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Stinking Rich vs Dirt Poor; What makes the difference?

In Uncategorized on January 1, 2009 by Max Soutter Tagged: , ,

Money is the root of all evil’, that’s what they believe. Yup, and the more cash you have, the more evil you are. Bill Gates may as well be Hitler – pure wickedness.

Do you believe God is pleased with vows of poverty? Have you been taught that poverty and humility are synonymous? Or maybe you imagine God gets a kick out of seeing you beg Him for daily basics? We’ll then…

God MUST Be A Cosmic Schizophrenic!

Look either He’s a psychotic split personality or He’s consistent and reliable. I mean He can’t be pleased with both poverty and riches, success and failure, abundance and lack – all at the same time. Can you imagine a father who wants some of his kids stinking rich and others dirt poor?

Only way to know for sure what He wants is to read his journal (the Bible). There you’ll find out what He says about himself and his family (every Christian).

Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

Read that again. Does God have pleasure in the poverty or the prosperity of his servant?

Pro 10:22 The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.

What’s that? If Gods blessings result in riches, then it must be his desire to maketh rich, wouldn’t you agree?

Actually, it’s more than just the things he says – God is constantly prospering people throughout the bible.

Abraham, Job, Solomon, David, Joseph, Jabez, Isaac, Jacob – all made rich by God. To be clear, I’m not talking about God providing necessities here, I’m talking about God making you rich.

In fact He keeps on saying throughout the old testament “Just do what I say and I’ll make you rich and I’ll make you a winner” Read Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1, Deut 28. He keeps showing us how to go about getting rich.

He says “get wisdom, it comes with wealth and honour”, Tithe and I’ll throw open the flood gates of Heaven to bless you, Be obedient and you’ll eat the good of the land – over and over again.

How serious is God about His Kids Having Money?

In the New Testament he showed just how serious He was and took care of poverty once and for all – He stripped his only son (at the time) of his Heavenly garments, sent Jesus to Earth for 33 years on a rescue mission – to preach good news to the poor. Good news to a poor man is “you can be rich!”

Then, the Bible actually says, God made Jesus poor, so that you wouldn’t have to be.

2Co 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Read the whole chapter – he’s not talking about spiritual riches – Paul is talking about money.

A Healthy View Of Money.

Now of course being rich doesn’t give you right to prioritize money over God. You don’t let cash become king any more than being healthy should make your body king of your life. God also warns that there are many dangers in placing money above more important things. However, that said…

Money is a good thing in good hands.

It can help the poor. It can finance the Church. Did you know it takes lots of money to print bibles, put up Christian TV Channels & build churches? The world is not going to finance that mission, we have to do it. It also takes money to look after your family, go on holiday, educate your children and basically enjoy all God wants for you as his Child.

Make up your mind today to get big for God. Jesus went through a lot for your prosperity – least you can do is accept it and enjoy it. Refuse to let the devil curse you with poverty and lack or even mediocrity.

Just keep things in the right perspective… which means honoring God with all your wealth and using it for the benefit of others as well as yourself.

Max Soutter, a devoted Christian, has spoken and performed to thousands of people over the years, preaching the Gospel. As the founder of the Business Setup Group, and a business growth strategist he’s worked with more 200 businesses in 35 industries, helping them setup and increase profitability. In this capacity he seeks also to help those starting or growing churches and gospel ventures of all kinds.

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Bible Vs Koran & Other Best Sellers

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2008 by Max Soutter Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Is the Bible just another great philosophical book. Just another self-help masterpiece? Just another great book on yet another great religion like say the Koran? Or is it special? With so many religions out there, how can you be sure it’s really any different from Plato, Socrates, Mohammed etc? If the bible really is special, what makes the difference?

 

Consider these incredible facts

 

1.      Written in 3 different languages across 3 continents by over 40 authors from every walk of life – Kings, prophets, fishermen, doctors and academics?

2.      It took over 1600 years to write it.

3.      It’s by far the fastest and most successful selling book in history!

4.      It’s the most accurately translated and copied historical document in the world.

5.      More people have died to defend it’s beliefs than any other book in the world.

6.      Contains everything from songs & poetry, stories, proverbs, letters, genealogical records, legislative documentation etc.

7.      More cultures have adopted it’s values and tenets than any other in history. More versions, interpretations, translations and study guides than any other book in history.

8.      It holds the honored distinction of having more archeological proofs to support it’s stories than any other ancient text.

 

Truth is only an ignorant person could class it with other great books or best sellers. When you hold a copy, you have in your hands a modern day printout of words that were first penned thousands of years ago. Think about the magnitude of that.

 

You’d also be crazy to not find out what all the fuss is about. Assuming that only one book on planet Earth was truly God inspired, wouldn’t it make sense to start with one described above?

 

When you do, you’ll discover that the real difference in the Bible is the truth contained therein. The very words of God will leap up from the pages and into your heart. Many books can improve the life you already have – but only the Bible can give you a brand new life.

 

Get smart, read it.

 

 

Max M. Soutter