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Babalola Oluwaseun Uncategorized September 18, 2019
At Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church, we Open our hands to the poor and reach out to the needy at every opportunity God gives to us.

 

At CLCBC, we Open our hands to the poor and reach out to the needy at every opportunity God gives to us.

The current global economic malaise effect is totally on the poor. As a Church, it would be worthwhile that we think of ways, and make it our Christian ministry priority, to not only help the poor but assist those in need to stand on their own feet and self-sustaining.
As the Bible clearly states in Phil 2 vs 4 – Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

As Christians, this should be a call that we should respond to with gratitude rather than disdain. Let us not forget that we are stewards of God’s resources entrusted to us, not for our own self-glorification and indulgence but to reach out to others in need in the Name of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:10: As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

Christ’s ministry reaches out not just to fellow Christians but to those who are in need but are not Christian;

Indeed this is one of the ways to make Jesus Christ known, not just by our words that we preach but by our actions. As Deuteronomy 15:11 states  “For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.
 
We  make this a priority according ad god helps us to be a voice for those without a voice and reach out to those in need in the Name of Jesus Christ, with grace, wisdom, and love, not with arrogance and contempt for those who we seek to serve. It is befitting to remind ourselves that we have been saved by grace and not works. We are all sinners and none can boast.
 

At CLCBC, We Think in terms of people, not programs. We Understand that meaningful relationships can do what programs can’t – provide the support, encouragement, and accountability that lead to lasting change over time.

 Instead of looking for large-scale projects,  we look into the faces of people and we  love and empower  them starting from members of the Church and the world around us.
At Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church, we Don’t neglect prayer. While working to help poor people, we also remember to pray for them regularly and give generously to support ministries that serve their needs. Know that, while friendships are vital, so are ongoing prayer, financial giving, and volunteerism.
You also could be a part of this as you send your widow’s mite.
Your widow’s mite might be anothers Salvation
Thank you and God Bless you

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 2, 2019 – BE GENEROUS – Romans 12:13 

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 2, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional Distributing, contributing to the necessity of saints; [ to the needs of God’s people ] given to hospitality [ pursuing [the practice of] hospitality. ]. – Romans 12:13

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Beloved, it is the earnest desire of  your Father in heaven to see His saints of all ages and that includes you  to be liberal and hospitable to all and sundry, just like Himself.

Matthew 5:44-45. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

For this to happen, He gave strict commandments to His people of all ages and you too,  on how they should be treating the poor, orphans, widows and the less privileged. See the several commandments and ensure you are wholeheartedly obeying it, till you see Jesus.

Exodus 23:10-11. And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.

Leviticus 19:9-10. And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 23:22. And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8. If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

Deuteronomy 15:10-11. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Beloved, God blesses anyone and everyone that are committed to helping the poor and the less privileged. See them.

Psalms 41:1-3. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Psalms 112:9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 11:24-25 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 19:17. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

See instances of men of like passion like you that were blessed by God on account of hospitality
1. Abraham and Sarah had their long awaited Isaac given to them by God, because they were hospitable to strangers.

Genesis 18:2-10   And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

2. Lot and his family escaped  the judgement of fire and brimstone that  destroyed the Sodomites, because they were hospitable to strangers.

Genesis 19:1-3 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Genesis 19:15-16. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

Beloved. God is set to bless you too, as you willingly obey His unchanging commandments to be liberal and hospitable to all and sundry. Receive grace to be doing so henceforth, till Jesus comes..
Dearly beloved, glory to God in heaven for the exemplary lifestyle, Jesus lived, during His earthly ministry  and left an example for us,  to follow His steps.

1 Peter 2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Despite the fact that our Lord revealed to us, His pitiable situation, during His earthly ministry. See it.

Matthew 8:20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

But then,  you will discover He was helpful to the needy and the poor. Severally He fed the people that attended His crusades in the wilderness, healed their sick folks  and also gave to the poor.

