The Answer to the Prosperity Gospel – The Snare of Riches As Mentioned in 1 Timothy 6:6-10

This was a personal prophecy that the LORD has me duplicate and print as a teaching. It’s only short, but it’s a short punchy message by the Holy Spirit and Jesus with an encouraging prayer at the end. It was written and sent on the 5th of April 2006.

The person requesting the personal prophecy wrote:

I was wondering if you would please provide personal prophecy regarding my life right now, as you are led by the Lord, and which direction I should take.

Thank you so much.

The Holy Spirit directed me to 8 scriptures in the Bible over a coffee and when I got home to my computer the following message came out.

Hi my friend,

The Lord through His Holy Spirit has given me a number of Request personal prophecy passages for you to study, the scriptures are in black, the Lord Jesus’ words in blue and my words in red.
Psalm 46:7-11

7 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Psalm 112:5-9

5 A good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he will never be shaken;
The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established;
He will not be afraid,
Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

9 He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His horn will be exalted with honour.
Proverbs 23:4-5

4 Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 4:1-2

1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

Therefore depart from those that preach you can be wealthy and rich and full of the world’s goods in this age while the poor starve for even one Bible in China. If you want to be rich try being a person that gives 30% of your income to Me.

James 4:4

4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Hebrews 5:9

9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
Hebrews 4:6

6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,

You are at a junction in your life, you need to choose the narrow way. There is a way that seems right to a man and in the end it leads to death. The natural man does not choose which way is right.

You need to walk in the Spirit, it is not often that the natural heart of a man will be inclined to do good and if so most of the times it has a selfish motive behind it. You need to cut loose from the world and its lusts and desires and sanctify your heart with My Word and walk in hand with Me.

I have no need of your money or a fancy job and have no need to hear any man preach a message of wealth and abundance. All of the best riches of the world cannot even buy you one week in heaven not spare you one week from hell.

You need to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me. I walk a difficult path, a rocky path and a narrow way, on it is much joy and fulfilment but you will be a fish swimming the wrong way in the river. Are you up for it?

Let me pray for you:


I ask that you fill the readers with the knowledge of the height and depth and width of love you have for them. Father anoint this reader with your joy and your peace and fill them to the brim to know that they are your beloved Children and they need not do anything to win your approval. Show them that you simply want their time and their devotion and their energies and all that they have. Show them that you don’t need man’s money and that money and the pursuit of it is really a snare to many and has them led off by false teachers.

Teach them the place to invest their money, lead them by Your Holy Spirit as you led them to this article and teach them to obey your gentle voice. Teach them to obey Your leading and listen less to the false teachers who lead many astray as they disobey Your commands and Your teachings through the Bible and through Your Son’s mouth. Lead them to the eternal water the Living water and let that Living Water feed them each day and let them see that a relationship with the Living Pearl of Great Price is worth more than any riches and any of the world’s goods