A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams
A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams Have you ever heard phrase, a poor man with rich mans dreams? Many people in this life are completely exhausted by race to wealth and prosperity. Looking for today and not for tomorrow. The poor man has only today, struggling to make ends meet, putting food on table for his family and hoping that next phone call he gets, isn’t from his boss, telling him that he no longer has a job. I’ve seen many this past week, loose every thing that they’ve had, home, furniture, everything. The only thing these people have now is cloth on their backs. There are approximately 195 verses in scripture concerning poor . The Bible states that God, creates Rich and poor. But there is no difference between them when it comes to judgments. A poor man dreams of a better day, without debt, without worry, without strife. He dreams sweet dreams of a day when he can rest from his labor and dreams of family, babies and his wife. The rich man has troubled sleep, worried about finances, and national debt, about rising oil prices and interest rates. His days are filled with worry over thoughts of others trying to take what he has. In story of Matthew 19:17-23 we are shown a good example of failure to abide by great commandment in law. Which to me is greatest commandment of all. Mat 22:36-38 Master, which is great commandment in law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is first and great commandment. Now lets look at failure to abide by this commandment. Mat 19:17-23 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into kingdom of heaven. Pro 3:13 Happy is man that findeth wisdom, and man that getteth understanding Psa 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. There is no need for a poor man, who puts his trust in God to worry. The poor man is confident in Lord to provide him his daily needs. Psa 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
The ApocalypseWritten by Rev.Anthony Smith
The Apocalypse ; I will bring thee down, saith LORD. Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized: disclosure, exposé, exposure, and revelation. Apocalyptic eschatology is marked by conviction that God will intervene decisively in present evil age and vindicate his suffering elect over their oppressors, raising dead, consigning wicked to eternal destruction, and establishing a new creation. In Bible, apocalyptic elements are present in books of Ezekiel, Isaiah, Joel, Zechariah, and Daniel. The collection known as Pseudepigrapha [1. Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times. 2. A body of texts written between 200 b.c. and a.d. 200 and spuriously ascribed to various prophets and kings of Hebrew Scriptures. ETYMOLOGY: Greek, from neuter pl. of pseudepigraphos, falsely ascribed: pseud s, false; see pseudo–+ epigraphein, to inscribe (epi-, epi- + graphein, to write] Contains a number of early Jewish apocalypses, including 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra, and 2 Baruch. In New Testament book of Revelation is often called Apocalypse. ( pŏk´ lĭps), allegorical figures in Book of Revelation in Bible. The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse; rider on white horse has many interpretations–one is that he represents Christ; [This view has its skeptics thou, for rider on white horse was Given a Crown, meaning that He had no power until after it was given to Him, as with other three horsemen, second point here is that whenever Jesus is mentioned, He is always mentioned having a Sword and never a bow. This is my interpretation of this.], rider on red horse is war; on black horse is famine; and on pale horse, death. The Apocalyptic nature of man has come from years of indecisiveness in worshiping of creature instead of creator. The spiritual battle ground is Israel and especially Jerusalem, lets read; Tuesday, July 27, 2004 TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran will wipe Israel "off face of earth" if it dared to attack Islamic republic’s nuclear facilities, a spokesman for Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying. "The United States is showing off by threatening to use its wild dog, Israel," public relations head of Revolutionary Guards, Commander Seyed Masood Jazayeri, was quoted as saying by Iranian student news agency ISNA. Rev 6:2-8; And I saw, and behold a white Horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened second seal, I heard second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Here we see that writer John, stated that he saw a Great Sword, not just a sword. A great sword is to signify, great death was inevitable. And when he had opened third seal, I heard third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in midst of four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny (An average daily wage, penny, not to be misunderstood, At this time a days wages will be needed to sustain food for people); and see thou hurt not oil and wine. Olive Oil (trees) and Grape wine (Vineyards), two main commercial staples of Israel. And when he had opened fourth seal, I heard voice of fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. (Death was rider but after rider came Hell, speaking of destination of those who met Death.) And power was given unto them over fourth part of earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with beasts of earth. If you notice in Revelations 6:2-8 , there are words ; power or crown was given unto, them, him, and orders of see thou hurt not oil and wine, who was giving these things power, crown and stipulations of what to leave unhurt? God. Because of totality unrighteousness of man, God will have His day of Vengeance.