What WEALTH Did Jesus Die to Give?

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all SPIRITUAL blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" Ephesians 1:3 

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“Jesus became poor so we may become rich. Right? After all, the blessings of the Lord brings wealth.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Prosperity is part of the blessing we are promised and poverty is attached to the curse.

As for me and my family, we are blessed and not cursed, the head not the tail, above not below, the Lender not the borrower.

Now however, hoarding money for self endulgment is wrong when Jesus commands us to feed the hungry and help the orphans and widows.

This is how you can know that Jesus Christ wants you wealthy: Galatians 3.13 says that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. Do you realize this: God, in Jesus Christ, has completely redeemed you from poverty, from hunger, from thirst, from nakedness. You are blessed. You are able to live a great life. You need to start thinking this way.”

REPLY:

Hi. Please use the King James Bible. ….. Spiritual wealth, yes. Paul taught that men who teach that “gain is (equals) godliness” are to be departed from (1 Tim 6:3-5). Monetary or material gain has nothing to do with God’s blessings. If God’s blessings were measured by financial gain, that would mean the extremely rich Roman Catholic cult, the Jehovah Witness cult, and the antichrist Mormon cult were of God…. see the picture?

1 Timothy 6:3-12

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 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.

10 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.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

12 Fight the Good Fight of Faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

What you have written are simply excuses for masking covetousness and self-serving greed. If as you state, “Prosperity is part of the blessing we are promised and poverty is attached to the curse”, Christ and His holy apostles must have been very ungodly men. Here’s an example:

WHILE ON THIS EARTH THAT HE CREATED, JESUS HAD NO VEHICLE (LUKE 19:28-35), HAD NOWHERE TO LAY HIS BEAUTIFUL HEAD (LUKE 9:58), AND HAD VERY LITTLE MONEY IN HIS POCKET OR ACCOUNT (LUKE 17:24-27).

How’s this for prosperity?

“By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” 2 Corinthians 6:8-10

“And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.” Hebrews 11:36-38

Yes, men are called to earn the money for the family (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; 1 Timothy 5:8, etc.)…. that’s not the issue. The LORD takes issue and will damn to hell all who serve mammon instead of Him, love this world, are covetous, greedy, and hoard goods. Those who are rich in this world are to be big givers and not build bigger barns—places to store money and lavish upon themselves (Luke 12:15-21; 16:19-31; 1 Timothy 6:6-18).

“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:5-6

You are contradicting the teachings of Jesus. Galatians 3:13 has nothing to do with earthly riches—which Jesus warned against coveting and hoarding (Lk 12:35-40; 16:19-31, etc.). Can you read?

“And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 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 10:23-25

Jesus had nowhere to lay His head at times and Paul was naked: “Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are NAKED, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace” (1 Corinthians 4:11).

Galatians 3:13-14 has nothing to do with earthly wealth and you are stealing the glory from Christ who died to redeem us to God by His perfect sacrifice…. while promulgating this heresy that Jesus came to make us rich in this sinful world …. which He repeatedly warned against.

For a biblical reality check, please read this:

DID JESUS have a Vehicle, Bed, or a Bunch of Money?

StewardshipThe Prosperity of Fools Shall Destroy Them

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