Statutes And Riches

14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
Psalm 119:14 (NIV)

I am going to write on my usual topic, which is a taboo among religious people – the connection between obey God and enjoying great riches. Those who are infested with theology can never accept the connection between the two despite the overwhelming evidence in the Bible. The above verse is one of them.

In this article, I shall study and expound on this verse. If you read the verse, you will realize that the writer did not sound like he was forced to obey God. The verse does not say:

“I must follow your statues because I don’t want you to send me to hell.”

Or

“I must follow your statues because I don’t want you to do perverted things to me like giving me thorns in the flesh to show me your sufficient flesh.”

Throughout the Bible, we can see godly people obeying God because they want to and not because they were threatened to. As I have mentioned before, God is not a terrorist. Unlike the theologian, God is not despicable to the state where he intentionally did perverted things to people for any reason.

God is good and good means good. There is no alternative meaning to the term “good”. The definition of “good” in the Bible is exactly the same as in the dictionary. Once you are convinced of this truth, you will never be cheated by the lies of theology.

In the above verse, the writer was not only willing to obey God, he did it with a rejoicing heart. He rejoiced in obeying God as much as one rejoices in great riches. If a religious church is to preach on this verse, I am very sure that the preacher will come out with something really stupid like, “God commands us to rejoice in obeying his statutes. It is a sin to obey God without rejoicing and God does not delight in sin.”

In other words, you are forced to rejoice. If you don’t, God may show you some of his “sufficient grace”. If you think no one can be that stupid, pay a visit to a religious church. The truth will be out.

Enough of those heretics. Let us get back to the verse. The second part of the verse says, “as one rejoices in great riches.” It is a comparison. There are 2 meanings here:

1. We should rejoice in obeying God like we rejoice in great riches.

2. We should not be ashamed in rejoicing in great riches.

I have started with the first meaning and I want to continue with it. Many will ask on how to rejoice in obeying God? The answer lies in our understanding of the purpose of his instructions.

We need to understand that the God in the Bible is not a pervert. He will never do any perverted things to us like killing our loved ones, making us poor, sick and caused us to fail in anything. His highest priority is always for our good. God’s highest priority is for us to prosper in all things and be in health as our souls prosper. Whatever good things you desire, those are also God’s desires for you.

Once you understand this truth, you will never run away from God no matter what happens. Even if you have sinned, God is for you against your sins. God will never be against you for your sins. God is always on your side.

This means that whatever laws, instructions or commandments he wants you must lead to your good as well. So, you really want to have the best in life like a lot of money, good health, long life, happy family and success in everything, obey God. If you want to have the opposite, just do the opposite of what God tells you to do.

Once you are convinced of this truth, you will automatically rejoice in obeying God. This is the first meaning of the verse.

The second meaning tells us that it is godly to rejoice in having great riches. You should not allow the theologians to make you ashamed of having great riches. God gives you those riches because he loves you and he wants you to be happy with it. Start rejoicing with thanksgiving for your great riches.

If you don’t have any, rejoice anyway and believe you receive them. You will get what you desire in accordance to you faith. If you think you lack faith, spend time reading the Bible and other godly sources like this blog. Stay away from the lies of theology.

In conclusion, the Bible has stated very clearly that God is really good. Our role is to believe likewise.

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Life Giving Commandments

93 I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.
Psalm 119:93 (NLT)

Today, I want to write on God’s commandments. If you have been attending some religious churches, you will find this term to be very politically correct. You will not be accused of “prosperity gospel” or “cheap grace” when you fill your sentences with “God’s commandments”.

Therefore, writing on this topic should be very safe for me. The theologians and doctrine worshippers will not be angry with me because they may think I am singing the same tune as them. However, if you have known me for some time you will realize that I have no intention to please those heretics.

As far as I am concern, I am only interested in finding out the truth and use it for my prosperity. Let me assure you that the contents in this article will not be approved by any religious church.