John 12:5: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

John 13:28-29. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

Our  Lord  having wholeheartedly obeyed the commandments of His Father to be liberal and hospitable, He  taught and  commanded His followers and that includes you to be doing same. See the  teachings and the  commandments.

Matthew 10:42. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Luke 10:25-37. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

The blessed Holy Spirit further  affirmed this same injunction, severally upon believers of all ages and you too, to be liberal and hospitable. See them.

Romans 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Acts 20:35: I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Romans 12:8: Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2. Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

2 Corinthians 9:9. (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

Galatians 2:10: Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Galatians 6:9-10. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Ephesians 4:28: Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Timothy 3:2: A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Titus 1:7-8. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

1 Peter 4:9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Hebrews 6:10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Hebrews 13:16: But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 John 3:17: But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

 Interestingly, dearly  beloved, the Bible days believers addicted themselves to the practice of liberality and hospitality. See them.

Acts 4:34-35. 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, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Acts 9:36-41. Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

2 Corinthians 8:1-4. Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Philemon 1:7: For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

Because , you are also a bonafide believer of our Lord Jesus Christ, the necessity is laid on you to follow their good examples and be liberal and hospitable to all and sundry, as taught and commanded by both our Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit.

Romans 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

May the good Lord find you faithful in doing this till He comes in Jesus name.
GODLY LIBERALITY AND HOSPITALITY  ENJOINED FOR BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY  YOU, ACCORDING TO ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE VERSE THIRTEEN.
Friend, it is important you take note that, heeding the commandments of God on liberality and hospitality is paramount. This commandments have so much to do with your realisation to be part of the dawning rapture. See it again.

Romans 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Multitude will be missing in heaven and shall miss out of this imminent event on the account of their failure to obey God on liberality and hospitality.  This shall not be your portion in Jesus name, so commit yourself to wholeheartedly obey God on this heaven defining issue.
See the saints that shall live eternally with God or partake in the rapture, according to the word of our Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit.

Matthew 25:31-40. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Hebrews 13:1-3. Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

On the contrary see multitude that shall not live eternally with God and be raptured, according to the word of our Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit.

Matthew 25: 41- 46 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

James 2:14-17. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

To avoid being a victim of this unfortunate circumstance, please heed this exhortation now and continue to practice it , until Jesus comes.

Romans 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

May the good Lord help you in particular in Jesus name.

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Matthew 6:1-4...Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets....
Matthew 6:1-4. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Beloved,  the scriptures gave a  peculiar description about God, your loving Father in heaven, that shall make you joyful till you meet Him in heaven. See how the scriptures describe Him.

Jeremiah 17:10: I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 23:24: Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

Hebrews 4:13: Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Your Father sees everything you are doing. Since you have resolved to live a lifestyle to please Him, then you should rejoice, because, He shall reward you for the minutest good deeds you do.

Romans 2:6 -7. Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

Beloved, one great deed you can do to delight your Father is to help the poor, the needy  and furtherance of His business on earth. The propagation of the gospel.

Deuteronomy 15:11. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Hebrews 6:10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Psalms 37:21: The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Psalms 112:9: He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 19:17: He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Isaiah 58:7: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Beloved, these deeds shall be regarded as righteousnesses, which your Father shall reward you  for  here and hereafter.

Deuteronomy 6:25. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.

Proverbs 11:24-25. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Isaiah 58:10:-12. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

However,  when you do your alms, it should not be done for the purpose of  self glorification . This is because, it  makes  the doer an hypocrite and shall not be acceptable. Yours shall be acceptable, so avoid the conduct of hypocrites.

Isaiah 9:17: Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand isstretched out still.

Our Lord also frowns at people glorifying self in their alms giving. Please  herd His warning and avoid it.

Matthew 6:1-4. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly..

Dearly beloved,  our Lord’s  earthly ministry was completely devoted to glorify His Father  and also live a glorious exemplary  lifestyle for His followers to be doing. He never for once sought glory or honour  for Himself.

