The Beatitude – Persecution

10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Matthew 5:10 (NLT)

We have come to the end of the Beatitude. Here is some news. There are persecutions on Christians who choose to obey God. The moment we choose to believe what the Bible says and obey God, we will automatically become the enemies of Satan. We will face persecutions from certain parties like the theologians. In today’s culture, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is labeled as “Prosperity Gospel” and Christians who believed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ are accused with many things. In this blog alone, you can read about the slanders made against me. Some of my persecutors had even decided for me that I do not believe in Jesus. Why would Satan send them to slander me? Obviously the truth I wrote in this blog is dangerous to him.

Welcome to the real world. There is no such thing as a comfortable Christianity. The moment you have decided to obey God, you have caused an earthquake (or should I say hellquake) in the pit of hell where Satan lives. You are no longer unnoticed by Satan. Theologians will be after you and accuse you of many things. You will be labeled as being deluded by the “Prosperity Gospel”.

Why would Satan go through so much trouble to discourage us from taking our faith seriously? The answer is he does not want us to be the light and salt of the world. Satan does not want us to get saved. The moment we are saved, it is too late for him to do anything. His next step is to prevent us from attracting more souls to be saved.

If all Christians are to take their faith seriously, then all of us will be healthy, wealthy and successful in every area of our lives. Our lives will be like beacons of light shining in the darkness and will attract other non-believers to Jesus. This is why Satan wants all Christians to be poor, sick, discouraged and fail in every area of their lives. Satan wants us to look bad, so that others will not be attracted to Jesus. Think about this. Will you be interested to know more about this guy called Jesus if those associated to him will always become poor, sick and fail? So, this is why Satan wants Christians to be poor, sick and become failures.

He has several ways to achieve this and they can be categorized into the following:
1. Using demons to whisper discouraging thoughts in our minds in order to prevent us from achieving greater heights in our lives.
2. Using theologians to persecute us for believing that our God is a good God who will bless us into great health, wealth and successes in every area of our lives.

The second way is where the term “Prosperity Gospel” comes in. However, as I have written before, just because Satan and his gang (demons and theologians) are doing their best to discourage us, it does not mean they must be successful. Our God is greater than them all. God will not only bless us to overcome their persecution, he has even promised us the ownership of the Kingdom of Heaven. In other words, we are not tenants in heaven. We are shareholders there. Isn’t that wonderful?

So, if you are facing persecution from the theologians now, fear not. God has promised to reward us greatly. I have allowed free access for anyone to comment anything in this blog. Some theologians abused it to post slanders on me but I still keep their slanderous post. Do you know why? I see those slanders as the affirmation that I have become a serious threat to Satan. We can use their persecution to our advantage if we know how.

Here is an example. How do I know whether a certain church or a certain preacher preaches the true Gospel of Jesus Christ? If I ask them I am sure they will only say yes. I use the theologians’ responses to their ministries. My question is, “Has this church/ preacher been accused of preaching the Prosperity Gospel?” If the answer is “no” then I will conclude that this church/ preacher has not been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the truthful and uncompromising manner. Based on what I have observed, anyone who preaches the uncompromising the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always accused by the theologians as preaching the “Prosperity Gospel”.

The subsequent verses have even elaborated the persecutions we have received.

11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.
12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
Matthew 5:11-12 (NLT)

Do not be distressed by the persecution you received from the theologians. Jesus has predicted that and he promised great rewards for us in heavens. It has been a tradition for those who obey God to face persecutions on earth. As for me, I see the persecutions from the theologians as an indication that I am on the right track with God. This means I am on the path of great prosperity both on earth and heaven.

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The Beatitude – The Blessings Of Peace Makers

9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9 (NLT)

In this part of the Beatitude Series, we shall look at the blessings God has for us who work for peace. If you choose to work for peace, you will be called the children of God. This means you have effectively presented yourself as a member of God’s family. Why is that so? God himself loves peace. When you work toward peace, you are doing what God loves. People around you will be able to see that you are like a child of God.

Please note that the above verse does not say “they will be children of God.” It says. “they will be CALLED the children of God.” If you are a Christian, you are a child of God. Nothing can change this truth. So, even if you are not working for peace, you are still a child of God. You are just not “called” as one.

