January 11, 2011

Promises of Blessings AND Curses...

The Prosperity Preacher's post on this day of 1-11-11 is as follows:
"God's heart is for you to receive all of His blessings (see Deuteronomy 28:1-2). Receive that promise today!"

Here is just another example of what I spend some time on in my upcoming book--the "Proper Pursuit Of Prosperity;" Namely--partial truths at the expense of the complete truth. At least a scriptural reference was made.

Now if you go to that reference it is right smack dab in the middle of an historical context. God is trying to establish His people--as "His" people. A long list of blessings is listed (13 verses worth)BUT, and it is a big BUT--they are contingent on numerous "IF's." If you will diligently obey; if you will listen; if you will walk in His ways...But even at this, you cannot ignore the historical setting and the fact that God was establishing a covenant with His unique people over whom He was their KING.

This is vastly different than making this a one sided promise to anyone who drops the coin in the slot of the vending machine god of the prosperity preachers. It is instructive that just before these 13 verses of wonderful promises of God's blessing are 52 verses of curses if they don't obey. The whole truth--Please!

1 Comments:

Blogger Reddogg said...

AMEN!

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