Those of us that were old enough to watch black and white television between 1955 and 1960 watched 'The Millionaire.' CBS had a real winner! Every week, the-never-seen-on-camera, fabulously wealthy, John Beresford Tipton would dispatch his Executive Secretary, Michael Anthony, to give away one million dollars, tax free to someone that he had never met.
In Chapter one of 'The Millionaire Dream' Series (published into HOME::Arts-and-Entertainment) section of EzineArticles, I recounted how, in a very strange dream, I was taken to heaven. At the invitation of two who had formerly been the stars of 'The Millionaire,' 'The Master' allowed Michael Anthony and John Beresford Tipton to discuss many things with me.
(NASB) Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
(NASB) 1 Peter 4:11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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After some exciting Chapter Two news for me, including information about the existence of a big brother, Randall, that I didn't know that I had, John, who had insisted that I call him by his first name, pressed on:
"Well Rascal, Michael and I have been observing you, more recently since you've answered 'The Lord's Call' to become 'An Apostle.' You are causing quite a stir down on Planet Earth. Your accepting 'Our Lord's Provision' to receive your healing, rather than endure the continued curse of MS (Multiple Sclerosis), was met with mixed feelings by many people with illness, and by other MSers too. You've a pretty mature grasp of scripture for a guy who was born deaf by design and has never been through the formal seminaries."
"I call many of those church cemeteries, Rascal. Thank God you were kept away," Michael Anthony chuckled. Those teach failed faith and fear religion, as you know." Both of my 'Gone-before-guides' stopped saying anything and looked at me as if expecting me to say something.
"I guess what surprises me most is that so many traditional churches deny the infallibility of God's Holy word," I said. Take 3rd John 1:2 for example, '(KJV) 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.' How can teachers misunderstand what this so clearly says?"
John answered. Imagine if my namesake, John the Apostle, had said, "I wish most of all that you to be broke and sick, even as your real-heart gets more poor."
"The 'Prosperity Good News' that you are expounding, Rascal, is what John and I say is, 'Hard for ordinary people to believe. Realtors, insurance agents, and those who have enjoyed success with MLM get it. Yet those who have suffered a loss, or have a fearful friend who did, are themselves afraid'. 'Making a fortune selling website domains must be to good to be true,' or so their lying logical minds assure them."
"I often had a difficult time convincing our millionaires to be that the money was really for them," Michael Anthony continued, with a perplexed expression. "But not as much trouble as you have had. It is as though so many of your present day, earth-bound souls can't remember that Jesus said, '(KJV) John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.'
"Perhaps, Michael, the people who most need the prosperity don't want to pay their taxes in Rascal's world? We gave our people their million dollars tax free."
"Only Oprah Winfrey could afford to do that today, John. The taxes now are 'Sky-High,' as out of their world as are we. Maybe, the taxes are even higher?"
"Oprah has been doing some fine things to help people with much of her earnings also Rascal. You might consider being a guest on her television show," John suggested.
I'd love to be one of Oprah's guests, John. It would take 'An Act Of God' to make that happen, however. Her guests are by invitation only."
Perhaps, Michael Anthony will ask an angel to whisper in the ear of someone who knows Oprah?
"Gosh, that would be great!" Enthused by the idea, I agreed. "That would be really working behind the scenes."
"Speaking of television, gentleman," Regis Philbin was doing a quiz show called 'Who wants To Be a Millionaire.' The contestants had to be pretty smart to win however. Not at all like 'The Millionaire' show million dollar recipients that you two had. Your millionaires only had to have problems.
(To be continued in "The Millionaire Dream' Series Chapter Four)