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Who gets God's blessing ?

Are there any conditions for it ?

God offers us his blessing - but Satan tries everything,
to prevent the blessing from reaching us.

God's offer:

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ...
... and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven,
and pour you out a blessing ..."
(Malachi 3/10)

 

Many - even very many people who call themselves Christians are desperate for counter-arguments (googling on the Internet for hours), so they don't have to give tithes.

But why are they doing that ?

Because Satan wants to prevent them from receiving God's blessing.

Therefore, he tries (mostly successful) to mentally manipulate us, humans, that we diligently search for reasons, arguments or excuses,
not to give tithes.

Do you feel addressed - are you affected as well ?

 

Trust in God making his offer truth.

"... the LORD shall greatly bless thee ...
if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God ... "
(Deuteronomy 15/4-5)

Do you obey the Lord - or do you go your own way,
namely, the way Satan makes tasty to you ?

God's offer stands - you just need to get involved.


However, Satan "stands' between you and God's offer -
Because he wants to prevent you from being blessed.

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ...
... and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven,
and pour you out a blessing ..."
(Malachi 3/10)

If you trust God - and give him tithes,
then he will bless you. Do you doubt it ?

"For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee ..."
(Deuteronomy 15/6)

Of course, we do not have to give tithing. But then we don't need to be surprised, that the blessing of the Lord is missing and that daily life is like running in a hamster wheel.

God's offer is literally "torn up" by Satan in the air, by persuading us humans, that buying, dining, travelling, celebrating and many other commonplace things are much nicer, more pleasant and often even more important than giving tithes.

To make matters worse, giving tithes is almost always a sacrifice.

(Interesting information about the hated topic
"practice renunciation" can be found at cleartext point 092.)

 

Satan has many other ideas and good-sounding arguments,
to successfully prevent people from giving God's tithes.

An often-used saying is: "Tithing is no longer required in the New Testament."
It may be - but Jesus did not explicitly abolish the tithing.

(You can read about tithing in the cleartext point 094.)

Important to know: Every human being can be blessed - but if the blessing becomes a reality, depends on some conditions
(one - and the most uncomfortable has just been explained by me).

Giving someone the blessing is the often said words in sickness:
"I wish you a speedy recovery."

This can be said to anyone - but if the wish actually
comes true, depends on various factors.

On the one hand, the patient has to "play along" - that is:
He has to behave in a way that does not worsen his health.
For example, if he has a problem with the liver but continues to pour in tons of alcohol on a regular basis, then the best wish for recovery is washed away with the alcohol.

A second "condition" for getting well is God. If the Lord has decided otherwise, we can wish the patient a hundred times "get well soon" -
And he still does not get well.

The situation is similar to the blessing of God. The Lord permitted us to bless other people, but it is ultimately God's decision
if the blessing actually "bears fruit".

In this cleartext point, you will experience the conditions that God sets so that the Lord makes the blessing of men reality.

It is almost pointless to bless someone who is "at loggerheads" with God's laws.
Why should God support the one ?

But if someone wholeheartedly endeavours to put all the laws of God into practice, the blessing is meaningful.

Now you have already experienced four conditions for God's blessing:

1. Give tithes to God.

2. Pay attention to all the laws of the Lord.

3. Put His Word into Action -

4. Thus obey him.

 

You can read this in the following bible quotations.

Faith and obedience to the Lord form a unity.

 

"By faith Abraham ... obeyed ..."
(Hebrews 11/8)

His obedience was rewarded by the Lord -
Therefore he was blessed by God.
This is what the Bible says:

"... because thou hast done this thing ... I will bless thee ... I will bless thee ... because thou hast obeyed my voice."
(Genesis 22/16-18)

"And thou shalt return (you will change your life) and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments (not just the ten commandments - see cleartext point 008) which I command thee this day.
... And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand ..."
(Deuteronomy 30/8-9)


"In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee ... "
(Deuteronomy 30/16)

"... if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments ...
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee ... "
(Deuteronomy 28/1-2)

"And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods ..."
(Deuteronomy 28/11)

If you wholeheartedly put all the words of the Lord into practice,
the Lord will bless you in everything you do.