This means if you are not working for peace, those around you cannot see the nature of God in you. When you tell them you are a Christian, they will interpret your words as you are a follower of a religion. They will not link you with God. In contrast, if you choose to work for peace, people around you can sense the godliness in you. Thus you will be called the child of God. This is the blessing Jesus promised for those of us who choose to work for peace.

How do we benefit from this blessing? When people can sense godliness in you, they will have greater confidence and trust in you.
 Doing business with you is like doing business with God.
 Employing you is like employing God.
 Investing in your business is like investing in God’s business.
 Appointing you to manage their business is like appointing God to manage their business.

If you were treated this way, how can you ever be poor again? The truth about every human being in this world is, everybody loves a winner and nobody likes a loser. Jesus promised to make us winners is we choose to obey him. So, have you decided to work for peace now?

The next question is what is this peace and how to work for it? Deciding to work for peace is useless if you are not doing it. Let us begin with the word “peace”. In my previous articles, I have explained “peace” as “shalom”, which in Jewish definition covers every good thing in life including material riches. However, in the above verse, I do not think Jesus was referring to the whole definition. The word “peace” in the above verse means the absence of strife.

In order to understand further, let us look at the opposite of peace, which is war. Throughout history, humanity had fought in many wars. There were various reasons why the wars were fought and I have classified them into three categories:

1. To acquire riches like fertile land, minerals, water source, strategic locations and trade routes.
2. To achieve personal or national glory, in conquering a large area of land.
3. To execute specific missions, like the propagation of religions and ideologies.

Whatever the reasons were, the common result was always death and destruction. War is bad for everyone unless you are in the business of weapons manufacturing. Even if you are in this business, whatever technology you are using in making weapons can be converted in civilian use and you can still make a lot of money from it. If fact, you may even ended up richer when you produce things that do not kill your customers and potential customers.

How do we solve the problem of war? Some religions like Buddhism suggest that we get rid of all our desires. When we do not have any desires to acquire riches, achieve glory or any missions, we will have no reason to start any war. The world will be in permanent peace at last.

Ironically, even theologians who call themselves Christians have similar thoughts. Theologians can never accept the idea that Christians should increase in wealth and achieve personal dreams. They seemed to link material wealth and personal glory to all the problems in this world today. Both groups are indeed strange bedfellows.

Are they right? The facts show that both are wrong. Nations that practice no-desire religions still have wars and strive among their people. Theologians, despite having outwardly advocated peace were the worst war criminals and human rights violators in history.

This tells us that getting rid of our desires will never bring peace in this world. Why is that so? God is the one who gives us those desires. Our desires are a part of us. Without them, we will not be who we are. We will be nothing but mindless drones. It is never God’s will for humans to become mindless drones.

Does this means we must have wars and never have any peace? The answer is no. We can achieve all the 3 objectives of war by peaceful means. In other words, we can attain great riches, achieve personal glory and execute specific missions without getting into war if we follow God’s way of doing things. We do not need war.

Why do people think they need to start wars to get all these things? They have the mentality of scarcity. When a king starts a war to capture a piece of fertile land from his neighbor, he is thinking that without that piece of land he cannot bring prosperity to his kingdom and feed his people. So, he must seize his neighbor’s property to enrich himself. What he fail to realize is, such act will only result in the overall poverty in the region. What he can seize today by means of war, somebody else can seize back through another war. What will happen to that piece of fertile land that is being fought over? Can the farmers farm in peace and produce riches from it? The answer is no and all the parties involved in it will only get poorer.

The only right way to get rich is to create wealth and not to seize them from others. When God makes us rich, he will not take away somebody else’s riches and give to us. He does not need to. He is rich enough to make us rich without having to make anyone poorer by the same amount.

The exception to this rule is the Wealth Transfer. Wealth Transfer is God’s correction mechanism, which removes material wealth from those who do not have the capability to contain them and transfer them to people who do. So, make sure you are on the receiving side of the Transfer.

We should not adopt the mentality of scarcity because it is not true. When you earn an extra dollar, it does not mean that someone else must have one dollar less. When you buy a second house, it does mean that you are causing one family to lose their home and sleep in the streets. I suspect many carnal minded Christians have such thoughts. They want to have more money because they want to live good lives but they do not want too much money. If they think they have too much money, they will feel guilty because they think they are causing other people to starve and this makes them murderers. Christians must remove this mental bondage at once.

