One of the things people think about often is why they don’t get blessed by God. They say, I am a Christian, why don’t I get blessed?
To start off with, you don’t need to be a Christian to be blessed. Crooks seem blessed and Christlike are blessed.
You say, “What does that mean.”? Well, if someone robs a bank for millions they seem like they are blessed. Somewhere, somehow, they will be caught, they will suffer, things will go wrong. Why? Because it is a principle of God.
Here is an easy example: You as a Christian, and an unbeliever, are on your way walking to the diner for lunch. It starts to rain. Both of you open your umbrellas to cover your self. Does only the Christian stay dry? Of course not. The principle is, cover and stay dry. The
Bible says: Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Principles are principles and Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. Why? Probably because he is one of the most generous people in the world. Is he a christian? No. Will he spend eternity with Christ? Not Unless he repents. Luk 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Why do I say Bill Gates is not a Christian? One reason is he denies any funding of Churches or those that are connected to a Christian church.
We, however are moving a bit off subject so to continue, We know how people get blessed by God. They are rewarded. The bible says, Luk 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Not only do you get a return on your investment but it is multiplied.
It’s that easy. Give and get. The worldly version says what goes around, comes around. I like the Bible version better.
Stupidity, does not get you blessed neither does greed.
If you say to yourself, I am going to give to this or that ministry so I can get a new Cadillac or a mansion on a hill, watch out. Your greed will come right back on you.
The wolves are out there to trick you. You have seen these televangelists telling their listeners to send their money to him so they can be blessed. Here are some examples:
This drives me nuts! To see how these charlatans can convince people to give to ministries that own jets and mansions and beautiful clothes and furnishings and on and on while a ministry like mine does not even own a car or a house and we ask for donations and most of the time, it’s the people who do not believe as we do that help us because they see what we are doing here.
I am sorry to say but will say it anyway, Christians , many of the times are not responsive to the needs of others. Now with that said, we have some good Christian friends of this ministry and I am sure they agree of that which I am speaking.
What should I do? should I wear fancy clothes and tell you how you too can have expensive things if you give to this ministry. The Bible says there are those who like to have their ears “tickled”. when you are told these lies you want to believe that you will get rich also so the money floods in.
I won’t tell you that. Yes, God will bless you when you bless others from the heart. Not me only but all of His work. He might bless you with money or even better things like joy and peace and a good family life.
I remember when we started this ministry and we needed airfare and the Christians made no move to get us here. A check came from an unbeliever to pay for our fares and also to move some of my books. At that point I heard the still voice of God tell me that if the Christians would fail to give, I will cause the non believers to give.
If Christ appeared today, would you be able to face Him? Would you be able to say how you helped others or just how you helped yourself.
You will not be blessed without a generous heart. We don’t want you just to give, we want you to want to give. the bible tells us of the Macedonians who were going through so many trials and had very little money but they forced Paul to take their offering. It said they were blessed with exceeding joy.
You can have all kinds of things but without joy what good is it.
You have read the reports. If you are eating three meals a day you are richer than X % of the world population and if you are sleeping in a real bed–If you have a job—If you are healthy—If you own a car, a home, a boat a plane…
Take a look at this place. We don’t steal your money we plant it and it grows as we invest it in the future of the Payatas kids.