"The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto ... "
(Deuteronomy 28/8)


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Now another condition to be blessed by the Lord:

God expects us to voluntarily and intensively
take care of the needy in this world.

"Thou shalt surely give him (the destitute), and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him (you should give gladly and voluntarily): because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto."
(Deuteronomy 15/10)


So it makes no sense to go to the pastor, priest, or preacher to be blessed if God does not agree with the behaviour of this person.

As soon as God realises that the one is wholeheartedly making an effort to keep all the laws of the Lord and to put them into action,
then the given blessing bears fruit.

 

How can one person bless another person ?

God himself told us, and it is recorded in Numbers 6/22-26.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."

But as already explained: It is useless to distribute God's blessing "with the watering can".

Another condition of God's blessing:

"He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ...
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD ... "
(Psalm 24/4-5)

You can only receive something if you are ready for it.
A woman can only "receive" a child when her body is in the fertile days - so only when it is ready for conception.

The same applies to the blessing:
You can only receive God's blessing when you are ready for it.
Otherwise, you will be blessed, but the "fruit" of the blessing cannot grow.

Once again back to the Bible quote just read:

"He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ...
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD ... "
(Psalm 24/4-5)

A person can only have "clean" hands and a pure heart
through being "washed" by honest repentance to Jesus Christ.
(Please read on the subject doing repentance also cleartext point 009.)

 

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The following promise can be found in the Bible:

"... the LORD shall greatly bless thee ...
Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God,
to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day ..."
(Deuteronomy 15/4-5)

In the Bible, we are often admonished and asked to be the perpetrators of God's word. (Please read this in the cleartext points 010, 012 and 016.) Through our deeds and works, we can show the Lord (prove him) that we love him.

"Wherefore shew ye to them ... the proof of your love ..."
(2 Corinthians 8/24)

"... Let us not love with words ... , but in deed ..."
(1 John 3/18)

 

We are not forced to do anything by the Lord.
Please read in the cleartext point 064 how you can succeed
to voluntarily put God's Word into action.

God, however, expects us to grow the critical fear of God within us,
which is very useful and helpful for us.
Please read the cleartext point 025.

So God's blessing also depends on whether we fear him:

"He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great."
(Psalm 115/13)

"Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD."
(Psalm 128/4)

In heaven there are only volunteers - nobody should be "forced" there. We can also refuse to live in God's Kingdom from the last day.
Then, as an alternative, only eternal damnation remains.

God says:

"... I have set before you life (eternal life with God)
and death (the eternal damnation with Satan),
blessing (in paradise) and cursing (in hell): therefore choose life ..."
(Deuteronomy 30/19)

"Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life
(the eternal life in God's kingdom), and the way of death (eternal damnation)."
(Jeremiah 21/8)

"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant."
(Jeremiah 11/3)

(Please also read the cleartext point 071 on the subject: obeying God.)

Choose yourself !

"Behold, I set before you (for selection) this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day ..."
(Deuteronomy 11/26-28)

Blessing: The eternal life in God's kingdom !

Curse: Eternal damnation!

Curse or blessing - it's your decision.

But the result (blessing or curse) depends on
whether you obey the Lord - or not !

(The topic "obeying" I'll pick up again a few lines below.)

 

In cleartext point 048 you can read that God has some conditions
to hear your prayers. The same is true of the blessing. If you want God's blessing, then you have to fulfil some conditions as well.
You have just read a prerequisite.
I repeat it:

"He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ...
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD ... "
(Psalm 24/4-5)


Let Jesus Christ "wash off" the old sins through honest repentance
and then try wholeheartedly not to sin again if possible -
That makes you receptive to God's blessing.

 

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Let's come to another condition:

We have to believe the words of God and Jesus Christ one hundred percent.

(Please read in cleartext point 012, what faith means.)

