Word For Today: January 27, 2020: The transference of the wealth of the wicked!
This morning these passages of scriptures are stirring in my heart.
I John 3: 16 AMP: “By this we know [and have come to understand the depth and essence of His precious] love: that He [willingly] laid down His life for us [because He loved us]. And we ought to lay down our lives for the believers.
17 But whoever has the world’s goods (adequate resources), and sees his brother in need, but has no compassion for him, how does the love of God live in him?
18 Little children (believers, dear ones), let us not love [merely in theory] with word or with tongue [giving lip service to compassion], but in action and in truth [in practice and in sincerity, because practical acts of love are more than words].
James 2: 14-17 Message Bible
Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything?
Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ!
Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense? Of Faith without works is dead!
Beloved of the Lord, We are entering into a great time of transition in our nation with the forming of God’s wheel within a wheel. This wheel will not be divided but in the complete unity of the Spirit of God on earth as it is heaven.
The characteristic of this wheel is that GOD WILL ARRANGE THE BODY PARTS AS HE WILLS... EACH PART SUPPLY WHAT THE OTHER NEEDS.
NOT ONLY IS THIS A DIVINE ALIGNING, BUT IT IS A DIVINE ASSIGNING WITH ALL THE PROVISION EACH ONE NEEDS TO DO THEIR TASK.
In 2020 we are about to see the wealth of the wicked be transferred into the hands of the righteous. But who are the righteous God is going to trust with those finances?
Beloved, The USA economy is the best it has been in 50 years. More and more people have more real disposable income in their pockets in the last 3 years. Wages for the lowest earner and middle class is going up.
People have more money then they have in the last decade, yet, charitable donations are down 15% over the past 3 years. Yet, personal jet sales are up 15%. What is going on with the lack of giving, the lack of compassion, and the lack of love that is causing this in our nation?
Many have spoken about the “transference of the wealth of wicked to go into the hands of the righteous.” That truth it is going to happen.
The enemy is trying to stop that from happening to deceive believers to begin to believe that they must “hold on to for dear life” what God wants them to release.
He is using a spirit of fear and greed to operate in God’s people to “keep” instead of releasing and giving? Why, Because he knows this transference has begun by God now upon the earth and he wants to stop all he can from having it.
One of the pendulum swings that happens when you don’t have something or lose something like many did in the previous last 15 year is to “hold unto” what you lost more tightly because you never want to have that loss again.”
The need to “save for a rainy day” which is a truth that we should do, savings are a good thing. Yet saving can become empowered by a spirit to hoarding, or “hold unto it for dear life” verse trusting God now in the time of abounding.
Jesus addresses this issue in the Gospel of Luke 12
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.
17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops."
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.
19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?"
21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
Message Bible puts it this way:
16 Then he told them this story: “The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop.
17He talked to himself: "What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest."
18 Then he said, ‘Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods,
19 and I’ll say to myself, Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!"
20 “Just then God showed up and said, ‘Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods—who gets it?"
21 “That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God.”
I think verse 19-21 are very powerful for us to hear. Most people think this is just for millionaires, but you can be rich with $20 or making $500 a week if your heart is like what these scriptures reveal.
Beloved whatever we “own, or keep ownership” in our hearts, we block God from truly owning it and us. It is the natural human tendency to “over compensate” when you lose something.
If something was stolen from your home. You may put in a security system to protect it. When you go overboard, you hire armed guards to watch your house. You put everything into safes built into concrete vaults all to hold maybe $1000.
Because you were “burned” or stolen from our natural mind filled with the fear of the enemy causes to become blinded to the truth and we lose our faith in God to protect us and watch over us.
Remember it is God who causes the thief to return to us 7 fold what was stolen. In these scriptures in Luke the man in a time of abundance said, “My barns are not big enough.”
For us it could be, “me and my family have not taken a vacation in 3 years, so we are going to put $1000 away for our vacation. Then all of a sudden a need is presented to you that God may ask for that money.
So what does the rich man say, Self, well done, you made it now, you can take it easy, let someone else meet that need. God has other people then me to give.
I don’t have to give, because, I have put this money away for my new TV, my new car, my trip I want to take my family on. So we don’t give. That is the moment we become “rich with goods.” That is the moment we may find we could be like what James wrote about, saying to those in need, “be well fed and filled with God” and do nothing to help.
It is to that heart James writes, “Faith without the corresponding works is dead.” I am seeing this thinking that is in the nation influencing the church. All of a sudden instead of giving we want to “get what we lost” back and give out of the leftovers.
Beloved, is it possible that we may be tearing down our old barns that got raided with the poor economy to build newer ones to “make sure we don’t lack again?” There is a truth into saving and being prepared and budgeting that is necessary.
The question is not saving, or storing away funds. The question is does God still own it and you? We have been purchased with a price we are not our own.
Verse 19 of Luke says “Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!"
That last statement becomes a powerful lie that can enter a heart after you lost so much in the past. We say things like “now it is my turn.” I am going to do all the things I didn’t get to do when the economy is bad.”
Why now? Why is giving down in a time of abundance in our nation? I believe just as God tested many hearts when they didn’t have anything to give out of their poverty or lack, now God is testing hearts to see if they will give out of their abundance?
Did we pass the test to give like the widow woman who gave her two mites by putting all she had in the offering when that is all we had?
Will we know pass the test when God is blessing us more to put in all that we have when the “amount” now has increased?
Will we build bigger barns for ourselves on earth and be foolish, or will we lay up our treasures in heaven?
I will wrap up this post with a few closing scriptures and thoughts:
Matthew 6: 19-21
19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The Message Bible writes it this way with a title for this passage:
A Life of God-Worship
19-21 “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars.
Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it?
The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
Brothers and Sisters, Why is charitable giving in our nation down 15% when we have the best economy in the world? Why are people holding on to what they have in the Body of Christ? Where are our priorities?
JESUS SAYS, “THE PLACE WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, IS THE PLACE YOU WILL MOST WANT TO BE.. LET ME BUILD BIGGER BARNS... WHEN I SEE SOMEONE IN NEED.. BE WELL FED, AND FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT.. AS WE WALK ON BY...
ARE WE BUILDING BIGBER BARNS IN OUR HEART? ARE WE AFRAID WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH AND WE NEED TO FEND FOR OURSELVES AND MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES FIRST... INSTEAD OF SEEKING THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST?...
There is nothing wrong with savings. There is nothing wrong with going on vacation, or buying something you need. What I am writing about is ‘ownership.” Does God still own us and everything we have? Have we become our “own owners” instead of “steward and caretakers” of what God has given us.
I am writing this because in 2020 that wealth transference is about to begin and I think many Christians believe they are just going to automatically get it even though their hearts may be set on building bigger barns for themselves and ministries.
The Lord tested us in a time of famine, and now he is testing us in a time of abundance.
I close this post with the heart that God needs in his people to transfer the wealth of the wicked to.
Paul says it this way to the church at Philippi:
11 Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances.
12 I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need.
13 I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
Beloved, can we hear God now? Can we see the needs of those around us? Will we walk by those in need and say be warm and fed and keep our life, our stuff, our finances because we are AFRAID OF LOSING IT AGAIN?
May the Lord examine our hearts and motives concerning these things. If we truly desire to have the Lord find us faithful to put the wealth in our hands, then we must remove the lie of the enemy that says, “build bigger barns, self, I have plenty now, I can retire and live good.”
God trust those who His “own ones.” His “own ones” say, Lord, all that I am, all that I have, all that I will ever be is yours.” These are the ones who will receive the transference of the wealth of the wicked.