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// Why Will A Rich Man Hardly Enter Into Heaven?* 7K+ ↓↓   ↓

In Matthew 19:23, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven." Why would he say this? Why will a rich man hardly enter into heaven? The answer is a large bunch of reasons, split into two parts.

Part 1: Sin.
Money is part of the world system, not God's system. Though we all have to use it, it's different for a "rich man" who's life revolves around it. A rich man who has an unlimited supply of money, all the finest things, ability to go anywhere and doing anything, he will be a major part of the world system, and will hardly become free from it. If he does not become free from it, he has no place in God's Kingdom. God's command to lay your treasures in Heaven is a "stumbling block" on a man who can own the finest mansions, and thus he usually turns away, just like the rich man did when Jesus told him to follow him. Following God's Laws, Commandments and Rules is often too difficult for a rich man, because it means that many of his sinful ways with money would have to be rooted out of his life. Rich men usually obtain their money through deceptive, sinful methods and often thefts. Rich men, who have no limit on their money can buy and sell everything in this world, even people. Women will sell their bodies / souls to them, they will do anything for them, if the price is right. Every temptation of the sins of the flesh can be fulfilled with the right amount of money. This means fornications, adultery, pornography (all damnable sins). This list of sin(s) of the rich man could continue on and on...

Part 2: Problems.
Most people learn to have a relationship with God by going to him when in need. Christians fall on their faces before God, begging, pleading, crying out for mercy, help, deliverance, guidance and protection. When their prayers are answered, they rejoice and make the recognition that God has answered them! God has been there through their trials and tribulations. A rich man however, has a different story. Rich men do not think they need to go to God when they are in trouble, they can just buy their way out. For a rich man - Why go to God when you can pay cash? House problems? Buy a new house. Don't like where you live? Move, to another country if needed. Don't like your job? Quit and do something else. Don't like the friends you have? Get new ones quick and easy by showing them a good time with money. Problems with relationships? A rich man has no problem getting sinful women. As mentioned before, rich men can buy and sell anything they want, including people. The point is, if a rich man can buy and sell anything, and use money to get out of all his troubles, why should he go to God about them? And if he doesn't go to God, he will not learn to have a relationship with him.

How rich is a rich man?
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you." - James 5:1-6.

It's absolutely amazing to realize that God blatantly showed us that he was not part of our world system, nor the money system. As the KING, THE LORD, THE ALMIGHTY GOD, he choose to come as a innocent, helpless baby born to poor parents in a manger. He choose to tell his first Christian disciples to not carry money when they went preaching into towns. He used a coin out of a caught fish to pay the taxes owed. What money they did have? He had the traitor thief Judas carry.

PEOPLE! Praise God for true prosperity! A relationship with God through Jesus Christ! Salvation offered only from our Lord! The Holy Ghost! The power and presence of God! Protection, deliverance, guidance, healing, miracles, sings and wonders, food, shelter, clothing, family, love, laughter, hope, joy, peace! Amen.

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