A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “WEALTH DOES NOT WORK IN HELL”

Hell Fire

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  ~ Luke 16:19-25 (ESV)

Your wealth belongs to you and you are entitled to spend it and use it in any way that you would like.  It is your money and you are entitled to clothe yourself in the most expensive and luxurious garments and jewelry that your money can buy.  It is your wealth and you control it and you can live in extravagance and opulence if you so desire.  It is your money and you can buy whatever it is that you want to eat, drink, drive in, fly in or reside in.  It is your money to do with as you please. With wealth, you are debt free and you don’t owe anyone anything.  RIGHT?

However, Heaven belongs to GOD and He determines who enters and who does not.  Earthly wealth and riches don’t work in Heaven and they sure don’t work in hell.

GOD DOESN’T OWE ANYONE ANYTHING. However…

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed. ~ Proverbs 19:17 (ESV)

Indifference to the sufferings of other and your refusal to see and assist others in their lack, poverty and pain are indicative of an unloving, ungodly and uncaring soul. 

If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him? ~ 1 John 3:17

A soul that can live sumptuously every day and in opulence while other souls suffer in front of them is clearly not of God nor do they love GOD.  And at the end of their lifespan, they have only the fearful expectation of eternal damnation.

What does this say about the rich prosperity preachers and wealthy ministers and parishioners who flaunt their wealth in the face of the poor and downcast and suffering?  Can our God (YHVH) be their god of earthly greed and indifference?

The scriptures make it plain and it is obvious from the story that because of his indifference to the sufferings of poor Lazarus the rich man ended up in a place of eternal torment that we call “hell” while Lazarus experienced an eternal reward for having suffered so much on earth.

The testimony of LAZARUS could easily be…

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. ~ Psalm 34:6-7

We all would like to experience our healing, rescue and salvation in the land of the living but not all will.  However, our story doesn’t end with our death. It continues into eternity.  And it is there in eternity that we would like to experience the bliss and eternal blessings of eternal life with God and Christ.

Be careful and be warned.  How you treat others who are less fortunate than you may have eternal consequences on your soul. 

REPENT!

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WE ARE OUR BROTHER AND SISTER’S KEEPER

Taking Care Of The Poor

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This Is TRUTH Ministry with Bishop O.W. Prince

TRUTH Lion-of-Truth

Isaiah 1:10-17 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

10 Hear what Adonai says,
you rulers of S’dom!
Listen to God’s Torah,
you people of ‘Amora!

11 “Why are all those sacrifices
offered to me?” asks Adonai.
“I’m fed up with burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of fattened animals!
I get no pleasure from the blood
of bulls, lambs and goats!
12 Yes, you come to appear in my presence;
but who asked you to do this,
to trample through my courtyards?
13 Stop bringing worthless grain offerings!
They are like disgusting incense to me!
Rosh-Hodesh, Shabbat, calling convocations —
I can’t stand evil together with your assemblies!
14 Everything in me hates your Rosh-Hodesh
and your festivals;
they are a burden to me —
I’m tired of putting up with them!

15 “When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
no matter how much you pray,
I won’t be listening;
because your hands are covered with blood.

16 “Wash yourselves clean!
Get your evil deeds out of my sight!
Stop doing evil, 17 learn to do good!
Seek justice, relieve the oppressed,
defend orphans, plead for the widow.

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Acts 2:37-39 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

37 On hearing this, they were stung in their hearts; and they said to Kefa and the other emissaries, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38 Kefa answered them, “Turn from sin, return to God, and each of you be immersed on the authority of Yeshua the Messiah into forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Ruach HaKodesh! 39 For the promise is for you, for your children, and for those far away — as many as Adonai our God may call!”

Repent and Baptized

“The offering acceptable to God is not money or things but total and selfless obedience to His Eternal Word.” ~ Bishop O.W. Prince

For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
(Psalm 51:17)

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Have You Thanked The Father for What He Is Doing For You Right Now?

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It occurred to me that God doesn’t get any pleasure out of giving anything to the unruly, stiff-necked, rebellious children of disobedience. It pains Him to give to the ones that are breaking His heart. But He does so anyway. He gives to us who can never deserve His love because He Is GOD and we are but wretched creatures – even at our best – we are less than worms. But God is a Merciful Father and Loving toward those who love Him as well as toward those who do not know Him. (To Know Him Is To Love Him) He does not desire that any be lost but that ALL come to Repentance and be Saved.

Psalm 103-10

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes (Obeys) in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Without us deserving it or paying for it or begging for it or performing some task to get it, God Gave Himself for us! And God continues to “Give” for His “Giving” is Eternal for He is Eternal.

“From everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.” (Psalm 103:17)

And still “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:45)

This Is The FATHER’S kind of LOVE

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

The Master's Table

4 Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful,
5 not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered,
and it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not gloat over other people’s sins
but takes its delight in the truth.
7 Love always bears up, always trusts,
always hopes, always endures. – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

8 Those who do not love, do not know God; because God is love. – 1 John 4:8

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With man, perfect love is impossible. But with God, all things are possible, even perfect love.

Aspire to love with a God type love.

REPENT!

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A Crumb From The Master’s Table

The Master's Table

I’ve Got God’s Word On It

12 He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid. 13 On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” ~ Luke 14:12-14

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Many people invite others to lunch or dinner with some ulterior motive in mind. They are usually expecting something in return or at the least, they expect their generosity to be returned. This behavior is practiced among ordinary people as well as high-profile people like politicians and Pastors. As the old saying goes, “One hand washes the other” or “You wash my back and I’ll wash your back.”

But God’s Word says that God’s children should not behave in such a manner. To the contrary, we should seek an opportunity to serve and give to those who cannot repay us.

We should feed those who cannot offer us a meal in return. We should honor the disabled and the unemployed with assistance free of any expectation of repayment. We should provide sustenance for those who cannot see their way out of their destitution. We should invite the disenfranchised to the table of brotherly love. In so doing, we have a rightful expectation of repayment in the day of our resurrection.

“A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.” ~ Proverbs 11:18

Our righteous acts are not for earthly reward but for Heavenly Glory!

I’ve Got God’s Word On It!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

The Master's Table

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.  And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”  – Luke 21:1-4

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“The Amount Doesn’t Determine the Size Of the Gift”

I have discovered that there are some folks who want to give but just don’t give because they don’t have what others have to give. However, the Word of God indicates that it is not the size of the gift but the size of the heart that gives. Every $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or $1000 gift that is freely given into God’s Kingdom Ministry or to one of His little Storehouses, will be acknowledged by the Lord and blessed by God.

“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.” – 2 Corinthians 8:12

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A Crumb From The Master’s Table

The Master's Table

“For God so loved the world that he gave…” – John 3:16

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Sacrifice, love, commitment, devotion and worship all have something in common. They all require the action of unselfish giving.

When God sought to save the world from the wages of sin, He GAVE His most precious gift—His Son Jesus Christ. Giving was God’s act of love toward us. (Romans 5:8)  As Christians we are taught to show our love for God and for one another through willful, purposeful and unselfish giving. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Whom have you loved today?

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“WHAT IF GOD IS NOT HAPPY?”

Is your service to God restricted to your local congregation or church? Does God expect us only to give in our local churches or to our local pastors? Umm? What if God is not happy with the restrictions that we’ve placed upon giving as well as the way He chooses to demonstrate His love through us? What if God is not happy with our praise?

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