King Solomon said, “Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. Ecclesiastes 10:19.
Jesus Christ says, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” John 6:27.
CAN MONEY BUY ETERNAL LIFE?
This quote was coined by King Solomon in the bible when he lost it with God as a result of wealth intoxication.
Money does not and cannot answer all things but can definitely take away your peace if you’re not extra careful.
Money cannot forgive your sins
Money cannot save your life
Money cannot deliver you from an incurable disease
Money cannot buy you eternal life
Money cannot buy you access to God.
Money cannot add another minute to your life
Money cannot buy you happiness
Money cannot buy you a clear conscience.
If you have an opportunity to ask many of the gospel preachers using private jets they will gladly tell you that they made a horrible mistake of their life for delving into worldly way.
Money is not equivalent to the peace of God and that is why we see the world turning upside down daily despite all the accumulations of money in the society.
Many Churches today don’t have peace because they have laid their hands on unrighteous things therefore they don’t have option than to join the worldly train of telling more lies and cajoling people to keep the train moving.
WHAT DOES JESUS SAYS ABOUT MONEY?
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:33-34.
Anything that is contrary to this command of Jesus Christ is a mission that already failed.
‘This is what I will do: “I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 22:18-21.
Isaiah says, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come; buy wine and milk without money and without cost. “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. Isaiah 55:1-2
IN CONCLUSION: ARE YOU LEAVING FOR MONEY OR FOR CHRIST?
“And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 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 8:34-38?
SURELY ACCUMULATION OF WEALTH HAS NOTHING IN COMMON WITH HERALDING THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
The end is truly near!
Just like I don’t need a private jet to tell someone that the end is near, so also I don’t need 1 million seats Church to accommodate more hypocrites, because if Jesus eventually arrived, He’s definitely not coming to stay.
Many Overseers or Teachers may use their PhD status’s to deceive or manipulate many people about acquiring wealth, but I actually want to tell you that there is absolutely no way anyone will have the mind of Christ and at the same time want to live a flamboyant life in this corrupt world that such will not be tempted to sin.
Anyone may argue this, however I have made it my project since God called me and have actually seen it live and more clearly in the lives’ of the most religious leaders and that was what brought me back to this conclusion.
“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.” This is the main purpose of the followers of Christ, giving bread and chicken is the secondary.
WHY FOCUSING ON OUR ASSIGNMENT AND NOT WHAT PEOPLE SAYS IS VERY IMPORTANT
The world really need us!
“And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. Mark 1:7.
There is no question about it if Jesus really came to the world or not, the argument of the Pharisees was He is of the devil. “Moses we know where he came from…” but that does not stop Him from His assignment until everything was fulfilled.
AGAIN STAY FOCUS ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT
Just like the Pharisees were in logger head with Jesus Christ, a true follower of Christ will see the same, but Jesus Christ does not suggest manipulation at any time. But, He laid emphasis on something and that is “…But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say.
John 16:5-11: “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
John the Baptist and the followers of Christ have similar assignment, but different target, approach and empowerment.
- Apostle John came to herald the first coming of Christ to the world.
- The followers of Christ are also called mainly to be heralding the second coming of Christ to the world.
Just like the Pharisees are not excluded in the day of John the Baptist, so is no General Overseer, Bishop, Pastor, Prophet and Prophetess are excluded now.
15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
Finally, Brethren, though you may be addicted to reading a devotional book that will give you all the strategies of how to be manipulating, aiding and abetting including accumulating of more wealth. But have you ever thought of reading the real devotional book (THE WORD OF GOD) that will truly convict you rightly and will never change due to any situation or circumstances but will always stand for the truth regardless?
ARE YOU BORN AGAIN?
Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:1-4
What do you mean by rituals? Most of the things we’re practicing in our Churches that have not breed righteousness of God except more hypocrites. Practicing one ritual in the old covenant and leave the others is called selective scriptural thumping and it is known as a fallacy. Christians must be careful about the type of template we’re using to live in Christ.
BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT INTERPRETATION AND NOT A RESPECTED MAN OF GOD INTERPRETATION
The word of Yongi Cho, Oral Robert, John Hagee, TD Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, Mike Murdoch, Adeboye, TB Joshua, Oyedepo, Abiara, Joel Os-teen, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Fredrick Price, Umah Upai, Kumuyi, Adebayo or you can mention any other names you want to. Their words may be enjoyable and motivating, but it might not be the truth.
Jesus did not ask any of His disciples to go to any respected men of God for final instruction or reminder. Don’t get me wrong; I did not say that all these people are not of God, though many of them are not. But what I am saying now is that we should allow the Holy Spirit to verify for us the truth before we follow any men of God instructions blindly.
