Two Gospels that Can Destroy your Walk with God!
1. The Prosperity Gospel: If I follow Jesus, God will make me rich and healthy!
2. The Therapeutic Gospel: If I already have wealth and health, following Jesus will make me feel good and guiltless.
They sound so alright on the surface, but these are gospels that produce tares! Their concepts are so inconsistent with scriptures. They are defined by a Bible where some books have been yanked out! Scripture needs to be taken out of context to authenticate these positions, but it’s the stuff that the crowd goes for.
Hear and hear it clearly! Following Jesus is not meant to make you rich and healthy! Following Jesus is not a means to a prosperous end. Finding Jesus is a prosperous end! When you truly find Jesus, you lose desire and taste for wealth. Jesus satisfies all our cravings, not by giving in to our cravings, but by altering our cravings! If Jesus does not yet satisfy you, and you need prosperity as a pacifier you have thorns in your field that will not make God’s word bear fruit.
The feel good effect of attending Church is not a God effect! A person who is in Christ is a new creature! It’s beyond human, it’s divine. Playing church won’t score you high on God’s book, no! Only those who do God’s will will have the honor of being on God’s side. Are you doing His will? Do you know His will?
Follow Jesus – What he does is the will of the Father! What he commands is the will of the father! Is it clear to you?