Why bad people have money and good people don’t

TOPICS: Traditional religions do not describe God’s law – free will is the bottom line – selling your soul for an advantage in this world – God has not created current conditions, human beings have – difficult to make money while being honest – people and dark forces have suspended God’s justice – allowing an elite to control the economy – Christhood will reestablish divine justice – materialistic and spiritual people – serving God or mammon –

Question: What I see in the outer world is this happening. Why is it that the people that are walking with Jesus the Christ with all their heart, mind and soul, living a morally clean life are having trouble prospering at the material level in life? And at the same time the people that are compromising their morals and living a life that is not pleasing to God are prospering at a material level in Life. This creates a conflict in the lifestreams about God’s laws. I am aware of the law of karma and the truth about past lives. Is there another reason why this is happening to people?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels.

I fully understand why the conditions you describe are confusing, and even disturbing, to many people. However, the reason why these things are confusing to so many people is that the orthodox religions of the world do not fully describe God’s laws. Therefore, most people have been brought up with only a partial understanding of God’s law.

It is correct that the conditions you describe are to a large extent caused by people’s actions in past lives. You are also correct in assuming that this is not the complete explanation.

The ultimate law of this universe is the Law of Free Will. God has given all human beings free will, and neither God nor any member of the ascended masters will interfere with that free will. What most people do not understand is that there are many people on earth and many dark forces at lower levels of God’s creation who have no compunctions whatsoever about interfering with the free will of human beings. Such forces often use people in embodiment, namely those who are willing to “sell their souls” for the sake of gaining a temporary advantage in this world.

Over a very long period of time, the unholy alliance between people in embodiment and disembodied dark forces has created a situation on planet earth that is very far away from God’s original vision and intent. You must understand that every human being is constantly creating. You create through the power of your attention. There is a stream of spiritual energy that flows from your I AM Presence into your lower consciousness. You direct that spiritual energy through the power of your attention. Therefore, you will create the images and forms upon which your attention dwells. In other words, God has not created the current injustice on this planet; human beings have created these conditions.

For thousands of years, forces with no respect for God’s laws have manipulated people into focusing their attention on imperfect images and forms. One aspect is that the general population has been manipulated into accepting the idea that a small elite should be able to accumulate inordinate amounts of wealth and power. Another aspect is that the economy has been manipulated to such an extent that it is difficult to prosper by being honest and moral. People often feel they are forced to compromise spiritual laws in order to get ahead in the world.

Therefore, you now have a situation on planet earth in which people have created a reality that has temporarily suspended some of the laws of God. God is not mocked, because God knows that eventually all energy used on planet earth will be transformed back into its original purity. However, for the time being certain people and forces have managed to create a world in which God’s laws and God’s justice are not fully manifest.

Through this manipulation, the dark forces have managed to avoid some of the consequences of their own actions, because they have manipulated the general population into taking upon itself some of these consequences, some of this karma. For example, planet earth currently has a concentration of wealth and power in the hands of very few people. This concentration of wealth and power is not in accordance with God’s laws or God’s intent. Yet, as long as a large part of the human population chooses to accept status quo, instead of taking action to change the situation, God cannot interfere with people’s free will choices. Another obvious injustice is the fact that certain countries have an immense concentration of wealth and power, whereas many other countries have people who are starving to death or living in abject poverty. Obviously, this is not in accordance with God’s vision or God’s justice.

The only way to change these conditions and bring the earth back into alignment with God’s laws and God’s justice is for a critical mass of people to raise their consciousness by walking the path of personal Christhood. This is indeed what I desire to see happen in the coming decades, and that is why I have brought forth my website and the book about personal Christhood.

If a critical mass of people, and we are talking millions of people, will make a sincere effort to manifest a high degree of personal Christhood, they will literally be the open door through which God can “put down the mighty from their seats and exalt those of low degree.” This action will reestablish God’s justice.

There is one more cause for the conditions you describe. It relates to my teaching that you can have your reward in heaven or your reward on the earth.

Matthew 6:1 ¶ Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Some people have descended into a materialistic state of consciousness, and they have no understanding of the Kingdom of heaven. Therefore, they have focused all of their attention on obtaining the pleasures of this world. Over many lifetimes, such lifestreams have developed the skills for acquiring material possessions or power. Therefore, they often seem to be doing very well in this world.

In contrast, the people who have acquired a spiritual state of consciousness are not primarily concerned with obtaining the pleasures of this world. Therefore, their lifestreams have not acquired the necessary skills, and they often do not do well in the business world or in the corridors of power.

Yet, as the popular saying goes, you cannot take it with you. No matter how much material wealth or power you acquire, you cannot take it with you at the end of this life. However, you can take the spiritual attainment that you have acquired.

God has given people free will. If a lifestream chooses to use its energy and attention on acquiring material wealth and power, then it will spend all of its energy on obtaining these things. Therefore, those pleasures will be the lifestream’s only reward. If the lifestream uses all of its energy on the pursuit of material goods, then the lifestream cannot lay up treasures in heaven. Therefore, the lifestream will receive no reward in the spiritual world.

On the other hand, if a lifestream focuses its intention on the spiritual side of life, that lifestream will indeed lay up treasures in heaven. Therefore, the lifestream will be rewarded in the heaven world, and it will have a much better position in my Father’s kingdom than the lifestream who has no treasures in heaven.

Why do you think I said that it is harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of the needle? It is because people who are attached to the things of this world are not likely to make the free-will choice to pursue the spiritual path that leads to Christ consciousness. Obviously, such people will remain stuck in this world for many lifetimes.

You might remember the saying that the first shall be the last and the last shall be the first. In the spiritual world those who are first in the material world shall be the last, and those who are last in the material world, meaning that they are the spiritual people, shall be the first in the heaven world.

It all goes back to the saying, “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.” You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve God (spiritual growth) and mammon (the pleasures of this world). Every lifestream will receive its just reward. It is simply a matter of what kind of reward you want to have and whether you want it on earth or in heaven. If you want the highest possible reward, step onto the path of personal Christhood and follow in my footsteps.


Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels