3-30-2012  SUBJECT-GIVING MONEY TO THE CHURCH?


MATTHEW 19: 21 = THEN JESUS SAID TO HIM, IF YOU WILL BE PERFECT, GO AND SELL ALL YOU HAVE, AND GIVE TO THE POOR  AND YOU WILL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN: AND COME AND FOLLOW ME.


"REMARKS"

I FIND IT AMUSING THAT CHRISTIAN PEOPLE ESPECIALLY, THE ONES I HEARD TODAY ABOUT IF, YOU WIN THE LOTTERY, WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE MONEY. ONE MAN SAID, I WOULD TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY AND GIVE TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE HOMELESS.

THIS WAS A GOOD STATEMENT TO MAKE BEFORE THE WORLD, EXCEPT FOR THE STATEMENT ABOUT GIVING TO THE CHURCH.

REMEMBERING THE CHURCH, IS THE MAN, WHO SAID I WILL GIVE SOME TO THE CHURCH. THE CHURCH IS NOT ANYONE BUT THE MAN HIMSELF. DOES THAT MEAN HE IS GOING TO GIVE TO HIMSELF, WELL IN REALITY, YES, BECAUSE THE CHURCH IS PEOPLE, NOT BUILDINGS OF WOOD AND STONE.

THIS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO GET CHURCH PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT.

GIVING TO THE CHURCH IS GIVING TO YOURSELF, AND NOT THE POOR.

THE COMMAND OF JESUS, YAH'SHUA, HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO GIVE TO THE POOR, NOT ANYTHING ELSE OR ANYONE ELSE. IT IS THE POOR, ALL YOUR EXTRA MONEY SHOULD GO TO, NOT THE CHURCH. THE CHURCH WILL ONLY WASTE MOST OF IT ON MORE FANCY BUILDINGS AND RECREATION AREAS, THAT DO NOT GLORIFY GOD, YAH'WEH, IN THE LEAST. IT IS USUALLY A PRIDE ISSUE, FOR A CHURCH, TO TRY TO OUTSHINE THEIR OTHER COUNTERPARTS IN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AND THEY TRY TO BUILD BIGGER AND BETTER BUILDINGS AND FOOLISH AGENDAS, THAT DO NOT GLORIFY.

THE WAY TO GLORIFY GOD, YAH'WEH, IS TO GIVE TO THE POOR, NOT THE CHURCH. 

QUIT GIVING YOUR MONEY TO THE CHURCH, SEEK OUT PEOPLE AND NATIONS, THAT NEED YOUR MONEY FOR FOOD AND SUBSTANTIVE NEEDS, FOR THE FLESH, AND YOU WILL BE OBEYING ONE OF THE GREAT COMMANDS OF OUR MASTER AND LORD, JESUS, YAH'SHUA.

THERE ARE TWO POOR PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, THOSE WHO NEED FOOD AND CLEAN WATER AND THE POOR, WHO NEED THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. MONEY TO THE CHURCH COFFER, BETTER BE GOING TO BOTH ENTITIES, OF CONVERSION AND OBEDIENCE.