Riches Without Sorrow

22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich. And He adds no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)

In today’s world, people think of riches in a very limited way. In China, some people shared the view that they prefer to cry in a BMW than to laugh on a trishaw. This is a way of saying that they prefer riches with sorrow than poverty with happiness.

On the other extreme, we have theological infested people think that it is better to be happy than to be rich.

In both cases, we can see a common theme in their thoughts. Both sides see riches and happiness as mutual exclusive. Yet, if you read the above verse, you can see that God does not share their views. In God’s view, riches and happiness come together. When the Lord blesses people, he made them both rich and happy.

This is what a Christian life is supposed to be, rich and happy. Unlike the carnal people, we don’t have to choose either one. We can have both.

Knowing this truth will set us free from the lies of theology. We do not have to be ashamed of our desire to be rich. Since God himself is not ashamed in wanting us to be rich, why should we be?

It is time for us to live boldly for the Lord. It is the will of our God for us to prosper and be in health as our souls prosper. Let us move forward in this direction. Let us prepare ourselves to receive the abundance of wealth and health the Lord has planned for us.

Please note also that the above verse does not come with the conditions relating to the state of the world’s economy. In other words, God wants us to be rich regardless of whether the economy is good or bad.

It is also independent from the believer’s capability and qualifications. As long as the Lord is your God, he will make you rich even if the situation around you looks impossible for him to do so. The Lord has been God for quite a long time. Our role is to trust him and believe that he knows how to do his job.

In conclusion, God is on our side. He wants us to be rich and happy. Our role is to align ourselves to his will. Let us look forward to the abundance of riches and happiness coming our way.

Riches And Honor Are Mine

18 Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver.
Proverbs 8:18-19 (NKJV)

This is another reminder from the Bible on what the wisdom of God can do for us. God’s wisdom can produce everything we desire in our lives. This includes even the things that are supposed to be politically incorrect like riches and honor. This is the opposite of the carnal view on what wisdom is.

The above verses are from the personified Wisdom. God gives us his wisdom to make us rich. Verse 18 tells us that when we have wisdom, we have riches and honor. Not only that our riches are enduring and part of our righteousness. In short, we are eternally rich.

Verse 19 continues with the truth that the result from wisdom is even greater than the physical wealth like gold and silver. This is the benefit of acquiring God’s wisdom.

Now, let us move on to the direct application. How do we make this work? How do we use the above passage to bring riches, like a lot of money to our lives? If you have been reading this blog for a while, you should have realized by now that I do not read the Bible in order to be poor. I use the Bible as an instrument for my prosperity. If the Bible cannot help me to attain riches, I will not be bothered with it in the first place.

The first lesson we can learn here is the importance of wisdom in its role in helping us to get rich. Wisdom by itself is intangible. Yet, when it is put to work, it can produce tangible results like real money. This reminds me of a virus.

A virus is nothing more than a protein shell with some DNA inside. It is an object, not an organism. It is not a living thing. Yet, when it is in contact with a living cell, it will begin to reproduce itself and behave like it is alive.

The wisdom of God is in the Bible. In the printed form, it is nothing more than some ink on papers. In the digitized version, it is just some electrons. It is dead and useless. In order to make it work, we have to read it and plant it firmly into our hearts. Only then can the wisdom of God produce results in out lives.

So, if we want to be rich, we not only have to read the Bible but to meditate the message until it is firmly secured in our hearts and minds. If you are to say that you are too busy making money to read the Bible, you are basically saying that you are forgoing the opportunity for money to come to you because you are too busy chasing after it. Logic dictates that it is better for money to chase after us than for us to chase after money. God gives us riches to enjoy life. He does not give us life to chase riches.

If want to be rich, make God the central part of your life. Do not despise disciplines like praying, confessing your prosperity and reading the Bible as religious rituals. They are not. These disciplines are instruments to bring us riches.

Secondly, the above verses also tell us that our riches do not depend on what is happening to the world around us. One of the most common excuses for theological infested Christians to degrade the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to point out the status believers living in poor countries as though God can only make us rich if we live in rich countries.

The truth is, the environment we live in is irrelevant to God. Our entitlement to be rich does not come from the country we live in. It comes from the Cross of Calvary. At the Cross, Jesus died poor for us to live rich. When we desire to be rich, we are effectively honoring what Jesus had done for us. However, should we choose to reject riches like taking up the Vow of Poverty, we are effectively insulting Jesus.

What is your choice? As for me, I want to honor Jesus. When I am poor, I want to be rich. When I get rich, I want to be richer. Right now, I want to see millions of dollars coming into my bank account every day in Jesus’ name.

