That you are truthful in the affairs of life does not mean you should be poor. I do tell my friends that Christianity is not a license to poverty. A poor christian is a christian that does not know his heritage. Can the son of a persons who deals on silver and gold be poor?
The earth and its fullness belongs to God, and you are the technology and heritage of God. Man has invented many things just like electronics and automobiles_these things are the technology of men. While man is the technology of God.
Some Christians think is easier for a poor man to go to heaven, but let me enlighten you: Whether poor or rich does not decide that. A poor man might steal to satisfy his hunger, a rich man can also intimidate and show people wickedness with his money.
Do you see that neither wealthy or poor is not a determinate factor of whether you are a good christian or not. That which is impossible with men is possible with God. The reasons you should be rich and wealthy is as follows:
1 Jesus Was Not Poor
Jesus during his earthly ministry, did not lack anything. He paid his bills, HE paid his tax to Emperor Ceaser and wore the most expensive apparel at HIS earthly time.
Yes, he wore the most expensive clothes_that was why when he was crucified, Roman Soldiers casted lot to decide who will take his garment. Would a Roman soldier go for low quality garment and even cast lot?
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2 To Influence People’s Life For Good
Do you know it is easier to convince and win people to Christ if one is rich? Imagine you ride on 2017 model Mercedes Benz, then stop and tell people that Jesus saves_he will believe you immediately.
Also if you visit orphanage home with goodies, visit hospital and pay the bills of those that couldn’t pay. It will make them oblige to your good-news.
3 You Will Become Relevant
Time might come when very poor people will not be group/departmental leaders in church, not because church is carnal or partial. But because people will be many in the church, so only the people that can help solve problem will be noticed. There are other ways to help solve the problem of the church also. Engage in any one
4 People Love You More
Everyone wishes his/her father is a man wealthy like Bill Gates, while every father wishes his son is as rich as Mark Zuckerbeg.
If you always tell your daughter/son that you don not have money now and then, she/he might envisage you as a liar and uncaring.
If you tell your wife everytime that you are broke, she might envisage that you give money to another woman. And that might be a marital risk.
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