Need to quickly address this issue before some ignorant people jump on it. EVEN JESUS CAN NOT SAVE US AT THIS RATE. Now go call police.
But before you have my head for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whichever you can afford in these times, John 2:1-11 talked about Jesus turning water to wine… When the people realized that the wine was finished (recession) they went to ask what could be done (consultation) and the mother said go do whatever he tells you to do (Obedience).
They went back to him and he asked them to fill the empty jars (potentials) with water (equity contribution) and told them to now fetch out of it (productivity) and the people testified to how there was no wine like it in the land. What this story teaches is that God will bless the work of our hands. You must do something to benefit from his grace. If you don’t, you can pray 300 times a day, Matthew 7:21 says not all who call my name will I answer.
You commit all the atrocities and you are still asking for miracles. That crude oil was God’s miracle to us. We were supposed to serve it to other countries. Let’s even take it a step further, the parable of the talents Luke 19:20 something, I can not say now, talked about how The Master had given everyone talents and we were now supposed to multiply them. What did we do with the ones he gave us? What did America do with theirs?
What did Dubai do with theirs? Let’s even leave that, God promised to bless the work of our hands!!!! He did not promise to put work in our hands! God will bless the work you put in your farm with a bountiful harvest. He is not going to come farm the land for you. And as it seems, that is exactly what we are praying for. And he has told us in many ways than one that we must be up and doing.
What did Jesus say to the fig tree in Luke 13:6? The unproductive tree will be cursed, because to whom much is given much will be expected. Counties that are not as blessed as we are, are doing more for their people, & some idiots are hiding behind religious jingoism to fool everyone. Go to the feeding of the multitude in the New Testament, Jesus multiplied what was brought before him. What have we brought forward? We only know how to take.