Words Of Life And Health

20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20-22 (NKJV)

I have not been blogging for quite some time because I have been busy at work. I have also been sick 2 days ago. Somehow, I am lead to the above verses on health and this is what I will explore in this article.

The above passage is from the words of a personified Wisdom. Wisdom told us to listen to her words. Those words must not depart from our eyes. We are to keep them in our hearts because if we do, we will find life and have good physical health.

This tells us that the wisdom of God has practical uses. In this case, it brings us life and health. What are they? Let us start with “life”.

Why do we need wisdom to have life? Are we not alive? The term “life” here refers to good life. It means a life of joy, hope, peace and prosperity. This is the life that makes us happy and be glad that we are alive. God gives us life to enjoy, not to tolerate.

As I have written before, our God is not a sadist. It has never been his will for any one of us to suffer anything. If you happen to be in any form of suffering right now, it is the will of God for you to overcome them. He wants us to triumph over all our trials and tribulation. He wants us to emerge victorious and reap huge harvests.

This is the life we were designed to live and we do it by taking the wisdom of God seriously.

Next, we go to health. This is another scary subject in the religious churches. I suspect I can understand why. They are afraid that if they preach on good health and their members got sick, they will look stupid. So, they choose to preach only on things that cannot be proven. This is how they play safe.

However, the Bible says otherwise. The Bible has shown us that God is not afraid to promise us things that can be proven like health and wealth. God wants all of us to have good health. If you are sick right now, it is the will of God for you to get well. Do you intend to obey him?

Proverbs 4:22 guarantees us good physical health if we play by the rules. The rules are, keep the wisdom of God in our hearts and minds.

Are you able to do that? Are you willing to do that? As for me, I am in.

Where Is The Money?

6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
Proverbs 15:6 (NKJV)

Yesterday, I wrote on the guarantee of riches to all who had chosen to believe. Proverbs 15:6 is one of the many verses in the Bible that provides this guarantee. I am sure many will ask, “Where is the money?”

Since God has guaranteed riches to me, then why am I not rich? Where can I find the riches that God wants me to possess? The answer is right in the same verse stated above.

“In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,”

Your treasure is in your house. What does this means? The term “house” refers to the place that we have full access in. God did not put our riches in a far away place where we have to strive to get them. Our riches is in our own houses. They are right there in front of us. They are within our reach.

What we need is the discernment from God to identify them and the wisdom from God to turn them into real assets. This is God’s way for us to get rich. We do not strive to chase after money. We focus on serving our God. Money will strive and chase after us.

Knowing this truth will set us free. We will no longer be tempted to commit any wrongdoings for money. We are no longer compelled to sacrifice our health, families and integrity for the sake of money.

Money is not our master. It is our servant. We are not obligated to serve it. It is obligated to serve us.

Jesus has set us free from the rat race. We are free to live godly lives and be rich at the same time.

In conclusion, your treasure is in your house. Make your house your top priority. You will soon be as rich as you want to be.

House Of The Righteous

6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
Proverbs 15:6 (NKJV)

In the previous article, we can see that God sees every believer as righteous regardless of their past. No matter what bad things or mistakes you have made in the past, God still sees you as righteous if you believe in him. This is the main benefit of becoming believers.

This principle has been used by many churches as a marketing gimmick to lure the unsuspecting public to become their believers. Once their prey were caught and become believers, the Gospel changes. This is the common practice of religious churches.

Since, we are not subjected to the bondage of religion, we can afford to ignore their amendments. As far as we are concern, the message of salvation is still valid even after we became Christians. We are always seen as righteous in the eyes of God regardless of our actions, may they be past, present and future.

Those who think like me will undoubtedly ask a very important question. What is in for me? How can I benefit from becoming righteous?

The answer is in the above verse.

“In the house of the righteous there is much treasure”

This means God guaranteed with riches. Please note that the verse does not say “spiritual treasure”. It says treasure. Having a lot of money is included. I believe what it says. All Christians are destined to be rich from the moment they believed.

Right now, I can easily predict a lot of people pointing out to a lot of poor and not rich enough Christians to prove me wrong. My answer is simple. I did not write the Bible. The Bible is the Word Of God, not the Word Of Yeap Chee Seng. Therefore, God is the one who should be held accountable for these poor and not rich enough Christians.

As for me and my household, we choose to believe in what the Bible says. We believe in the faithfulness of our God. We believe our God will fulfill all the promises he made to us including the promise to make us rich in every area of our lives. I look forward to the great riches coming my way.

