Prophecy’s Extra Oil 66: An Illogical Question
from Remnant Doctrine Keepers
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry
Brief News: M5.0 or greater earthquakes have been happening in less than every 24-hours for the past 5 days, including 3 yesterday that were not reported on the news— M5.1 Sandwich Island, M5.2 Tonga, and M5.1 New Guinea coast (again)— Chili was hit again with a M5.9 this Friday morning. These are not after shocks. Since 1991, we have been tracking all of the elements, including earthquakes and volcanoes. At the time, however, we picked up on only those of M6.0 or greater due to causing catastrophic events. Recently, we have seen M5.0’s becoming just as deadly and extremely frequent. The last 7-days report showed 1168 quakes for the week, but this week the 7-days had 1889 quakes— an increase of 721 quakes.
Also, Iceland’s Eyjafjöll volcano spewed steam for a few hours but began erupting ash and lava again: scientists watching its neighbor said that if Katla blows it will be ten (10) times worse than what has been seen from Eyjafjöll.
Illogical Question: “Which do you love more, Jesus or God’s Law?” Florida: this query was thrown at Sister Tammy by her boss, a Sunday-associate pastor, this morning of Sabbath Eve. For a moment it threw her, then responses came to the ready. There are many reasons this question is totally illogical; nevertheless, Tammy answered, “I love them both equally.” Her boss said, “It’s impossible to love them equally!” Tammy’s responses were all scriptures: keep this in mind as you read her Sabbath testimony.
A few years ago, we put out a lesson on “Love.” Man and his denominations tend to teach love by degrees: “love a spouse differently than a child because you do not have sex with your child!” Or, “love a friend differently than a child” and so forth. Love is a choice, sex is chemistry and one has nothing to do with the other. The point of the lesson was that love is love; there are no degrees of love, as God and Christ are evidence.
Then we were reminded of “God’s Armor,” a piece of which far too many people are missing: Truth. This leads us to the Psalms, wherein Christ told us what is that piece as He spoke with His Father: “Thy Law IS the truth.” He also went on to say, “I love thy Law.” Would anyone dare ask Jesus which He loved more, God’s Law or God? No sane person would, for Christ loved both equally. After all, God exemplifies His Law thus Christ mirrored it because He loves His Father and loves the value of God’s Law.
We love God’s Law because it is just and right, therefore we strive daily to obey it. We love Jesus because He first loved us and died for our “past” sins. Because we love and obey, the Holy Spirit then gives the “heart and mind of Christ” to us. How, then, could we not love God’s Law as much as we love Jesus? They are one and the same. Since we have the heart and mind of Christ, we can see it no other way: to love one is to love both and love incites obedience.
When Tammy shared the scriptures above, she concluded by referring to Revelation’s three citations of the wise being those who “obey God’s Commandments and have the faith of and in Jesus Christ.” To the above Old Testament verses, her boss asked, “Do you even use the New Testament?” She told him that we use the entire Bible, which reminded us of Christ’s analogy: “A wise man brings forth from his treasures both the old and new.” We also are reminded of Christ teaching that both the Old and New are the two witnesses. However, about the Revelation verses, her boss said, “Well, that’s Revelation,” as though it did not count. Nothing from the Old Testament or the Gospels or Revelation mattered to this man; despite the fact Tammy had quoted from each. Instead, he spewed an angry retort, “Do you always have to have the last word?” The irony he missed was that in each response the “last word,” as he put it, were God’s words: not Tammy’s.
All this rhetoric came about because Tammy’s boss resents her obedience to God’s Sabbath, over which Jesus also is Lord, instead of adhering to Sunday. Sadly, the world’s majority are too quick to say, “Well, that’s your opinion,” without ever checking God’s Word for themselves. This is perceived by God as having said directly to HIM, “Well, that’s your opinion God! My opinion differs . . . or, my denomination teaches differently.” Blasphemy is fatal, absolutely fatal.
