When God blessed Abraham, he had a vision beyond Abrahamís immediate family.
ĎNow the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and THOU SHALT BE A BLESSING:í Gen 12:1-2
God said Abraham shall be a blessing. What does it mean to be a blessing? It means that Abrahamís blessing will not be meant for him alone, but also for others around him. Everything God gives to a man is for the benefit of all around him.
Jesus was anointed of God with the Holy Ghost and power. He did not conceal the power to himself alone. The bible says He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. His anointing was for the benefit of all around him.
Why did God bless Abraham? He blessed him so that more people could be blessed. He simply made Abraham a channel through which His blessing could spread to the whole world. Why has God given you all you have? Simply for the collective benefit of all.
God is not happy that people are poor and suffering; He therefore blessed you so that their poverty and suffering could be alleviated.
Do you know that people are really suffering under satanís yoke? They need help. They need deliverance. They need support. You are anointed to heal their sickness. You are made financially rich to help them meet their needs. You are saved to help them know the way of salvation. God put you there for them
To spend all you have on yourself alone is a sin God frowns at. He says you must not close your hears to the cry of the poor. Think about those helpless widows, orphans, outcast, poor, neglected, and so on. They need you to live. Their survival depends on your obedience to Godís command to reach out to them.
Will you arise now? A visit to the lepersí colony called Hope Center in Akure, Ondo state Nigeria, and to Home of Godís Grace Orphanage in Agbowa Lagos Nigeria were eyes openers to the cry of the needy. Think about the poor tribal people in nation around the world. They need you.
Do you know that that used cloth you throw away can save a person from cold? You need to know that what you term useless and obsolete is all someone needs to move forward in life. Donít burn them. Never throw them away. Give them out to those who need them.
If you donít know where to put them or how to locate those who need them, then ask from those who know.
Donít forget Jesusí word in Matthew 10:42 ĎAnd whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
God bless you as you obey.
Evang. Dare Olusola
Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria
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