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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Is It Going To Matter In Importance To Be Rich Toward God?

Jesus told many parables about life and the Kingdom while He walked the planet 2000 years it's been. He said it's better to be rich toward God than wise in your own conceit. Woe in fact to him who is proud in possessions and not wealthy toward God. Scripture says, "If the righteous scarcely be saved what will become of the ungodly and unrighteous? I believe Him. What better way would there be for God to reveal to us He has a will and a purposeful way than to walk in our shoes and become one of us. He exaggerated the point in that one respect by becoming a baby and risking our circumstances too. He chose a way to intertwine in our ways of life by showing us what God is like totally. God heals people and does good to them which is what Jesus did. Jesus also invited us to a feast or supper someday to be given in His Honor. When He expanded His circle of influence & ministry He would teach the Kingdom. Many would be drawn and listen and really hear. Some went along for the ride. He preached, "repent, for the God you think you know is here in His Government." But instead of great signs like putting down the Romans He was crucified. It was a sarcastic laugh Satan and his hordes had as Friday's here....BUT SUNDAY'S A COMING!!! And He Arose triumphant/victorious. He even went so far as to insure the stone that held Him in the Tomb was rolled away so we could get inside. Most of all proving it did occur, his disciples risked everything to get the Message of the GOOD NEWS out: "He Is Not Here, He Is Risen!" It spread and they turned the world upside down. Countless numbers of them would be docile as the lions of the Coliseum would ravage them. They had a peaceful look and smile that devastated Nero. They indeed knew God had spoken. Do we? Scripture says, unshakeable things will remain but right now the shakable is being shaken. God is not willing that any should perish for He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked but only when they repent. "All things are possible," Jesus said, "to him who believes." Jesus says, in the dramatic present, "Let him who has ears to hear, really hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Churches." John 14:6 says and Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the Life, no man cometh to Father but by Me." Is it going to matter in 'the long run' if we are rich toward God? You betcha! We need to read Acts 2:38b, " Repent and be Baptized everyone one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the Remission of sins and you will receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit." It's worthy to be a holy rolla because we get to sit right on in the Heavenlies and be a bondservant to rule and reign with Christ someday. We need not listen to the world calling us bad names but wholly lean on Jesus and be born again. People get ready Jesus is coming soon. God looks with mercy (Lovingkindness Hebrew: chesed) and compassion on us because of what Christ has Done. His finished work for us at the Cross has wrought victory over the world, sin, and satan. "Sell what you have, buy alms, give to the poor, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me," Jesus is saying. Provide for yourselves bags that wax not old Eternal in the Heavens and lay up for yourselves treasure in Heaven. Even a cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple will not lose its reward. By grace from God alone we make it because our good works are like filthy rags. It's an Abundant Life In Christ. Like the energizer bunny, that Life keeps going, and going, in perseverance within. Read the Bible, pray, and tell someone you love them; attend a Bible believing Church. Make it your home or extended family!

Dave Candel

Bethel Assembly Of God Church Web Site
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