The truth is we do not have to make others poorer when we get richer. We can get richer and help to make others richer as well. Let us go the example of the second house. When you sign the contract to buy a second house, it does not mean that the moment you put down your signature, one family in some part of the world is being evicted from their house.

Houses can be built. In fact, when you buy an additional house, you are creating a demand for houses. You are encouraging housing developers to build more houses. Their activity in building houses will create jobs and make people rich. Hey, you have just made many people rich and created jobs.

The same goes for our desires to be richer. Let us assume that you are currently running a profitable shoe factory. What do you think will happen if you intend to expand your enterprise to make more money? Will others get poorer when you get richer? Let us analyze this.

1. Your current factory may be too small for you to increase production. You need to build a new factory. You have created a new business for the construction company, profits for its owners and jobs for its employees.

2. You need more machines. You have created a new business for the machine supplier, profits for its owners and jobs for its employees.

3. You need to buy more raw materials like leather. You have created a new business for the leather supplier, profits for its owners and jobs for its employees.

4. You need more workers and you hire more people. There are more jobs in the market. More people get to work. Their families get to eat. Their children get to go to school.

The above analysis is to show that you can make people richer when you get richer. The mentality of scarcity is destructive. God wants us to have the mentality of abundance. God does not want you to engage in a war with other shoe manufacturers. He wants you to concentrate in making the best shoes and prosperity will come to you. This is the working of peace. You don’t have to compete like the ancient kings. You don’t have to sabotage your competitors, undercut their prices or resort to any despicable behavior. Do what you are called to do the best you can to bring prosperity to the people who work and deal with you. God will make sure that you will prosper beyond your wildest dreams.

What can work in your quest for prosperity can also work in other areas of your desire. Your desires for personal achievements, glory or any specific missions can be achieved through the mentality of abundance. Work for peace, not strife.

9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9 (NLT)

The Beatitude – Blessings Of Pure Hearts

8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
Matthew 5:8 (NLT)

Welcome to my series in the Beatitudes. We shall look at the benefits of keeping our hearts pure. Jesus promised us that when we have pure hearts we will be blessed and we will see God. Let us begin with pure hearts.

What does it mean? The word “pure” means the absence of impurities. When our hearts are pure, it means it does not contain things that are not supposed to be there. The term “heart” does not refer to the organ that pumps blood to the whole body. It refers to the part our minds, which stores our emotions. It is our inner self.

In the above verse, Jesus encouraged us to keep our hearts pure. This implies that it is possible for us to have impure hearts and it is our responsibility to keep it pure. So, what exactly is an impure heart? In the previous article, I have explained that the moment we believed in Jesus and became Christians, we were born again into a new species. We became gods in our spirits. We are spiritual gods. Godliness is our nature. We can perform the best and achieve the highest level of prosperity when we are in our godly mode.

Godliness requires us to keep our hearts pure. This means we are to keep out certain things from our hearts. What are these certain things? These are the things that are in direct opposite to the nature of God like negative thoughts and emotions. Let me list out a few of them:

1. Unbelief
2. Unforgiveness
3. Bitterness
4. Greed
5. Anxiousness
6. Worries
7. Addiction to S&M
8. Lust
9. Vengence
10. Desire to make others suffer
11. Selfishness

The above list is not exhaustive and I hope you get the idea. Please note that the above are thoughts. I call those impure thoughts. God wants us to keep those impure thoughts out of our hearts because they can hinder us from being in our godly mode. When that happens, we will not have access to our powers as gods to overcome our problems and receive prosperity from God. This is why is important for Christians to keep our hearts pure. Christians should avoid impure thoughts like Superman avoids Kryptonite.

I would like to remind you that this verse is not a threat. It is an advice. God did not give us this verse to blackmail us into keeping our hearts pure. God gave us this verse because he wants us to keep our hearts pure. He wants us to keep our hearts pure because he wants us to always be in the godly mode. He wants us to always be in the godly mode because he wants us to overcome all our problems and receive all the prosperity he has for us. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking that if you don’t obey God, he will do some perverted things on you.

