Feed My Sheep, Feed My Sheep, Feed My Sheep...
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If Jesus were here today, where do you think He would be putting His alms of time, favors, gifts and money? If the bible is a reflection of His passion, His alms would not be towards a synagogue, church, the pharisees or a clergy representative. Jesus' Alms would be towards the lowly, poor and outcast.
"I know we are expected to give, but where & how?"
Angels of God, you may not think you have much to give. However, you do. It is not money God wants, but your obedient heart. God wants His sheep fed.
This is seen in the New Testament giving model; Feed, Water, Clothe, Shelter, Visit the sick and imprisoned.
Beloved of God, there are an infinite number of ways you can fulfill the 'Great Command' of "Feed My Sheep". The above 6 items required of God to sustain His children are simple, clear and are not money dependent.
On that last day beloved, will Jesus say to you:
Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
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. Well done, thou good and faithful servant: I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
For those who are blessed with money, consider the following organizations that do not buy; Organs, Day-Cares and Choir Robes.
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Do not fall into the 'Clergy Trap', that says your giving must be to your home church or only to christian organizations. God made no such distinctions and has a much larger plan than any 'man of God' can imagine. It is these vain and profane rules from the clergy, that have hobbled the work of God for millennia.
Remember it is a shallow person who will limit their giving based on tax write off. To he who is able - seek God's direction and give $1,000,000.00 to a homeless person. Then sit back and watch God ignite an unquenchable holy fire upon the kingdom's of men.
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