Continuing where we left off paying for access to a heavenly blessing;
When Jesus ordained the twelve on their first mission trip, they were under orders but it came with a stipulation.
Matthew 10:5-8. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
Then in Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Why would you think you need to pay for more God, if God sacrificed his own son, raised Him from the dead for us. Apart from a promise of a newly resurrected body, forgiven of our sins and a promise of eternal life with Him: What else do you want???
I forgot we want to control the outcome, maybe part the Red Sea at your beckoning, heal at your beckoning or if God is not imparting fast enough maybe you can get it from somewhere else in the name of the Father , Son and Holy Ghost. If you go get it that way it’s probably OK.
Jesus please give just one more sign and I will believe.
Even secular people will ride the bus if they see an act of God. Let’s go to Numbers 22 7-13. Where the Elders of Moab wanted to pay for Balaam to curse the Israelites.