Friday, December 11, 2020

LOSE ALL to WIN ALL (Financial Wisdom) With Bishop Nelson Nzvimbo

 The Most Important Things in Life Aren't Things.


It's so sad that all the things we acquire here on earth in the name of success do not come with us where we go after death. We can't transfer that wealth to heaven or to hell. These earthly things have no place in those two places after this life. They only are recognized here on earth and are just toys used to while our time here whilst we prepare for eternal life.

 

That's is why in 1 John 2:15-16Jesus teaches; Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.


LOSE ALL to WIN ALL (Financial Wisdom) With Bishop Nelson Nzvimbo


 

It’s become evident that todays level of consumption/which is the action of using up a resource, and materialism which is a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. These are things that are unsustainable/meaning they are not able to be maintained at the current rate or level. and materialism is things that are unsustainable not only in preserving the gifts God has endowed to us on Earth but in matters of the soul.

 

The ‘love of the world’ mentioned in the passage is not love and respect for God himself and his creation, but rather it's opposite, that of a superficial love sanctioned only by a fear of departing with worldly pleasures. In today’s society, it is much easier to sink away from God in distraction, into things that grant but the most fleeting sensations.

 

As Jesus remarked many times, we may see that the Love of the Lord is the only true route to salvation, that the true measure of a man is not what he may accumulate or have, his pride or possessions, but what he may be able to do without.

 

Teaching about Money and Possessions

Matthew 6:19-21 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. And in this scripture, our Lord and Savior teach on investing in heaven, meaning what we acquire here should be used in investing in the things of the life to come.

 

What is the use of having a net-worthy here on earth when it will be of no worth in the coming life? The value of our earthly possessions does not determine our heavenly entrance. Jesus speaks of the young rich man in Matthew 19:16-22, where the man asked him what he could do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered him by saying, go and sell all you got, give to the poor and follow me. Well...that was the biggest command the young man could not follow. The bible says, and the young man left sad/grieved. Then Jesus said, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than it is for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle.

 

A great brother of mine Evangelist Paul Saungweme puts it this way: Jesus said long ago: what shall it profit you if after gaining the whole world you lose you? You and I should always check our spiritual capital. Again the WORD of God teaches how it does not help to lose your soul over the riches of the world. Jesus could be saying you lose your car, your house your cat your education but at the end of the day please dont lose you. Uhmmmm

 

Am I saying believers in Christ should not live a good life? Of course not. But I'm saying are we supposed to be conformed to the world system of competing as to who has more things than the others and determining these possessions as our scale of being spiritual or being blessed?.  

3 John 1:2 teaches this, Beloved, I pray you to prosper concerning all things and to be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

 

The new testament church says in Acts 2:45, those that had many possessions sold them and shared with those that did not have and no one had lack amongst them. I'm just bringing out scripture to see if we are Living the Life of a Chosen Generation or we are living the life of a worldly generation.

 

The Word teaches us to live a life of contentment, doesn't it? What are you willing to Lose today, your net worth, or your soul worth??. I choose to win my soul worth.

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