Focus: Luke 12:20-21 - KJV
20. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Recently, a daughter of Zion claimed she was taken into a trance where she was made to see very beautiful mansions and was wondering who those mansions were for; and the Lord showed her the Pastor she served God under and his wife and said, these are buildings they have built for themselves already in heaven. In the meantime, at the time of the revelation, the couple she spoke about were still alive. However, she testified that from the things she knew of the said couple they were sold out to the Gospel: they spent their resources and were spent for the things of the Kingdom. She even did a comparison that there were others she was aware of who only took from the coffers of the Church what they could and all their spending were pretentious but they rather were building for themselves treasures on earth from that which they took.
Taking from the commonwealth is depriving others of what they are entitled to. It is evil. Like the rich young fool, after gathering so much and stacking it away, without having a mind for God, when he was packed up, to whom did the things he gathered belong? The wise man says, the inheritor may actually be a fool who would squander and waste all that he achieved. It is all vanity and vexation of the spirit. Had Ananias and Sapphira known, they would not have conceived a scheme to defraud the brethren by refusing to put in their one hundred percent, while being comfortable with sharing from the ones contributed by others. Those who do so end up forfeiting the result of their labor on earth to fools, and in the end, have nothing reserved for their enjoyment in heaven, if somehow, they make it there, which is most unlikely.
Beloved, a man’s heart resides where his treasures are. Those who gather and build up treasures in heaven have their hearts focused on heaven and are assured of enjoyment thereof when eventually they get there. Those who do not but build up on earth, never have the thought of heaven but are concentrated here on the earth. Someone spoke of a rich old man who built a mansion on earth with a choice bedroom on the top floor; when he became old and could no longer go upstairs, his care giver relocated to the bedroom and made for him a pallet in the living room to dwell on. It is all vanity and vexation of the spirit. Why not start today to build up treasures in heaven by surrendering your possession for the use of God towards the gathering of saints, even as you locate the needy everywhere you can and share your resources with them. As you do, your account in heaven swells with treasure. Those who have no treasure there have no business there.
SOLUTION: Focus more on the things of the Kingdom of God which is everlasting than the things of the world which will perish. When you build in heaven, even the little you have on earth is preserved for your generations to utilize in wisdom. Give, give and give. Do not stop giving. It makes your heaven more glorious when you do.
Please pray: Father, I thank you for everything you have given to me. And, because they are yours, I will not withhold them from you again. Help me by your Spirit to be truly benevolent in all ways and acknowledge you always in Jesus’ name. As I do, please ensure I do not miss my treasures in heaven in the end, in Jesus’ name.
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