Friday, February 24, 2017

The Rich - Trust The Living God (LG57)

1 Tim 6:17-19  Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Besides the perilous time for Christians in the last days, there is the added danger for being rich.

Mat 19:23-24  Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven but if we put our trust in the living God, then everything is possible. Trusting God can only be possible if we make ourselves poor by ensuring that we are only His steward and we own nothing for whatever is in our possession belongs to Him. As good stewards we must diligently look for missions, charitable homes, etc. to give and help so that our Lord can reap and harvest where He has not sown.

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.

God has placed Lazarus (those who has given up all to follow His calling) in front of every rich man's gate as blessings and possibly salvation.

Lam 3:22-23  Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Thank God for His mercies to our rich brethren for He has recently given the vision to FGBMF to start the fund to help the poor and needy in this country. The late Dr Peter Tong (founder) ensured that the poor and needy are not forgotten. With the businessmen of integrity and known to our rich brethren, manning this fund and supported by chapters in almost every town, our rich brethren can rest assured that their talents and minas under their stewardship are invested in the right missions and charities.

1 Tim 6:10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Brethren, please acknowledge His love and mercy for you and obey God's word, commandments and teachings for the end is at hand. When World War 3 starts, all your wealth will just disappear and on top of that you will be judged for hoarding it. Be merciful and you will receive mercy.

James 2:13  For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Note this scripture below:

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 them.