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God Wants to Meet Your Needs in Style! He is El Shaddai - Not El Cheapo! Ugh

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Can we flip this thing on its head? It is actually selfish for you not to desire prosperity. When God only provides for your needs, the world lacks the revelation of an abundant Father.

David gave us a prayer to straighten out our thinking: "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations" (Ps. 67:1-2, ESV). This sounds like revival to me.

People lack a knowledge of the goodness of God. Our attitude needs to be, "God, put Your hand of blessing on my life so they will know what You are like!"' - Jim Baker

Yes Jim, Abraham, David, and the like were directly blessed with wealth from God. Here is your sad news and deep theology for today. You are not Abraham, David or Solomon. Their stories are not your story. I seriously doubt there is anyone that could win 100 million dollars and remain unchanged by it. Money is akin to the anointing? Wow. How cheap is your anointing? Real prosperity is what we give away? C'mon. Then why hold onto anything? Just look at how deranged this theology is. According to Jim Baker the world needs a revelation of an abundant Father. Not a merciful Father! Not a Father who will forgive their sins! Not a Father who will sacrifice His only Son for them to once more be redeemed to Him! The abundance of Almighty God so surpasses mere money. Psalm 67 makes no mention of money and the last comment reveals Jim Baker's true nature. If the Jim Baker is not financially blessed than no one will know what God is like by looking at his life. Once again, how sad. When Paul speaks about spiritual contentment it is when he has plenty or is completely lacking. I think people would be far more impressed seeing God in you when you have nothing then when you are rich to overflowing. Now Baker goes into a litany of little quips he thinks helps his point. They do not.

"I don't know, Jim. This sounds like a 'bless me' club." Well, Jesus didn't die for a "curse me" club! What is the problem with a "bless me" club? The more Christians get, the more they give away." - Jim Baker

This man is a pastor? What is wrong with a bless me club? For starters the more Christians have does not always translate into the more they give away. More importantly the bless me theology has failed miserably in the church today. Why? Because it focuses on this world instead of the kingdom of God. It focuses on the blessings instead of the source.

'"Jim, I just want enough to provide for my family." That is like the spirit of ignorance marrying the spirit of poverty and the two having a childand is also extremely selfish. Saying this is akin to saying, "I have all of my needs met. Who gives a rip about anyone else?" These words and actions keep believers from presenting to the world a true picture of our heavenly Father.' - Jim Baker

Talk about ignorant. So, the person that is not greedy and just wants to provide for their family is now transformed into the selfish person? He is actually trying to teach that we cannot possibly show God to the world without money. That is simply a disgusting belief for a Christian to hold.

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