This topic could have been posted in two other categories.
Spirituality, or Temporal Typings would have made a great home for the following.
However I am led to make it a public announcement because of the universal nature contained in the message.
In our reality of flesh and living, men understand a value of worth in a commitment of time. Hourly wages, billable minutes, services rendered
are all figured by the passage of time for consideration. As the world grows in population the proverbial pie shrinks. It shrinks even as compounding interest meagerly expands the pie.
Clearly the evidence of my point is everywhere one looks. Poverty, hunger, sickness leave so many destitute, in bondage or in misery of condition.
Man's dominion of the earth only manages what was here as we claim authority of it, or discover cleverness of manipulating resources.
I make homemade bread. There is effort involved in the preparation just as there is anticipation of eating the loaf. Then it is time to make
more bread. This is how man manages his day.
Matthew 14:19 explains How Jesus prayed to God His Father and fed anywhere from 5,000-12,000 people for listening. There was also more left over
than what they presented to Jesus before the feeding.
For a man of flesh the scripture sounds like science fiction, or a magic trick.... an illusion. There is no way for a man who counts value by an hourly rate, billable hours, or services rendered to take such a story seriously. However, those called to the work of God in missionary work do the exact same thing in some of the most dark and desperate places in this world.
This very day man is plagued by frustrations which are compounded by incorrect solutions applied to fixing problems. A primary example is the implementation of the recent TARP funds meant to save a system that should have been left to collapse.
If you have ever seen the movie "National Treasure" I'm sure the discovery of the vault that held all the National Treasures was something to behold.
As much as it may have been difficult to wrap your head around the plenty in that vault, realize that what is contained in it is a pittance compared to the bounty of Solomon's Mine. One couldn't step through any passage and not place a foot on anything less than diamonds.
I reckon the whole point of this post is to nudge thinkers towards what might be kept from the flesh in lack of faith. If we are so consumed by counting all we earn by hourly rate, or billable hour, or services rendered; what compensation from the creator might we not be receiving?
In the book of John's Revelation scripture says, man will receive the mark of the beast on the forehead or the hand. Some claim this to be a tattoo, or maybe an implanted microchip. This is poor thinking. The flesh doesn't see the nature of the supernatural. If you expand the words that suggest where the mark of the beast will be seen on men, you'd be wiser to know that efforts applied for compensation of the flesh are the markings.
If you earn by working with your hands the mark of the beast is on your hands. If your reasoning is the manner in which your earn, then the mark would be on your head. None of flesh will ever see the mark. Those seeing from the supernatural will. After all the angels need to know what to do with our sorry natures when they are called to do so. Chaff will be separated from the wheat.
If you have studied scripture honestly, you can't argue that those blessed by God weren't in great possession of wealth. None ever addressed the trappings of flesh, they all served God even as mighty sinners that they were.
Before taking up the passion of the work of the cross Jesus said, Those of you that obey my commandments will do greater than I have done.
In all the earthly ministry of Christ the teachings He left us to embrace were only taken up by a handful of followers. Even after His Resurrection the church numbered around 500. Shortly thereafter Peter spoke to the multitudes after the Great Comforter filled the apostles with the Holy Spirit. After he spoke it is numbered around 3,000 that became the church. How strong is that church today? How does the same church confound those of the flesh? Flesh dies while the church grows.
Supernatural Prosperity can't be undone by the flesh. Jews and Christians are killed in genocides. Governments have persecuted those of faith so nothing but darkness exists. The government fails and faith returns. In terms of how the flesh uses compound interest to increase wealth while the proverbial pie shrinks, the flesh only possesses compound interest in silencing faith. The more flesh strives to silence faith, the greater the body of faith becomes.
I expect this post will be refuted by many, that is fine. It wasn't meant for those that will not hear. This was meant for those who understand that man can do nothing without missing wisdom. Plainly, foolish absurdity of leaders worsens our collective condition.
Christ said, "I come as the promise of life and more abundant life that those who believe shall have." This post is for those who know and want better for themselves than what flesh promises or can even deliver.
Th proverbial pie is shrinking while population grows. In fact those in charge are getting ready to kill off a great many of us that don't share their notion
of a fair and just world. See Agenda 21. These folks are busy in portioning the pie that is here and manipulating resources as they exist with a self presumed cleverness that demands injustice and limits freedom and liberty.
Christ's Passion at the Cross extends liberty and freedom for nothing except belief in His promise of salvation through His Resurrection.
Those in leadership today can do nothing without their pound of measure from your flesh. They also see a need to protect their wealth, just as those did who killed Jesus. His Authority came from Supernatural Prosperity and the flesh hates such a blessing.