Heavenly Treasure

If You Are Truly In Christ

 

 

 

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        Psalm 23

Psalm 23

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord the Shepherd of His People

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
Forever.

 

 

 

Chapter 10

 

If you are truly in Christ,

you can now

read the Word, Which is Christ, 

as a part of the body of Christ, the family of God. 

You will no longer intrepid the Word

as an individual

"bless me Lord"

fleshly Christian.

All blessings that we seek in Christ

 will be for the whole body,

not for any one individual part.

 

God’s Promise of Prosperity

 



(Psa 1:3 NASB)  

(3) And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,

Which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither;

And in whatever he does, he prospers.

  • (Deu 29:9 NASB)

(9 NASB) "So keep the words of this covenant to do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

  • (3 John 2 NASB)

(2 NASB) Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in

good health, just as your soul prospers.

 

How To Live Prosperously,. Prudent Living.

Our current economic system tries to get us to spend

all the money we make, Plus More on ourselves.

That is how it survives, making and selling stuff.

 We as Christian do not have time nor the money to waste,

supporting this eternally useless life style.

We need to use only the things that we require for a moderate life style

sustaining our personal needs and the needs of the body of Christ as one together.

We need to lower cost of living.

We do not need all the earthly stuff that the world spends

billions telling us that we need.

 The world exist and survives by selling stuff. 

The standard of success of the world is based on how much stuff one possess. 

We as Christians survives by giving as much of the world's stuff as we possibly can

 to others and to the spread of the gospel.  

We are here to save and set free other,

not serve our flesh with this worlds stuff in any way.

 Many Christians live the world definition of what it means to have an abundant life,

not what Christ taught while He was on this earth.

 

Prov 24:6 is a very important Scripture!

  • (Prov 24:3-6 NIV)

(3 NIV) By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

(4 NIV) through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

(5 NIV) A wise man has great power,

and a man of knowledge increases strength;

(6 NIV) for waging war you need guidance,

 and for victory many advisers.

 

Very important note

Every action that you take

financially should be based on;

  1. Scriptural truths that you have received
     in your heart from God, Not from some man.

Remember God reveals inforMation to us

as to things we should do through the Word

 and in our hearts as we pray and seek Him.

 He then will confirm to us the things He has spoken to us

through the Word and in our hearts through the counsel of others.

 What we get from man will always be confirMation not revelation.

 

The preaching and teaching of the Word

 will enlighten us to the truths of the Word.

We act on those truths through the time

 we spend studying the Word

 as the Spirit of God moves in our hearts.

 

 

Simply put, and for example, do not let any man tell you what to do

 with your time and money unless you here it from God first through the Word. 

If you hear a man speak something that you have never heard before,

that gets your attention, 

go to the Word of God and ask for God to reveal His truth to you,

concerning this new revelation, He Will.

Act on what you here from God by get in the Word

and on your knees before God. 

God will then direct you to further action if needed.

Godly counsel from many advisers you know

who are scriptural sound and you trust.

Remember that you always act on truth received form the Word

and confirmed by God through others.

These Two Very Important Points Will Help

You Make Wise Godly Decisions

Rather Than Being lead to make

Emotionally Fleshly Decisions and

being wrongly influenced by others.

 

Wisdom From the Word

When we are willing to become an empty vessel to ourselves

and be willing to continue asking ourselves this question, 

"if it is no longer I who live,

but it is Christ who lives in me, 

am I allowing Christ to be Himself in me".

We will then be on the path to removing earthly spots

and ironing out the worldly wrinkles

that separate us form living in God's perfect will. 

 

I wonder what acts or actives that I do,

that would be termed as a sluggard?

I wonder what part of my life I have neglected and

is now covered with thorns and weeds?

I wonder what stone walls of my heart are in ruin and

and all type of ungodly worldly garbage is able to enter in?

I wonder what actives that I do, that daily keep me from the vineyard?

I wander what things I do that could be labeled

 "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest".

Perhaps maybe TV would be one?

