent and the so-called devourer not eating your wealth that is a lie. I am also not ignorant of the fact that many say they give ten percent in fact do not; remember godliness with contentment is great gain.