I don’t know about you, but I am really amazed at some of these Rolls Royce and Bentley driving social media preachers who make it seem like God is running a lottery business. Jesus warned that there would be plenty of them in the Last Days and here they are.
“Want to get blessed? Want to get rich? No problem. Just share my post on your social media feeds and type Amen. And next thing you know a bucket-load of cash is headed your way.”
Are you kidding me?!
If you think that gimmick holds any currency with God, you have absolutely no idea who He is and you’ve completely misunderstood what Jesus is all about.
How about this one? “Wanna get rich? Easy! Just follow Jesus.”
Dude! Are you serious?!
Let me clear this up for you: Jesus is not roaming around with a wad of cash looking for people He can hand it over to. Jesus is in the business of SAVING people, not making them RICH.
Who said “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.”
Who said “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Do you get it? Jesus is interested in our ETERNITY, not our LUXURY. When you get Jesus you only get JESUS. And in Him we have everything — He is more than enough.
So, if you are waiting on God to stop by your house and dump a truckload of cash on you just because you forwarded something to 25 people within 4 minutes, you’re off your rocker. Nobody cares about your social media account, how many posts you shared and how many times you typed Amen.
But God does care about YOU and how you are using this Gift of Life He has given you. So if you want to get blessed, first HONOR GOD with the way you LIVE.
Have you actually bothered to HELP any poor people? Did you freely GIVE your stuff away to those in need (and I am not talking about your leftover change)? Did you go out of your way to help a destitute? Did you FEED the hungry? Do you have LOVE in your heart for anyone other than yourself? Do you HONOR your parents? Do you flee from evil? Do you strive for PEACE?
These are the things that really please God.
If you want get rich just so you could buy your cute self some more stuff, you’re going to be waiting a LONG TIME. Because quite frankly, my dear, God is not going to help you pamper yourself a little more. You have a better chance getting rich the old fashion way — by using your brains and Working HARD.
But having said all of that let me also say this: INDEED, GOD DOES BLESS PEOPLE. He does not mind us having money and stuff as long as the money and stuff do not have us.
Here’s the deal: God has already pronounced all the blessings we’ll ever need over this planet. Our task is to call them down. And we have the power to call down both blessings and curses upon ourselves.
Be Good, Do Good and you call down BLESSINGS.
Be Bad, Do Bad and you call down CURSES.
In other words, what we say and do determines how our life is going to turn out. When you turn your life over to God, the things you do to honor Him, the zeal with which you obey His commands — those are the things that get you BLESSED.
So, if you are watching porn one moment, typing Amen the next and thinking God is going to be pretty pleased because you balanced your crap out by sharing a “holy” post on your social media feed, you’ve got to stop deceiving yourself.
Your blessings and everything else pertaining to your life are tied to just one question: DO YOU LOVE GOD FOR WHO HE IS, or FOR WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM HIM?
And God already knows the answer to that one.