What do you think the vineyard

is in the work of the Body of Christ?

 

As Christians it is hard for us to comprehend that in God's point of view,

the earth is a war zone and we are here to fight a battle.

This is not our home, our home is in heaven.

We are soldiers in the mightiest army that has ever existed on this earth.

 

I the middle of the battle field we try to set up a place of residence.

We are constantly working on building our own little castles,

were we think we are secure and away from harm.

 

We do not understand that as Christian soldiers,

the only safe place for us is on the battle.

When we are off the battle field,  we are not in God's perfect will.

For short periods of time it is ok,

extended leave and we are AOL.

 

God has these warning from the Heart Of God.

 

1.   Sowing to the flesh   VS   Sowing to the Spirit

2.   Not being chosen   VS   Being chosen

3.   Being vomited   VS  Not being vomited

4.   He who does not have an ear  VS  He who has an ear

5.   Depart from Me, you cursed  VS  Come, you blessed of My Father

6.   You will not fast as you do  VS  the fast that I have chosen

7.   chopped down and thrown into the fire  VS  produce good fruit

8.   I never knew you   VS   Being known by The Father

9.   Enter the wide Gate   VS   Entering the narrow gate.

10.Eternity In Hell   VS   Eternity In Heaven

 Click here for complete lesson on life's choices.

 

(Prov 24:30-34 NIV)

30 NIV) I went past the field of the sluggard,

past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;

 (31 NIV) thorns had come up everywhere,

the ground was covered with weeds,

and the stone wall was in ruins.

(32 NIV) I applied my heart to what I observed

and learned a lesson from what I saw:

(33 NIV) A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—

(34 NIV) and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

 

In new testament terms,

when we talk about poverty,

we are talking about spiritual and heavenly poverty,

not earthly poverty.

If we obey Gods Word and walk the faith walk as the scriptures teach,

work together as the ants, as God suggest,

it is impossible for any member in body of Christ

to suffer in earthly poverty or spiritual poverty.

 

(Prov 6:6 – 11 NKJV)

A rebuke to slothfulness

(6) Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,

(7) Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler,

 (8) Provides her supplies in the summer,

And gathers her food in the harvest.

(9) How long will you slumber, O sluggard?

When will you rise from your sleep?

(10) A little sleep, a little slumber,

A little folding of the hands to sleep;

(11) So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,

And your need like an armed man.

The very day we become a funnel

for God to use to supply the needs

 of others and the spread of the gospel,

our heavenly bank account will abound

and the windows of heaven will open

 to start the flow of God’s blessings.

 

 The church will become the church

with out spot or wrinkle,

abounding to every good work in Christ Jesus.

  • (Joel 2:25 NASB)

(25) "Then I will make up to you for the years

that the swarming locust has eaten,

the creeping locust,

the stripping locust,

and the gnawing locust,

My great army which I sent among you.

 

 

If you are truly in Christ,

You will live your life for the body of Christ,

Not For Self.  You Will Blend In

And Be A unnoticeable Part.

 

 

God's Many Warning About Miss Using The Body Of Christ Funds

By Individual Members Within The Body.

Yes It Is Not Yours, It Never Was.

It All Belongs To God And He Gives It

To The Body As A Whole, Not To Any One Individual.

 

We Each Have The Individual Responsibility To

Direct What He Gives Us In A Way To

Benefit The Body Of Christ As A Whole. 

Every Time That You Buy Something Special

Just For Your Self,  You Seem To Have Forgot This Verse.

 

Luke 16:14-15

New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

 

 

Somewhere a long the way the church lost the power of God

That is offered through faith.

 

So the leaders of our time have turned away form the search of why

and created a god that offers prosperity for personal self. 

 

Why, because a god that offers nothing is not very attractive to the masses.

You can not build big followings and big buildings without masses of people.

 

The god of this world fell in love with this message.

Why, listen to the temptation he went to Jesus with.

 

Matthew 4:8-11

New King James Version (NKJV)

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain,

and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

And he said to Him, “All these things

I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[a] Satan!

