Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, December 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
SLAIN TO RECEIVE RICHES
Revelation 5:11-12 NKJV "Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
When Satan tempted Jesus, he took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:8-9). The glory of the world referred to "the resources, wealth, the magnificence and greatness of their cities, their fertile lands, and their thronging population."
Satan offered Jesus riches which Jesus didn't receive from Him. Satan knew he would eventually be dispossessed of it when Jesus died; Satan did all he could to stop Jesus from being crucified: the offer was to distract Christ from the cross! But thank God that Jesus was slain! He paid the price for all He received, making it forever His! Hallelujah!
The good news is that Jesus received them all for the church - for you and I. Glory to Him forever! If it is okay for us to ask the Lord for wisdom and power and honour and blessings and strength, then it is equally okay to ask Him for riches! No Christian should be poor except by choice! It was sin that brought poverty; if Adam and Eve didn't sin no man would be poor. Are you born again? You can receive your riches through Christ! Hallelujah!