The next question is how to keep our hearts pure? We have to replace them with pure thoughts. Our hearts (inner self) are not designed to be empty. They have to be filled either with good or bad thoughts. It is our choice to choose whether to fill our hearts will good or bad thoughts. If you are smart, you will choose good thoughts.

Let me tell you a secret in managing our thoughts. Using your will power to push out bad thoughts will fail no matter how hard you try. If you do not believe me, try this experiment. Choose one day where you keep telling yourself “I will not lust.” repeatedly. Use your strongest will power to push out every thought of lust from your mind. If you do that, you will end up lusting more than ever. Likewise, for every kind of sinful thoughts. The more you try to push them out, the more powerful they become.

The way to overcome sinful or bad thoughts is displace them with godly and positive thoughts. Fill your minds with positive thoughts. This is an active act. You have to determine to think positive even if the situation around you says the opposite. Here are some examples:

 When you read that the world is facing the worst economic crises, think of your God who promised to give you exceeding and abundantly above what you dare to ask or hope for. Thank him for his generosity toward you and determine to receive all the prosperity he has for you.

 If you receive a medical report than you are infected with a deadly disease, thank God for sending Jesus to take away all your sicknesses and diseases at the Cross. Thank God for his goodness in giving you a healthy and long life to your satisfaction.

 If you are a man and you see a very attractive lady walking pass you, thank God for making beautiful women and all the beautiful things in your life. Take some time to reflect upon all the good and beautiful things in your life that God has given to you.

This is how we keep our hearts pure. Jesus said when we have pure hearts we will see God. When we see God, we are not seeing poverty, disease, death, failures and any form of disappointments. God is a very prosperous, successful and healthy person. When we see God, we see prosperity, success and health in our lives.

The Beatitude – Mercy

7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 5:7 (NLT)

Welcome to my series in the Beatitudes. Today we shall look into mercy. The above verse tells us that if we are merciful, we will be shown mercy. Those who are carnal minded or theological will see this as a threat but they are wrong. The entire passage in the Beatitude is meant for our encouragement. It has never been God’s intention to threaten nor blackmail us into holiness. This is the most common pitfall for the carnal minded believers. They see every instruction from God as a threat in which comes with the sticker that says “Obey, or else…”.

It is crucial to get our basics right. At the Cross, Jesus died for all our sins. All the penalties of our sins had been paid in full. This includes the sins we have not yet committed, eg future sins. (By the way, unless you are more than 2,000 years old, all your sins are future sins based on the perspective of the Cross.)

As long as you have accepted Jesus into your heart and believed that he has died for your sins, you are saved. You will go to heaven after your death on earth. Your place in heaven is guaranteed. No one can change this fact. Not even God or you yourself. If God is to use some loopholes to deny your place in heaven, he would have destroyed his own credibility as God. He will never do that. As for you, there is nothing you can do to cancel out what happened at the Cross Of Calvary. No sin can ever be greater than what Jesus has done. You can never sin yourself out of your own salvation.

This is good news. However, God’s intention is not just about sending us to heaven when we die and leave us on our own while we are still on earth. The Bible tells us that God has prepared great blessings for us while we are still here. God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. He wants us to work on these spiritual blessings to turn them into physical manifestations of health, wealth, success and prosperity in every area in life. The Bible contains all the necessary steps to help us to make this manifestations come through. So, if you want these manifestations to come true in your life, you should obey the instructions in the Bible.

Not only that, we were born again the moment we have Jesus in our hearts. We have become a new species. While physically we are still humans, spiritually we are gods because we were born of God in our spirits. As gods, we have the same nature and powers as God himself. We can only live our lives to the fullest through lifestyles that is compatible to our new nature. Sin is no longer our nature. Living in sin is no longer as enjoyable and fulfilling as before. We are holy and live holy lives because holiness is now our nature.

So, what do you think will happen if you choose to ignore the instructions of the Bible and live a life of sin? The answer is, you will be denying yourself the blessings God wants you to have. You will not be happy and live fulfilling life. However, your place in heaven is still unchanged. You are still saved. You are just being dumb for denying yourself the blessings God has for you.

This is where theologians and carnal minded Christians stumble on. In their minds, if you do not obey the Bible and live holy lives, it means you have not been saved in the first place. You are going to hell. That is a lie from the pit of hell. God is not a hypocrite like the theologians. He will not promise us salvation, gives us some instructions and then threaten to send us to hell if we disobey him. The bottom line is, when you are saved you are saved. Your rebellious attitude will only cost you your prosperity on earth. It can never change the fact that you are saved.

