Beauty to Ashes
Psalms 37:1-2; Proverbs 11:4; Ezekiel 7:19; Zephaniah 1:18, Matthew 4: 8-10; 16:26
I have heard more than one precious saint say to Me: “Lord, I see so many celebrities and entertainers living like the devil, and making money from promoting immorality to impressionable youth. Just look how satan rewards his servants. See how well they live, with their beautiful mansions, their clothes, their jewelry, their cars. And look at me, how I struggle from day to day while these sinners have far more wealth than they can spend in a lifetime.”
Oh, My precious child, didn’t I say in My Word: Fret not because of the prosperity of the wicked. For if they repent not of their wickedness, they will perish, and the kind of wealth they have is earmarked for destruction. It is tainted wealth, and will not endure the Day of Wrath which is at hand.
I have seen rock stars, both male and female, living in immorality and being idolized by the masses for doing so. They would appear at concerts and receive the adoration of fans. Some would raise their hands in worship to their flesh and blood idol, tears running down their faces in ecstasy. What a dangerous sin! King Herod was killed for accepting worship from people and failing to give God the glory.
Remember, when Christ was tempted in the wilderness, the devil tempted Him with power over all the kingdoms of this world, if only Christ would bow down and worship him as lord. Christ would one day be King over all I made, but He refused to take the Throne from the hand of of satan or rule under his patronage, and He would not reign in Glory over a world at enmity with God. He despised satan’s offer as much as you would be offended if someone presented you with this award for your Christian service: a gift certificate for a night out at a brothel.
That’s how you should view the wealth enjoyed by the rich and famous who don’t know Christ and have sold their souls to get where they are today. I could set these deluded souls free, if only I could get them to see the tragic mistake they’ve made. It is because of satan’s deception that they are serving him to enrich themselves.
I, Who created all the gold in the world in the first place, am grieved to see the wicked taking the things of My creation and squandering them on their dirty lusts. But I also have the power to make the money of this world utterly worthless.
At the present time satan is content to persuade people to worship material things. He is even happy to see people worship sinful celebrities. But soon, and very soon, he will insist on people rendering more direct homage to him, via the Antichrist. In that day, even “beautiful people” with fat bank accounts will see the value of their financial assets plummet to zero. Then the devil is going to make it quite clear where the power of this wicked world really lies. Only those who surrender their souls to him and willingly part with every chance for reconciliation with Me will be spared his wrath in that day.
What do you think will happen to all the illusory wealth of the wicked when I shall appear in Glory with My saints to depose the devil from his illicit throne? Do you think I’m going to keep as souvenirs all the flashy toys of doomed sinners? A thousand times, no. Their rubbish will perish with them.