My Blessings Are Not For Sale
Matt.7:6; 15:26; Mark 12:38-40;
Chapter 3; II Pet.2:1-3; 3:16
I say unto you
that much more is involved than crafty finagling for funds when the precious
truth of My Holy Word is twisted for gain. What is deeply hateful in My sight is the way crafty peddlers of religion come
between Me and My own beloved people, the members of My own Body, the Church, which is My bride.
Like Judas did,
I am being made merchandise of by those who covet superabundant luxuries for themselves. My Holy Name is being wrongfully
used to sanction a perverted gospel of get. Truly the real Jesus has been forgotten, and a fake Jesus of their own making
is being sold by greedy carnival wolves for profit, like a pimp sells a prostitute
to keep himself in luxuries.
Instead of healing
the sick and raising the dead in My Name, religious hucksters are hurting the sick with lies and raising cash in My Name. They make people promises of temporal wealth in My Name. They shine on their glittery stage like angels, the way they sing sweetly and yank out key words and phrases
from My Word to unlock the door to vast riches and spin webs to ensnare unstable souls desperate for a miracle. Preachers of deceit mouth all the right-sounding catchphrases to catch the gullible off guard, and they
seem to be the answer to people’s prayers. But those scorpions sting at
the end, after piles of money are sent in by loyal followers of the Greed Gospel circulated over the airwaves and from church
pulpits. Little old ladies do without winter heat to fuel the hot lusts of greedy lovers of gain who shout “You can’t
outgive God!” A few even pamper their preacher before feeding their own family.
How sharp the pain of disappointment is, when wily religious scorpions make themselves scarce in the day
of the giver’s calamity, and the duped individual wants to know where on earth his huge harvest is!
People who barely
get by are cheated and robbed of their sustenance. Disabled people are not spared
either. They are conned into giving up a big portion of their pensions to help
create abominable inequalities in the professing Christian world. While the most
prosperous of the wily wolves enjoy many mansions to dwell in, some of My children fret about the possibility of being turned
out onto the street because they can no longer afford to keep up the rent payments on their own tiny, shabby little apartment.
What do I think
of the modernized version of the Old Testament tithing law? People say it must
be okay because Abraham tithed (once, and on the spoils of Sodom!). Well, why are preachers so selective about what still applies in this Age of Grace? Abraham practiced animal sacrifice and circumcision too, and he was also slept with
his slave girl in addition to his wife. Are you going to also claim those practices
as being valid in the church of Jesus
Christ? I commanded ancient Israel to bring in the tithes of the fruit of the land ONLY! And why? So widows, Levites, strangers and fatherless children
wouldn’t need to go hungry! But what abomination goes on today? Hungry families are pressured to cut out buying new clothes, work extra jobs, and scale back their grocery
budget to fatten the preacher’s coffers! The tithe, far from being given
to hungry widows, is being taken FROM the hungry to feed those who enjoy the fattest of luxuries! But I said in My Word, Those who exploit the poor to enrich themselves, and those who give to those already
rich shall fall into deeper poverty. And how dare preachers rewrite My Holy Word
to include the wages of the poor in a tithe which never did apply to the Church Age to begin with! If Jesus delivered you from some of the Law of Moses, He delivered you from ALL of it! Let My Spirit of Love rule in your hearts by faith and through grace, not compulsion, you will share what
you have with GENUINE needs in My Body!
outgive God!” miracle peddlers cry. “Even if you’re broke,
borrow the cash to send in to our ministry! Put Jesus on your credit card, and
surely the Lord will repay it many times over within thirty days!” I hate
these awful appeals for money made unceasingly by shifty men and women who have
stockpiled corrupt riches for the end of this present age, which is doomed to My judgment. And they dare to put Me on the
spot to be responsible for cleaning up the mess they’ve created!
And who are
they to dare presume that I am a monkey on a leash who must perform tricks to their command?
If the big windfall doesn’t come to the donor within the time frame specified by the lying preacher, does that
mean I am unfaithful? Who did the deceiving in that scenario of greed? Was it
not the religious manipulator who spoke a lying word to ensnare simple souls who truly love Me? Who specified the amount to
be given, and to whom? Did I ever authorize any of those wasteful, carnal projects being peddled over the air or from the
pulpit? Who gave those presumptuous liars permission to promise grandiose earthly
riches to impoverished viewers for sacrificial offerings “of faith”?
