Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? 2 Kings 5:26.

This was Prophet Elisha’s question to his servant Gehazi who out of greed approached Naman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, for a talent of silver and two changes of garments. Gehazi, although the servant of Elisha, did not have the faith to believe that his God shall provide all his needs.

This is the same thing happening to almost all ministers and ministries in the world these days. I know for sure, because I have worked with some of them. It is really sad to say that the money which God has invested for spreading the gospel and to take care of the needs of His people is being reinvested into personal property, land and buildings. Some of them are invested in personal bank accounts. Did God give them the money for accumulation? God’s intention was not that for sure, but it is getting accumulated in the wrong places. He must be regretting about the whole affair.

We read in Psalm 12:1, “Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.” How true of this statement! Proverbs 28:20 says, “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” Is this not what happened to Gehazi?

We have a greater responsibility to take care of our brethren who starve for food and who lie on the streets without shelter. It’s only then do we realize how blessed we are.

Let us be faithful to what is entrusted to us. Luke 16:10 says, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”

See how the Lord spoke of Moses in Numbers 12:7,”Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.”

Jesus while sending out the twelve commanded them, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

Be Blessed!

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