Would you obey man or God? The former is death and the latter life everlasting: that is the choice God put before our world from the beginning. Today, we have reached the end of time and God’s sentences are based on each individual’s choice: man or God, death or life. We ought to obey God and have faith in and of Jesus: faith in His promise to return to redeem us and the faith of (like) Christ’s, which allows us to face death by persecutors.
Much love in Christ,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
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Prophecy’s Extra Oil 62: EARTHQUAKES ISLANDS GONE
copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry
Health Care Reform: President Bush signed a 2006 Executive Order giving the power to administer law to Sunday’s religious leaders; which order, we have since learned, was attached to a huge Congressional Bill of the same March date and sets out numerous responsibilities and agencies of Homeland Security. Similar to Obama’s Executive Order attached to the new Health Reform Bill of 200-K pages— said order guaranteeing that federal funds will not pay for abortions— Bush’s order guarantees that Sunday’s religious leaders in this nation indeed have the power to execute law under the Bill to which it is attached, more specifically the States’ Blue Laws in all of our 52 States, inasmuch as the Bill grants them this power as of 2006 as being an agency within Homeland Security.
The power of local and State law extends to National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches, thus global: all countries have blue laws and have had as early as AD 200. It is just a matter of enforcement: i.e. close all businesses for the 24-hours beginning midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday; man’s time for a day instead of God’s.
We already see this happening across the US: i.e. Pike Street Market on Seattle’s waterfront is one of Washington’s main tourist attractions yet, suddenly, the entire market of shops/cafes/produce stands and fish markets are closed on Sunday. A remarkable event, in that the Market depends entirely on weekend business except during tourist season. The Space Needle: another tourist destination, has a revolving restaurant and gift shops; we suspect it is now closed on Sundays. Businesses are closing but without public awareness. Learning about Pike Market was a fluke caught in local news reporting.
Most people do not realize: ALL 52 States’ Blue Laws include extreme police power to beat, wrongfully jail, and execute all who disagree with following Sunday as spiritual and, on which day, all must attend church whether a believer or not: thus, Blue Laws are predominantly focused on seventh day followers— Christ’s remnant church. Very soon, all will be required to attend a Sunday church in order to get a pass to do even necessary work, such as staff and doctors in hospitals, or for any other reason a person might want to work on that unholy day: exception passes will go only to those who follow Sunday, whether a believer or nonbeliever, the latter meaning pagans, atheists and agnostics who will attend only on the promise of world peace. Acceptable to God? Not!
Most people do not realize: ALL 52 States’ Blue Laws include extreme police power to beat, wrongfully jail, and execute all who disagree with following Sunday as spiritual and, on which day, all must attend church whether a believer or not: thus, Blue Laws are predominantly focused on seventh day followers— Christ’s remnant church.
Next, mention of Iceland’s volcano eruption: CNN video is amazing, fire seeming to rise above an icy landscape. If there is a full-scale eruption, it could melt all the ice for a quite a distance. Chili and the Philippines hit again by quakes: M6.1 and M7.0, respectively.
The February M8.8 in Chili knocked earth off its axis another .037 seconds, adding to the 2005 Indian Ocean M9.8 that shifted earth by 1-minute, which totals 1.037-minutes earth is now off kilter: one might feel like earth is being turned upside down, as some false prophets claim will occur, albeit this will not happen. Chili’s quakes added new scope to the prophetic sign “earthquakes and volcanoes in diverse places” occurring/increasing in frequency and intensity since 1991 and will continue acceleration until Christ appears in the clouds: now islands are disappearing and entire cities are moved off their centers.
Immediately, one might think of the seventh plague, wherein we are told of global earthquakes greater than man has ever seen together with volcanoes erupting at the same time. The deadly sign, on the other hand, manifests like mild samples to mankind of what will occur in Christ’s wake as He crosses our skies taking up His “small flocks.” The 7th plague causes mountains to move out of their places and islands disappear: the difference between the sign and the plague is that the latter will be global and simultaneous, whereas the lethal sign is isolated to diverse [various] places on earth. They serve as warnings.
