A story is told of a tax assessor who came one day to a poor
Christian to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay. The
following conversation took place: "What property do you possess?"
asked the assessor. "I am a very wealthy man," replied the
Christian. "List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
This is what the Christian said:
"First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16 (KJV) For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2 (KJV) In my
Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Third, I have a peace that passes all understanding,
Philippians 4:7 (KJV) And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
Fourth, I have joy unspeakable, 1 Peter 1:8 (KJV) Whom having
not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet
believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Fifth, I have divine love which never fails, 1 Corinthians
13:8 (KJV) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies,
they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether
there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Sixth, I have a faithful wife, Proverbs 31:10-12 (KJV) 10 Who
can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The
heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have
no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days
of her life.
Seventh, I have healthy, happy obedient children, Exodus
20:12 (KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be
long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Eph 6:3 KJV)
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the
Eighth, I have true, loyal friends, Proverbs 18:24 (KJV) A
man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a
friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Ninth, I have songs in the night, Psalms 42:8 (KJV) Yet the
LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the
night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my
Tenth, I have a crown of life, James 1:12 (KJV) Blessed is
the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall
receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that
Eleventh. I have a doctor that is on call at all times and he
makes house calls. Psalms 30:13 Psalms 30:2 (KJV) O LORD my God, I
cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. Exodus 15:26 (KJV) ....
for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Matthew 8:6-7 (KJV) 6 And
saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously
tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Finally, I shall never suffer want as my every need is
provided. Philippians 4:19 (KJV) But my God shall supply all your
need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The tax assessor closed his book, and said, "Truly you are a very
rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation."
Here are some suggestions to help you be blessed with the riches of
God. Try the above suggestions in order to become a blessing to your
Heavenly Father as well as those around you. Remember, as long as He
is meeting your needs and you have the promise of eternity in
Heaven, You Are Blessed! I pray that all of us will have this kind
of tax free "wealth." God Bless You!
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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