Undoubtedly, one of the confirming ways for you to see the necessity of giving up all of your possessions and become poor in order to enter into the kingdom reign of Yahshua in an immortal body, is to read the promises Yahweh has given to the poor. It is only reasonable that if Yahweh is going to give His kingdom to the poor, He will say so in His word. Here are only a few of the many passages from the Scriptures that affirm that which Yahshua taught. Read them carefully, for they contain in them wonderful confirming and encouraging truth.
Yahshua began His beatitudes with this first promise - “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God” (second Remnant Luke 6:20).
“You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11). If Yahweh commanded this for man, how much more will He do likewise and freely open His hand to us.
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy …. You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it” (Deuteronomy 24:14-15). So Yahweh will fulfill with regard to the labors of the poor second Remnant.
“(Yahweh) raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap.
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor” (1 Samuel 2:8).
(Yahweh) raises the poor from the dust,
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To make them sit with princes,
With the princes of his people (Psalm 113:7-8).
O God, when You went forth before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness,
The earth quaked;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself (Pentecost) quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance, when it was parched.
Your creatures remained in it;
You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God (Psalm 68:7-10).
For he will deliver the needy when he cries
The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And the lives of the needy he will save.
He will rescue their life from oppression and violence;
And their blood will be precious in his sight (the first Remnant);
So may he live; and may the gold of Sheba (or 7, Christianity) be given to him;
And let them pray for him continually;
Let them bless him all day long (Psalm 72:12-15).
He has given freely to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His horn will be exalted in honor (Psalm 112:9).
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction,
And makes his families like a flock.
The upright see it, and are glad;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth (Psalm 107:41-42).
The wicked will
return to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever” (Psalm 9:17-18).
Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name (Psalm 74:21).
With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who judge his soul (Psalm 109:30-31).
For Yahweh has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His habitation.
“This is My resting place forever;
Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her provision;
I will satisfy her needy with bread (truth);
Her priests also I will clothe with salvation;
And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.
There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed.
His enemies I will clothe with shame;
But upon himself his crown shall shine” (Psalm 132:13-18).
Is it not yet just a little while
Before Lebanon will be turned into Carmel (the test of Carmel),
And Carmel will be considered as a forest?
And on that day the deaf shall hear words of a book (the book that has thus far been sealed),
And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.
The afflicted also shall increase their gladness in Yahweh,
And the needy of mankind shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the ruthless will come to an end, and the scorner will be finished,
Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off (Isaiah 29:17-20).
“The afflicted and needy are seeking water (the Spirit and truth),
but there is none,
And their tongue is parched with thirst;
I, Yahweh, will answer them Myself,
As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.
I will open rivers on the bare heights,
And springs in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land fountains of water” (Isaiah 41:17-18).
Sing to Yahweh, praise Yahweh!
For He has delivered the soul of the needy one
From the hand of evildoers (Jeremiah 20:13).
And here is a passage that is immensely applicable to the message Yahshua gives to His disciples, speaking truth that is never more applicable than now.
There is one who becomes rich, but has nothing;
Another impoverishes himself, but has great wealth (Proverb 13:7).
Many people will hold onto their wealth in the days ahead, thinking that they are holding onto something that will last, when in fact they have nothing. They choose that which will make itself wings and fly away – Proverb 23:4-5. Proverbs continues to give us wisdom on this matter when we read what will happen to wealth.
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury,
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor (28:8).
This is precisely that which will happen in the days ahead – the wealth of the world will be given to the poor Remnant. (Read also Luke 18:29-30.) Yahshua said concerning wealth:
“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9).
Shortly, with the return of Yahshua, all wealth as we know it will come to an end; then what will your wealth mean to you? It will be worthless! But giving it all up now qualifies you to receive an eternal dwelling. Why then would anyone want to hold onto what they cannot keep? Now is the time to invest everything that you have in the kingdom of heaven and become poor, the only rightful inheritor of the kingdom.
Many people incorrectly think that the guilt of Sodom was homosexuality, but this is just one more error that they bear. Ezekiel 16:49 clearly states Sodom’s guilt:
“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.”
This specific guilt of Sodom is clearly confirmed in the Book of Jasher as well. And what does this mean for us today, prophetically at the kingdom of God level? Clearly, Christianity is Sodom, with the two remnant taken out of it under the covering of Lot (“Lot” means “covering”), and it was burned with fire, even as the third part of the church is burned (Zechariah 13:7-9). Prophetically, we see once again the message that the teachings of Yahshua regarding becoming poor were never acknowledged. Christianity has never taught what it means to be Yahshua’s disciple, so they have spiritually not helped the poor and needy, but instead have lived in careless ease, having abundant food (though being famished) and arrogant.
Thus we read further in Ezekiel, 22:29-31:
“The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice. And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord Yahweh.
For 2000 years Yahweh has not found a man to stand in the gap for Yahshua’s truth concerning the needy, the sojourner. At the kingdom level, once again these are the ones who will become Yahshua’s disciples and make themselves poor for the kingdom’s sake. For 2,000 years He has searched for a Josiah, of whom it was said – “He plead the cause of the afflicted and needy; then it was well. Is not that what it means to know Me?” (Jeremiah 22:16) Only now has He chosen a man to “stand in the gap” by giving him the office and authority of the place vacated by Judas. In so doing, He also gives him the purse so that all things can be held in common in Yahshua’s name. Equally, He has given him the authority to open the seal that had been placed upon the book, upon truth, likewise for 2,000 years. Yahweh has done all these things, and He is greatly to be praised!
That which Christianity has failed to accomplished by disregarding Yahshua’s instruction, will now be accomplished through the second Remnant.
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