Friday, February 26, 2010


One sign of the economic times must be the pitiful letters that I receive in my spam box several times a week. They always originate from obscure locations on the other side of the globe.

They offer me lotsa money--lotsa, lotsa money. Somehow I have been selected by a number of wealthy dying people to receive their entire estates. The lawyers have stumbled upon my email address at the last possible moment and I can receive the entire fortune for a small fee --mailed promptly to a post office box.

I also have apparently been placed on a list of reliable money handlers. I can make money by simply receiving and forwarding money -- for a small initial fee, of course. (Late breaking news: this morning I leaarned that I won the UK lottery. The UN will release the money to me if I send all of my personal information and of course a small fee.)

Are people really gullible enough to fall for these scams? I suppose if people want to believe something bad enough, or they are desperate enough, they will send in their money to receive-- nothing.

There is one inheritance list that I know I am on. In fact, the inheritance is already in my possession. I draw from the rich resources daily.

I pray that the eyes of your heart
may be enlightened in order that
you may know the hope to which he has called you,
the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
which he exerted in Christ
when he raised him from the dead
and seated him at his right hand
in the heavenly realms,
far above all rule and authority,
power and dominion,
and every title that can be given,
not only in the present age
but also in the one to come.
Ephesians 1:18-21

This inheritance is eternal and free. No investment or wiring fees required. AND no time limit -- it is timeless.
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  1. What a great post!!

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    Jean Stockdale

  2. Thank you for sharing this great post!

  3. AMEN to this...Blessings, Debbie

  4. Thank-you for this great post.That is the inheritance that is on my heart.

  5. I love Ephesians, especially the section you shared here. The scams are incredible, aren't they!

  6. Yes, I receive these scam emails too. I have also wondered how many people fall for them. I wish more people would heed the Bible and receive the free blessings that are promised there. Thank you for this post.

  7. I get those emails too. I suppose a lot of people do, but I am so glad that my inheritance lies with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus. I love that scripture from Epesians! Thank you for your wonderful post.


  8. God bless....great post!

  9. Amen and amen! Thank you for sharing this with us. God bless you today and every day!


  10. Christ is the antithesis of this society. So, people fall easily into these scams yet...doubts the free offer of God's eternal life through Jesus. Great post! And yes, I'm so tired of those scams! God bless.

  11. I've received those emails also. Years ago, when I worked in the bank, we often heard of customers receiving them by letter - now they have moved to electronic media.

    It's sad that some people fall for these schemes - possibility because they want an easy way out of a financial crises or maybe just out of greed.

    I'm thankful my inhertance is secure and it will last eternally.


  12. great analogy...and unfortunately some in desperate situations do fall for these scams...Glad we have an inheritance that is free and in abundance....

  13. Wow! I love the way you illustrated this and made it so easy to understand. Thank you.


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