Parable: A rich man is blessed; he plans to enjoy life, if he dies! God calls him a Fool.

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India

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1. A man's life is not in the abundance of the things

Jesus Christ tells the parable of a rich fool, in the context of another incident. "Luke 12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me." There were two brothers; one of them was evil; he took the entire inheritance from his father to himself; and kicked out his brother. This victim brother came to Jesus, asked him to talk to his brother, and to settle the matter. "14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?" Jesus did not help him, and said that his job is not to be a judge. So, he hinted him to go to the judges in this world. The Man Jesus did not come to judge the world at that time, but he will judge the world in his second coming. The victim could have gone to another judge and settled the matter. Then he speaks to the people. "15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." Here, Jesus cautioned the people about covetousness by a comment about his evil brother, since he did covet his brother's inheritance. In John 7:24 Jesus told us to judge the righteous judgment. So, we must always judge the righteous judgment. Jesus Christ will judge at the second coming.

2. Judge the righteous judgment and live righteous life.

This is not to teach politics; but to show how to stand for righteousness. "1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." So, even the whole world is wicked, we can be of God. America has two political parties, Democrats and Republicans. By nature, politicians are parasites. They exploit and plunder tax payers in the name of service. More than 90% of Democratic politicians are bandits and gangsters. About 50% of Republican politicians are also the same. So, God does not divide people as Democrats and Republicans, but he divides them as good and evil. Look at the present election. President Trump campaigned very hard and appealed to people for votes. But, Joe Biden was hiding from Covid in his basement. He said that he does not need our votes now; he has the best system of fraud; and he will win. Election came; Joe Biden won; not by votes of people, but by votes of fraud. The elite group and deep state are with him. Begin with news madia, they all lie; began with Russia collusion. They call truth as lies, and lies as truth; good as evil and evil as good. The whole world lieth in wickedness as the bible says. In the middle of the wicked world, we are of God. We will live a righteous life and will inherit eternal life.

Let us see the context of the parable. The victim brother came to Jesus and asked him to judge on his case and settle the matter. Jesus declined to judge for him, but he hinted to him that there are other judges he could go. Now, thousands of prayer groups around the world, pray to God to intervene and to favor President Trump. Instead of helping him directly, God gaven wisdom to President Trump to do the right things by the law, and God has given him a few righteous people to help him. God may grant him victory and we will know it very soon. God wants us to stand for righteous judgment and to desire eternal inheritance in his kingdom. Our standing with President Trump, may not do him a favor, but it will do favor to us; since we took the side of truth, rather than the side of fraud. God will reward us in heaven. God will also judge the bandit crooked gangster evil politicians of both sides, Democrats and Republicans. No one will escape the final judgment. It will be terrible for them.

3. He got great blessings; Plans life here; Forgot heaven.

"16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:" It is a plentiful harvest, and it is a blessing from God. "17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry." He plans not to sow anymore, but to make a bigger barn to keep his fruits, and to enjoy them for the rest of his life. It is a parable, and so study accordingly. Let me bring two illustrations; one from the bible, and one from a great American faith teacher. The first one: When Jesus helped his disciples to catch two boat full of fishes, they forsook the fishes and followed Jesus. The second is: when the evangelist Oral Roberts learned about the net breaking- boat sinking catch, he ran towards the fishes, and like to keep Jesus permanent with him to catch fish. We understand these two extreme desires; one is of disciples, another is of a greedy man of faith. But this man in the parable, neither desires for more, nor shares what he has; he wants to take it easy, and to enjoy life. God called him a fool. Why? He took eternal life for granted; thought that he was saved by grace and not by works. He took it easy.

4. Rich man is a fool; worldly blessings are not for eternity.

He was already rich; on top of it he got plentiful harvest; so, he assumed that the blessings of God overflowed upon him. He did not know that the worldly blessing are not the confirmation for eternity. "20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?" He did not realize that this blessing was just a mirage and a warning from God. Most Christians are the same. They take the clichés of churches as the word of God. They do not know how their souls go to heaven. "21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." The riches we have here is not proof that we will inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ also says in "Matthew 16:26, For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" If a man lose his soul, that is, if a man lose his eternal life, and if he owns the whole world, what good is it to him, as he burns in the lake of fire? Let me give a couple of links to show, how to inherit heaven.

It is easier to Inherit Paradise, which is Heaven, than to go to hell. Link: "Escape Hell."

Children and Servants go to Paradise, Sons and the Bride go to New Heaven. Link: "Inherit Heaven."

5. Disciples of God on the field are the Little Flock of God.

In 22-32, Jesus Christ promises a few things to his disciples on the field. So, if you are not his disciple, these verses will not apply to you. You may wonder, who are the disciples, where are they, and do you know anybody? I know an international church; in USA it is called as New testament church; in other places it is known as TPM, CPM, and so on. Pastors in that church live almost as the disciples of Jesus Christ. But, they may not have strict control over their assembly. If not for that, they are excellent. So, there are disciples of Jesus Christ even now. "22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment." In 22&23 Jesus Christ tells them not to worry about food and clothing. "24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?" In 24, he shows how God feeds the birds and tells them that God will lake care of them. "25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" In 25&26, he says that if they try to grow taller, they cannot do it; and so, trust in God. "27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind." In verses 27-29 Jesus tells his disciples to have faith in God and to depend on him; and God promises to take care of them. "30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things." Please notice, that God tells these things only to his disciples on the field, but not to us. So, if we are not his disciples on the field, we are counted among the nations. When he say nations, we are not all sinners, but we are a mixture of all. We are in this world, but not of this world, we work for our living, and so on. Next verse also will apply to his disciples. "31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you." God tells them to concentrate on the kingdom of God, and God will take care of their worldly needs. We also quote this verse for ourselves. We seek the kingdom of God, in order to get the things of the world and to become rich. It is very funny. We like to trick God to receive the riches of this world. "32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." This little flock is the Bride of Christ. They are mostley his disciples on the field. However, this does not mean that we will not inherit his kingdom. We also can inherit the kingdom of God as Sons of God. Let me give a link, if you like to study it in detail.

New Heavens are many, New Jerusalem is the Bride. Link: "Inherit Kingdom."

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