After following Zion for some time and reading many of the recent posts, one has to wonder where faith ends and stupidity begins? Is it the point of refusing to believe the earth is not flat? Is it failing to see the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil? Is it the point of repeatedly pounding one's fist into a brick wall and wondering why the wall doesn't break? And instead, asking, where is your faith oh fist? Think about these things, then close your eyes, breath deep, talk to the fist, try not to feel the punch, imagine your hand is a hammer, now tighten the fist, hit it again - harder, faster, more power, pop, pop, popity, pop, pop, once more, clench it tight, your hand is not a fist it's a jack hammer, an impact drill, ignore the pain, just keep pounding, the wall will break, have a little faith.
When the walls come tumblin' down
When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'
When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down
Sounds like you are punishing yourself for something, Rave. Why in the world are people trying to break the wall in the first place?
Why not try for something easy, like an Israeli charity - you don't get broken supporting orphans, sick kids, the hungry elderly, or the temple. And if you don't have a lot to give but want God to multiply your money before you give, perhaps you trust that God will multiple the gift AFTER you give --- at the charity, itself. Just wondering, true faith might be to give a charity your last $10 and trust God to see that the charity get's $100 or $1000 in value from your $10 gift.
Someone said ZN was a fist pounding buy. Yet it seems God has erected a wall around around the blessings of the deep. Many have suggested that Zion try harder and drill deeper. Faith can move mountains and even the walls of Jerico came tumbling down. Did Zion sin or something? If so they need to repent and refocus. With regards to the charity you make an excellent point. Didn't Zion start two charities? How much have they contributed? Maybe God is testing them to see if they will cash in their $0.01 shares and fund the charities. If they don't he may take the share price down to $0.01 then all their profit will be gone. Didn't Yeshua say what does it profit a man?
Consider the ravens. Do you think God may feed the 49er's to them?
God feeds and uses the ravens. Listen to the ravens or they may pluck your eyes out.
1 Kings 17:2-6
2 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 3 “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 4 And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.