Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In search of blessings


When the Spirit of God descends on a person it is to make him an instrument to benefit others.
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners… Isaiah 61:1 (HCSB)
Those who seek the Spirit of God solely for personal ends deceive themselves.
By the way, this is the main reason why more people have not yet been sealed with the Holy Spirit.
On the other hand, the same Spirit enriches those who have faith to use His resources to benefit the poor and oppressed — whether through evangelizing or social outreach.
The fact is: the LORD God is the wellspring of all that is good. His desires to bless everyone — believers and unbelievers.
Since unbelievers are blocked from receiving, He wants to use believers to reach out to those who do not yet believe.
The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion rests on all He has made. Psalm 145.9 (HCSB)
But the LORD hates greed so much that He equates it with the sin of prostitution, theft and murder.
Gold, diamonds and money are not evil, but our attachment to them, our uncontrollable desire and love for them constitute reliance, passion, and idolatry. This is highly offensive to the LORD.
The Lord Jesus warned:
Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.  Luke 12:15 (HCSB)

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