The following is an excerpt from Hondo’s much-anticipated book, “Saved from What?”

           You need to read your Bible and don’t listen to what religious people tell you; just open the darn book and read it. I don’t mean to be rude. Still, you have to be ignorant to separate healing, prosperity, abundance, and blessing from salvation. You literally have to work, dissect, and take sentences out of your Bible, or just be absolutely ignorant to say I don’t believe that. It takes more effort to believe that God doesn’t give you all the blessing in salvation than it does to not believe it when you get saved. People will tell me, ‘I don’t know how I didn’t see this; it was right in front of me,’ well, you didn’t want to see it! Don’t blame the people you went to church with, your parents, or your preacher. You are the one who had a Bible the whole time, you didn’t read it because you were comfortable being ignorant. If you let this go off by the wayside, you can live in your sin because you go to church on Sunday and pretend that you live under the law and everyone has their life together, then you go home and for six days you live like hell. Then you go back to church, sing your Jesus songs, lift your hands in the air and pretend you are a believer, then go live like hell the rest of the week. It is a game. You have to be stupid to read the Bible and separate all the Abrahamic blessing from those who get saved. I’m not calling you crazy, its ignorance which means, lacking knowledge. 


           How many who are reading this would agree that God does want you saved from hell? Does he want you saved from sickness and disease? How many would agree that God does want you saved from poverty and lack? That is not what He desires for you. That is not the lifestyle, nor is it the desire of His heart for how He wants you to live. 


“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh.” Romans 8:1-3 NASB


           The reason the law didn’t work is that we still have a flesh. If we don’t walk in faith, we cannot control our flesh. That is why people can go to church on Sunday and live like heathens for the rest of the week because they are not even born again. The religious law simply deals with flesh, but flesh cannot be controlled outside of faith. 

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.” Proverbs 16:18 NASB

           Do you know why so many people do not embrace the blessing? PRIDE. People will use pride to cover their lack of faith. Pride gets in the way and keeps us from stepping into the blessing. You may be a new believer that is struggling in your finances, and you are figuring out how to serve God. When you write that first tithe check, you will have to swallow your pride because you know how desperately you need it. Study healing when you are feeling good because you know the devil can attack anyone, and you want to be ready. It takes killing your pride when you are struggling with sickness and disease, and you look at somebody and say, “I’m not going to die, I’m going to live.” Because you know you have studied, you know your faith is built, and you are ready for the fight. A lot of people who walk in pride, want to sound religious. People will say, “I don’t know why God took my child. He must have needed another angel.” That is a lie. You will hear people say that God wants them to walk in humility, and He wants them to be poor. That is a lie. People with that mentality just don’t want to work hard.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed. To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.” Luke 4:18-20 NASB

           This Scripture is basically Jesus’ coming out party, His drop the mic moment, where He is admitting He is the Messiah. He stands up in the synagogue, He asks for the scroll of Isaiah, and He reads this. Jesus is saying, “I’m here to preach the gospel.” Look at all these things he mentions, poverty, recovery of sight to the blind, the outcast, the downtrodden, then go right back to Deuteronomy 28, and you will see that it mentions blindness and poverty explicitly. Jesus never once preached about the curse He preached the blessing! That is why He says ‘the poor’ because He is here to lead you out! Churches spend too much time preaching about the curse when we are supposed to be preaching about the blessing. 

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