Saturday, March 23, 2019
Theme: Grow Up
Topic: Affecting Destinies with Possessions
Isaiah 58:1-7; Acts 4:30-35
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
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,
As a Christian, and as the Body of Christ, Acquisition of and growth in POSSESSIONS is mandatory. Not mandatory for selfish reasons or greed, but for the touching of lives, and affecting of destinies. One quality of the early Church at the time Great Grace was released, and Great Power unleashed upon it, is that they had many who were possessors of lands and houses.
The early Church was able to touch the lives of the needy because they had possessions and houses to sell, for distribution to be made to all. The tribe of Israel was preserved during a time of famine, when God sent Joseph ahead of them into Egypt to make provision for the lean season (Psalm 105:18-24; Genesis 50:20-21). Joseph had enough possessions and power to sustain the children of Israel.
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master, whom we seek to be like, fed thousands of hungry people on different occasions. The early Church made it a priority to care for the needy amongst them. This is where we're coming from. We must therefore grow up in possessions, and not shy away from acquiring wealth, to take our place in supporting the needy around us.
Pray that heaven will trust you with possessions to affect destinies and lives on earth.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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