Wealth and Power
By Joe Keim
November 1, 2020
Have you ever asked yourself: Why are the ungodly so blessed with wealth? As of May 17, 2020, Jeff Bezos (Head of Amazon) tops out at $145.4B. Bill Gates, at #2, is worth 104.8B. Mark Zuckerberg, at #4, is worth 77.8B. Between the three, they have 326 billion dollars.
I always thought that with lots of money comes lots of power. I also wondered, if money equals power, why does God not bless His people with lots of money?
Imagine the impact Jeff, Bill and Mark could have in our world if they were truly born of God and serving Jesus Christ! $326B dollars would send a lot of missionaries out, buy an immense number of Bibles and literature for distribution.
But then it crossed my mind, if it were God's people who owned $326B dollars, we would, without a doubt, rely on our own wealth, our own power, and our own strength, instead of relying on God.
Here’s another thought: The raw power of $326B does not compare with the power of the Holy Spirit. In all honesty, you could put the world's 2,095 billionaires and their money together and it would NOT hold a drop of power when compared to the power that comes from just one individual full of the Holy Spirit.
Jeff, Bill, and Mark don't stand a chance. Not even an inkling of a chance, unless of course, the people of God quench and hold the Holy Spirit back.
Rise up child of God! Rise up church! Rise up and let the Holy Spirit flow from your blood and bones. If you don't know how, read the Book of Acts. Read Romans 8. What these men and women did is phenomenal! Mind boggling! These were men and women, just like you and me. If God could do it through them, He can also do it through us. Amen!?
Acts 8:17-21 says: “Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.”
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