‘the gold, but no rainbow’

Those Close to Televangelist Prosper………….

I had always been told that the ‘pot of gold’ was at the end of the rainbow. While leaving work one day, I found where the arc of the rainbow came to the ground in a plot of planted pines. I got out and looked all around, but found neither the gold, not even a pot… I think I now know where it is…. Kenneth Copeland Ministries!

Those close to televangelist prosper. OneNewsNow

NEWARK, Texas – Here in the gentle hills of north Texas, televangelist Kenneth Copeland has built a religious empire teaching that God wants his followers to prosper.

Over the years, a circle of Copeland’s relatives and friends have done just that, The Associated Press has found. They include the brother-in-law with a lucrative deal to broker Copeland’s television time, the son who acquired church-owned land for his ranching business and saw it more than quadruple in value, and board members who together have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking at church events.

I guess there is some truth to the old adage… “it’s not what your know, but who you know”. The only problem, it is NOT the case in the spiritual realm.

I used to think that the story mentioned in the OneNewsNow article was sad, sad that people could be so deceived as to prosper the false teaching of the likes of Kenneth Copeland.

Then I saw stories about the above mentioned, that revealed these religious shenanigans and instead of the folk coming to their senses, they still continue to be taken in and oft times down right defensive to the deception.

I then started to understand when I read what Jesus said concerning the religious deception of His day……

“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:14

The message that Kenneth Copeland is propagating is a message that is conducive to the flesh, but will not stand the test when the storms of life of life come, and they will come. The true word of God will!

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 16-18

malachi

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