In the article below, regarding several islands, the scientist blames it entirely on global warming; which does add to rising ocean waters. However, we feel that the greatest contributor to the islands now submerged and others partially under water are due more to earth being knocked off its axis by 1.037-minutes. Consider a glass of water sitting level, then tip it slightly and the water level is higher on one side, lower on the other. The rate science calculates ice cap melts is not adequate to totally submerge islands rapidly.
The article reveals another island submerged in 1996, just 5-years after Armageddon began in 1991, together with yet another island that experienced half its dry land covered by the ocean. The first was inhabited but everyone was safely evacuated; the second also is inhabited, thus dire warnings are out for that island to become completely submerged. This recent island submerged after Chili’s M8.8 quake, New Moore Isl. off the coast of India, was neither inhabited nor had any permanent structures built upon it. Our hypothesis of earth shifting is more likely yet definitely compounded by global warming.
Islands disappearing. Ah, but February 10 revealed a new island 745 miles south of Tokyo, Japan, within the same February frame as the Chili quake. Scientists say it was formed by volcanic eruptions beneath that part of the ocean, which is true. However, another eruption was not what brought Greenland’s new island to the surface previous to Japan’s; scientist said Greenland’s appeared because global warming melted an ice cap that was hiding that island. Melted ice in winter months that far north? Not logical.
Now we have islands disappearing south of the Equator and islands appearing north of it, strengthening our premise of earth abnormally shifting on its axis. Again, look at a glass of water tipped slightly: we even can determine in which direction earth is tipping. It would seem obvious that the north point of earth is tipping back from its normal position, thus water drawing away from the northern oceans, while the south point is tipping forward of its normal position to submerge islands in that part of the world as northern waters spill into the southern oceanic regions.
What scientists are saying, that holds up to scrutiny, is that the shifts caused by the 2005 and 2010 quakes each shortened our days; negligibly each time but definitely shortened them. This occurred because the shifts caused relocation of land masses of rock, which causes the earth to marginally speed up, which also makes sense in that the faster earth rotates, the shorter are daylight hours: 1.26 microseconds shorter may not see noteworthy but, on the whole, it is very important. This supports the Spirit’s premise that earth will not end in 2012 based on a perfect alignment within our solar system, as some have prophesied historically and even today; rather, it will end sooner due to the timeline having been shortened: once again the Holy Spirit’s time frame of 2011 is confirmed.
Chili’s quake, though, caused more astounding events: the entire city of Santiago was moved 11-inches west/southwest from its longitude/latitude center; worse, the whole city of Concepcíon was moved at least 10-FEET west of center—satellite imagining verified, USGS, several other US and global scientific centers, as well as Chili and Brazil. The quake shifted parts of So. America as far as Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.
We will not discuss the number of fatal car/train/plane and bus crashes in the US and globally, or the S. Korean ship sinking, rising number of Middle East locals killed in ever increasing suicide bombings and military attacks. Still, if we thought 2009 events were happening at— to borrow a ©”Star Trek” phrase— warp speed: in just these first 3 months of 2010 every sign, plague, plus nature, bank failures up to 37, are occurring at faster than warp 10. Ostensibly warp 10 is 10 times light speed. This is exciting: it is a 3rd confirmation of Holy Spirit’s clock of “no later than 2011” for Christ’s return.
Earth’s remaining days are about to get deadly for Christ’s global remnant small flocks: extremely fast. Stay on your toes, be well informed— the extra oil for our lanterns— for you may have to flee from city to city at a moment’s notice. Remember: many remnants have been dying naturally since 1991, as God’s way of “sparing them the worst to come;” but, in these worst of end days upon us, only a few of the most vocal about God’s Truth will die by the hands of those who only appear to be Christians. That few brings Christ through our door resurrecting the dead in Him and taking them up with the 144,000 remnant still alive at His arrival. Let nothing alarm you or cause fear: fear is of Satan.
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By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press Writer – Wed Mar 24, 9:29 am ET
NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island’s gone. New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said. “What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming,” said Hazra.
