Word at Work August 26, 2016

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-34, James 5:1-3

In Matthew 6:19-34, Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount. He said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” We are clearly told not to lay up treasures on earth. What we find in James 5:1-3 is a warning of what happens if we do not heed Matthew 6. It tells us that all those who refuse to obey what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount reach a point that God says that their wealth will eat their flesh like fire. But God says we can ask Him to tap the funds being hoarded by people who have beyond what they need and ask Him to transfer it for His purposes. It will eat their flesh like fire as a witness against them. And the wealth will transfer. Wealth transfer is prophesied all the way from Genesis to James. Jesus clearly warned against it, and James 5 says people who still lay up treasure will have to forfeit it. What if God were to say that season is here. Would we be able to pray James 5:3? Would we have traction and qualify to pray it into existence? I trust if we do not yet, we will get there quickly, in Jesus’ name!

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