People Argue Over Who Gets What When Someone Dies, But Jesus Christ Has No Interest in Materialism

Luke 12:13-21

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“Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Luke 12:13 I have a couple real life stories to share about this, which is simply that those who live by the mark of the beast receive after someone’s death. Those who live for Jesus are not in the receiving line, and often I wonder if the wish of the dead person is actually the way things are being distributed. There is always tension over money and possessions in a mixed crowd of those who are favored by those who govern by the mark of the beast and those who are not. One thing for sure, Jesus Christ has no concern about being involved in materialistic concerns, “But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” Luke 12:14 This present system of government, on the other hand, thrives on money, possessions, and physical comforts, as a way to reward those who live by the mark of the beast. Jesus tells us that our life is not defined by materialism and physical comforts, “And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15 However, humanism empowered by the mark of the beast believes that people are defined by materialism and social integration. In contrast, the followers of Jesus Christ are set apart from the broad way of mainstream society and are willing to let go of possessions and money.

“Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.” Luke 12:16 The national and world leaders lift up the global economy as a pathway to prosperity and peace. Local cities/politicians thrive on economic development and boast of enriching the citizens under their authority. The question to ask is, “What will they do once they have an overabundance of prosperity?” That is the question Jesus presents in His parable, “And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’” Luke 12:17 Most people who have an abundance finds ways to invest it to make even more money, which means investing back into the social network of the mark of the beast, as Jesus says in his parable, “So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.” Luke 12:18 Once the global economy gets fully on track and the people who live for the mark of the beast prosper materially, then it would appear that the global agenda has been accomplished. They feel they can set back and relax, “And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” Luke 12:19

Those who build a world on money, possessions, and physical comforts haven’t a single thought outside of this present world. They do not believe God, they discard the need for Jesus Christ, trample on the Holy Spirit, and ostracize the followers of Jesus Christ. That is a perfect definition of humanism, and they use churchy sounding words to justify what they do, and it’s all done by the thing that has power over physiology to form thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors. In fact, the church and humanism are the “two horns like a lamb” of the mark of the beast, “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” Revelation 13:11 Jesus Christ has a word for those who think materialism, social integration, and physical comforts are the way to Salvation, “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’” Luke 12:20 The global economy nor economic development of any type will be beneficial in the judgment to come, which they scoff at. Those who seek to save their life through materialism will lose their soul for eternity, so it’s necessary to be rich towards God through Jesus Christ, “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:21

“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:11

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