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Understanding Kingdom Prosperity
Saints, just as we are commanded to turn away those who have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof, so are we commanded to turn away from those who preach and teach and that gain is Godliness.
I am not preaching poverty. There is a prosperity that is of the world, and there is a prosperity of the Kingdom.
The scriptures teach that the wicked prosper in the world. When you are in true prosperity, it is spirit, soul and body.
If your soul is not prospering, your prosperity is from the world.
If you are chasing after bigger homes, cars, jets, fancier cloths, you are not seeking first the Kingdom – you cannot serve God and mammon.
In the early churches, men laid fortunes at the feet of true apostles and they distributed to the necessity of the saints.
In this day, false apostles and prophets heap the riches to themselves. True prosperity, is supposed to flow through through you to be a blessing to those who are in need, and to finance the proclamation of the Kingdom. God’s Kingdom, not man’s!
“If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out,” 1 Timothy 6:3-7.
“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness,” 1 Timothy 6:8-11.
The Sin of Greed
Saints, God looks at the sin of greed as strongly as He does fornication.
We are to not even eat with the covetous or extortioner.
That eliminates a lot of preachers these days, who are always wanting bigger homes, jets ,and cars and are manipulating you, saying God said there are so many supposed to give a thousand so many five hundred dollars, so many 100.00 etc……
This is called extortion.
Do not even eat a physical meal with such a one, let alone eat at there spiritual tables!
“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators,” 1 Corinthians 5:9.
“Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person,” 1 Corinthians 5:10-13.
~ Kevin Nugent
An apostle of the LORD.