Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prosperity gospel

One of my cell members posted an article on Facebook regarding the prosperity gospel and it also contained the following link

It's a question that I ask myself as well. Am I looking to be satisfied by the things of life or am I satisfied by God himself? You don't need to be in Joel Osteen's church to believe and live according to the prosperity gospel.

Somewhere in the lie is a truth that was twisted. God is for joy, peace, love and may I even say the word prosperity, even though this word is so loaded now. But to make these the end sum of it all is a tragic fatal mistake.

God so loved us and gave His Son that we might have eternal life. And what is eternal life?  John 17:3. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

In God is everything that we need and our hearts deepest desires are fulfilled. And God is not an object that we possess and utilise. That's just the same self centred fulfilment. It is not the possession of God but the intimate relationship with God that is the greatest treasure. It's directed away from self to love of another,  of God.  And that's how we were meant to live. 

Sometimes,  I make the mistake to think that this world will go on forever. It will not. And material wealth or lack thereof in this life is not the final word. God is still moving history to a finale and this age will be closed.

Let's live a part of heaven now through an intimate walk with God today. Eternal life starts today. This is indeed a message that can be preached from Miami to Mosul.

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