Our riches in the Kingdom of Heaven
Acts 3:6 -
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
People do not realize like we have worldly riches here on earth even in the spirit world we have riches. It is not after we really enter Heaven that we will have these spiritual riches but while we are here on earth we are able to build these spiritual riches.
When Peter spoke to man who was born with both legs feeble, he spoke of not having earthly riches but about his spiritual riches.
When the Lord was teaching me about prayer He taught me about our account in Heaven and how it operates. Like we have a banking system here in Heaven too there is a system only the system there is unlike here on earth. The banking system in Heaven can be described in few words as 'use fruitfully and grow'.
In the Kingdom of God whatever we have little or more if we sow successfully we reap more and these increase is unlike earthly increase of small percentages but is in multiplications.
Like here on earth we have different types of riches in Heaven also there are different types of riches. The riches in the Kingdom of God are described to us as gold, silver and precious stones, they are not really the ones we know here on earth but these on earth are an image of what is real in Heaven. The greatest riches in Heaven are those of which the Heavens are made of, the 12 precious stones, which are the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Like here on earth a person who stocks all his riches and does not put it to use is called a scrooge, so also in the Kingdom of God anyone who does not use their riches for good use gets into the danger of becoming like Lucifer. Using one's riches for others glorifies the Body which means glorifying God.
Lucifer was very highly rich in Heaven but his purpose was not to use them but for his own self, his glory.
Today the Lord is speaking to each one of us and asking us, how much of real spiritual riches do we have? Our earthly riches we leave back here when we die but after death we go to our spiritual riches which we have accumulated in the Kingdom of Heaven. It is these riches which decide where in the Heaven, will we dwell. It is not how much in quantity but the value of our riches that matter, so even the small can have great riches in the Kingdom of God even if they have not been on stages or on TV preaching.
Today is a special day those are willing to use as much of their spiritual riches are going to reap in great multiplication the profit of it for it is the Lord who sees the heart and makes the investment successful.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, this world that we live in is just a temporary phase and it is how we handle temporary world will decide our fate in the real world which is your world. Lord, help us not lose ourselves with the illusions but having the real understanding overcome the illusions. Help us see the Truth and help us grow rich in your Kingdom. Help us understand the importance of building the Body of Christ...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
24 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!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
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