Whoever doubts is an unbeliever in God's eyes.
Will doubters (i.e. unbelievers) receive God's blessing ?

No !

On the contrary.
Read for yourself what will happen to them.
Jesus Christ tells us:

"But the fearful, and unbelieving (these includes the doubters), and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part (their share, their future) in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
(Revelation 21/8)

 

The Bible tells us much about Abraham. He believed the words of the Lord.

"And he (Abram) believed in the LORD ..."
(Genesis 15/6)

That Abraham did not only believe "in" God but believed his words,
this is so important that Paul reminded us once more:

"Even as Abraham believed God ... (Genesis 15/6) ..."
(Galatians 3/6)

James, too, apparently emphasises that it is imperative to believe God's words.
Again, Abraham is named as an example:

"... Abraham believed God ..."
(James 2/23)

However, to a living and real faith also belongs
that you follow the words of the Lord - put them into action.
Abraham did this.

He obeyed the Lord - and proved his obedience through deeds and works.

"Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?"
(James 2/22)

Important note: If you read this quote in the bible, you'll find the following words in the sentence before:
"... when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar ..." (James 2/21).

It must be said: Abraham did not sacrifice his son Isaac !
(for further information see Genesis 22/11-12.)

 

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
(James 2/26)

"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."
(James 2/17)

"... and he (Abraham) was called the Friend of God (because of his obedience)."
(James 2/23)

Be a friend of God - by believing his words - and obeying them !

Only if you are a friend of the Lord, then you can count on his help and blessing.

You could work your way as you please - if God does not wish you to be successful, then all your efforts are in vain. So make an effort to become a friend of the Lord, and God blesses you then. Keep God's "rules of the game" (or rather God's laws).
Then the Lord will bless you !

"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."
(Proverbs 10/22)

"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep."
(Psalm 127/1-2)

Make every effort to be one of his friends.
But who are his friends ?

"Ye are (only) my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."
(If you put it into practice, what I tell you and ask you.)
(John 15/14)

By believing his words and putting them into action, you become his friend.

Only with "putting into action" you have fulfilled all the conditions for a genuine friendship with the Lord.

If you think that the Lord is your friend, or if the preachers of the half-truths persuade you then you know now that you can only become - and stay - his friend through deeds.

(Please read the cleartext point 106 about the half-truths.)

In the Bible, you are told very explicitly in numerous passages,
that you have to put God's Word into action - otherwise you are lying to yourself, by convincing yourself (or being persuaded) that the Lord loves you.

God and Jesus love the active perpetrators -
And not the passive listeners (or passive readers).

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
(James 1/22)

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If you wholeheartedly endeavour to obey all the laws of God,
and put them into action, then you can count on God's blessing.

We do not have the right to "fool around" or "sort" God's instructions.
(Please also read the cleartext point 148.)

Many people make themselves "two heaps".
On one side they set the laws which demand neither much time
nor money (which they, therefore, like to fulfil) -
And on the other side, they set the uncomfortable laws of God
(which they just ignore - "drop them from the agenda").

God forbids that !

So you would only be a name Christian, but not a true Christian who is allowed in God's kingdom.
(Read about name-Christians please even the cleartext point 098.)

 

Let us now come to the condition that I already mentioned at the beginning:

We must obey the Lord unconditionally.

Please read in the cleartext point 023 that God will observe and test all men on this earth.

In Genesis 22/1-19 we can read that the Lord also tested Abraham if he would obey him. Therefore, he sent an angel and had him aligned,
he shall sacrifice his only son.

I don't want to know what it looked like in Abraham's heart when he received this message.
But he loved God above all else - and so he went with his son to a mountain to sacrifice him.

At the last second, however, God interfered - and prevented the killing of the boy.

The Lord had realised that Abraham had obeyed him.

God promised Abraham his blessing, "... because thou hast obeyed my voice."
(Genesis 22/18)

We also expect God's blessing - but do we obey the Lord ?

Are we ready to sacrifice him ?

(Rest assured: God does not ask for human sacrifice.)

Are you ready to make sacrifices for him ?

God does not want believers to light sacrificial candles for a few cents,
because that's just religion. The Lord wants us to serve him.

"And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water;
and I (God) will take sickness away from the midst of thee."
(Exodus 23/25)

Many people are not satisfied with bread and water because they are used to something better.
But billions of people would be happy if they had bread and water. And exactly those
we should help. They are often mercilessly exploited in their countries,
so that we can buy low-priced products.

I would like to recommend the cleartext point 087 in this context.
Its title is: Do we really inflict evil to other people ?

At this point I would like to recommend also the cleartext point 207 with the provocative title:
Are we parasites ? - Do we live at the expense of others ?
Ten hard accusations - are you free of any guilt ?)

 

If you help the needy, then you help Jesus, because he said:

"... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren (your fellow men), ye have done it unto me."
(Matthew 25/40)

Serve the Lord by sacrificing for him - then he will bless you.

"And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water;
and I (God) will take sickness away from the midst of thee."
(Exodus 23/25)

However, sacrificing does not mean merely surrendering something of the abundance.
When there is plenty, many are ready to "sacrifice" (donate).
If the money is short, then the Lord should wait,
until it is financially well again.

I do not say that - but unfortunately this is the opinion of very many "Christians".

They moan and bark - but don't waive.

Those who want to make sacrifices for the sake of the Lord should practice personal renunciation.

If you waive to fulfill the Lord's orders,
Jesus is thrilled with you. Please read in this regard the important informations
in the already mentioned cleartext point 092.

 

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The "sacrifices" that God demands of us can be both, time and money.

It costs time when we read the Bible (and explanatory in this
clear text information) and inform ourselves how God and Jesus Christ expect us to behave.

With the money we "sacrifice", we should help the needy people of this world.

And we Christians (including you) got from both God and Jesus
another assignment: They want us to spread their words.
Also, therefore, money is necessary, because the resulting bills
are not paid by Santa Claus.

I successfully order a lot of ads on the internet, to make people become aware of this homepage and find the precise and easy-to-read words of God and Jesus Christ.
This offer is gratefully accepted by many people.

However, the internet ads cost money.
But it is money that brings a very high benefit to the Lord.

Serving the Lord - that includes helping to spread his word.

At the left edge of the picture (or instead in the alphabetically arranged search terms), you will find a donation call, in which you will find out how you can help easily but very efficiently,
to spread the honest and understandable words of God and Jesus Christ this homepage contains,
throughout the German-speaking area.

 

By that you can work for God and Jesus - serve them !

Jesus promised those who spread his word always to support them in their life.

You can read this yourself in your Bible. He said it to his disciples.
As a Christian (who desires God's blessing), you too are a disciple of Jesus.

So Jesus' promise is written there, which he gave to those
who help to spread his word:

"... I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
(Matthew 28/20)

This promise also applies to you then - mind you, the emphasis is on: then.

Is there anything better than knowing Jesus Christ by your side every day ?

This is a blessing in the purest and best form !

So help spread Jesus' words !

 

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Often, however, people are not ready to "sacrifice" anything for God and Jesus Christ.

Satan persuades people that they should use their money or time elsewhere -
But by no means for God and Jesus.

Question: Do you listen to Satan ?

Or do you practice personal resignation to help needy people in the Third World ?

If you help distressed people, then you support Jesus Christ - him personally. (You've read it a few lines before.)

Jesus' words - please do not forget them:

"... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren (your fellow men), ye have done it unto me."
(Matthew 25/40)

The Bible asks us:

"... he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity ..."
(Romans 12/8)

But you can only do something if it happens voluntarily.
Hence a rethinking becomes necessary.

If there is still a feeling of coercion in you, then please read in the already mentioned cleartext point 064, how you manage to get that pressure off you and to do everything voluntarily and gladly in the future.

 

But Jesus Christ also admonishes us not to deny the active and intensive help (for example, for people in the third world).
He said:

"... Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these (which did not help him through personal renunciation) shall go away into everlasting punishment (into eternal damnation): but the righteous into life eternal."
(Matthew 25/45-46)

Please read in cleartext point 047 how you can become a righteous person.

The righteous receive the blessing of the Lord:

"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield."
(Psalm 5/12)

"... but he blesseth the habitation of the just."
(Proverbs 3/33)

In cleartext point 033 you will learn how fast someone,
who would call himself a "Christian",
becomes godless in God's eyes.

Please also read the already mentioned cleartext point 087.
Its title: Are we indeed causing evil to other people ?

Always remember:

"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
(James 4/17)

What do you think - will God bless the sinners ?

Here's the answer:

"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard."
(Proverbs 21/13)

"For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ..."
(James 2/13)

"... unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things (who behave relentlessly) are worthy of death ..."(They will not get eternal life in God's kingdom.)
(Romans 1/31-32)

 

Jesus Christ told us that he doesn't care about the amount of the donation, but that you practice personal renunciation to help !
(Please read this also in the already mentioned cleartext point 092.)

 

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Who doesn't help the needy intensively, refuses to help the Lord Jesus Christ -he (or she) takes a big step over the hungry, thirsty and sick Jesus lying on the ground.

Is that the much-sung love for Jesus, when you leave him perishing "in the dirt" after the sermon ?

Help the needy - then you help Jesus !

If you don't help them intensely, then you neglect Jesus !

Always remember Jesus' words:

"... Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these (which did not help him through personal renunciation) shall go away into everlasting punishment (into eternal damnation): but the righteous into life eternal."
(Matthew 25/45-46)

Jesus speaks tough:

"... Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels."
(Matthew 25/41)

Sorry, but the homepage is titled "cleartext" - so you can read clear and concise words here. Without wanting to create hatred, I would like to or instead must quote the following statement from the Bible:

"If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha."
(1 Corinthians 16/22)

Instead of the hoped-for blessing, the curse becomes a reality on the last day.

Jesus Christ speaks:

"... If a man love me, he will keep my words ..."
(John 14/23)

So whoever loves Jesus, will do what he says - will fulfil Jesus' orders.

And Jesus Christ explains:

"He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings ..."
(John 14/24)

If we "rebuild" Jesus' message (without changing the content),
then the following sentence results:

"He who does not keep my words does not love me."

So whoever does not fulfil Jesus' orders does not love him.

Therefore the hard-hitting statement:

"If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha."
(1 Corinthians 16/22)

This "curse" becomes apparent only on the last day (recognisable) -
But then it is too late for a change in behaviour.

Please also read the cleartext point 113.
Its title: One day it's too late.

If you love Jesus, then show him your love,
by doing what he tells you - and with which he assigns you.

By practising personal renunciation to help the needy,
you will be blessed by the Lord - so the promise of God's word:

"He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor."
(Proverbs 22/9)

You can only give something of your "bread" if you give up part of this bread. That's what is meant by the money as well. You can only help the needy with donations if you give up part of your money to do good.

 

Now please think logically. You have just read: If you help needy people, then you don't only help people, but you help Jesus - the Son of God. If you support the Son of God, why should the Lord withhold his blessing ?

You help Jesus by putting his words into action -
So try wholeheartedly to keep his commandments.

What commandments Jesus Christ gave us, you can read in the cleartext point 129.

He especially emphasised two of his commandments. In one Jesus asks us, to help the needy. It is often only possible for us if we
practice personal renunciation to help those who depend on our help.

That to Jesus is particularly eye-catching when we practice personal renunciation for his sake you can read in the already mentioned cleartext point 092.

The second important commandment that Jesus Christ gave us is even an order -
Called the great commission (see cleartext point 030).

The Lord will bless you for acting on his behalf.

By putting Jesus' assignments into action, you serve him.

"For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God ..."
(Romans 14/18)

Jesus Christ tells us:

"If any man serve me, let him follow me (my example) ... if any man serve me (who fulfils Jesus' orders), him will my Father (God) honour."
(John 12/26)


Is there anything better than being honoured by God ?

If God honours you (because you serve Jesus), then he will bless you too !

 

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Satan tells you not to renounce. He says you
"Enjoy life. The will of God is that you are fine - so enjoy !"

But God and Jesus are watching you. They want to see if you are selfish, or whether you give up this or that for the sake of them.

Yes, Satan has a point when he claims that God wishes you to be well. But aren't we often more than well ?
Traveling, restaurant visits, shopping, pursuing hobbies - and then moaning, that we aren't well - typically human.

But the Christians are not like that (at least the real Christians).

They know that the renunciation (i.e. their sacrifice) will be fully balanced one day by God and Jesus. That's what they promised us.
God and Jesus even gave us their promises in writing in the Bible.

So we Christians need not be afraid that our sacrifices are in vain.
Jesus says to those who are willing to put all the laws of God into practice (who thus "sacrifice" time and money by renouncing) that they will be compensated for all the sacrifices hundredfold at the latest on the last day:

"... shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
(Matthew 19/29)

Jesus promises us:

"For the Son of man (Jesus Christ) shall come ... and then he shall reward every man according to his works (his deeds)."
(Matthew 16/27)

And God says

"... and I will recompense them according to their deeds (as they deserve, it shall be), and according to the works of their own hands (as their actions were)."
(Jeremiah 25/14)

"Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord ..."
(Ephesians 6/8)

God repays us as we deserve. If we do good, then we can also expect good from the Lord "as a reward".

"I the LORD ... give every man (on the last day) according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
(Jeremiah 17/10)

"... for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men:
to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:"
(Jeremiah 32/19)

"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak
(persevere with your good works for the Lord and don´t become passive or inert): for your work shall be rewarded (at the latest on the last day in God´s kingdom)."
(2 Chronicles 15/7)

"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love,
which ye have shewed toward his name ..."
(Hebrews 6/10)

"... be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord (become more and more active with the implementation of God's Word into action), forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
(1 Corinthians 15/58)

"And let us not be weary (persevere and not give up)
in well doing (as much and whenever possible): for in due season (at the latest on Judgement Day) we shall reap (we will be rewarded),
if we faint not (if we don't fall back to inertia and passivity).
As we have therefore opportunity (up to our life´s end on this earth),
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
(Galatians 6/9-10)

"But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing."
(2 Thessalonians 3/13)

Do not let Satan (through your "weaker self") nor other people
persuade you not to act for the Lord - but do good.

God expects us to voluntarily and intensively
take care of the needy in this world.
For that, we are blessed by him.

"Thou shalt surely give him (the needy), and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him (you should gladly and voluntarily give) : because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto."
(Deuteronomy 15/10)

 

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Serve God and Jesus Christ with full dedication !

Do you know what "dedication" means ?

Dedication is the willingness to give something up (to give something, to sacrifice something), to get something else that has a higher value.

So if somebody renounces this or that for the sake of God and Jesus,
then he (or she) does it deliberately to get something better.
To give up something now (to sacrifice something)
to be permanently (forever and ever) compensated later (from the Last Day) in God's eternal kingdom.

Renunciation (out of gratitude to the Lord) is a barter for something better -
Associated with a specific waiting time.

You have just read: "out of gratitude to the Lord".
Question: From whom can Jesus expect the greatest gratitude ?
Please read the answer in cleartext point 050.

 

The Lord doesn't just promise us a redemption on the last day for our sacrifices (for our losses, for our "letting go"), but God can (if he sees it fit) shower us with his abundant blessing even in our
lifetime here on this earth.

"For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them."
(Isaiah 61/7)

In the Bible we are also told by Job, who was rewarded already during his lifetime on this earth with the double by God after his losses (Job 1/1 to 2/10 and 42 / 10-17).

In another place God promises (not Job):

"... even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;"
(Zechariah 9/12)

 

As already mentioned, God does not spread his blessing senselessly.
He looks alright whom he blesses.
God says:

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ...
and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven,
and pour you out a blessing ..."
(Malachi 3/10)

And already many people who expect God's blessing have a problem:
They want to have God's help - but they are not ready
to give the Lord his due share.

Please read the already mentioned cleartext point 094 on the topic of "tithing".

So it's up to us what we get - and if we get something.

Always remember God's warning:

"... whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
(Galatians 6/7)

"... He which soweth sparingly (little) shall reap also sparingly ..."
(2 Corinthians 9/6)

If you behave so stingily and miserly towards God,
then he will bless you sparingly.

As already mentioned, the Lord does not depend on the amount of money but tests if we are ready to practice personal renunciation.

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Now follows a sentence from God, the lie-preachers and the preachers of the half-truths (see cleartext point 106) like to conceal from their listeners or readers. They preach that God loves the sinners and distributes his blessing to all people unconditionally.
But it is not like that ! God only offers mercy and blessings to those who wholeheartedly try to do, what he commands us humans in his laws and commandments.

"... if ye hearken to these judgments (God's laws), and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall (then) keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And (then) he (God) will love thee, and bless thee ..."
(Deuteronomy 7/12-13)

So again two conditions for God's blessing:

To hear his word (or read it in the bible) and
then put into action what you have listened to (or read).

If you say (or think) that you barely - or don´t have time to read the Bible (and explanatory in this cleartext info), then I would like to recommend you the cleartext point 005.

Please refer to the cleartext point 003, how you can understand the Bible.

How you are guaranteed to become a real Christian and to be saved and get eternal life in God's kingdom, you will find out in the cleartext point 001.

 

Here the summary of the conditions for God's blessing:

1. You have to be ready for God's blessing. You achieve it by honest repentance.

2. Then you have to turn away from sin, have innocent hands and a pure heart.

3. Build a firm belief - not just "believe in" the Lord, but believe his words.

4. Build a strong friendship with the Lord.

5. Obey the Lord !

6. Let the essential and helpful fear of God grow in yourself.

7. Pay attention to all laws and precepts.

8. Give God his due tithing.

9. Hear (or read) God's Word, and then

10. put what you heard (or what you have read) into action.

 

Please also read the cleartext point 043. Its title: Who will be fine ?

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Let's return briefly to the subject,
that God is testing us on this earth.

Many think that only Satan tempts people.
But God also leads us to temptations.
When Jesus explained to his disciples how to pray, he spoke (in the Lord's Prayer) to God:

"... lead us not into temptation ..."
(Matthew 6/13)

When God leads us humans to temptations, he does so to test us.

The text that tells of Abraham's sacrifice begins like this too.
There it says:

"And it came to pass after these things (after the previous events), that God did tempt Abraham ..."
(Genesis 22/1)


Even though God tests and educates us very hard, he makes sure
that we can endure his trials or education.
He promised us just that:

"... but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
(1 Corinthians 10/13)

 

Also in the test, whether we sacrifice his tithes to the Lord, despite a weak income situation. We often have to do without this or that (due to God's tithing). But these tests are bearable - even if this sacrifice hurts us internally.

Always remember Abraham: He was ready to sacrifice even his only son to God, whom he loved (it is written in the Bible).

And we are not even ready to sacrifice money for God -
To renounce for this sacrifice to be possible

Jesus Christ explained us, humans:

"No man can serve two masters ... Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
(Mammon is the summary term for material things and money.)
(Matthew 6/24)

So God checks and watches us, humans, whether we sacrifice his tithing despite a poor income situation.


He wants to know about us, whether we serve HIM - or the mammon.

A saying (not from the bible) says:

Money is a good servant - but a bad master.

Do not let the money run you -
That money determines what you do (and what not).

God is the Lord.

He determines what you shall do. And he will then make sure that you can do that too. But first, you have to show him that you are ready for it by starting to do it.

Think of Abraham. He was ready to sacrifice for God - and he was serious about it.

God will only pour his blessing on you when he realises
that you do what he says - that you are serious too.

Do not do what your financial situation allows you
but do what God and Jesus demand of you !

Otherwise, the money would rule your life.
Do not allow mammon to govern you.

Remember the warning of Jesus:

"No man can serve two masters ... Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
(Mammon is the summary term for material things and money.)
(Matthew 6/24)

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You can skimp and sting,
you can toil and slave away,
to finance your life.
It will be in vain.

Only if God blesses you, then you get your finances under control.
Otherwise, there is only the possibility to get involved with the devil.
But I hope you will not want that.
You would win at the moment - but on the last day, you would be the loser.
And for eternity !

God blessing makes you a permanent winner:
Now - and on the last day for all eternity !

"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."
(Proverbs 10/22)

But you only get God's blessing if you can "let go" too.
Please read on the topic of "letting go" also the cleartext point 153.

The "letting go" and the renunciation belong firmly together.

Since I always want to be reminded that I should renounce
to help other people intensively,
I have memorised the following sentence:

If I can not do without - then the Lord will deny - me !

 

Please remember precisely what you should change in your life so that God blesses you.

In the cleartext point 129 mentioned above, you will find the laws that the Lord sets us.
They serve as a helpful "railing", not to get off track.

Reproachfully says Jesus Christ to the people:

"... and yet none of you keepeth the law? ..."
(John 7/19)

By this Jesus means the whole law, because many "believers" or "Christians" keep some laws -
While they refuse to turn others into action because they cost time or money.

They "sort" God's laws into easy-to-accomplish - and hard-to-fulfil.
Once a law demands personal sacrifice (time or money), then they just "drop" it secretly and quietly.

With worship songs, they honour the Lord - but with the deed, they do not show him their love.

God speaks incensed:

"I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
... neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
(Nowadays "fat" sacrificial candles for a few ridiculous euros.)
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs ..."
(Amos 5/21-23)


The Lord wants no nation that warbles songs in his ears,
but otherwise only "shines" through passivity

- but he wants:

"... a peculiar people ... , zealous of good works."
(Titus 2/14)

If someone wants to honour God with songs, nothing is wrong with that. But one should first ask himself if it is not at least as important
to honour the Lord as we are told in the Bible:

"Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits (with the first 10 %) of all thine increase ..."
(Proverbs 3/9-10)

 

The Lord Jesus determines disappointed:

"... This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."
(Mark 7/6 and Matthew 15/8 and similarly also in Isaiah 29/13)

He asks:

"And why call ye me (hypocritically) Lord, Lord, and (then you) do not the things which I say ?"
(Luke 6/46)

(In cleartext point 129 you will learn everything what Jesus said, what we should do.)

Jesus Christ warns us:

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that (only those) doeth the will of my Father (put God´s laws into practice) which is in heaven."
(Matthew 7/21)

The laws of God addressed by Jesus are at the same time the words of Jesus according to which we shall live.
In the cleartext point 129 just mentioned you would find them as a summary.

 

Many "Christians" are struggling to put God's word into action.

Question: Do you, for example, give the Lord his due tithing -
Or do you prefer to finance your vacation and your leisure time interests ?

The preachers of the half-truths always tell their "sheep" that the dear God is merciful and compassionate.
They hide, however, that the Lord sets unique conditions for his grace and mercy.
No preconditions - but conditions. You can read this at cleartext point 137.

In the cleartext point 137 you will also find necessary information on the subject:
"We no longer live under the law, but under grace."

Information about God's tithes can be found in the already mentioned cleartext point 094.

"Obey my voice, and I will (then) be your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
that it may be well unto you."
(Jeremiah 7/23)

Never forget God's promise:

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ...
and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven,
and pour you out a blessing ..."
(Malachi 3/10)

 

Here you can read information about the tithing in cleartext point 094.

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