12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
If you are going to Live in the Kingdom of God you have to understand that YOU are not smart enough, strong enough, you do not know the ways of the kingdom well enough to make it work!
In the natural world maybe! Only if we learn the worlds system. But the problem with this is this system is ruled by the God of this world satan!
19 ¶Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
20 But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:
21 For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 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.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
· Each time I give away what I have here on earth to help the building of the kingdom here. Not worrying about how I will make it, I make a faith deposit in Heaven.
· Faith is Heavens money! Here Gold is where we put our faith. Really if you look at it the money that we use is based on faith! How do you know if it is worth something? In Russia they don’t! Yeah it doesn’t matter as long as the person in the store believes that it is worth something! Does that mean we can use counterfeit money as long as the cashier believes that it is good? We use a gold system behind our money here. What does Heaven use? Heaven’s economy is based on God and his promises!
10 For God is not unfair. How can he forget your hard work for him, or forget the way you used to show your love for him-- and still do-- by helping his children?
11 And we are anxious that you keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, so that you will get your full reward.
12 Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won't become bored with being a Christian nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience.
13 For instance, there was God's promise to Abraham: God took an oath in his own name, since there was no one greater to swear by,
14 that he would bless Abraham again and again, and give him a son and make him the father of a great nation of people.
15 Then Abraham waited patiently until finally God gave him a son, Isaac, just as he had promised.
16 When a man takes an oath, he is calling upon someone greater than himself to force him to do what he has promised or to punish him if he later refuses to do it; the oath ends all argument about it.
17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those he promised to help would be perfectly sure and never need to wonder whether he might change his plans.
18 He has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to tell a lie. Now all those who flee to him to save them can take new courage when they hear such assurances from God; now they can know without doubt that he will give them the salvation he has promised them.
19 This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven, (TLB)