The most despicable
thing I see happening onstage and behind pulpits is preachers proclaiming with brassy boldness that My Holy Spirit showed
him or her that it is His will for so many to give a large amount, and that My Spirit would bring a big anointing of blessing
upon the ones able to give huge amounts sacrificially! Sometimes the preachers
are ignorant of the fact they’re wrong, but more often than not deliberate lying is involved. Such crass presumption upon My mercy and forbearance! Is the
lesson of Ananias and Sapphira conveniently forgotten, those two who committed
just one episode of lying to My precious Holy Spirit and were dealt with severely for
it? Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the heart
of swindlers and deceivers is emboldened to go on lying and deceiving and swindling and conning
weak souls in My name, and even the reverend name of the Holy Spirit is not being spared misuse by these preying jackals.
are being peddled to the highest bidders. To those who give ten grand, a “special word” might be spoken to reaffirm
that the “Gideon’s little army” of big contributors is special in My sight and a cut above all the peasants
in the auditorium who couldn’t afford to part with that much. These greedy false profit prophets make a real meal out of My people. They not only devour widows’
houses, they steal the bread right out of the widow’s mouth! And once again,
divisions are created within the Body of Christ. The rich are shown to the choicest
seats while the poor huddle at their footstool, feeling ashamed.
The bigger the
sacrifice the bigger the blessing. I hear that sales pitch time and time and
time again till it makes Me want to vomit out the perpetrators who cause My very elect to stumble. And most loathsome of all,
“Don’t you dare appear before the Lord your God empty! God emptied
the very treasury of heaven to redeem you. God gave His very best, and if you
refuse to give YOUR very best (meaning a ton of money), you’ve got no right to come to the Lord to ask Him for anything!
do these rascals think you’re living under? Even under the Old Covenant
I had mercy upon the destitute. The price is already PAID IN FULL for all blessings
pertaining to life and godliness, and that doesn’t necessarily mean all My children have to drive fancy cars or live
in huge mansions while they’re here on this earth. I came to give life
and life more abundantly, and to heal sick souls and bodies, not to pamper the wealthy with far more than they need. I did not come to create a class division among the brethren, but to tear down the
wall of separation which leads to hostility and splits My people asunder into classes. It is mankind and his sinful, evil
fallen nature which loves the class system so prevalent in My Body.
The very idea,
resorting to spiritual bullying, intimidation and blackmail to extort more and more money out of My own children! Religious pimps say that unless you pander to their sinful greed for big bucks, you’ve got no right
to come into the Presence of your own dear Heavenly Father! In their darkened minds, only money counts as giving, and it is
the only type that counts. Acts of kindness and charity, time spent with Me in
prayer, giving help to those poorer than yourself, singing in the Spirit, and many other things count as giving in My sight.
Remember, it was Mary who sat quietly at My feet to learn of Me while busy Martha fretted that she wasn’t doing enough
to serve Me. Both women gave to Me what they could, but Mary first gave of herself
and her time to learn of Me. She didn’t hustle and bustle, worrying that
her sacrifices were too poor or too small to please Me.
cannot purchase My favor by giving or doing anything. Your salvation is a gift of grace, not a wage of works. If you could not save yourself through your own works (including the giving of money), what makes you think
you can maintain your own salvation by performing works?
And as for appearing
in My Presence, know ye not that you ARE the Temple of the
Living God, and I dwell in your hearts by faith? So you’re ALREADY in My
Holy Presence, whether you always realize it or not. How much did you have to
pay to receive My Spirit into your heart by faith? How much did you have to pay to get your sins forgiven and washed away? If preachers couldn’t charge you money for receiving My very greatest Gift,
Christ Jesus, how dare they try to charge you for the privilege of KEEPING your right standing with Me? How dare those whitewashed
tombs insinuate that I am displeased with those who don’t shower them with money, or that I will withhold My tender
mercies from the poor, the very ones who are most in need of My grace!
When I told
My disciples that “greater things than these shall ye do”, did I mean they would raise greater amounts of money
than I did, or cook up cleverer tricks for bilking the faithful out of funds? No!
