The Poor also have an inheritance

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?( James 2:5)

One of the benefits of being a child of God is that we have an inheritance in heaven because we are co-heirs with Christ. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.(Romans 8:17).

The Bible says that God has chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and we know that we need faith to please God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.(Hebrews 11:6). Hence the level of your faith determines what you will do for God. The rich in faith are the ones for forsake all for the Gospel, the reason why the rich in this world find it hard to be born again is because they are too attached to their material possessions, no wonder why the Lord said it’s very difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.(Matthew 19:23-24). The eye of a needle is the name of a gate in the city of Jerusalem, the gate is too narrow for camels to enter the city while carrying a load. Hence it’s difficult for those attached to material things to go to Heaven.

The lack of material wealth has made the poor to be attached to “God”, the person might not be born again yet, but their hearts easily open up to the spirit of God. These are the type of people whom we need to strive for them to receive the Gospel because they can lay down their lives for God with ease since all they have came from God in the first place.

Many people want to be missionaries in wealth countries and cities because of material gain but those who truly want people to be saved are also willing to go to poor lands.

Everybody on earth who will get to Heaven has an inheritance waiting and anyone who has helped someone the get there will have special rewards. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.(Revelation 2:10)


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