I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
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"GOD WANTS US TO PROSPER" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
GOD WANTS US TO PROSPER
I HAVE HEARD SO MANY BAD THINGS ABOUT SOME OF THE TV AND RADIO PREACHERS MAKING TOO MUCH MONEY. THAT SHOULD BE BETWEEN THEM AND GOD. I KNOW THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE AND THAT SHOULD BE BETWEEN THEM AND GOD ALSO. GOD WANTS ALL OF US TO PROSPER AND THE WAY HE CHOOSES TO DO THAT IS UP TO HIM. THE SCRIPTURE SAYS IN 3RD JOHN 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." JUST REMEMBER ALL SCRIPTURE IN INSPIRED BY GOD AS STATED IN 2ND TIMOTHY 3:16 WHERE IT SAYS "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
LET'S LOOK AT OTHER THINGS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS ABOUT JESUS AND PROSPERITY. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES LIVED IN POVERTY? A LOT OF PEOPLE GET THIS IDEA FROM LUKE 9:58 WHERE IT SAYS "And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." IN THIS INSTANCE, JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION OF THE SAMARITANS AS THEY REFUSED HIM THEIR HOSPITALITY AND A PLACE TO STAY ON HIS WAY TO JERUSALEM. JESUS HAD HIS OWN PLACE. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AFTER JOHN FINISHED SPEAKING TO HIS DISCIPLES IN JOHN 1:35-39 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. NOW YOU CAN SEE HOW STUDYING YOUR BIBLE CAN REALLY OPEN UP THE WORD TO YOU.
JESUS WAS NOT POOR. IN FACT, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE FOLLOWING, THAT JUDAS WAS HIS BANKER, OR THE KEEPER OF THE BAG. JOHN 12:4-6 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
SO, IF JESUS WAS NOT POOR THEN I AM SURE HE WOULD NOT WANT US TO BE POOR. USE YOUR FAITH TO RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS. THEY ARE THERE FOR ALL OF US.
I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS SCRIPTURE. DEUTERONOMY 8:18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO PROSPER.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.