1 Sam 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. “For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon
God makes the beggars and poor in this world to inherit the throne of glory, for they are rich in faith to love Him by fully trusting and obeying Him.
James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
Our Lord Jesus was Poor
2 Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Our Lord gave up His Kingship in heaven to become a servant. He was born not in a house but the humblest amongst the animals in the stable. He grew up as a carpenter, as a simple folk. The Jewish Priesthood rejected Him as the One sent by God even with His numerous signs and wonders performed out of compassion for the affected. Instead, they condemned Him as Satanic and a false teacher. He entered Jerusalem on a mule which was an animal for women, children, and goods instead of a horse used by the rich and powerful. His unpresuming entry signified great humility. He could not support Himself and His disciples but depended on women folks to supply their needs.
Luke 8:2-3 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities – Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.
His Disciples also gave up All
Mat 19:27-28 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore, what shall we have?” So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
When His disciples gave up everything to follow Him in complete faith and trust, and ‘walk by faith’ in His provisions, then the highest possible heavenly rewards were given to them.
That’s why our Lord told the rich man to sell all and give to the poor for it is very hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
Mark 10:21, 23 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me”... Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God.”
Blessings by the Poor
Luke 14:13-14 “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Concerning the poor, we need to change our mindset that they are not beggars but are sent by the Lord to be our blessings. Feast with them as benefactors and friends as though we are feasting with the rich, powerful and kings.
Brethren, WW3 is just around the corner, let the poor be your blessings.
So far, we have only covered up to the first three seals and the deceptions of false christs (Mat 24:3-4) with this ‘Last Generation’ LG- series. Read also ‘Prophet Daniel’ PD-series (fourth and fifth Seals) and ‘Matthew 24’ MA- series (up to rapture).