Evil Intentions

27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.
Proverbs 26:27 (NKJV)

In this blog, I have written a lot of articles on the Law Of Sowing And Reaping. In all of them, I focused mainly on how to make use of this law to get the things we want including the politically incorrect stuff like health and wealth. While this law works in providing positive things in our lives, the truth is it is not limited to positive things only. This law can also work on the negative side.

The Law Of Sowing And Reaping is an automated program. It does not know the difference between good and evil. It has no compassion, no love, no pity and bears no grudges with anyone. All it knows is to create a harvest from the seed that is sown. If you sow bad seeds, you will get a bad harvest. If you sow good seeds, you will get good harvest.

If you have sown bad seeds, there is no use of pleading to the Law Of Sowing And Reaping for good harvest. It does not care. It is not designed to care. This is why it is important to note that if we do not want bad harvest, we must never sow bad seeds. What are bad seeds?

The above verse gives an example of what is a bad seed. It can be an evil intention to harm others. It you dig a pit or roll a stone to harm others, you may eventually harmed by your actions. Therefore, never harm others no matter how disgusting they are.

God’s way of overcoming evil in our lives is to displace them with good. There may be people out there who talk bad things about you or even scheme to harm you. What should you do about it? The answer is to trust in God to protect you. He knows how to watch your back. He knows how to do his job.

When God is for you, who can be against you? Anyone who schemes against you is actually taking a stand against God. Don’t you pity them?

This is how we should deal with the jerks and scums in our lives. Do not sink into bitterness and depression. Fill with hope instead because your God is on your side. He who is in you is greater than he who is in this world.

Never, at any time return evil for evil because if you do, you will be sowing bad seeds. If you sow bad seeds, you will end up reaping bad harvest. The Law Of Sowing And Reaping is only an automated program. It does not care.

Do Not Overwork To Be Rich

4 Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!
5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 23:4-5 (NKJV)

For those who have been reading my blog, you will undoubtedly find me to be a very pro-prosperity person. Some people may even find this term to be an understatement. Many people may even use terms like “obsessed with money” or “greedy” to describe me. In this article, I am going to give everyone a surprise. I am going to write on not being too obsessed with getting rich.

Let us look at the above verses. Verse 4 begins by telling us not to overwork to get rich. Please note that it does not say “Do not be rich.” It says, “Do not overwork to be rich.” So the problem here is not about being rich. It is about overworking. Why is this a problem?

We can look at the real world for examples of people who do that. There are many people in the world who got rich by living balanced lives in accordance with the will of God. Unfortunately, there are also many who got rich by being obsessive with money.

These are the people who give “rich” a bad name. They practically sacrificed everything else for money. They neglected their families, friends, morals and personal health for the sake of making another million dollars. As a result, they are only successful in their huge net-worth and failed in everything else. Theologians will love to quote them to prove their heresy that money is evil.

The truth is God wants us to have a lot of money but he does not want us to be so obsessed with it that we overwork and neglect other areas in our lives. This is why the second part of Verse 4 says, “Because of your own understanding, cease!”

God wants us to cease from overworking. That is a very strong word. It sounds like non-negotiable to me. If you have been overworking to be rich, God wants you to stop immediately. It is interesting to note that while the command is strict, it is not dictatorial in any way. God said, “Because of your own understanding” before he said, “cease!”

God wants us to understand the implications before we obey him. This is another way of saying that God does not want us to behave like mindless drones in obeying him without question. This is good news for me because I can never behave like a mindless drone. I have my own thoughts and desires. Perhaps this is why a theologically infested Christian website, “Christian Post” persecuted me with the term, “self-professed Christian”.

So, if you have also been accused as a “self-professed Christian”, rejoice because it show that you are capable of having independent thoughts and desires. You are not a mindless drone.

The second part of Verse 4 said, “Because of your own understanding, cease!” What is there to understand? The answer is in Verse 5.

5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 23:5 (NKJV)

Let us look at the first part:

“Will you set your eyes on that which is not?”

This means riches is not something solid that we can set our eyes on. Why not?

“For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.”

The above is full of metaphors. The real meaning is, riches is always attracted toward heaven. It is a spiritual entity. The physical riches that we can see and touch is a projection from spiritual riches that we cannot see and touch. Spiritual riches stay in heaven. As a result, physical riches will also “fly away like an eagle toward heaven.” After all, it is only a projection.

This is why it is futile to chase after physical riches. If you want to be rich, focus on spiritual riches. Once our minds are filled with spiritual riches, we will see their projections (physical riches) in our lives. This is God’s way for us to get rich. We do not get rich by overworking. We get rich by being spiritually rich.