The Tragedy and Terror of Success


Then Jesus said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”

Luke 12:15


Success leads many to pride and pride leads to destruction for the majority of the human species. 

They just do not know how to tame the tiger with the large appetite that devours and destroys so many. Only by the grace of God can it and we be humbled. We must always remind ourselves that we can not serve God and wealth. We can not serve two masters.

The warning of Messiah Jesus goes unheeded by too many who should know better as they justify their covetousness and greed, opening the door to the destroyer in their lives.

 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24


“We’re not just a church, we’re an international corporation,”

“We’re not just a bumbling bunch of preachers who can’t talk and all we’re doing is baptizing babies. I deal with the White House. I deal with Tony Blair. I deal with presidents around this world. I pastor a multimillion-dollar congregation.


Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Proverbs 16:18



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He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

Proverbs 11:28


Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.

Proverbs 28:6

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Proverbs 30:8

23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:23-26


Many Christians have elected a proud and wealthy man to lead America instead of humbling themselves, repenting, rejecting the cursed world system, and seeking the Lord alone.

If they knew Jesus whom they claim to love and serve, they would not have fallen into the trap that snares all proud souls.   

It’s easy to see where this will lead, that is if you have ears to hear and eyes

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    I'm a Christian from Florida, a USAF veteran who stands with Israel by exposing the evil agenda by Satan using the International Community's phony peace process to carve up Israel to unsustainable borders. This will bring much misery and suffering to those nations who work to divide tiny Israel, AND THEIR ONLY CAPITOL JERUSALEM, to Islamic terrorists. See Zechariah 12:3
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    10 Responses to The Tragedy and Terror of Success

    1. Joanne says:

      Marcel, I appreciate your statement on the “fall…ing” or is that fallen (as in past tense? –I pray that it is only the blind leading the blind, as at most, The Lord may choose wink at the ignorance of the blind unlike those who are reserved for the vessels of wrath).

      “I made a commitment to Christ,” Pence said, speaking of the late 1970s. “I’m a born-again, evangelical Catholic.” How is that even possible? It’s an oxymoron.

      “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinth 10:21

      2 Corinthians 6:15
      And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

      • Joanne,
        AMEN !
        I believe we will see much greater falling away when the cost becomes too unbearable for those who though they would be raptured out of here early. So it’s fallen and (more) fall…ing.

        Thank you so much for this important information. I was ignorant and did not know that he had not cut his roots to the false whore church in bed with Israel’s enemies.
        The unbiblical compromise (leaven) of many “Christians” will come back to bite them.
        Those Christians who have compromised with Trump/Pence to save their stained idol, America instead of taking the narrow road of repentance, holiness and humbling themselves, separating from Babylon, are headed for much grief and sorrow.

        Thanks for the IMPORTANT LINK and for your comment sister.

        It’s not hard to see the false prophet Rome and the Beast, the Anti Christ (if it were possible even the elect would be deceived) in the same bed with a little help from Pence.

    2. samson7able says:

      Marcel, Excellent article. Materialism has killed the Western church. There is no hiding place for the Judas church! Frightening words; “Depart from ME+. I+ never knew you”.

      • Thank you brother,
        I was praying about sharing this and the understanding I received was that it was very important to share with God’s people.

        How much time have God’s people wasted on accumulating stuff instead of fully committing to the only KINGDOM that really matters ?

        The majority who have one foot in hell in the other foot in a delusion that they can waste their time pursuing more, more, more stuff that they will not take with them when they die, the big lie of Americanized Christianity which pushes the lying gospel of Mammon, more, more more stuff.

    3. Linda Sorci says:

      Good Morning, Marcel,

      Excellent article! There seems to be an attitude of entitlement in the world today, whether it’s a ‘safe space’ or the latest technology or the best car or making the most money. The focus surely is not on The God of Heaven and Earth. There will be a big price to pay for this and the sleeping society has no idea. They’re too busy getting ‘stuff’ and living in the land of confusion. They have forgotten God – or never knew Him in the first place. Tragedy is their reward unless they wake up.

      Here’s a follow-up regarding the big 70 meeting:

      God bless you, brother, and keep you in His hand. Keep on keepin’ on while we still can!


      • Thanks Linda,
        Well said and so true.
        The Lord keeps directing me to Jeremiah 10, especially 23-24.

        The sin of so many Christians and the lost is they think the way is in themselves.
        There’s that Frank Sinatra/Satan song again ; ‘I did it my way’

        I know, O Lord, that a man’s way is not in himself,
        Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.
        24 Correct me, O Lord, but with justice;
        Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.

        25 Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You
        And on the families that do not call Your name;
        For they have devoured Jacob;
        They have devoured him and consumed him
        And have laid waste his habitation.


        I think I fixed comments & notification?
        Thanks for sharing that link with us.
        Jerusalem will be front and center in these prophetic last day’s of mans rebellion on God’s planet. He owns everything even us.

        • Linda Sorci says:

          Comments and notifications are working fine! Still have to enter information each time, but it’s MUCH better than Disqus! And verifications and notifications are working fine too. Thanks, Marcel. If I had to choose between this and Disqus – this one wins 🙂

        • Linda Sorci says:

          And it occurs to me that the answer is –
          II Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
          Will it happen? Not in the near future, I fear.
          An interesting note: Mike Pence has said he will have his hand on this verse when he is sworn in as Vice President on Friday

          • I think the invitation to God’s people humble themselves and repent has been withdrawn at this very late hour.
            The same way ancient Israel failed to heed the warnings of the many people God sent is what Americanized Christianity has done.
            They’ve put their few remaining eggs in the Mike Pence/Trump basket and that is incredibly stupid on their part.

            Personally, I believe that Pence, although a nice guy, is more of the blind leading the blind Christians to a major fall….. ing away.

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