WEALTH AND FEAR

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By Jim Towers

I’ve come to believe that there are really very few patriots left in government. President Trump seems to be the exception. With all the money he’ll ever need, he has no reason to appease anyone or to be bribed with filthy lucre. He’s just the right person to be in charge of the government and it’s my understanding that he is only accepting one dollar a year for his services.

I have a distinct feeling that Obama walked away with millions stashed away in secret overseas bank accounts. Millions have disappeared from various governmental agencies with the collapse of the DNC. All too many politicians are only in it for all the money and power they can muster, not to mention the other benefits and perks.

Like Jesus said, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

As prophetic events increase in volume and intensity I can’t help but feel a sense of urgency in getting the word out. Jesus is coming back soon, first to take His bride away, then to return seven years later to bring judgment. People are becoming fearful, even if they have plenty of money.

I met Nancy at the Verizon store. She was seated within a circle of a half dozen easy chairs. I signed on the clipboard in the center of the circle and sat down next to Nancy to await my turn. Nancy was an older lady. A conversation ensued. She handed me her cell phone and asked me if I knew how to turn on the sound. It was one of the best Verizon has to offer. Mine is just a working man’s model. After looking at it and trying a couple of things I had to give it back and say I was sorry, but it was a mystery to me. Then she began to tell me how she had to figure everything out on her own since her husband had become bedridden with an illness. Then she went on to say that all her friends had abandoned her because of it. Now she couldn’t go golfing with them anymore or even go out to lunch as they had so often done. Although she is very wealthy, she is afraid, alone and can’t sleep. She told me how she and her husband had owned several businesses and houses and had a thriving portfolio. “With all that’s going on in the world today we might end up losing it all,” she whimpered.

I looked her straight in the eye and said, “This appears to me to be a divine appointment.”

“Divine appointment?” she asked.

“God had me be here at this very hour to minister to you,” I replied. Then I began to explain how she needed the Prince of Peace (Christ Jesus) in her life to give her the much needed rest she so desperately needed. Her eyes lit up with hope as I told her about my relationship with Him and how after receiving Christ I had been able to sleep like a baby. I asked what church she went to and she replied, “I haven’t gone to church since I was a teen. Today I go to a support group that only makes me all the more despondent.” I could sense her despair. I invited her to my church and took her hand which she readily offered. It was as if she was reaching out to anything that offered hope. Then, after asking her name, I began to pray for her – oblivious to the activity surrounding us. The prayer was short and to the point, that God would give her rest and that she would seek His face. She sighed as I finished and just then her name was called.

I came to realize that all the money in the world can’t buy happiness or contentment. If anything, it only makes losing it all a scary prospect, just like Jesus said in the following parable. “And the rich man said to himself, ‘this is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones and there I will store up my grains and goods. Then I will say to myself, “You have many good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat drink and be merry.’” And the Lord said, “You fool, tonight you will die, then who will inherit your wealth?”

The amazing thing is that so many preachers and televangelists are living that very parable! And they of all people should know better. Many are millionaires or even multimillionaires living extravagantly, while many in their flock are barely getting by. Yet these crooked people who should be fearful about the signs of the times, along with the rest, live lives of luxury and eat high on the hog, while never showing any signs of fearing the accountability and retribution of Almighty God. What do you think they will have to say to God about their accumulated wealth and gluttony?…. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes. We all know what He has to say to them in return, “Depart from me for I never knew you.”

 

Nothing much to say about movies except that you should know that movies, like anything else, are made for monetary gain. Most of the time the story line doesn’t matter, be it redemptive, artsy or a thriller. The bottom line is – will it make money?

Pure Flix keeps churning out Christian movies, but nothing about the signs of the times. Maybe they expect to be churning movies out for the next millennium or two. They certainly don’t seem to believe in prophecy and the nearness of the rapture.

Could making money be their motive? I don’t think so, since the last one of their movies I saw had only about fifty people in attendance. Seems no one is interested in syrupy and unpertinent Christian movies – except Christians.

YBIC

Jim Towers             www.thepropheciesmovie and book Write me at jt.filmmaker@yahoo.com