You are Already Infinitely Rich
and God Wants You to Know It!
“When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!” – John Wesley
The LORD does not forbid His children to be rich in this world and yet, He promises to damn any rich person who is not generous in giving.
“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.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Timothy 6
“Spiritual Blessings in Heavenly Places in Christ”
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ … In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace … The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 1:3, 7, 18; 2:7
— FEEL like you need to be rich in this sinful world in order to feel significant? Well, if you are God’s child, bought by His infinite riches of Christ’s precious blood, you are already richer than you can possibly imagine because you are owned by the One who owns all (Psalms 24:1; Ezekiel 18:4; Revelation 4:11). Read Ephesians to begin to discover the infinite riches of Christ.
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Genesis 15:1
Now, read Psalms 49 and see the real score!
When He sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins of fallen man, God bankrupted Heaven to save you!
Are you appreciative of the saving mercy of the LORD?
“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant.” Genesis 32:10
Many today are completely deceived into thinking that because Jesus paid the full price for their sins that they have a license to live outside of His perfect will (Matthew 7:21; Romans 6:1-2, 15; Hebrews 12:14-17; Revelation 2-3, etc.). Yet the New Testament teaches us that because Christ has come, we have no excuses and are more accountable under the New Covenant than were the people of God under the Old (Hebrews 10:26-39).
As Christ foretold, “many” today who claim to be saved by Christ have no fruit to prove such (Matthew 7:13-14). And fruit is always the evidence of a relationship and lack thereof is proof of the absence of that saving, abiding relationship (Matthew 3:7-10; John 15:1-6; Titus 1:16; 1 John 2:3-6, etc.).
—– WHY did Jesus say that the once “rich man” went to hell? (Luke 16:19-31)
There are so very many “rich” people today just like this once “rich man” who is now in hell. They are religious but not saved and that’s proven in that they can pass by the beaten robbed man and ignore his need. But the Good Samaritan represents Christ and His true remnant (Luke 10:25-37).
Answers to this question from Christ’s Body:
“Callousness and a hardened heart towards the needs and miseries of others, represented in the person of Lazarus; the rich man showed not a crumb of mercy. It is one of many examples/warnings that show what luxury and pleasure seeking (hedonism) can do to the heart.” Victoria A.
“Because he was blatantly ignoring the poor sick beggar who was at his door with a few basic needs… this one was then given his share of heavenly bliss, and the ex-rich man was now utterly deprived of any comforts, but he was also made able to see the ex-poor sick guy enjoying the goodies he inherited from God, as a fair repayment for having been so heartless with the beggar: he basically REAPED what he had sown, as his hell was then to endure himself the cruel treatment he had made the beggar go through in a lifetime of opportunities…!” SBR
“Worldly riches comes to nothing, it is riches gathered in Heaven which are worth lots…and God warns us against worldly wealth money wise…He wants us to be Spiritually Wealthy in His Kingdom cause He is within us and we in Him…and through His Holy Spirit within us we are capable of far more than money can ever buy…or be of value of…like for instance peace of mind….and while He is warning us He also says that there will be many who will hear but little who will listen and be obedient to endure the race He has set before us Amen.” Antoinette V.
Those in need around us are a test from God. Are you passing this test or are you squandering what He has given you on the worship of the god of self?
IT IS our privilege to use what God has given us to help those in need and to support HIS work …. and what we do with those resources indicates who we really are. Jesus says “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt. 6:21)
—- ARE WE REAL? OR COUNTERFEIT? The Levite, the priest, and the Good Samaritan proved who they were by what they did and did not do when granted the opportunity to help the man who had been ravaged by the thieves of this world (Lk. 10:25-37).
Filthy Rich (audios)
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