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For those phony evangelists and government churches of today, there is nothing from the poor to sucker into their offering plates: the poor have nothing to pay as they pray, give as they go, or hand it over as they Hallelujah.

MIRACLE:

PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR

The other day in Matthew I noticed five types of miracles the Lord Jesus referred to as validationmiracles, Messiah, poor, blind, lame, lepers, deaf, evangelists, alms, sun god, of his messiahship.  This info was directed to the disciples of John the Baptist.   Of course, most of us have heard about Jesus’ miracles before, but somehow the last one here is overlooked – the poor having the gospel preached to them.  The Lord Jesus said,

“Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” (Matthew 11:4-5)

Now you’re going to say, “Well, preaching the gospel to the poor is not a miracle.  It happens all the time.”  Oh, does it?  Evidently not so when the Lord was here, and probably things haven’t changed much.  Listen…

For those phony evangelists and government churches of today, there is nothing from the poor to sucker into their offering plates:  the poor  have nothing to pay as they pray, give as they go, or hand it over as they Hallelujah.  The poor, by definition, have no assets worth anything, and so they are worth nothing to most – except to the Lord Jesus Christ.  As a matter of fact, you can see how the phony churches treat the indigent when reading about the poor widow that threw in two mites into the offering.   Even though the contributions were intended to assuage her poverty under the tithing laws, they weren’t used that way.  But the rich, who gave their not-so-secret offerings, got plenty of attention and the usual suck-ups to surround them, and the priests and pastors got out of the tithes and offerings their salaries, insurance, retirement benefits, and a chariot allowance.   Today the benevolent fund in most churches is either nonexistent or one of the least supported items in the budget, falling light years behind building loans and  expenses, and clergy and staff salaries.  

 I hear another voice hissing out there saying, “The poor get all sorts of free services from evangelical organizations and churches.”  Yes, just like the trumpet tooting Pharisees who only used the poor to promote their evil agenda through almsgivings, while they were, in fact, openly practicing sun god worship down at the temple.  (Now that’s another subject for later, but the preview can be read in Ezekiel Chapter 8.)  Even today the sun god exploiters of the poor publically boast about their charities because it makes them look good while they are really trying to hide the bad.  Their contributions, my friend, are used as cover-ups, as they are not preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ anyway, but rather the promotion of their corporate businesses, their churches, and themselves.  Shall we now talk about the orphanages which are paid to appear as the pet project of certain evangelists, depending on which ministry’s film crew is on the property at the time?  Dah, I think someone said, “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”

Truly the preaching of the gospel to the poor is a miracle because the gospel has nothing to gain from the poor but to the saving of their souls, which only brings glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

God loves you.  Read your Bible.

 

Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen