Making Sense of Prosperity and Poverty in this Present Age

It is God’s original intent to let man had dominion over the earth and to enjoy all the prosperity it had to offer. God led His people Israel to a land flowing with milk and honey. Deut 8:7-10.
So why did our Lord pronounce woe to the rich and blessing to the poor ? Luke 6:20,24. And He added that it is harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Sin changed everything and brought curse to us and the whole creation as well. He foreknew when Israel settled down and built houses in the Promised Land, they would forget Him. Deut 8:11-14.
We are no longer able to handle prosperity in this fallen world and in our fallen nature. If we are able, there will not be poverty as we will perfectly love one another and share with one another. Covetousness and selfishness are here to stay till Christ comes again.
But God’s original grand plan will not be frustrated. He will renew the earth and sanctify us as a people for His Son holy and Christ-like to be His citizens again in His coming renewed heaven and earth. Eph 1:3-5.
Meanwhile in this present age, we are exhorted to live as exiles like the heroes of faith and to desire a better country (a heavenly one). And if we still love the country we have resolved to leave behind, we have never left in the first place ! Be warned ! Heb 11:13-16.
So any teacher who comes and tell you that abundant life in this present age is an abundance of every good thing in life, you know he is a false teacher because Jesus our Lord said that life does not consist in the abundance of things and we should store treasure in heaven rather than on earth now. So don’t try to find your own life now or you will lose it. But lose it for Christ’s sake and you will find it.
Let’s endure for a little while. Christ is coming very soon. When Christ appears, all our human aspiration will be realized. Nothing right now can be compared to the coming glory in Him.

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