Greedy religious scoundrels KNOW they have no part in what I’m doing in the earth today. They KNOW they have no true
anointing on their lives to serve Me acceptably and in godly fear, because they’ve already made gold their god, which
is gross idolatry! How can I use idolaters to do the works of My Son? All the’ve got left is their thin veneer of religion and their bag of tricks which never fails to
pull in the cash to keep them up in style.
Deep inside those apostate preachers KNOW that while they’re driving fancy cars, eating at the finest
restaurants, wearing the costliest clothes, and flying to pleasure spots around the globe, they are spiritually bankrupt in
My sight and shall be found wanting at My judgment seat! Those panhandler preachers
shall be weighed in the balances and found wanting. I shall ask each and every
one of them: What did you do with the precious treasure I invested in you? Did you not waste it in riotous living, and then,
once you became spiritually bankrupt, did you not make yourself into a religious bandit to steal other people’s treasures
to squander? “Get out of My sight!”
I shall roar in My indignation. “I want nothing further to do with
you, and your kind shall not contaminate My Kingdom any longer.”
robbery is a variation of satan’s favorite trick: Make things of darkness
appear as an angel of light. Prosperity pimps push filthy, silly, vain spiritual
sorcery to religion addicts who can’t afford their costly habit but keep on crying out for more and more “new
revelations of victory” until they are destroyed by disillusionment in the end.
perpetrated upon My Body has been made a laughingstock by the world, but it is no laughing matter to see the chaos which has
been sown by the enemy in the camp of the saints. This is a war for the truth, and the truth is being lost in a muddle of
confusion created by spirits of darkness. The casualties are broken-hearted people
who reached out to a smiling face in their desperation and sent “the Lord” one last “seed” which sprouted
up all right, but turned into choking thorny weeds and tares of destruction. Nothing
that they could eat to sustain their temporal or spiritual lives, just a harvest watered by tears of trial and crops of wood,
hay and stubble to be thrown away as useless. And what despair and tears came when elderly saints finally realized they’d
built their whole lives on sinking sand instead of the Rock of My Truth, Christ Jesus!
How sad, how miserable, to feel their faith collapsing like a flimsy house of cards once they realize they’ve
been duped and used as cash cows by men of Belial who laughed at them behind their back for being suckers!
My people are
casting their precious things before swine who greedily gobble up what’s theirs, and then turn around and rend them
with disappointment and error which deals a death blow to the faith they once had in Christ.
I am heartbroken
to see so many who used to love Me leave Me because some filthy liar hungry for filthy lucre lied to them and told them they
had no right to any favors from Me anymore unless they opened their purse or wallet wide, or unless they took a giant leap
of “faith” and borrowed on their already overstretched credit card. Hearts once aglow with childlike trust and
the simplicity of holy joy turned sour and cynical because of these predatory liars and fools.
My family is being badly damaged by all the lies and deceit going on in My Name. Souls are being reclaimed by satan
and destroyed because con artists painted Me as a merciless tax collector with a hard heart of stone. And the devil cackles
with glee and says to such preachers of deceit: “You have served me well.”
Appeals to greed,
shame and fear have been used to humiliate and bully My kids into giving “protection money” to self-appointed
religious tax collectors. More often than not, they’ll sound soft-spoken,
but the implicit threat is “God is gonna dump you if you don’t cough up the cash”. What an abomination in My sight!
Much more is
at stake than empty pockets. Selling miracles in the Name of Jesus is a direct attack on the Gospel of Grace and My work of
redemption within the hearts of My own dear children! Satan is using preachers
to rob My own dear ones of their precious assurance of salvation! Men with high-tech
trappings dressed in fancy silk suits are jetting around the globe passing themselves off as the religious authorities of
the day, to be reverenced, believed and deferred to without question. In their
own minds, and in the minds of the gullible, they are direct intermediaries between Myself and My people. These scripture twisters are given more credibility than My
own Son, and every teaching that comes out of their mouth is cherished more than what My Word plainly teaches. Such fools
dare to stand in the place of the Lord Jesus Christ and teach that the dreadful price paid on Calvary
was not sufficient to pay the entire price for your redemption from satan’s tyranny!
They make you believe that you are redeemed by money and I require money,
and you dare not approach Me without it. How dare those vultures pick your bones
clean! I shall have My day of reckoning with those predators.
One day those
who now appear the richest will stand before Me, rejected and fit only for the fire because I never knew them. They will join Judas in that great Lake of
Fire judgment. Will their
money be able to save them then?