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“So Much for the Health and Wealth Gospel”

I am sure most of you readers know what I am talking about. Preachers are teaching that if you become a Christian, you will have good health and lots of wealth. Well if that is the case, why did the apostle Paul not experience this?

Please read the following scripture verses and see some of what he faced for following Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.

You see, instead of everything going the way you like, becoming a believer may bring trouble. As believers, we are not out there looking for people to give us trouble. We are simply ready for and not devastated by things going wrong.No matter what our earthly struggles, the believer’s reward will be so fantastic we will not even remember and trials and troubles.

We give the Lord praise for that.

Have a tremendous day in the Lord,

Let everything that has breath (this includes you)

Praise and thank the Lord.

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;

Amen

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