Let us get back to the above verse. Jesus encouraged us to be merciful. He was not threatening us. He was not saying that if we are not merciful, he will respond by not showing mercy to us and send us to hell. As I have explained above, our disobedience to God can never reverse our salvation. Even if we are not merciful to others, God will still be merciful to us.

When Jesus said, “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” He was referring to mercy from others. This is how it works. When we are being merciful, we are behaving like God because God is merciful. Every time we behave like God, we are in the realms of our nature. This is the place where we have the highest potential for our prosperity.

Think of birds in the air and fishes in the water. Every living thing is in its best when it is in its natural environment. As Christians, our natural environment is godliness. Mercy is one of the characteristics of godliness. When we do no return evil for evil, we are showing mercy. We are effectively in our natural environment where our faith is the strongest. We are in a better position for our prosperity.

We will also be “shown mercy.” What does that mean? We are only gods in spirit. Physically we are still humans. We make mistakes. Sometimes our mistakes can cause others to take hostile actions on us. We will need them to show us mercy. Why should they show us mercy and not to give us what we deserve? This will not be a problem if we have been merciful in our lives. If you have been showing mercy though out your life, most likely you will not go unnoticed by those around you. You will be admired and respected. So, if you happen to make some mistakes, you will most likely get the mercy you need. When the time comes, you will be glad that this mercy will save you a lot of trouble.

If you have never been merciful, this is a good time to start to be merciful.

The Beatitude – Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
Matthew 5:6 (NLT)

Welcome again to my series on the Beatitudes. This time I am going to switch to Young’s Literal Translation for the same verse.

6`Happy those hungering and thirsting for righteousness — because they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:6 (YLT)

The term “justice” in NLT literally means “righteousness”. We shall use this term in our lesson today. Let us start with hunger and thirst. They come from within us. No one can force nor threaten us to feel hungry and thirsty for righteousness. No matter how loud the fire and brimstone preacher can shout at us, he can never make us hungry and thirsty for righteousness. There are things that whether we have or not. Somehow, Jesus expected us to have this hunger. The question is whether we should obey? If we do then we will find out how to do it.

Let us start with whether we should obey Jesus. If we ask the theologians, they will tell us we have to or face the consequences. According to theologians, God is a sadist. He can do anything he wants on us no matter how evil and sadistic. Sometimes God can make you poor, sick and endure every kind of suffering because he wants to. This is supposed to be his good will for you. God is only giving you the grace and mercy to share in the suffering of Jesus. So, if you do not wish for God to give you the grace and mercy to share in the suffering of Jesus, you better obey his every word including feeling the hunger and thirst for righteousness.

If you truly know your Bible, you would have known that the above is only theology, which is just a perversion of God’s truth. God is not a sadist. He does not delight in making us poor, sick and go through any kind of suffering. God’s will for us is prosperity and health as our souls prosper. Therefore, if you truly desire to be rich beyond your wildest dreams, the smartest thing you can do is to obey God.

Since Jesus expects us to be hungry and thirsty for righteousness, then this righteousness must be instrumental for our prosperity. Let us look into another verse to verify this.

21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.
Proverbs 13:21 (NLT)

Being righteous qualifies us for the blessings from God. As I have shown in the earlier article, God’s blessings always make us rich and never cause sorrows. So, righteousness is good. Are you righteous? The good news is if you have received Jesus in your heart, you are automatically righteous. God’s righteousness is through faith in Jesus.

16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.
17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
Romans 1:16-17 (NLT)

If you are a Christian, you have God’s righteous through faith. Congratulations! You are qualified to receive God’s blessings of unlimited riches into your life. Some may say, “Wait a minute. If being a Christian qualifies one to God’s blessings of unlimited riches, why are there so many poor Christians in this world?”

I have someone asking me this question in this blog. I was even invited to visit a small town to see poor Christians as though I do not know there are poor Christians in this world. Let me make the truth clear.

1. There are many poor Christians in this world.
2. Poor Christians have the same right as rich Christians to receive God’s blessings of prosperity.
3. Poor Christians are poor because they are not using their rights as the rich Christians do.

