|KHANDIE'S KORNER - August 15, 2005|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
"NONE SUFFERED LACK"
And the multitude of
them that BELIEVED were of ONE HEART and of ONE SOUL: neither said any of them that out of the things
which he possessed was his own; but THEY HAD ALL THINGS COMMON. And with great power gave the apostles witness of
the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and GREAT GRACE was upon THEM ALL. 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.
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being
interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land,
sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles feet (Acts 4:32-37)
an awesome display of the love of God and of one another demonstrated here in the earlier
church. The word tells us these earlier
believers were of One Heart, and of One Soul, they had ALL THINGS in common, and None Suffered Lack for all who
had great possessions went and sold what they had and laid the profit at the apostles
feet, who would
then distribute to every man assembled there who had need. If we search the scriptures we would notice there
was no direct command given that anyone having great abundance were required to sell their
goods and distribute to every man according to the need and yet, such believers felt
compelled to do so. It would appear that when
a need was made known to them, immediate action was taken to minister unto that need. This open display of true brotherly love must have
pleased our beloved Savior so very much, for these believers not only Spoke of the love of God, but actually
Demonstrated his love in their
giving. Their hunger for the things of God,
their Love for the Father and of one another, was clearly MORE VALUABLE
to them than the things they possessed.
Church today however, sadly does not operate in this manner as a whole.
While there are many precious saints of the Lord who give of themselves to
their brother or sister in a time of need, still there are a great many who withhold their
gifts and would rather counsel the needy, than tend immediately to the need. For the one in need, it is quite difficult to hear
your counsel while his/her belly is empty. We
have many, within our congregations that are physically hungry, suffering and in great
need and yet we turn a deaf ear to their cries. We
would rather not know about it, for to know of their needs and having the means to assist
them but refusing to do so, would convict our hearts of our wrong doing. Thus, it is easier for most to simply pretend the
needs are non-existent and in this way, may plead their case before the Lord
when asked, why did you not help your brother or sister?
They may reply by simply saying I wasnt aware of the need!
we have those who know the needs of the brethren, and having the wherewithal to assist, would instead
rather respond to the need by saying, Ill pray for you! What need is there of prayer when the Lord has so
graciously given YOU the ability to help your brother?
Why then seek direction in prayer, for YOU know in your heart what it is you
should do! You know the Lord has blessed you
that you may be a blessing to your brother, and Glorify our Father in Heaven. Although our Lord is NOT limited and could if need be, rain down
a blessing for your brother from the heavens, He always choose to bless one in need through the
usage of a willing vessel! Through this way,
not only is HE glorified and given praise, but
we then get into the habit of caring for one another, of reaching out to one another until
this sort of behavior becomes automatic in our everyday lives. We would then no longer turn away from,
but will turn to
our brethren in need. When you
did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it also unto me
earlier believers understood the importance of tending to one another for when one of its
members suffered, the entire body raced to its aide.
We MUST also begin
to operate in the same manner of LOVE
one for another. There is so much the Lord
desires to do for and through His Church, yet how can he entrust us with the greater
things, when we cannot be faithful in the least.
can we truly say we Love the Lord, and turn our hearts away from a hurting brother or
sister that are members of His body and
connected spiritually to ourselves? The
word of God declares: But whoso hath this
worlds good, and seeth his bother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion
from him, HOW DWELLETH THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM?
is shown through our actions. An individual
would respond quicker to the Action
of Love, before the Speech of Love. To declare to one with the words I love you
and yet not act upon that love by reaching out, in sharing and caring does very little
good for the one seeking. Even our Beloved
Father acted upon His Love for the word tells us that God so LOVED the world that he gave his
only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life! And, the awesome demonstration
of Love by our Precious Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord was unmistakably the greatest display ever known, and shall be known
to man. His love was so evident, that he gave
his life that we may live. He paid the penalty
for our sins when NO sin could be found in Him. Beaten
beyond recognition that we may be healed. Mocked,
spat upon, nailed to the cross, and through it all HIS love shined forth!
we love Him, then we must love one another. Be kind to one another, seizing every opportunity
given to show the love of the Lord towards one another.
Being cheerful in our
giving, desiring always to bless one another with charitable deeds, and being reminded
that nothing we have is of our own nor anything we possess did we acquire of our own
strength, but was GIVEN to us by the
grace of our Beloved Father. Thus if we
misuse, and/or abuse the gifts our Father so richly and mercifully gives us, they shall be
removed and given to those who will be faithful in usage.
saints, let us love one another and demonstrate to the world our love of the Lord, that
they may see our Good works, our sincere love, and by judging these actions can only GLORIFY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN! Remember that we are brothers and sisters,
parts and members of his own body and we should care for one another as Christ cares for
us! Let None
Suffer Lack. If we have the means,
let us give to the need. The Lord will surely
bless and pour out his favor and grace upon those who SINCERELY and WILLINGLY Walk in HIS LOVE!!!
ye ALL OF ONE MIND, having COMPASSION
one of another, LOVE AS BRETHREN, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto
called, that ye should inherit a blessing!
love you all so very much. Have a blessed week
in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL
for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always .
I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
The Lord be with you this day and always! Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings) ..
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Holy, Holy, Holy
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and alwaysKhandielese
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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