For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God,

and Him only you shall serve.’”[b]

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

 

If all these things did not belong to satan,

 it would not have been a temptation to offer them to Jesus.

 

 

If A god Of Prosperity Would Have Saved A Nation??????

 

satan love to give away power and stuff to the body of Christ.

This That Follows Is The Core,

Undeniable Evidence,

That What I Am Saying Is The Truth.

You Can Here Prosperity Messages Taught

Every Sunday In Churches And On TV

All Over America.

See The Great Buildings Built By The Teaches Of These Messages

In Every City In the U.S.

Look At The Life Styles Of Those

That Teach These Messages.

 

If This god Of Prosperity Would Have Saved A Nation.

The United States Of America Would Be

One Of The Most Saved Nations That Ever Existed.

 

But In Stead,

we are now one of the most sinful nations

 that has ever existed.

 

Spend 6 minutes flipping through your

cable TV channels and you will see

more sin than probably took place

during the total existence of the Rome Empire.

 

Maybe 6 minutes was a little exaggeration,

maybe I should have said 12 minutes.

 

Either way the body of Christ Supports this

filth with God's money when we pay for

it to come in our homes  each month.

 

No I do not personal know how this

can be turned around,

It Might Not Be In God's Plan To Turn It Around.

 

I do know these two things.

 

1)  As An Individual You Can Turn Your Life Around.

 

Revelation 3:14-22

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lukewarm Church

14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[a] write,

‘These things says the Amen,

the Faithful and True Witness,

the Beginning of the creation of God:

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.

I could wish you were cold or hot.

16 So then, because you are lukewarm,

and neither cold nor hot,[b]

I will vomit you out of My mouth.

17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy,

 and have need of nothing’

—and do not know that you are

wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire,

that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed,

that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed;

and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.

Therefore be zealous and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,

I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit

with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and

sat down with My Father on His throne.

22 “He who has an ear, let him hear

what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”

 

 

 

2)   We stand at the very door of devastating 

Judgment.

I would suggest you make some very wise decisions very soon.

 

 

Here are some scriptures that I hope will help.

 

The Warnings Continue

 

James 5

New Living Translation (NLT)

Warning to the Rich

5 Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because

of all the terrible troubles ahead of you.

 Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags.

Your gold and silver have become worthless.

The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire.

 This treasure you have accumulated will stand as evidence

 against you on the day of judgment.

For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom

 you have cheated of their pay.

The wages you held back cry out against you.

The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached

the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every desire.

You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter.

You have condemned and killed innocent people,[a] who do not resist you.[b]

 

Luke 18:18-29

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Rich Man

18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question:

 “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.

20 But to answer your question, you know the commandments:

 ‘You must not commit adultery.

You must not murder.

You must not steal. You must not testify falsely.

 Honor your father and mother.’[a]

21 The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said,

“There is still one thing you haven’t done.

Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor,

and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

23 But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.

24 When Jesus saw this,[b] he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!

 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle

than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

26 Those who heard this said,

“Then who in the world can be saved?”

27 He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

28 Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you.”

29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has

given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children,

for the sake of the Kingdom of God,

 

Luke 1:46-55 (New Living Translation)

Luke 1:46-55

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise

46 Mary responded,

“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
47     How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
    and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
49 For the Mighty One is holy,
    and he has done great things for me.
50 He shows mercy from generation to generation
    to all who fear him.
51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
    He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
52 He has brought down princes from their thrones
    and exalted the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    and sent the rich away with empty hands.
54 He has helped his servant Israel
    and remembered to be merciful.
55 For he made this promise to our ancestors,
    to Abraham and his children forever.”

 

 

Luke 6:20-26

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Beatitudes

20 Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said,

“God blesses you who are poor,
    for the Kingdom of God is yours.
21 God blesses you who are hungry now,
    for you will be satisfied.
God blesses you who weep now,
    for in due time you will laugh.

22 What blessings await you when people hate you

and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil

because you follow the Son of Man.

