The Utter Vanity of Earthly Wealth
by David J. Stewart | July 2016
Psalms 49:16-17, “Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory
of his house is increased;
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.”
In recent times rock and roll singer David Bowie (real name: David Jones) and Prince (full name: Prince Nelson) have died. David Bowie had a net worth of $230,000,000! Prince Nelson had a net worth of $300,000,000! They couldn't and didn't take a penny of that money with them into eternity!!! David Bowie's will specified that a Buddhist funeral be observed at his funeral, which it was. Prince Nelson was a devout Jehovah's Witness (JW), and a JW funeral service was held. Neither of these religions teach the Gospel. Buddhist's deny Jesus as the Christ. JW's deny that Jesus is almighty God. They teach that Lucifer and Jesus are bothers, that Michael the archangel became Jesus on earth. This is unscriptural and identifies JW's as a satanic cult! Jesus was never created; He is the Creator (John 1:1-3, 14).
Kindly, but truthfully, both David Bowie and Prince Nelson are burning in the fires of Hell this moment. They will spend eternity there, because they died in their sins without Christ. When they had the chance on earth to receive Jesus Christ, they refused. Prince joined a satanic cult, that requires water baptism and works to get to Heaven, which is not the Gospel taught in the Holy Bible. All of their earthly riches means nothing now! Heaven cannot be purchased with money. Both Bowie and Prince died poor, leaving all their riches behind for others. They lived and died in vain!
Psalms 49:10-20, “For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light. Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.”
The Bible warns against being misled by false religion. Colossians 2:18-19a, “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head...” Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. Roman Catholics are going to Hell, because they have been misled to worship Mary and patron saints, instead of Christ, the Head of the Church. The Vatican are of the Devil. The pope cannot speak for God, and is a big phony. JW's are of the Devil, teaching another Gospel. Buddhism denies Christ altogether, making them antichrists (1st John 2:22). Salvation is obtained only by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10-12).
So many people are living to amass more money. They live day-to-day to watch their retirement 401k or Thrift Savings plan grow. They follow Wall Street regularly, placing all their hope in this world's riches. May I say, as a born-again Christian believer, my hope is completely unattached from this world. There's absolutely nothing in this world that I need to sustain my joy. I rejoice in knowing that my name is written in Heaven. I rejoice in the promises of God in the Holy King James Bible. I rejoice because Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and set me free from the curse of the law, the sting of death and the penalty of Hell. I cannot make that decision for any other human being. We all must make that decision for our self, whether to receive or reject Christ's payment on the cross as full-payment for our sins, and believe that He resurrected from the dead. I believe and have been saved since age 13. Do you believe the Gospel? The world can have all their money, fame, beauty and pleasure, just give me the precious Lord Jesus Christ!
Most people are enjoying this life, careless about eternity, but death is unavoidable. No one can escape death! Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Judgment Day is coming for all men and women! Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
I love the next verse. 1st Peter 4:19, “Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” Ultimately, it is God alone Who decides and controls what happens to our soul. David Bowie and Prince Nelson couldn't escape the judgment of God. What fools! I say that with sadness. The wicked world thinks Christians ought to be quiet and just let everyone go to Hell, but that is not God's way. I am pleading with you friend, please do not be a fool and let the Devil mislead you, and take you to the Lake of Fire forever! Please don't go to Hell with Mr. Jones! Please don't go to Hell with Mr. Nelson! Pay Day is coming for the ungodly Federal Reserve Banksters!
When it's All Over, Earthly Fame and Fortune Won't Mean Anything
As a person grows older, the glory of money ought to diminish—as health problems set in, and loved ones die, and relationships fail, and children go their own ways, and divorce and legal nightmares strip away one's wealth, and one's home is lost, and everything you have ever worked for your entire life is taken away by circumstance, greedy judges and lawyers, dishonest people, thieving banks, a fraudulent economy, and an out-of-control Godless thug government! Truthfully, most people spend the last half of their life losing everything that they laid up the first half of their life. What a horrible way to live! That's how it has all been planned. The greedy families behind the fraudulent, privately owned, Federal Reserve Banking System—They control our U.S. economy and the value of our currency by tampering with interest rates.
If they raised our taxes, people would revolt! So instead they print more money, which effectively does the same thing—raise taxes! You see, the more money the privately owned Federal Reserve Banks print, the lower the value of money (it's basic supply and demand), which forces businesses to raises prices to compensate for the lost value of the dollar. Retirement nest eggs are eroded away. This is why in recent years the government has removed the limits on how much federal employees can contribute to their retirement plans, because the government knows that the more you invest today, the more you'll lose tomorrow! It's all fraud! The entire U.S. economy is based upon a fraudulent fiat money system that has no reserve of any kind backing any of it!
If the U.S. government went belly-up tomorrow, all U.S. currency would be worth absolutely NOTHING! That's not legitimate money... THAT'S BLATANT BANKING FRAUD!!! It has been this way since the nefarious Federal Reserve Act was passed in the year 1913. God will burn them all in Hell! Revelation 12:9 tells us that Satan is deceiving the whole world today! The entire New World Order is based upon massive fraud! Zionism (manmade Israel) is a fraud! U.S. money is a fraud! The illusion of liberty and freedom in America is a fraud! All of the modern Bible revisions are fraud! Roman Catholicism is a fraud! A young earth view is a fraud! The White House government today is a fraud! The official 9/11 story is a big fraud! The Federal Reserve is a fraud! 501c3 church licensing by the state is fraud! The mainstream newsmedia is a big fraud, full of lies! The World Bank is fraud! The United Nations is fraud! Lordship Salvation is a fraud! Most big charities today are rip off frauds! Have you been deceived? Some of the best advice I can give you friend is to think objectively and question everything! We are being lied to on every side!
I decided years ago that I wasn't going to live for this world! I'm not going to spend my time, money and resources trying to lay up treasures for my last days on earth, just to watch them be stolen by crooked lawyers, judges, government and other creatures of Hell. Besides, I cannot take a single penny of it with me when I die. I plan to die broke! But I'll be a wealthy man up in Heaven (Daniel 12:3; Matthew 6:19-20). The true measure of my success won't be how many people show up at my funeral to say goodbye; but rather, how many people are waiting to greet me when I get to Heaven! Amen and amen!!! “What Do You Labor For?” (an awesome MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff). Our days are running short. This life will be over before we know it! God is good! James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” What are you living for? Are you being rich toward God? We live in a generation of complainers and blamers! We cannot take anything in this world with us, except the souls of people whom we've influenced and won to the Lord.
“I wish tonight every person in this room could lie down to rest and sing, 'Nothing between my soul and the Saviour, naught of this world's delusive dream.'” —Dr. Jack Hyles (a quote from Dr. Hyles' great book, How to Treat Different Types of Church Members, chapter 1)
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
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