Let us begin by exploring the term “commandment” in the Bible. What does that mean?

My first church was religious and infested with theology. When I was there, I thought of this term as things I must do as a Christian. If I fail to obey God’s commandments, God will either send me to hell or do some perverted things to me like giving me Aids. Once, I really thought I would not be able to go to heaven unless I join at least one mission trip. Thus, my life in this church was like a living hell.

I thank God because he has set me free from the lies of my first church. Today, I no longer think of the word “commandment” as a blackmail. This word is now a positive word to me. The above verse explains it.

As shown in the above verse, the writer told God that he will never forget God’s commandments because they were the instruments to give him life. He did not view God’s commandments as a blackmail. Instead, he saw them as something good that will improve his life on earth. This happens to be my view as well.

What does this supposed to mean?

First, you must reject the theological lies that you must obey God’s commandments at all cost or God will punish you. God is not a terrorist. He does not blackmail. Unlike the theologians, God has integrity.

Second, you must learn the truth that sets you free. The truth is, God designed his commandments with the intention of giving us good lives. In other words, God’s commandments are our tools for us to achieve prosperity in every area in our lives.

We should not feel threatened each time we come across this word. Instead we should rejoice because we have received another tool for our prosperity.

Third, always keep in mind that you have the choice and the right to reject any of God’s commandments. When you do that, God will still love you. He will never send you to hell or do any perverted things to you. As Christians, we have the right to disobey God and still go to heaven. Thus we are never threatened into obedience.

Forth, we must be aware that though God will never punish us for disobeying his commandments, there are still consequences of our disobedience.

Let me give you an example.

God wants you not to smoke. You can choose to disobey him and smoke as much as you want. If you keep doing it, your health may suffer and you might even get lung cancer. When that happens, you must realize that God is not the one who gave you that lung cancer. The lung cancer was caused by nicotine, not God. God is not nicotine and nicotine is not God.

God’s will for us is always for us to live better lives. God wants us to have more wealth (includes more money), better health, better relationships and greater prosperity in all things. Therefore, all his commandments were designed as tools for us to achieve greater prosperity in our lives. We use these tools by obeying them.

What if we choose to disobey them and even do the opposite? In this case, we will receive the opposite of “prosperity in every area of our lives”. When that happens, it is not the will of God for us to be poor. It is our will and we exercise it by no using the tools God has given us.

In conclusion, the choice is yours. Do you want to obey God’s commandments?

Lamp To My Feet And Light For My Path.

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

The above verse tells us both the function and the limitation of the Word of God. You can find verses of similar message throughout the Bible. It basically tells us that God created the Scriptures to serve us like lamps producing light for us to see our path. The term “light” refers specifically to understanding and insight on the things around us. Without light, we will be at the mercy of superstitions from the theologians.

History is full of examples on how theologians oppress the public by taking advantage of their ignorance. Wherever disasters like earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and plagues happened, the theologians will always say there were the judgement of God for our sins. So, in order to avoid more sufferings, we will have to obey the theologians and give them all the money they demand. This is how theologians not only survived but they thrived as parasites to this day.

Thank God for his light. The Bible tells us the truth about God. All our sins (past, present and future) had been judged and punished in the body of Jesus at the Cross of Calvary. Since, then our sins cannot be judged anymore. This tells us that the earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and plagues can never be the judgement of God.

Not only that, the release of the Bible has resulted in the birth of modern science. Science has also confirmed the truth of the Bible that those disasters have nothing to do with the judgement of God. However, this does not stop some crackpots in prophesying the judgement of God each time a disaster happen. The real joke is, there are still many Christians who choose to believe in such heresy.