23 When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy!

For a great reward awaits you in heaven.

And remember, their ancestors treated

the ancient prophets that same way.

Sorrows Foretold

24 “What sorrow awaits you who are rich,
    for you have your only happiness now.
25 What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now,
    for a time of awful hunger awaits you.

What sorrow awaits you who laugh now,
    for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.
26 What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds,
    for their ancestors also praised false prophets.

 

 

 

Luke 12:13-21

New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Then someone called from the crowd,

“Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you

 to decide such things as that?”

15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed.

 Life is not measured by how much you own.”

16 Then he told them a story:

“A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops.

17 He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’

18 Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones.

Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.

 19 And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come.

Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night.

Then who will get everything you worked for?’

21 “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth

but not have a rich relationship with God.”

 

 

Instructions For Living And Giving

 

Acts 2:42-47 (New Living Translation)

Acts 2:42-47

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Believers Form a Community

42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper[a]), and to prayer.

43 A deep sense of awe came over them all,

and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.

44 And all the believers met together in one place

and shared everything they had.

45 They sold their property and possessions and

shared the money with those in need.

46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day,

met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and

shared their meals with great joy and generosity[b]

47 all the while praising God and

enjoying the goodwill of all the people.

And each day the Lord added to their fellowship

 those who were being saved.

 

 

Acts 4:32-37

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 All the believers were united in heart and mind.

And they felt that what they owned was not their own,

so they shared everything they had.

33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,

 and God’s great blessing was upon them all.

34 There were no needy people among them,

 because those who owned land or houses would sell them

 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

36 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles

 nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”).

He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus.

 37 He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:11-21

New Living Translation (NLT)

Paul’s Final Instructions

11 But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things.

Pursue righteousness and a godly life,

along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

12 Fight the good fight for the true faith.

Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you,

which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.

13 And I charge you before God, who gives life to all,

and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate,

14 that you obey this command without wavering.

Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

15 For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and

only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

16 He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant

that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him,

nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

17 Teach those who are rich in this world

not to be proud and not to trust in their money,

which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God,

who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

18 Tell them to use their money to do good.

They should be rich in good works

and generous to those in need,

always being ready to share with others.

19 By doing this they will be storing up

 their treasure as a good foundation

for the future so that they

may experience true life.

20 Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you.

Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those

who oppose you with their so-called knowledge.

21 Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.

 

 

James 1:1-9

New Living Translation (NLT)

Greetings from James

1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad.

Greetings!

Faith and Endurance

Dear brothers and sisters,[a] when troubles come your way,

 consider it an opportunity for great joy.

 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed,

you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God,

and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.

Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled

 as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

Their loyalty is divided between God and the world,

and they are unstable in everything they do.

Believers who are[b] poor have something to boast about,

for God has honored them.

10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them.

They will fade away like a little flower in the field.

11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls,

 and its beauty fades away.

In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

 

 

James 2:14-25

New Living Translation (NLT)

Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead

14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters,

if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?

Can that kind of faith save anyone?

15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing,

16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”

—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing.

 What good does that do?

17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough.

Unless it produces good deeds,

it is dead and useless.

18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.”

But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds?

I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.[a]

 Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.

20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God

by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.

 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God,

and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.

[b] He was even called the friend of God.[c]

 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do,

 not by faith alone.

25 Rahab the prostitute is another example.

She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid

those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road.

 

 

At some point I just need to tell you to go get  the New Testament

on DVD spend the next few months listening to the Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revelation 3:14-22

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lukewarm Church

14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[a] write,

‘These things says the Amen,

the Faithful and True Witness,

the Beginning of the creation of God:

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.

I could wish you were cold or hot.

16 So then, because you are lukewarm,

and neither cold nor hot,[b]

I will vomit you out of My mouth.

17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy,

 and have need of nothing’

—and do not know that you are

wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire,

that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed,

that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed;

and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.

Therefore be zealous and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,

I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit

with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and

sat down with My Father on His throne.

22 “He who has an ear, let him hear

what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”