John 8:28-29. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 5:41: I receive not honour from men.

John 7:18: He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

At every  point from the outset of His ministry to the end, every  good deeds He did, He charged the beneficiaries., not to make it known. See some of them.

Matthew 8:4: And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Matthew 9:30: And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

But the Pharisees and the Jews were different. Everything they did, they wanted to make a fair show out of it.  The Lord, making use of the word ‘trumpet,’ describes the conduct of those who, in their almsgiving, sought glory from men as ‘sounding a trumpet’ before them.
Pause and examine yourself. Is this your lifestyle? Your repose should be affirmative no. But if it is not, then you need to repent immediately and desist from it.
The consequences are fearsome. To wilfully and continuously attempt to produce a false impression—especially in religion—is, after all, a mark of extreme distance from the truth of a  loving God.

John 5:44. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 12:43: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Galatians 6:12: As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

Remember His eyes  sees everything done in the secret and public.

Luke 8:17: For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

Also  He knows the intention behind whatever is done.
Luke 14:14: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 16:15: And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God

Every alms or deeds done to glorify self , make the doer an hypocrite. Don’t ever forget.

Matthew 16:6: ¶Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Mark 8:15: And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and ofthe leaven of Herod.

Luke 11:35: Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

Luke 12:1: In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Matthew 23:5: But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

No marvel, He strongly counsels His followers of all ages and you too, to beware and don’t be found guilty of this shameful lifestyle. See it.

Matthew 6:1-4. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

See how the blessed Holy Spirit affirmed what our Lord had said.

Hebrews 2:1: Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip..

2 John 1:8: Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Dearly beloved, alms  giving to help the poor , God’s ministers  or God’s work are  commendable and  acceptable before God. See how the scriptures affirmed them.

Luke 11:41. But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Luke 12:33. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

John 13:29: For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

Acts 9:36. Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Acts 10:1-4. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

Acts 10:31: And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

Acts 11:29: Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judæa:

Acts 24:17. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Romans 12:8: Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

2 Corinthians 9: 6 -7. But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:9: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

Galatians 2:10: Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Galatians 6:9-10. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Ephesians 4:28: Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Philippians 4:16-18. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

1 Timothy 6:18: That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Philemon 1:7: For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

James 2:15: – 16. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

1 John 3:17 -19. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.  And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

So commit yourself determinedly , till Christ comes , to live a lifestyle of benevolence, just for the purpose of helping the poor or furthering the gospel of our Lord, through the assembly you are attending.  In due course you shall be rewarded here and hereafter., in Jesus name.

Revelation 22:12. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

JESUS COUNSELLED BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY YOU, TO AVOID SELF GLORIFICATION IN YOUR DEDDS TO OTHERS. DONT EVER FORGET. 
Friend,, one of the essence of the rapture or eternity with God is to reward saints and believers. You shall be rewarded in Jesus name.

Matthew 16:27: For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works..

Our  Lord delights in alms or any good works done by His faithful followers, for which you are one. These good deeds  go along way to determine the eternal well being of believers. Everyone one that are committed to doing these good deeds shall be part of the rapture and even live with God in eternity.  See it yourself.

Matthew 25:31-40. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 10:42: And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Galatians 6:9-10. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Believers that fails to do these good deeds shall miss the rapture and denied eternity with God. See it.

Matthew 25:41-45. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

But  alms and good deeds   done for God’s  glory and not self glorification are acceptable and rewardable.

Hebrews 6:10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

But when it is for self glorification, it will be rejected and such people shall be damned. Your own giving shall be acceptable and rewardable and be a stepping stone for you to be part of the dawning rapture or eternity with God. So heed the warning of our Lord and do not follow the part of the  hypocrites Jews . See  what Jesus said and heed the warning. May the Lord finds you faithful in Jesus name.

Matthew 6:1-4. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

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