By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. – Hebrews 11:30,31
They are many Rahabs in the walls of Prosperity Gospel, God’s children who are so in love with God, so eager to know God but lost because of The Prosperity Gospel.
How can I define Prosperity Gospel?
Prosperity Gospel is a new gospel which expresses God’s ultimate purpose in our life, is to make us happy. In Prosperity Gospel, Jesus suffer on the cross so that you can be happy now in relationship with God. In Prosperity Gospel, Jesus was bruised, cursed, betrayed, beaten, torn apart, bled to death so you can have the best life now!
Christ Jesus and Your Best Life Now
The Best life now, good family, good car, good house, good health, Christ paid for that! These things are not walls of Jericho, I am not against them, may God give you all this if He pleases according to his unfailing love and grace! What I am against is the devil’s delusion which changed the Gospel from God’s focus to man’s focus. The sweet poisonous new cloths and colored with no Christ Jesus’ Cross truth at all. That is Prosperity Gospel and to this as Joshua going round the wall of Jericho need to be broken by faith in and through Christ Jesus alone.
What is Abundance in Christ?
Is life in abundance with Christ Jesus John 10:10, good family, good car, good health, your best life now? If yes, then why did Jesus in Mark 8:36 say “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Or Luke 18:22 Jesus answer to the rich young fellow who kept God’s command “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
The blinding power of the walls of Prosperity Gospel have catch many who by far would leave God, hate Him, if they encounter poverty, bad health and worst life now. If Jesus died and rose again so that we could have this worldly wealth, then He died for nothing. Millions of people in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the World are in the opposite of what Prosperity Gospel teaches.
Can You? I Dare!
Can you honestly preach or teach to Human-trafficked sexually abuse 13 years old girl that Christ died so that she may have her best life now? Can you tell 7 years old boy, a forced soldier in Sudan that God want him to have his best life now? Can you dare to teach millions of mothers who lost their children in Ethiopia that Jesus died and rose again so they can have their best life now? Can you tell a Cancer dying fellow, that Jesus died and rose again that He or She may have the best life now? Can you tell a family which have lost all their Children because of war or disaster that Christ Jesus suffer that they may have the best life now? Can you seriously do that? A life in abundance now!
Telling The True Gospel
I can not! All I can do is to tell them the true Gospel,Christ Jesus died and rose so that one day, we may be were He is. And where He will be there is no war, no unjust, no hunger, no slavery, no tears, no illness, no HIV, no Cancer, no death, no more suffering. Christ died on the cross so that when all is gone, when the world succeeds to taken everything, He has freely given us everything that can not be take, eternal life with God. That Christ Jesus will judge everyone of us and those who are found fault and are not in Him will face the wrath of Almighty and Just God.
Tell them as C.S. Lewis in His Book “The Great Divorce” put its it
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened. “
Do you want to tell people what they want to hear? Then tell them that instead! Not Prosperity Gospel!
More Than Best Life Now
Christ Jesus died and rose again that If we turn to him, ashamed and full of sorrow over our unjust we have cause namely sin, and turn to the cross as God drawing us to His Only Son, who through His Holiness exposes the magnitude of our own lethal sin and we then freely believe in Him alone, the Lamb of God who can make us clean as snow again, we may have life, the true life in abundance.
Suffering With Christ
It is my prayer that we can all say and mean it as Paul in Philippians 4:13 , when he said “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” All things includes Jobs ultimate love to God 1:21, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Fall of Prosperity Gospel
The Walls of Prosperity Gospel will fall by faith when we can give thanks to God even when all is lost, for in Christ all is freely gained. We have life which is more than what the best life now can offer, We are justified, found not guilty in the eyes of Holy, Just and Loving God through Christ Jesus. We are counted right with God (Romans 8).
What is more than to be accepted and loved by the Creator of everything? What is more precious than to be call the child of the One who created the world from nothing? What is more important than the knowledge of knowing how wonderful is the One who gave you the mind to freely think?
What is the best life now than knowing you have life in Christ Jesus? That when all is gone you may stand by Him forever. What is more important than to know your purpose now is to know Him and freely choose Him?
Knowing Him which is being what we ought to be and do what we ought to do. Loving God with all our mind, heart and strength, loving our friends and enemies as ourselves, giving to the needy, being peacemakers, humble, kind and all Christ Jesus’ ways, even to the point of death. This is our best life now.
I do pray that God may show us that Christ Jesus death and resurrection is more and by far better than our best life now. He is also our best life after.
By Faith, the walls of Prosperity Gospel will fall! By Faith we may all love God for Who He is and not For what He can do for us. God is not an ATM Machine of our selflessness prayers and needs but the center of our Worship, for He is Worthy of our Praise!
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him in the midst of lost not prosperity” – John Piper