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DO NOT Envy the RICH

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It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God (Mark 10:25).

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24).

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him (James 2:5)?

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels (Mark 8:36-38).

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3).

Money Cometh to Me Now!

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Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. – 1 Timothy 6:5-10

When you come before the Lord Jesus have the mindset that he is not interested in fulfilling your lusts. God is already working on mansions in heaven for his children. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ this world is not your home.

So, if you have a need before the Lord, do not fret. Do not worry. Ask your Heavenly Father to provide and believe that he is faithful. This is not a statement of do nothing, but while you are working toward employment or the money is not enough, understand he is faithful. God owns it all and will provide for you. Trust him. If you trust him with your soul, it is logical step to trust him with your flesh that requires things on earth to live.

P.S. This is not a declaration that poverty is sainthood. The righteous do not beg for bread because God provides. Sometimes we hit pitfalls or make bad decisions, but in God’s grace he forgives and rescues. In no way should you think it is honorable to not be in a position to help others.

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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