Is Your Pocketbook Converted?
Would you turn in your Bibles, by the way, how many Bibles today? Would you hold them up, let me just see them. Brother television, get a copy of that, would you? I want our people to see, the people who are watching that you people bring your Bibles to the house of God. Turn to James chapter five. James chapter five. We're continuing through our journey with James and we're seeing what pastor James has to say to the twentieth century church. Today, as we've already told you, we're speaking on this subject in the form of a question, IS YOUR POCKETBOOK CONVERTED?
I'm beginning in verse one. James says, ''Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped together treasure for the last days. Behold the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which of you is kept back by fraud, crieth, and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.'' That literally means the Lord God of hosts. ''Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and had been wanton, ye have nourished your hearts, as in, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore brethren, for the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Be ye also patient, establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.'' Once there was a Baptist who had a pious look. He had been totally immersed except his pocket book. Haha, he put a dollar in the plate and sang with might and main when we asunder part, it gives us inward pain. Now, I think that they're many who can identify with that to ...
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