Jesus says in Matthew 25:29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

I have always wondered what this means. It bothered me for quite some time. I think I understand now.

What do you think Jesus meant by that?

asked 24 Dec '11, 15:43

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Fairy Princess

closed 30 Dec '11, 12:35

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I believe this is the reflection of a truth regarding the LOA. If we are given "gifts" then the amount we have goes up dramatically. If we participate in an even "trade" then the amount both grows increases simultaneously. If we participate in an attempt to "steal" or "take" a gift from others, then the thing that we try to steal will not be ours and will never be ours, as we were not worthy of holding this gift in the first place. ;)

(24 Dec '11, 20:36) Snow
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That statement in its various forms is a metaphysical principle concerning a person's state of mind. In simple terms: when you focus on what you have, the abundance already in your life, you will always have more and more. And when you focus on what you do not have or your seemingly decreasing abundance, you will always have less and less.

Your thoughts create your mental state and your mental state or your state of being creates your reality.

Always remember that external reality is an illusion that's brought about by your state of being, so in order to change the outer you must first change the inner. Whenever the external reflection does not fit your preference, change your internal state and then, over time, the external circumstances must change; that's reality :)


answered 25 Dec '11, 06:27

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Thanks, @Eddie, that's about what I was thinking.

(25 Mar '12, 18:39) Fairy Princess

To put it bluntly Fairy Princess, quoting from The Master Key System, part 1, first paragraph

"that much gathers more is true on every plane of existence

and that loss leads to greater loss is equally true" ... clear as a bell :)


answered 24 Dec '11, 16:08

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blubird two

Beautiful and true answer Bluebird.

(26 Dec '11, 07:56) Paulina 1

He also said, "Store your treasures in heaven." If we consider that it is thought as this heaven then it is what is in our minds most. Have we thoughts mostly of the magnificence and abundance that God has for us? are we living in the Kingdom with all its splendor or are we living in and of the world with all its worries of loss and lack?

It is this kingdom mind that is abundant and gives us an experience of abundance and blessings to the effect of how much we live in this kingdom mind. As we feel we are not of this world but a far greater world of the Kingdom of God we find that our thoughts are not on lack and worry for God said do not fear, I am with you always. He said he will take care of us and he cares for us, our needs will be meant and so will our prayers as we accept him and know we are kings and Jesus is the King of the kings. This Kingdom is God's Kingdom but it is our inheritance for accepting Jesus as our personal Savior.


answered 24 Dec '11, 16:14

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Wade Casaldi

@Wade: ^^ Agreed wholeheartedly. @Fairy Princess: In my beliefs: Welcome to the Garden of Eden. We are here.. We have just been asleep for so long that it has gotten a bit... dirty around here. And so, the duty falls upon us, to fix the damage we have done. If we fail to do so, our planet will die, and we to shall die with it. Humans have all along been sitting here with God all around them and they've been running up down and in circles trying to find him. This is why they can not, because they are operating under the thought that God isn't everywhere around them. ^^

(24 Dec '11, 20:34) Snow

Yes I agree too Wade the kingdon of heaven is within, God is within.

(26 Dec '11, 08:00) Paulina 1

Thank you so much Snow and Paulina, yes the Kingdom of God is within. :-)

(25 Mar '12, 23:56) Wade Casaldi
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Abundance comes from the fulness within. How do you feel or think within? If you feel rich and blessed and lucky than you have been thinking rich and blessed and lucky thoughts and this will come to be your experiance. If you feel poor and wretched and unlucky than those are the thoughts you were thinking and that is what you will get. Of course this must be habitual thinking and feeling.

What Jesus ment when he said those that have will be given more is those that have internaly will be given more for that is where your kingdom of heaven is, within.

By thinking good prosperous thoughts you are sowing a good prosperous harvest and by thinking lack and desperation you are sowing a miserable crop.

Be carefull what you sow for you will surely get it.


answered 26 Dec '11, 08:24

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Paulina 1

Yes, @Paulina 1 that is about what I would say too. Nice answer.

(25 Mar '12, 18:40) Fairy Princess

if you know your self then you have found your self. even if you would have the world you would still be poor because you would not know your self and you would be in the darkness.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."

  1. Jesus said, "Whoever has something in hand will be given more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little they have."

  2. Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in a single house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move from here!' and it will move."

57 Jesus said, "The Father's kingdom is like a person who has [good] seed. His enemy came during the night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The person did not let the workers pull up the weeds, but said to them, 'No, otherwise you might go to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.' For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be conspicuous, and will be pulled up and burned."

  1. Jesus said, "Two will recline on a couch; one will die, one will live."

Salome said, "Who are you mister? You have climbed onto my couch and eaten from my table as if you are from someone."

Jesus said to her, "I am the one who comes from what is whole. I was granted from the things of my Father."

"I am your disciple."

"For this reason I say, if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness."

  1. Jesus said, "If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you [will] kill you."

  2. Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Don't you understand that the one who made the inside is also the one who made the outside?"

  3. His disciples said to him, "When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?"

He said to them, "What you are looking forward to has come, but you don't know it."

  1. Jesus said, "Look to the living one as long as you live, otherwise you might die and then try to see the living one, and you will be unable to see."

Let there be among you a person who understands.

When the crop ripened, he came quickly carrying a sickle and harvested it. Anyone here with two good ears had better listen!"

so experience and enjoy.


answered 24 Dec '11, 20:35

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white tiger

That is right White Tiger when the crop ripens the weeds shall go one way and the wheat another. Of course we both know that this harvest Jesus talks about is not wheat nor weeds.

(26 Dec '11, 08:12) Paulina 1

For everyone who has, means they "get it". They have figured out the link from intent to action. They will be the producers. For those that don't get it, you will continue to lose based on ignorance.


answered 31 Dec '11, 00:18

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The Knights Alchemy

I know that this question was posted a few months ago and the answers already posted here are far more appropriate answers than the one I offer here.

Having said that, my attention stayed not on the content of the question, but rather on the need for why the question was asked.

I am more interested in your statement "I have always wondered what this means. It bothered me for quite some time."

So what happens when you have something bothering you and you try to resolve it by asking a question?

Does the satisfactory answer reduce the "wondering" that has bothered you so, and do you feel an inner relaxation of the frustration of the unknown?

Or does that constant feeling of trying to resolve the unknown shift to more and more unknown things that need resolution?

Does one keep adding to the mountain of what we believe that we must know?

Where does it stop?

How many questions must we solve within ourselves before we finally reach a place where we are no longer bothered by not knowing something?


answered 26 Mar '12, 00:27

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The Traveller

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