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Streets of gold- What God has to say about the rich

Streets of Gold – heaven

We get a rare glimpse of heaven through the lens of the enlightened John the revelator and the penman of the book of Revelation.  This is the last book of the New Testament and most people are afraid to read it.  I mention the book because John reveals that the street of the city is pure gold. This is the place where God abides.  Wanted to give you a clue as to the richness of God.  Now that’s heaven.  With divine ownership, He declares that the gold is mine, and the silver is mine.  He makes the rich and the poor.1Sam:2:7  Riches are not guaranteed for a lifetime.  God giveth and God can and will take away.,

Surprise, surprise, God does not hate the rich.  He set the precedent that you don’t overtax the rich just because they’re rich.  In his divine order, He emphasized that the rich was not to give more and the poor shall not give less.  It was an offering to the lord and everyone paid the same.  Ex. 30:15  God provides some confidential information regarding the rich that they may not be privy to.  The rich man’s wealth is his strong city. Prov. 10:15  It’s not just Wall street, he rules the city.  Do not believe the fallacies that the rich is hated.  God maintains that he has many friends.  He also offer insight unto  a group that will never become rich.  Lovers of pleasure and he that love to tarry long at the bottle.  According to Ecclesiastes, (the Bible) curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice. and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Ecclesiastes: 10:20  Thus, we get the true adage “a little birdie told me”.

There are more warnings in the Bible against the rich than probably any other book.  Their proclivity for conceit is widely known & accepted (not by God).  The rich man becomes your master when you borrow from him.  Abundance of the rich causes sleeplessness.  A rich fool is just that – foolish.  There are a few “woes” leveled at the rich from the Lord, the most tragic one being difficult for the rich to enter heaven.  Easier for a camel to go through the eye of  needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew:19:23&24.  That’s an impossible feat.  But with God all things are possible.  To be rich is not forbidden, to trust in your riches and not God is the peril of prosperity.

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