One of the worst things in our day, is the thought that the government should take care of us and the government should take care of our neighbor.
It is my opinion that the church is supposed to be the welfare provider of the world and each one of us should with joy take care of our neighbor.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
They Had Everything in Common
Act 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Act 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Act 4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Act 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Act 4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
Act 4:37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
The self centered gospel that is being preached all over the world today is not the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. The True Gospel directs our focus on Jesus and others.
By the time our government takes one of our tax dollars to help our neighbor, that dollars is worth only about 10 cents
It would be much more effective to go to our neighbor and give them the dollar before the government mishandles it.
As a believer we have the promises of God! We have access to the Holy of Holies we have a Heavenly Father Who loves to answer prayer. We have great and precious promises. We have the Name of Jesus and the Word of God.
The only thing that limits us is our mindset. Our ability to believe. All things are possible to them that believe.
My take is the church has failed its job!
I have been in a church service and overheard some well off people speaking about this young guy named Glenn. “Poor Glenn, he probably has no place to eat today”.
Then they go off after church to their fancy restaurants and no offer to Glenn to come or a few dollars to help him out.
The Law of Reciprocity
Give and it shall be given unto you.
Luk 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. KJV Bible
So many are waiting to have something before they give. “When God blesses me or I reach this financial goal I will give.
Notice the sequence in this promise from the Master. GIVE comes first.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not speaking of this “give to get theology”. Our giving is in response to the great love and kindness shown to us by God through Jesus Christ. Our giving is not to get, but to bring glory and honor to the Heavenly Father.
Thie secondary part is we get something in return. Pressed down and overflowing.
If anything we do out of selfish ambition, we negate the promise and the whole reason for our lives. Our reason is to honor God, Live for His Pleasure. Not to reach some personal goals by playing God’s promises like He is some sort of genie.
God is not pleased with man’s kingdoms
Sending our seed faith donation to some prophet or ministry to get a blessing is not God’s way.
This is manipulative work of a slick talker to take your hard earned money from you.
Building an empire for some earthly man is not Gotd’s intent!
- So many huge to small buildings
- So many mortgages
- So much money spent with precious little fruit as a result.
Wasted Church Capital
CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS
The Church is God’s People at large in every country on the earth.
2Co 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2Co 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2Co 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2Co 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2Co 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
2Co 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
2Co 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; KJV Bible
- We should never give out of guilt
- We should never give under compulsion
- We should never give because we are pressured to give.
- We should only give when we can with joy or hilarious giving.
I have a non profit. The needs are great! You can ask anyone that knows me, I never pressure someone to give. I always say, whatever you can do with joy.
It really comes down to this! God wants to bless you and increase your borders and the End Time Church will return to being the welfare agency of the world. Every single one of these earthly kingdoms with burn up with a fervent heat. None of it will be left. What is eternal is the souls of people. What will last forever is what directly affects the kingdom of our God. When we get to Heaven will we see people there as a direct cause of our kingdom authority on this earth.
2Co 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) KJV Bible
- Is it possible we are working so hard to keep something that is dying alive? We got to church and there are few if any being added to the church?
- Could we be putting our seed in the wrong ground for the wrong motives and this is why we don’t see the promised benefits?
- Is it possible God sees He can trust us with little so He will never trust us with more?
- Are we eating our seed and consuming it on ourselves?
#God cannot lie
2Co 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: KJV Bible
If we ever meet the criteria of the condition of God’s promise, we are guaranteed God will meet His promise with His provision.
Imagine a world where the church was the foremost welfare organization in the entire world. Where you and I begin to take care of our neighbor. Where God sees we get it and He starts to multiply the seed sown for His Glory.
As we are truly faithful with the little and He can trust us with more.
Building a church without walls! Advancing the Kingdom
A friend of mine and I were chatting the other day. I had mentioned eternal benefits. He said it was difficult to fathom a benefit that lasted forever. It is true!
What we do on this earth will determine how heaven will be like. Our life here not only determines our destination, but we will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ.
We will be judged by our works, our motives. What did we do with Jesus since we are His?
Some will have many crowns and an abundant enterance into the kingdom.
Some will still make it to heaven, but all of their good works will burn up when tried by fire.
I said this is my opinion. It is also backed by scripture and prayer.
We are to be the head and not the tail.
For me there is only one thing that is important. It is my motivation every single day. To make a difference in the eternity of others. When I get to Heaven I want to see you there.
The church is People!
Thoughts of a missionary
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