In the Old Testament days there were no government programs or assistance to help with food, pay bills, or clothing. In the old church the believers formed a community and shared with everyone what each person had. No one went without. They shared meals together (including the Lord’s Supper), they prayed together; there were no needy people among them, because they felt that what they owned was not their own.
In today’s society we have all types of programs that offer assistance, but the numbers of the poor continues to climb.
The government does not care about the poor and impoverished. The god of this world (Satan), have created a system that goes against the poor by placing stringent requirements against their needs.
But Jesus reaches down to give hope to the hopeless! He gave us the Kingdom principle of Compassion.
Jesus’ life exemplified how God helps those who need it. It’s time we return to the day’s of old, and help those that need it. Begin to serve the spiritually, and physically poor, and the needy around you, bringing healing to the souls of those that need it. Bless others, share with others, and pray with others, so that you may store up your treasures in heaven.
Let us put this principle in our hearts, and put it into action in our daily lives, so that others may do the same.
The Gift of Compassion and Hope
“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.” Psalms 145:14-16
Brothers and Sisters, our Father loves us very dearly. He loves us so much that He gave His Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Is this not the most profound gift that you could ever receive; the gift of life – eternal life.
Within this gift of life are the gifts of Compassion and Hope. And it is these gifts that we should share with others just as our Father shares them with us. It is through us that Christ helps the poor. It is His heart within us that feels their pain and hurt; the desperation of not having enough to survive. This not only applies to the immediate needs of the poor, but includes education, and health care as well. By simply sharing your time you can bring forth healing to the hearts of the poor.
God did not bless you just for you! He blessed you so that you may be a blessing to others. Open your hand, the hand of God, so that He may fill the hunger and thirst of those in need.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:3,
“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” NLT
The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to the poor, why? Because they put their hope in Jesus and Jesus alone, not the people of this world. The world will never find heaven because they are not looking for it, but the poor have the kingdom in their hearts.
“Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?”
Let us share what we have, because what we have comes from the Father in Heaven and The Kingdom of Heaven is where we belong. Store up your treasures in heaven, not on this earth where they will be destroyed.
Give the gifts of Compassion and Hope, and watch the Father do a wonderful work in your life, because you gave life, and hope to someone who needed it…amen!
I pray that the God of Compassion and Hope will manifest in your life, and shine forth to be a light to the world, so that God may use you to do a mighty work on this earth, by bringing forth life in the hearts of His children, in Jesus name…amen.