It is very easy for someone that was called out of religious tradition to delve back into it without knowing. Anyway, all followers of Christ are called out from one kind of religion/ tradition or the other. I am not here to condemn Apostle Paul. However, if you’re someone that reads with the Holy Spirit interpretation and not scared of religious guru marking you as a devil for exercising the discerning spirit God has given unto you, you will find out that if you have an opportunity to meet Apostle Paul he will either tell you that they misinterpreted him about what he said or that he never say such thing at all. This may happen to anyone; we have to make amends when the Holy Spirit pointed it out to us that is of old. Sometimes these things happen because of people’s pressure; we don’t want to change the past rules or maybe by omission.
Example: From what I read in the scripture, Jesus was here to save everyone. But the disciples told Jesus to send a particular woman that was in need away because of where she came from, and Jesus almost oblige; However, Jesus later commended the woman for her great faith. You might interpret that commendation to whatever you like, but my point is that Jesus made the woman happy at last.
Why can’t we imitate Jesus Christ in all our ways, instead of going back and forth to the respected religious guru’s instructions as it pleases us? There is nothing called World General Overseer in Christ way it is a fallacy. Most of these actions are breed out of manipulating spirit.
ARE YOU PRACTISING THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTION IN YOUR CHURCHES TOO?
“if a spirit of jealousy comes over him, and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him, and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself, the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of memorial, a reminder of iniquity. (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people by the Lord ‘ s making your thigh waste away, and your abdomen swell, and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.” ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness. Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness. The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the Lord and bring it to the altar. Numbers 5:14-15, 21-25
ARE YOU TRULY BORN AGAIN? THEN ALL THESE RITUALS ARE NOT NECESSARY BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ONE OF THE PHARISEES
Matthew 23:23: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
It Is Okay If People Misunderstand You
As long as you don’t misunderstand yourself about your calling and assignment that is fine. Importantly, make sure that you always put into consideration the scenario of the old prophet, and the prophet from Judah before you fall for the sentiment of the ”anointed men of God.”
WHY ARE YOU BOTHERING ABOUT PEOPLE MISQUOTING YOU?
Many People misunderstood Jesus. Why, do you think your case should or will be different? Just make sure you are not caught in the web of manipulation, but to boldly stand by to repeat what you said again and again.
“Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” John 21:23.
If you don’t want people to misunderstand what you are saying or doing as God’s messenger in His kingdom, you’re probably a misfit in a prophetic ministry. We believe that prophetic ministry is the preaching of the Bible accurately and precisely as interprets by the Holy Spirit, not by the Pharisees and the Sadducee of this dispensation.
“speaking forth” of the written Word, including relaying of existing information that seems new from heaven.
There are pieces of information about freedom “emancipation proclamation” from the above that the Pharisees of today don’t want other born-again Christians to know, and no one can gain entrance into that realm if love to be coasting along with what Bishop or Overseer tell you. The freedom of Christ is beyond paying Tithes, first fruit, sacrificial offerings or waiting on what one daddy g.o or bishop said or will say. It must come by divine revelation backed by the Holy Spirit.
I have not yet seen it anywhere in the bible where Jesus Christ denies His statement in other to fit in the midst of millionaires, politicians or governments of His day because of fear of death.
“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:25-26
There are over two hundred and fifty versions of Bibles, and every transliteration has their secret lies hidden somewhere in it, named “easy to understand.” If new generations of Christians are not careful, many devotional books such as open heaven or mountain experience might become another version of Bibles in the nearest future for the ignorant.
CAN WE BE DIPLOMATIC WITH THE WAY WE RELAY OUR MESSAGES?
Sure, We can! If we coined or cooked up the messages, however, if it is of God , brother and sisters we cannot. I have read this in the scriptures, and I have seen it first hand in the life of a particular anointed man of God how God said he had lost it.
Believers in Christ must choose between meaning what we speak forth and toning it down a bit for the benefit of the people in authority if we don’t want them to be offended. Unfortunately, these choices are not at the disposal of any faithful minister’s of God. For this reason ministers of God owes no one an explanation while they are carrying out their assignment.
They may decide to manipulate scripture for their safe landing. But, they should put it in their conscious mind that God still has many “Nathans” that he reveals things to whenever He wants to. That was the way things were in the kingdom of God, and it is unchangeable now, except if you want to be a drop out from God’s calling because some group of people misunderstood you.
Do you think I am talking too much about your men of God? Relax, don’t stress yourself out your daddy g.o and bishops got the message clearly.
In conclusion, Practicing the way of Christ with different manuals such as Ph.D. in Mathematics or a degree in Architectural design is very dangerous.