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Matthew 6:19-24 Explained
by Ron Davis, minister of Christ Jesus
Matthew 6:21, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" is another Scripturethese peddlers of God's word love to use to make the followers of Christ feel guilty about giving money to them:
Now, this one in Matthew 6 which says "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" in verse 21; these gospel peddlers always try to make you feel guilty if you do not give them your money. They give sermons in such a way that they wish for you to believe that "if your heart is with God then you would give to them and their human organization". And if you do not, then your heart must not be with God. I ask them and you these questions, who said these peddlers of Godís word represent God?
Are these verses speaking of tithing or spiritual treasures? Is this chapter speaking of just money? Or is it speaking of those who seek wealth who are Christians rather the kingdom of Christ? I mean read these verses again for yourself in context they do not speak of giving these self-appointed ministers any of your money. I mean, what is the meaning of verse 24 in this same chapter? Notice, the phrases "treasures on earth", "treasures in heaven", "lamp of the body is the eye", "eye is good", "eye is bad", "full of light", "full of darkness", "no one can serve two masters", and "you cannot serve God and mammon". All of these phrases help us to determine and understand what Christ is speaking about. And gives us the proper context in which it is our "spiritual life or treasures" Heís speaking of, not giving our money to some minister who is peddling the word of God.
More specifically, these gospel peddlers should know that these verses are speaking to them because they are the ones who treasure your tithes and offerings more than they treasure the word of God. They are lying up for themselves treasures on earth rather than spiritual treasures in heaven such as "good works" and having an eye that is good rather than bad.
Let us look also at Luke 12, where we have the corresponding verses written in this gospel. The Holy Spirit gives us even more clarity by using the phrases "sell what you have and give alms", and "a treasure in the heavens". These verses prove what I have been saying all along, and what the Holy Scriptures have been crying out for ages; however, these gospel peddlers will have you to believe otherwise because they seek a financial gain from the word of God. They will try and convince you these verses mean give them money or their human organization money rather than give to those in need.
The word translated as "alms" in verse 33 is from the original Greek word "eleemosune", Strong's Number 1654. Its phonetic spelling is "el-eh-ay-mos-oo'-nay". The meaning of the word is this: "mercy, pity; especially as exhibited in giving alms, charity, the benefaction itself, a donation to the poor". It is translated in the KJV as "alms 13 times and almsdeeds 1 time"; but in the NAS (New American Standard version) as "alms 7 times, charity 3 times, giving 1 time". The word is translated as "charity" in other parts of this version and other versions of the Bible, as we see it means "charity" in the Greek, this makes its translation in the English to mean giving to those in need - beggars. These verses make it very plain that Christ was speaking about the Church (the Flock) seeking the kingdom of God rather than laying up money on this earth. Notice, Christ tells the Church, the flock of God to sell what they have and "give alms" to the poor (not to some self-appointed gospel peddler - begging for money to preach). No where does these verses proclaim that self-appointed ministers have the right to demand that you give to their human organization going by the name of a church, as if God gave them this authority - there is no authority for them to collect tithes from you. Amen. Praise God.
Evangelist Ron Davis, a Minister of Christ, of the Kush Edifying Ministries proclaims the whole counsel of God. This ministry believes in the command of Jesus to His disciples in Matthew 10:7-8 "As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give" (NIV). Jesus commands us as ministers to preach "freely" the word without demanding those preached to give to you.
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