This brings us back to the first verse in this article. Having a hunger and thirst for righteousness means having a strong desire to make use of our righteousness for our prosperity. We do not want to be righteous in name only. We want our righteousness to extend to every area of our lives in making us richer, healthier and happier. This is the hunger and thirst Jesus was saying in Matthew 5:6.

Once we have this hunger and thirst, Jesus promised to fill it. This means our “fate” is in our own hands. Jesus had promised to satisfy our hunger and thirst. It is up to us individually whether we are hungry and thirsty enough to exercise our righteousness. If you do, only the sky is the limit on how rich you can be. If you don’t, it is not God’s fault that you are not rich. When that happens, don’t go around telling people that God wants you to be poor. That is a blasphemy. God wants us to be rich in every area of our lives and he wants us to decide for ourselves whether we want to receive his blessings.

In short, the hungrier and thirstier we are, the more we will be filled. Thus, the richer we will get.

The Beatitude – The Humble Shall Inherit The Earth

5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.
Matthew 5:5 (NLT)

Welcome to my series in the Beatitude. This time, we have come to one on the most misunderstood term: humility. In the above verse, Jesus said God blesses those who are humble and these people will inherit the whole earth. This means it is good to be humble. If you are humble, God will make you so rich that you literally inherit the earth. I hope I don’t have to illustrate to you that the earth is very rich.

Therefore, if you truly aspire to be rich, you need to be humble. The next step is to find out what it means to be humble. In this context, it means not to place our personal opinion above God. When God says something is true, it is true even if the situation does not look like it or it sounds illogical to our carnal mind.

Here is an example. God has made it clear that he sent Jesus to die poor at the Cross, for us to live rich. Since he said it, he must have meant it. Being humble means we believe what he says is true. It is the will of God for all Christians to live rich on earth.

 We believe this is true even if there are many poor Christians in this world.
 We believe this is true even if we are physically poor right now.
 We believe this is true even if there are isolated verses in the Bible telling us that early believers like the apostles had been through a period of lack in their lives.
 We believe this is true even if some smart dude tells us that not everyone can be rich because somebody has to wash toilets.
 We believe this is true even if Satan is sending his theologians to persecute us for believing in this truth.

In short, being humble in the above verse means we uphold the reality in God’s words even if this reality contradicts the reality in our physical world. How does being humble make us rich? It helps us to focus on the truth and thus strengthen our faith in the midst of adversity. In other words, being humble helps us to overcome the limitations placed on us by our physical environment.

Let me explain further by looking into the concept of reality. We have more than one reality around us. The most obvious one is the physical reality that we can see, hear, touch and feel with our physical senses. You may be rich, poor, healthy, sick, tall, short or have any characteristics. All these are real.

Everyone knows about it. For atheists, this is the only reality that is true. They believe in no other. Theologians and carnal minded Christians believe this form of reality in the full expression of God’s will. This means if you are rich, God wants you to be rich. If you are poor, God wants you to be poor. If you are healthy, God wants you to be healthy. If you are sick, God wants you to be sick. In short, whatever situation you are in right now, it is God’s will for you is to be in that situation and this is supposed to be his good will for you.

Think about this. Can anyone who believes in the above trash (theology) make any progress in life? Imagine you are to be in a bad situation and are suffering right now. Theologians will tell you that this is God’s will for you. Sometimes God can make you sick and poor for his glory. (I have a masochist posting this prayer in my blog). Why would God take glory in making people suffer in poverty and sickness? Is God a sadist? If you believe in that, you must never seek to overcome that problem. If you are sick, you must never see a doctor. If you are poor, you must never look for a job. Doing so is being disobedient to God’s “good” will on you. The only way to respond to bad situation according to theology is to receive them with joy like a true masochist.

This is another proof that theology is nothing more than a lie from the pit of hell. Theology worships the physical reality as God and ignores the reality in God’s words.

Apart from the physical reality, the other reality is the Bible reality. This is the reality stated in the Bible and this reality does not always conform to the physical reality. For example, in the physical world we have Christians who are poor and rich. However in the Bible, believers are supposed to be rich. Throughout the Bible, God has decreed that prosperity is the reward of the righteous. As long as we believe and obey God, we have the right to prosperity. Prosperity in the Bible does not exclude material riches.

