Ok…I’ve got to comment on Joel Osteen’s latest book. It will sell like hotcakes. I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has just “come out.” It’s message is highly endorsed by Deepak Chopra, the New Age self-help guru. Don’t believe it? Look at this article. I have seen an interview with Mr. Osteen. I wish I could find it and if I do I will post it here. He was trying to explain to two interviewers what he believes. They seemed very confused and I don’t think they were believers.
Joel Osteen says, ““I don’t think there’s anything magic about (it).” Then what would you call being God yourself? A person can speak something into existence? I thought only God could do that. Mr. Osteen is very popular and I can see why.
I Timothy 6:6-11 says…
But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
(I don’t know if it is still here, but I did not approve of the levis commercial that was placed here. I guess if you have a free blog, they feel like they can put ads on it. Hopefully, it will go away like the others have.)