... SweetSurrender - please read it HERE - and K.P. Yohannan and Paul the Apostle.
Wow-eeee!!! Oh, Sweets, it's so exciting to read your post!!! I can see that I should have just copied from KP's book instead of writing it myself. Better still got you to do it for me!!! *hehehe!* I admit that this quote from KP really GOT ME:
2 CORINTHIANS 8:14 But to have equality [share and share alike], your surplus over necessity at the present time going to meet their want and to equalize the difference created by it, so that [at some other time] their surplus in turn may be given to supply your want. Thus there may be equality.
Equality??? Even between CHRISTIANS in our country and those in another, that thought, that word IS THE SICKEST OF SICK JOKES!!!!!
Last Message I spoke of us finding a whole 11 bucks to purchase a pair of rabbits to gift to a poor-as-poor Christian 'Untouchable' family to breed for food and money. This would take 5 or 10 minutes to do. And that's it. I wonder if you have you gifted money DIRECTLY to some brother and sister Christians? Giving through your church counts little. In general, I've clearly shown here that hardly any of it gets there anyway, plus Jesus said WE are to help THOSE who needs our help - PERSONAL!!
FACT (AND HERE'S WHERE I HAVE TO WORK HARD NOT TO GET ANGRY WHEN CONSIDERING THIS WHOLE DEAL): WE ARE FULL OF GREED, OUR CHURCHES ARE FULL OF GREED, OUR COUNTRIES ARE FULL OF GREED. (Yes, the colour is DELIBERATE, cos this is from the pit!) "WE WANT..." is ALWAYS the cry. That THEY NEED is ever so politely... simply ignored!
In 2009 the Capitalist System is proven a failure. All that it's doing today is produce more and more GREED!!! At all levels! We live like kings and queens in our countries while half the world is undernourished, and millions of kids die of starvation in a third of the world.
SO... if my recent Messages in the "Blood of Jesus" Series have not moved you enough to send even $1 to the Lord Jesus (to the NEEDY!) in India or wherever (GFA will accept just $1), then as lovingly as I can, I'm going to suggest that you leave here - and come back when you've done some serious work on your LOVE and CARE (and maybe, and probably, WORLDLINESS as well.) We WILL certailnly welcome you back when you've got yourself sorted out with the Lord!! (It's okay to get mad with me if you want - but I DO love you!!!!)
For those remaining, I turned 71 today, been ill for decades, our last holiday was 19 years ago, I work here full-time every day, 60-70 hrs a week, (bit like GFA Mishos). I've shared with you a great PILE of TRUTH - including the above. You can do things that Beloved and I can only dream of doing: we have absolutely NO contact with people like you do, and I have neither the time nor health to chase up people via the Net. BUT:
1. We SERIOUSLY need MORE PEOPLE HERE reading and taking strong note of the Messages the Lord helps me write. You can help get them here!! Encourage them strongly to START at the 1st Message, and like yourself DON'T MISS EVEN ONE MESSAGE!!! (Because I have to ASSUME you know all the things that I've said, which I may well be building upon!)
2. We need more people acting upon the GIVING and CARING opportunities I've set out for you. WHENEVER THE SIZE OF THE TASK LOOKS TOO GREAT, DO ALWAYS THINK OR SAY: "MADE A DIFFERENCE TO THAT ONE!!!"
Obviously, you don't have to give to GFA. But every cent to them WILL go to the field, something that's almost unheard of! PLUS it's as easy and quick as just going to an Internet Webpage: http://gfa.org. Those reasons alone are enough for me to "plug" GFA. But the reasons are ALSO very much FOR YOU!!! Because...
A. You can so easily OBEY Jesus' command to EVANGELISE the whole world and DISCIPLE the CONVERTS (hastening His return!!!) via GFA Mishos doing this in your name!!! They WILL get converts, and these are accounted unto YOU also, and become part of your heavenly REWARD.
B. You can ensure your SALVATION by gifting regularly (ANY AMOUNT you can manage!) to THOSE IN NEED. Jesus says, that if you FAIL to do this for others, you fail to do it for HIM, AND that failure WILL take you to hell - no matter how strongly you reckon you "believe!" This couldn't POSSIBLY be made any clearer in (click) Matthew 25:31-46.
Salvation is a complete PACKAGE. It's NOT just one or two simple things at all. It's demands your total LIFE. And I've set forth here on CFS (now TrulyNewTestamaent.org) ALL of the things that GOD SAYS are required: along with A. and B. above, things like accepting HARDSHIP and SUFFERING, following Jesus in SACRIFICE in your life, ENDURING to the end, and more. And COMING: I'll be writing about just WHY you need these because of what we'll all be doing (wow!) after we get our Glorified Bodies!
I'll end here with what Sweets quoted:
"What is the bottom line? God is calling us as Christians to alter our lifestyles, to give up the non-essentials of our lives so we can better invest our wealth in the kingdom of God."
The greatest possible Jesus' love to you and yours from Beloved and myself!!!
- BM (with his Lady)