If you are rich, you have both the physical reality and Bible reality are in agreement with each other. What if you are poor right now? You are facing 2 opposing realities. The physical reality says you are poor but the Bible reality says you are rich. Who is right? The answer lies in you. You are the one who will decide which reality do you want and make it your inner reality. The physical reality will conform to your inner reality.

The inner reality is the reality we keep in our thoughts. This is the only reality we have full control in. The Bible reality was fixed by God and no one can change it. The physical reality is subjected to the law of physics. There is very little we can do to change it. You can physically pick up a pebble but you can never move a mountain with your own strength. The only way we can do that is to allow the reality of the Bile to become our inner reality. This means we believe the Bible is true no matter what happens in the physical world. The Bible reality is our inner reality. We make our minds to be constantly filled with the thoughts of prosperity from God. We make it a habit to listen to God’s words, confess it and study it. We reject any opposing views and ideas that are contrary to God’s truth.

Once you have done the above, your physical reality will have no choice but to conform to the inner reality you have created using God’s words. You will prosper in every area in your life and become rich beyond your wildest dreams. All these can only happen when you are truly humble. Those who are arrogant allow their physical reality to become their inner reality but only the humble can do the opposite. No wonder the humble will inherit the earth.

The Beatitude Series – God Comforts The Mourners

4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4 (NLT)

Welcome to my Beatitude Series. In this verse we shall look at the subject of mourning. Why do people mourn? It is a response to something bad that happened to them. They have lost something they treasure. It could be a thing with commercial or sentimental value, people who they love or a lost opportunity like failing to get a place in Harvard. Welcome to the real world. In this real world we will not only have a lot of opportunities to excel beyond our wildest dreams but also a lot of pitfalls where we get disappointed.

I can safely say here that if you have lived long enough, you would have encountered some of these pitfalls yourself. You have felt sad and disappointed. You might have mourned over some loses you suffered. God is not against us mourning but it is not his will for us to spend the rest of our lives mourning. There must be a time limit for it. We have to pick ourselves up and move on with life.

In the above verse, Jesus tells us that if we are mourning, God will comfort us with his blessings. How is he going to do that? Let us look into it. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you heard of the word “comfort”? As for me, I will think of soothing words telling people not to be sad and things are going to be all right. Do you think Jesus meant by only that in the above words? If God’s comfort is only about empty words then anyone can be God. What is the use of having an Almighty God when the only thing he can do when we are in trouble is only to say some empty comforting words?

The truth is God’s words are not empty. God’s words have the power to make themselves come true. Let us read another Bible verse on how powerful God’s words are.

10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.
11 It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 (NLT)

God’s words are like the rain and snow from the sky. When water falls from the sky in the form of rain and snow, it will eventually go back to the sky through a process called evaporation. However it will not go back without blessing the ground it falls on. When water falls on the ground, it causes the seeds to grow, plants to flourish and quench the thirst of living things. In other words, the water that comes down creates prosperity on earth before it goes up again.

God used this analogy to describe his words. When God gives us his words from the heavens, these words have power of their own to create prosperity into our lives. When we receive God’s words into our lives, we are effectively allowing them to create prosperity in us.

This is how God uses his words to comfort the mourners. Whenever something bad happened to us, the natural tendency is to mourn and feel sorry for ourselves. If we are not careful we may end up joining pity parties where people take turns talking negative and discourage each other in the name of “comforting each other”. This is not God’s way.

When God comforts, he removes the source of our discouragement all together. Whatever you have lost, God can make it up for you. If you have lost a million dollars, God can give you a billion dollars back. If you have lost someone you love, God can give you someone else who is better. If someone you love died, this person is with God in heaven. The truth is, the situation is not as bad as it looks because God is working behind the scenes for your sake. God will make sure that the outcome will be good for you.

The message here is stop living in the past. What is past is past. It is over. We are living in the present for the future. If our present is the product of what we have done in the past, then our future must be the result of what we are doing in the present. Start looking forward. What do you want to be in the future? Go for it. God is always on your side. Even if you hit some roadblocks, you still have God on your side. He will give you a great and glorious future. He is everything you need. He will bless you beyond your wildest dreams. So, start dreaming wild now and see what God is going to do about it. Stop wasting time mourning.