Through the Bible, which is the Word of God, we Christians are set free from the lies of theology. We have known the truth and truth has set us free. We are no longer under the bondage of theology. Through the light of God, we can enjoy the freedom to think what we want to think and receive everything we desire including the politically incorrect stuff like health and wealth. Health and wealth may be dirty words to the theologian but not to us Christians who know the truth. As a Christian, it is my desire to have a lot of money, good health, happy family, successful career and anything else I want without the need to ask for anyone’s permission. This is true freedom.

However, the above verse also exposes a limitation of the Bible. The Bible is only a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. It cannot make our feet to walk that path. We have to do it ourselves. This can be a good news or bad news depending on what type of person you are.

If you are the type of person who hates making decision and live like an individual, this is bad news for you. God will never turn you into a mindless drone to make you walk the path. You have to decide to walk on it or nothing will happen to you. In this situation, you will have to be determined to reject that drone mindset and start behaving like an independent individual. Independent individuals think their own thoughts, make their own decisions, take their own actions and receive their own harvests.

However, I suspect most of us are already independent individuals. This is good news because God has no intention to remove our individuality. The Word of God functions like only a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. It tells us what is ahead of us if we are to take the path. Our role is to decide to take or not to take it. Whatever our decisions are, we will bear the full responsibility to the consequences, both good or bad.

This is what Christian life is all about. This is also what freedom is all about. God does not want us to be mindless drones. He wants us to be independent individuals who make good decisions that will bring prosperity in every area of our lives. The Bible is the light to help us in achieving our prosperity.

Wonderful Law

18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Psalm 119:18 (NIV)

The above verse describes one of the common desires of believers. I can identify with it myself. However, if I am just to show this verse and stop here, many people will get the wrong meaning. After all, we are living in a theology-infested world. Those who have been infected with the disease called theology will always read the Bible with the most negative attitude. I can understand because I was one of them.

The truth is, the above verse has nothing to do with theology. This verse is the prayer of a believer. Who do I know this is a believer? Read the verse again. The writer asked God to open his eyes in order for him to see the wonderful things in his law. This is the mentality of a scientist. Scientists love to understand how things work and think God’s thoughts.

Theologians are the opposite. If the writer was a theologian, his prayer will be, “Take away my individuality and thinking ability so that I can be a mindless drone who will obey all your laws without question.”

Since the above prayers are not found in the above verse or any other part of the Bible, we can confidently be assured that the Bible has nothing to do with theology.

Now that we have established the truth on this matter, we can proceed with the true meaning of the above verse based on the foundation of science and engineering. The writer’s intention was simple. He wanted to have the ability to understand God’s law. He refused to obey the law like the mindless theologians. He wanted to know the reasons on why God set those laws and their implications.

The fact that God is willing to record this prayer must mean that God wants all believers to have the same attitude. It is the will of God for us to have inquisitive minds. God wants us to use our brains to think and understand things. He does not want to obey him like zombies despite the fact that this is what the theologians have been promoting.

Our roles as believers are not just about reading the Bible and obeying everything in it. We have the right to question everything in it and use its contents for our prosperity. In fact, this is what I do now. I do not read the Bible out of obedience of religious ritual. I read the Bible with the intention of understanding God’s law so that I can use it for my prosperity. I suspect the writer of this verse had the same intention. How do I know? Let me give you a clue.

“wonderful things in your law”

The writer considered God’s law to have wonderful things. If you ask a theologian, he will tell you that the “wonderful things” here can mean God doing perverted things to you like giving you thorns in the flesh to show you his sufficient grace. Thank God, the writer was not a theologian. He thought like a scientist. Therefore the phase “wonderful things” must mean what it says, wonderful things.

So, it must be the writer’s intention to use the law to bring wonderful things to his life like a lot of money, good health, long life, successful career, wonderful family and other good stuff. In today’s context, the writer will be accused of preaching the “prosperity gospel”. It seems that even God is proud of it.

The lesson for us here is, we should not be ashamed of the Gospel. The Bible is filled with wonderful things. God wants us to read it so that we can have live prosperously in every area of our lives. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.