Friday, February 24, 2017

Lazarus And The Rich Man (LG52)

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.

Prosperity gospel states that the poor are cursed by God but the rich are blessed. So, whoever gives to the poor is giving to the cursed.

Luke 8:3  and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.

Our Lord was rich but made Himself poor and had to depend on the women folks to provide for Him. So our Lord Jesus is cursed by these heretics who practise 'prosperity gospel'.

Acts 3:6  Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

Similarly, John and Peter, the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, were poor and they too are cursed by these heretics.

Luke 6:20b  “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God."

Mat 5:3  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Our Lord Jesus blesses the poor Christians, for they have obeyed and followed His example by willingly crucifying their flesh and offering themselves as living sacrifices, thus making themselves poor for the sake of His kingdom.

John 15:18  “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you."

As expected these heretics will hate and curse these poor, godly and blessed servants of our Lord.

John 12:8  "For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”

Our Lord ensures that there will always be poor in this world so that no one has the excuse of not giving to the poor.

Deu 15:7  “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother,

In fact, God often bring the poor to our gates to save or bless us by our mercies shown to them just as He laid Lazarus at the gate of the rich man to save him from Hades.

Prov 28:27  He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.

Brethren, don't ever become poor by disobeying His word, teachings and commandments;

Prov 22:16  He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.

Brethren repent, for this heresy 'prosperity gospel', created by the Devil and promoted by the false teachers has destroyed our faith in God's word, making us carnal, worldly and merciless.

Zech 7:9-10  “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.’"