Let's dig into this amazing scripture and lesson
from our Lord.
said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto
you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich
man to enter into the kingdom of God.
his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly
amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With
men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.
was very clear on this. He said that it is humanly
impossible but it could
it would take a miracle from God.
long as I have studied scripture, I have
discounted this message as a metaphor. In recent
years I have struggled with my
"discounting" of His messages. Either I
am to take Jesus as truth or I cannot be sure of
anything He says. I can promise you that He is
not a liar, therefore, I have begun to take His
messages literally. Especially when there are so
many other references made to the same topic and
all saying the same thing.
was "pretty sure"
that this message from Jesus was 100% literal
until a few days ago... then I became totally
sure that it is all true!
This message is one of the most alarming messages
our Lord ever taught! In it's raw form it goes
against every lesson our parents, teachers and
preachers have taught us about becoming
successful. We need to talk... Hang around, I'll
author of the Book of James was Jesus'
half-brother. They had the same mother. I would
think that if you grew up with and lived with the
Son of God it would make you wiser than most
about God's nature and human nature. Maybe not
but I would think so. There are many scriptures I
can use but I will use (only) a few so I won't
bore you to tears.
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if
you say you have faith but dont show it by
your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?
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 wellbut then you
dont give that person any food or clothing.
What good does that do?
Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with
anguish because of all the terrible troubles
ahead of you. 2
Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine
clothes are moth-eaten rags. 3
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 Heavens Armies.
You have spent your years on earth in luxury,
satisfying your every desire. You have fattened
yourselves for the day of slaughter.
is the most revealing sentence: "This
treasure you have accumulated will stand as
evidence against you on the day of
is a straight-shooter! He does not play with
words. He says it like it is and he does not
stutter! I can see and understand what he is
saying. The methods that virtually all wealthy
people employ are (usually) heavily weighted in
the favor of the wealthy employers and those who
have the upper hand in business. Oppression is
rampant and was the very reason for unions in the
early days and continues in countries such as
China where children and the poor are exploited
and considered less than slaves. Very few
employers and fewer of the wealthy are fair and
caring. The working herd are considered just
that; a working herd to be used.
can tell you I have been on the short end of that
equation in virtually every business partner I
ever had when I was the minor partner. I was
always "used" and "taken to the
cleaners"... cheated is a better way of
stating it. It does not help me to understand
that they will not enter the Kingdom. I would
have much preferred that they had done the
"right" and Christian thing.
was always trustworthy and fair in my dealings
with partners and employees and that was
considered by the partners as being
"easy" or weak. An invitation to allow
them to take advantage of me. A real shame! This
was the main reason I never considered myself to
be a good businessman.
Of Thumb: By world standards a good businessman
takes advantage of people. Double shame!
Preachers should call their members aside and
teach them about these things as Paul instructed.
The problem is that preachers are afraid to
offend their members and lose their tithe. Make
no mistake about it! This will be held against
the preacher/pastor in that final tally at the
final judgement. Of course most of these
"good businessmen" don't attend church
anyway. Many times, those that are members of a
church use the church as a "front."
Perhaps they do not see themselves in this
capacity. I am convinced that most people who are
highly regarded by the community as
"Godly" see no fault in their business
methods... They are incapable of seeing
themselves as God sees them.
have known many thieves in business. Sadly, some
of the best businessmen sit on the front pew of
church, as they (mentally) count their money.
I'll say it again; they probably are blinded to
their sin. I'm sure of it! As I type this, I am
thinking of several (past) associates who are
blinded to their thieving nature. They have no
clue! I know some preachers/pastors that are
thieves where business dealings are concerned.
They are just as blind as the businessmen. They
have no clue... because they are not of God. That
may be a shock to some folks... the fact that
many preachers and pastors are hell bound.
are many rich men that will not see the Kingdom.
They do not even know they are "rich."
Consider this: If you have two coats and another
has none, give him one. From this teaching we can
plainly see that "rich" may simply mean
that you have more possessions than you have need
and another brother has none. My Good Lord! How
few are making God happy. This
"realization" and message, will not
fill the pews of your local church. Is it any
wonder that Jesus said that the road is narrow
and few will enter? Jesus said that it is
impossible for a rich man to enter but it is
possible with God's help. Can you see HIS point?
this; The evil entity... enemies of Christ... are
numerous as was warned by Jesus. The world is
predominately evil and does not abide by (true)
Christian beliefs. We are outnumbered and if you
do not believe this truth, you have your head in
the sand or you do not listen to the news... well
anyway, to make us believe that the teachings of
Jesus are less than total truth, Satan had to
infiltrate most all doctrines and convince the
"unknowing" that the "Prosperity
Doctrine" is of Jesus. It is not. These
teachers/preachers want your money and you can go
to hell for all they care. Many well-meaning
preachers have gradually fallen to the teachings
of the world and they have reduced the bible to a
book of convenience... their convenience... to
take your money and increase membership of their
club. They tell you "stuff" that you
want to hear. Joel Osteen is one of the best
practitioners of this dark art. Remember the
teachings of Jesus... to paraphrase Jesus; If the
"world" loves you, you must be of the
world and not of His Kingdom. Jesus promised that
if you belong to Him, the world would hate you. I
find (that) to be the case! I can tell you this;
people I once counted as friends now hate me. For
no reason! Some have not even read my pages that
I have been led to pen. Strange! It just
happened! I cover this on the page www.john33.com/wheat-chaff.htm
... they just went away.
Let's get down to the "rat-killin."
