The case for prosperity in these end times

On the Last Day, the parable of Matthew 25:14-30 will become a reality for all of us.

The Lord will ask an account of the gifts we have received and He will ask what we would have done with them.

Many will come up with great reports while many others will come up with excuses as to why they did not multiply what the Lord had given them.

If you read the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30, you will notice that the Master is not keen to hear any form of excuses from the lazy servant. If you read the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25, you will also notice that the Groom (who is a representation of Jesus) is not accepting excuses from the foolish virgins.

Now that we are entering a final phase in the history of the world, it becomes imperative that we all prepare ourselves for the Day we will account for our lives to the Lord.

As you read this post, I want you to think about two things:

In the parable of the talents,The lazy servant was thrown outside

In the parable of the ten virgins, the foolish virgins were locked outside

In both the parables, the ‘outside’ is a reference to Hell. Do not let anyone fool you: ‘on the Last Day, there will not be a middle ground between Heaven and Earth. Jesus never mentioned any special third territory between Heaven and Earth. In both the parables, ‘outside’ means ‘Hell’.

On the Last Day, many will come up with excuses and one of the most common excuses that many will have is the following: “Lord, I was too poor, I had no money and no resources to accomplish the mission you had given me.”

If you check both the parables of the ten virgins and the parable of the talents, you will notice that both the lazy servant and the foolish virgins were caught lacking. Many will find themselves lacking on the Last Day.

Traveling into the future of persecutions

In the book of Revelations 13: 11-17, the Bible states:

“Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”

And in Matthew 24: 7, Jesus said:

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

Based on the two above mentioned passages, here are some things to remember:

Sometimes in the near future, there will be a ‘Beast’ which could be a person or an entity that will rise in authority in this world. The same ‘Beast’ will force people to take a mark on their right hands or forehead, so that they could not buy or sell unless they have the mark.
Jesus said that there will be wars and rumors of wars followed by famine in various places.

What can we learn from it?

This is what we can learn: ‘In order to dominate and bully humanity, Satan needs to have a hold on the world economy. Once the enemy can have a hold on the world economy, it then becomes easier for him to impose whatever he wants.

Notice that Jesus said in Matthew 24:7 that there will be famines in various places. The same passage pinpoints the current wars we are experiencing:

Once the global economy reaches some of its lowest levels, the enemy can easily impose demonic policies on a world submerged by hunger and poverty.

What does that mean for the church?

Though things will not get better overall, I believe that some Christians will still thrive in the midst of the global crisis. This explains why Jesus mentions that there will be famine in various places and not in all places.

This also means that though we are reaching the end, God can still bless us in order to sustain us and in order for us to be a blessing to the world.

Here are some things to think about:

The current world trends that are destroying freedoms, peace and national economies are trends designed by a group of powerful and rich people. Most of them have never been elected and yet they influence the policies of many nations. Those same policies are designed to usher the Antichrist. I know that many of you are familiar with those policies and those rich agents. Hopefully, one day I will discuss those people in detail.

In the meantime, let us ask ourselves a few questions: Have you noticed that there are barely no Christians among the richest billionaires?

What is the difference between them and many of the regular people in this globe?

The difference is in the fact that they have money and a certain level of power.

One of the reasons why the church is weak is because the church has embraced poverty and silence as a virtue.

Have you noticed that in the past 6 years, God has been raising ‘Cyruses’ to halt the progress of the enemy in this world?

‘Cyruses’ are people that are not necessarily Christians but who are used by God to halt the progress of Satan against the Church. So far, God has clearly elevated two ‘Cyruses’ in the past 6 years: “one was a President and the other is a current young tech billionaire” (some of you will know whom I am talking about. For tactical reasons, I will not name them.)

Here is a question: : “ When it comes to global resistance against the world’s anti-church agenda, why does God need to use Cyruses instead of Christians to protect the church?

In my opinion, I think that God has to raise Cyruses because many Christians are taking a step back from entering the realm of billionaires, power and politics when God calls them to do so. It’s a shame indeed.

There are so many Biblical principles that can empower Christians to accomplish their missions, to help the world and to remain resilient during our troubled times.

It is time that Christians rise up.

It is time for Christians to pick up prosperity with a purpose, so that we can build a high level of resistance.