Thursday, March 25, 2010

Are You of the Righteous who will Inherit the Wealth of the Wicked?

A life verse for many Pentecostals is the passage from Proverbs that says,
"The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous". Proverbs 13:22B


Man, that'll preach. Except there is a flaw in our thinking. The question of who is wicked and who is righteous is misunderstood.

I saw this while pondering this verse in a situation the other day. It hit me. We assume that all saved Christians are "IN" on this great upcoming great wealth transfer. I sure would like to be. But, that's not how it is, if I understand at all the meaning of a parable that Jesus taught.

Here it is, you can look it up: Matthew 25:14-30

The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

That's a wealth transfer. That's the measure. The diligent, fruitful, good and faithful will inherit the wealth of the wicked. Some of that inheritance will come from people who are in the kingdom but not able to use the resources commended to them by the master.

So, it will be taken from them and given to those who can.

The great wealth transfer that is coming is NOT what you think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I understand that everyone who claim to be a child of (GOD) is not, and maybe even more wicked than most worldly sinners. Also that (GOD said he ios a fair and just (GOD, that hios blessing rain on the just and the unjust alike. In John 1: 9 say that he is quick to forgive sins, but we have to humble our selves and ask for it with a repentent heart, (JEsus who was the only true just one gave his life for our sins the just for the unjust. Jesus told us that our hearts are far from him that we confess our sins with our mouth but yet and still our hearts havent been cercumcised spiritully by the spirit of Jesus.