This is where the rubber meets the road. As you
may know, the things I write about are based in
scripture but have played out in my life. My
many years I had been puzzled as to why the Lord
had dried up my resources. Why had He denied
monetary success? Since I began my petition to
reenter His service, I had been systematically
denied any financial success. Spiritual
enrichment galore but no material wealth.
Hand-to-mouth, day-to-day... a meager survival. I
was stripped of any and all pride. My life was a
veritable laboratory of biblical truths... truths
and lessons learned.
recent months I had been pulled into a situation
whereby I was to use my skills in a business
venture to help a fallen friend make some money.
The Holy Spirit kept warning me to stay clear. It
had become obvious that I was not to engage in
any business venture. The feeling was far more
than a "feeling" it was a warning of
destruction! I did not understand but I honored
the warning. I was also warned that there was a
lesson in progress for the friend. The Holy
Spirit is really busy in these last days...
teaching lessons to many of us while pain and
suffering abound for many. Then a few days ago
the revelations began... the reason why. The
topic and scriptures on this page were at the
center of the lesson.
LESSON: I was told, in the Spirit, that I was not
prepared to handle financial prosperity without
mishandling the proceeds and falling into the
great sin that Jesus warned about in the first
scripture above... the "camel
and eye of the needle"
lesson. There is far more to this ongoing lesson
than what I have revealed on this page. It is
still in the development stage of understanding.
However, I had been shown enough that I was
instructed to write this page. The warning is
simply this; there are very few who are handling
material prosperity properly and it will disallow
many from the Kingdom. It was an act of love
shown me by Christ that I was not allowed to
continue in business... It is not in line with my
purpose and mission for HIM. There is a new
assignment coming but I have a few things to
learn... HE is teaching me and I am listening.
of my readers subscribe to the "once saved
always saved" doctrine and they feel that it
is not necessary to pay attention to the
scriptures that give advice and warnings about
how we should conduct our lives. They feel that
if they "wander" from the instructions
and teachings from Jesus or His apostles, it is
covered under the doctrine of "grace."
I urge those who are new to this doctrine to
reconsider... Those directions and instructions
are your way to the Kingdom . Pay attention! You
don't want to miss the Kingdom! Jesus tells us
that the path is narrow and few will find it.
sure of this; there is literal truth in Jesus'
teaching that "It
is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
kingdom of God."
Can a Rich
Man Enter The Kingdom of Heaven?
a discussion with a friend this was
revealed to me and I knew it was
"revelation knowledge." Some of
you may understand the feeling and
awareness that you feel when you are
shown things from the spiritual realm.
was comfortable with the understanding
that the reason Jesus said this was
because we make "money" our
god. (small g) After the message that I
received, I realized there may be more to
it. While my understanding was correct,
the main reason
that a Rich Man cannot enter the Kingdom
is because the god of this world, Satan,
"The Prince of Air" will not
allow a true man/woman of the true God to
acquire and keep an excessive abundance.
He/she will be denied material wealth
from the god of material wealth.
true follower of Jesus would give it away
to the poor and needy as fast as it
was praying one day, trying to make a
"deal" with God that if HE
would allow me to use my talents and
abilities to make large sums of money, I
would figure a way to establish a method
of distribution to the poor and the Holy
Spirit set me straight in less than a
heartbeat. HE told me straight out that
"We don't make deals like that with
God." In the first place HE said
money was not the answer, that if money
were the answer it was not from God. In
the 2nd place those "deals"
never work and would be corrupted. In
other words, money is not the answer.
god that most churches (wrongly) tell you
that the god of material, the god of this
world who sends wealth and allows you to
become wealthy is the true God. THE
PROSPERITY JESUS! If you read my pages
you know that I declare that the god of
this (material) world is Satan yet the
modern church has been deceived and
worship this lesser god. They credit the
lesser god with being the source of
excessive abundance, while people starve
and go without the basics needed to live.
Medicine, food, housing... basic needs
that many people do not have. I
understand there are those who are lazy
and do not work or try and I can
understand why they are without but I'm
speaking of people who try and are
willing to work and earn their way and
these people, through persecution, are
denied success or the basics.
that simple! To recap this topic... a
Godly man will not be allowed riches or
very much material wealth. They're looked
upon as failures by the world standards.
Now, I can tell you from experience that
you can "sell out" just as I
did in 1979 and Adam and Eve did in the
Garden. The old sin that surrendered the
world to Satan in the Garden. Money and
success will come to you but you are cut
off from God. I went through it for over
a dozen years. I was lucky to have been
allowed to return. It was hard and I
almost failed. I almost lost my soul! I
can promise you that it is far more
serious and "real" than I can
express in mere words.
world and the wealth all belong to Satan!
Our God is a Spiritual God and HE will
supply the basic needs as Jesus taught us
in the prayer we know as The Lord's
Prayer. "Give us this day, our daily
does He teach us to pray for excessive
"bread" and wealth.
A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW! Just as Eve and
Adam did and just as most rich people of
this world do... they sell out for
position, power and wealth of this world.
They may not even realize it. I did it in
1979 and I can tell you it works! I can
also tell you that you lose your soul.
I'm going to tell the entire story but
not this morning. I'm a little sickly at
this moment but I will. I'll do it right
here in a continuation of this page.
I quit, for now, be sure you understand
that this goes against that which the
popular evangelists and preachers of the
"Prosperity Jesus" teach. Just
another one of their little tricks from
hell to lead you there. There are so few
true Christians (followers of Jesus) and
each day I come to realize how few it is.
Jesus said that HE came to divide us...
and this one point is one of the most
powerful truths that will separate family
members. Money and power are sought after
and those who have an abundance will
hardly allow themselves to see and accept
the truth of Jesus' words. "a rich
man shall hardly enter into the kingdom