So, just how important is gold to the Christian mindset when it comes to getting to heaven and being with Jesus? How important is gold to Jesus, the angels, and the whole heavenly scene? Never mind what earthly man thinks but let's take a peek at what the heaven's think through grand Revelations of Saint John the Divine:
Rev 3:18 wrote:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
It's nice to have clothes on our physical bodies so we don't get cold or have everyone see our nakedness and perhaps laugh. Buying up gold seems to be important to Christians like a treasure in heaven. Although you can't take it with you when you die but apparently you can "buy" it in heaven or whatever else that gold represents. But the point is, it's the gold that is valuable and it's for sale through Jesus.
Rev 4:4 wrote:And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold
Crowns of gold not crowns of silver or copper, but only the best for the Christian elders -- gold! Sure, one could say that unlike the white raiment, which was literally real lest they be seen naked, the crowns were figurative and only a symbol. But the point is that power and wealth are seen through the Christian eye by one who wears a golden crown with gold purchased from Jesus.
Rev 1:13 wrote: And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle
The golden Jesus makes his appearance. A golden girdle! Imagine how it shines with luster! Golden Jesus!
Rev 1:20 wrote:The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Seven Christian churches made of gold. Where your heart is there will be also be your treasure which is gold purchased by Jesus. It's the promise of gold. What could be better than gold?
Rev 5:8 wrote:And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Everything is gold. Without gold how could you be happy? There must be gold in heaven for the Christians to enjoy and adore. Pray for gold!
Rev 8:3 wrote:And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
God, Jesus, and angels make it crystal clear what's important in heaven. Gold. There must be gold. The very altar and the censer must be gold because gold is important to God, Jesus, angels, and man. Without gold, what would heaven be for a Christian?
Rev 14:14 wrote:And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle
Must you wear a golden crown? Please, take it off, remove it. It's not necessary to prove how important you are. Just take the crown off and forget about wearing gold on your body. It's not important. It's worldly and it doesn't impress me at all.