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Empty Kingdoms

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Matthew 4:8-9

 

Just like Satan lied to Jesus , he is lying to you on a daily basis. Promising great kingdoms that he will never fulfill. Because Satan doesn’t care about you or your future, he just wants your soul. He will entice you with the temporary pleasures of this world, such as money, lust, drugs, ect. These pleasures of the world will cost you your soul.

What kingdoms are you building today? Are you slaving away at your career, climbing the corporate ladder only to get there and find your life has passed you by? Remember your time on this Earth is limited, money and possessions will fade but your life could be eternal.

(Matthew 16:26)” For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

 

What is your soul worth to you? Is there a pleasure worth giving your life for? Make your choices wisely, everything you do in this life has costly consequences. The world will promise you everything but in the end will deliver you nothing, but unfortunately by the time most people figure this out there life has already passed them by.

Remember with God you are a Citizen of Heaven and not of this world. Don’t fall for the traps in this world that will cost you everything. Keep your eyes and mind on above, don’t fall for Satans deceit.

(1 Timothy 6:9) “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.”

 

Temptation leads to destruction. When we fall for the lies and lust of Satan, we lose our focus on God. We become consumed with ourselves and don’t think about the consequence it has on others. Why are we never satisfied with the gifts God has already blessed us with?

Notice is says it leads to perdition. Perdition is eternal damnation. Is there anything worth selling your soul for? Jesus laid down his life to give you eternal life, are you willing to throw it away for worldly lusts?

(Proverbs 11:28) “He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.”

 

Trust in God and not in money, the problem with wealth is people get a false sense of security. The believe if they obtain enough money they can live a pleasurable life. Live almost like a King, big house, nice car, good food, ect. But money cant save your life. Money cant buy you real love, and Money cant give you inner peace.

Theres only one way you can get all these, and that’s thru Jesus Christ. And he won’t cost you anything but he gave up everything for you. Put your trust in the Lord and not in this world. Because all the wealth and possessions will just leave you with an Empty Kingdom in Jesus Name Amen

Root of all Evil

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
Isn’t it amazing that even back in Biblical days, people were obsessed with money. What is it about money that people are literally willing to sell their soul? Is it the false sense of power? Is it the collection of material things? Whatever it is, Satan knows you want it and will use it to manipulate you.
Remember the story of the disciple Judas who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Luke 22). Judas who was literally a disciple of Christ sold his soul for a few dollars. It didn’t end well for Judas either as the guilt overcame him or eventually he hung himself. I think Jesus said it best (Matthew 16:26) “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Consider what Jesus said about wealthy people in Mark 10:25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
Why is Jesus being so harsh on wealthy people? Is it a sin to become wealthy? To understand let’s examine what Jesus said in (Matthew 19:20-22) 20The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?” 21Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.…
Jesus was asked about the possession of wealth and he simply told the man to give it all to the poor, obviously the man was not happy. Why is it so difficult for us to be willing to give to others? In my opinion this is the main root why Jesus has a problem with wealth. In order to be wealthy you need to continually obtain money and possessions, most likely more than we need.
Therefor becoming wealthy essentially makes you selfish and greedy because you’re constantly wanting or withholding more from others. We probably heard the phrase “Share the Wealth” sometime in our life, this is exactly what we should be doing as Christians. In Jesus Name Amen