The pimps and pimpettes are clever people. They have used bits and pieces of Scripture to brainwash their sheeple into believing whatever the pimp wants them to. The sheeple are fiercely loyal to their respective fleecer’s and willingly fork over their funds in order to be “blessed”. The pimps have tricked their unsuspecting sheeple into a belief that Gawd wants them healthy/wealthy and prosperous now. Heaven on Earth now is their mantra. Being poor is a sin and demonstrates a lack of faith. Did Jesus teach this?
LUKE 6:20-26 KJV
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Right away we see what Jesus thinks about those followers of His who are poor. He says that they are “blessed”. The Greek word for blessed in this instance, is “makarios” which means to be happy and blessed. Why? Jesus then tells us that theirs is the “kingdom of God”. He’s telling His poor followers to be happy and blessed because even though you may not have money your blessing or happiness is in the promise that you are a part of the Kingdom of God, both NOW and ETERNALLY! The pimps only tell you about the now. They rarely if ever tell you about the hereafter. Clearly not what Jesus taught His true followers.
Jesus continues His discourse by promising His followers that those who would be hungry now shall be “filled”. Metaphorically speaking, Jesus is telling those who will follow Him that whoever craves and ardently follows Him will be filled or satisfied. Jesus wants us to crave Him and have a desire for Him and Him alone. The Greek word for this hunger is “peinao” which perfectly describes this hunger. The pimps want you to crave or desire what the world has to offer and to have it all NOW. Clearly not what Jesus taught His followers. Jesus tells all that follow Him that even though we weep, we shall laugh. He says we are “blessed” when we weep. The Greek word here for weep is “klaio” which means to audibly mourn as one who mourns for the dead. He then tells us that we will laugh. Why will we laugh? Because Jesus comforts all of His true followers. Our mourning will be for a short time. Our laughter will be for eternity. The pimps don’t teach that. They teach that those who mourn lack faith. They teach their sheeple that mourning is a sin. They want their followers to laugh now. Clearly not what Jesus taught His followers.
Ever been attacked for standing up for Christ? Jesus tells us we should be happy for this. Ever been shunned or ridiculed for the cause of Christ? We are to be happy for this. Look at the life of Christ. He was ridiculed and shunned by friend and foe alike. Look at the Apostles. Same deal for them as well. Jesus says that “great is your reward”. The pimps don’t teach this. Question their teaching sometime and see what happens. They will cast you out, slander your name and call you a heathen. They tell you “you will lose your blessing”. Clearly against what Jesus taught His followers.
I should stop right there but as always, Jesus had something to say to folks who don’t follow Him.
Jesus now begins to use the word “Woe”. The Greek word for woe is “ouai” which means “alas”. Specifically this word is an expression of grief. Jesus is grieved when we seek riches above Him. He is grieved when we seek our satisfaction in anything other then Him. Jesus is grieved when we find our happiness in everything but Him. He mourns and wails when we seek the accolades of men rather then eternal life with Him. The pimps don’t teach this. They teach quite the opposite. They teach “You’re all That” and how to have your “Best Life Now”. They use worldly men and women as examples and put the clear teachings of Christ on the back shelf. They slander and defame godly historical Christians like Paul and hold up men like Donald Trump as examples for supposed Christians to follow. Clearly against what Jesus taught.
Preachers and Christian leaders teaching contrary to the Word of God don’t care about you. Anyone who teaches you can have “your best life now” care only about his or her pocket and nothing more. These money changers clearly make Christ grieve and make me sick to my stomach. I prefer to stand on the promises of Christ then get rich quick schemes the money changers posing as men and women of Gawd promote and profit from.
Did Jesus teach what the pimps teach?
Jesus is grieved.