In His Name Ministries

 

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To Excel In Giving

Response To Suffering

 

It is the Spirit of God in us who moves us to an appropriate response to our neighbor's need.  When God has His way with his people their giving will amount to something in heaven, and cause something good here too. 

Place Your Life Before God

 

Romans 12:1-2

 

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

(Romans 12:1-2 THE MESSAGE BIBLE

 

 

Who Benefits?
Loving others - giving money, time, praying for them, etc., is as much for my own "spiritual" well being, as it is for the fulfillment of the other person's need. 

Interaction with other people will pull in the strength and wisdom from God. 

 

KINDNESS

It may be over a period of many years, but the accumulated acts of kindness will be used by God to draw the person closer to Him. A sack of groceries, a $10 bill, or a larger sacrificial gift, given now, as the servant is led by the spirit to do so, is like a little stick of wood, that may smolder for a long time. Then as more sticks are added, the fire will ignite. The Holy Spirit will at the right time move in power to pull the person over the line. 

 

When Jesus talked about what leads to eternal life, most of the time he referred to behavior which proves what one had vowed, not just to confessions of faith. 

 

Give expecting nothing in return. A total release of one's gift is a Godly gift. It's up to God to "make something happen." 

Praying earnestly for the recipient, as one would pray for his own child, is a powerful gift. Some people have no one praying for them, so the prayer of a dedicated servant is vital. 

Giving money (and other material resources) to the poor is the way to build up treasure in heaven. And even before heaven, a widespread obedience in this will cause a wave of good will and unity across our communities.

 

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Consider these pages of scriptures. Tell other Christians how important it is to be kind to the needy. Be an active partner with the Holy Spirit - willing for the Spirit to change your agenda and your priorities to line up more with God's desires. 

 
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Jesus said,

A NEW COMMAND I GIVE YOU.
Love Others As I Have Loved You.
John 13:34

 

What is Love?

1John 3:16ff

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

 

Prov. 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.  (NIV)

Prov. 21:13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.  (NIV)

 

Arrogant, Overfed and Unconcerned 

Ezek. 16:49 "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. (NIV)

 

Money. . . Give some To The Poor 

Deut. 26:12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.  (NIV)

 

We are known by our love.  
I Jn 3:17-19 His beloved disciple wrote, "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence."  (NIV)

 

How To Lack Nothing 

Prov. 28:27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.  (NIV)

Prov. 29:7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. 

Prov. 31:9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." 

 

Fasting

Isa. 58:6-7  "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?  (NIV)

 

Causing People To Praise God 

Matt 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. . . Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.   

 

Being a Sheep. . . Or A Goat 

Matt 25:31-36   

"But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.  32"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;  33and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.  34"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  35'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;  36naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' [NASB]

 

Matt 25:37-40

"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?  38'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?  39'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'  40"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' [NASB]

Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,  (NIV)

 

Rejoice In That Day 

Luke 6:23-26 23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets. 24 "But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. 25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets. 

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