Friday, February 24, 2017

Lazarus With True Riches (LG50)

Luke 16:10 "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.

Luke 16:11 "Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Luke 16:12 "And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?

If we arrange the unjust and unfaithful together, then we have He who is unfaithful to what is least, the unrighteous mammon which belongs to God (another man's) then He will also be unfaithful to 'much', which God will not give him these true riches which will belong to him.

Christians who are unfaithful to the unrighteous mammon (hoarding instead of releasing the money to His various ministries) are actually serving mammon.

Luke 16:13-15 "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Those days many Jewish leaders were covetous and today most pastors, Christian leaders, televangelists, etc. are covetous and they justify themselves with wrong doctrines, deceptions and heresies.

Those who love Jesus

John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

For our Lord Jesus to love Lazarus, he must have loved the Lord by keeping His word and commandments. So Lazarus has been faithfully distributing the unrighteous mammon (money put under his care) to the poor, needy, destitutes, etc. instead of hoarding it in bank, stock, properties, etc.

John 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

The True Riches

Because Lazarus loved our Lord Jesus and had been faithfully distributing the unrighteous mammon which belongs to God, God will give Lazarus true riches which belongs to Lazarus

John 14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever - the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."

Because Lazarus loved Jesus, our Lord Jesus will give (baptize) him with another helper, the Holy Spirit (Spirit of truth). This Holy Spirit belongs to him and will abide in him forever. This is the true riches for the Spirit of truth dwelling within us:-
1. teach us all things,
2. remember Jesus words
3. guide us into all truth
4. understand end time prophecies

John 14:26; 16:13 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you... However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"