DOMINION OVER DARKNESS (PART IX) HOW TO STAY RAPTURE READY
5b. God has given me a mandate to start raising consecrated worshippers. If you become a consecrated worshipper, you will be like Daniel and heaven will be your friend. No king will rule without you; kings will rule but you will reign. Mark 10:21-25 says, “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, one thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, that for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God”.
It is almost an impossibility for one to trust in riches and at the same time trust in God. Don’t forget that anything you elevate above God in your heart has become your god; anything you place side by side God in your heart has become an idol. This is one of the things that is wrong with modern day Christianity, elevating money above God. Ninety percent of testimonies today centre around breakthrough – money. When did the Church stop preparing people for heaven? Where do you need money?
Every money you have loses value immediately the trumpet sounds. Jesus told the rich man to go and sell everything he had and give to the poor after which he should come and follow him. The man was grieved because he had so much. As a result, he left. From that moment, his destiny changed. He is just one of those; his name was not even mentioned in the Bible. One decision would have changed his destiny; the decision to follow Christ, the decision to forsake all else and be established in the Lord, the decision to be a disciple of Christ. It takes quality decision to be a disciple.
People are no longer ready to drop everything in order to follow Christ yet they want to have everything. What are you clinging onto? I Cor. 7:29-31 says, “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away”. The system of this world is passing away. What is the point pursuing something that will disappear? Jesus emphasized this in many scriptures.
TO BE CONTINUED.