CAUTION, this is only for those who have taken up their crosses to follow Jesus Christ. NOTE, this not an article on humanitarian issues. This is for the advancement of the Kingdom and the glory of God being manifest on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Most of us live in America, some Australia, and all other countries throughout our western culture. We grew up and have lived in utter extravagance, over-abundance, and comfort our whole lives. In fact, right now I am sitting in a cushioned chair writing this article in beautiful Colorado at a local ice-cream shop. But let me pose a question, “How are the most precious in God’s kingdom getting along in this cushy world?” Do we even know who is the most precious on God’s precious chart? Oh, CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WAKE UP!
Luk 9:48 ”Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
Most of you are already turned off by this message, in-fact I bet 75% of the people that have opened this page aren’t still reading. Before you cry out that I may be taking this verse out of context, that Jesus isn’t talking about Children, but those who where lost in sin and believed on His name. Well, you are partly right. He is talking about both. But let me ask you, who is least among us? Who is the greatest? And let me pose to you another question, why is there no new testament (book of Acts) power in the church, particularly in America?
In Isaiah 1
When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
How are the least in the world doing while we are sitting in suburbia USA praying many prayers with our hands full of blood. Millions of Children…Aborted, Orphaned, Sick, Hungry,Thirsty, Poor, Dying, Sexually-Abused, En-Slaved. Utterly lost, having no concept of the love, power, and fatherliness of God.
Did you know…have you ever been told? Church of Jesus, you are the body of the Living God. We are God’s hands and feet on Earth. Have you ever studied God’s infinite fatherly heart?
Jas 1:27 Pure religion (also translated as Worshiping) and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
What is true Worshiping?
1. Going to visit the Fatherless, 2. the widows, 3. and being unstained from the world.
Joh 14:8-9 “Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father…Jesus saith…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…” When the world looks at us, do they see the God the Father? Do they grasp God’s character and behold His glory? But more importantly is God getting glory out of human beings? Is the orphan and widow’s heart sing to the glory of God?
In Job 29 – THE RIGHTEOUS MAN, the Warrior Poet
When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow‘s heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.