Spiritual Blessings vs Material Blessings

Matthew 5:45 “…….for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

God often blessed evil monarchs: Pharaoh of Egypt; Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon; Cyrus, king of Persia, et cetera. All of these were referred to as “my servants” or “mine anointed“. Did God approve of their religious convictions? Is this why He blessed them with wealth and power? Read Romans 9:15-24 and then the rest of the story from 2 Chron. 36:22-23 and Jer. 27:5-7.

The bible teaches that spiritual blessings were never promised to evil people but rather to those who obeyed God’s word; these spiritual blessings were purposed to come thru the Christ. Understand that material blessings for the “vessels of wrath” were only for the purpose of “making known the riches of God’s glory forvessels of mercywhich were prepared prior to the Creation.” Rom. 9:15-24

So likewise today, don’t be deceived by material blessings as evidence of approval from God. Rain is sent upon the unjust as well as the just. Spiritual blessings are only from obedience to Christ’s commands! Acts 3:26 – God raised up Jesus to bless us by “turning everyone…from your iniquities.” This occurs as we hear and obey TRUTH.

 

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