Scientists at the School of Oceanographic Studies at the university have noted an alarming increase in the rate at which sea levels have risen over the past decade in the Bay of Bengal. Until 2000, the sea levels rose about 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) a year, but over the last decade they have been rising about 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) annually, he said.
Another nearby island, Lohachara, was submerged in 1996, forcing its inhabitants to move to the mainland, while almost half the land of Ghoramara island was underwater, he said. At least 10 other islands in the area were at risk as well, Hazra said. “We will have ever larger numbers of people displaced from the Sunderbans as more island areas come under water,” he said. Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation of 150 million people, is one of the countries [sic] worst-affected by global warming. Officials estimate 18 percent of Bangladesh’s coastal area will be underwater and 20 million people will be displaced if sea levels rise 1 meter (3.3 feet) by 2050 as projected by some climate models.
India and Bangladesh both claimed the empty New Moore Island, which is about 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) long and 3 kilometers (1.5 miles) wide. Bangladesh referred to the island as South Talpatti. There were no permanent structures on New Moore, but India sent some paramilitary soldiers to its rocky shores in 1981 to hoist its national flag.
The demarcation of the maritime boundary — and who controls the remaining islands — remains an open issue between the two South Asian neighbors, despite the disappearance of New Moore, said an official in India’s foreign ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on international disputes. Bangladesh officials were not available for comment Wednesday.
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Prophecy’s Extra Oil 60: What is Yours IS God’s
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry
Chili, Sat. 02/27, 3:34am US ET, several 5.5 quakes before M8.8 quake felt as far as Argentina, then more than 90 aftershocks up to M6.9, more than 700 dead, toll rising, 2M people affected, 500K homes severe damage, 1M w/o power in Santiago, Chilean Pres declares disaster/requests help— suggest help of doctors, temporary shelters, clean up, food, water, generators— quake 800 times more powerful than 2004 Indian Ocean M9.7 quake—tsunami struck 12 nations, 285K killed— due to land movement in all directions, tectonic plates moved the length of 400 miles rather than length of feet as in 2004; Juan Fernandez Island 7.7-ft tsunami kills 6, 11-missing, smaller tsunami hit Chili coast;
——New Zealand hit w/first tsunami wave; Hawaii, tsunami traveling up to 600mph sounds alarms-evacuate to high ground—first wave just after 1:25pm US PST, 1st wave about 3-ft then several insignificant; Pacific Basin Coasts quake/tsunami warnings include all So. America, MX, CA, OR, WA, Canada, Alaska coastlines; damages likely as moves west-north-south, first wave small then huge follow: late Sat, tsunami warnings cancelled;
——So. Europe, storm batters, at least 58 dead; US, NE suffering from record breaking snow storms, winds to 70mph, thousands w/o power, at least 1 dead; Marie Osmond teen son dead-suicide; Toyota, at least 56 deaths reported due to brake/accelerator issues; GM, recalling 1.5M Chev/Pontiac; Haiti, death toll now over 200K, need medicines; Chili, copper prices spike after quakes
—— Significant February earthquakes: 02/04 M5.9 No. California; 02/18 M6.9 China-Russia-No.Korea borders; 02/26 M7.0 Ryukyu Islands-Japan; 02/27 M8.8 Chili; 02/28 Quakes in last 7 days worldwide M5.4+ total 312, of 52 US States last 7 days M1.0+ total 1180 quakes. No available data for magnitudes below 1.0
——New Volcano Activity/Unrest: Tanzania, Ecuador, Montserrat, New Britain
Ongoing Activity: Bougainville, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia), Hawaii (USA), Central Kamchatka (Russia), Kyushu, Ecuador, Central Kamchatka (Russia), Ryukyu Islands (Japan), Sumatra (Indonesia), Ecuador (repeats indicate more than 1 volcano in area)
2010 is already into March and TSaS still has two Sisters in dire need, noted in Sabbath Extra Oil 59: no response from our brothers and sisters. It would seem that March is a very good time to revive God’s 2006 lesson on giving. First, however, TSaS should have made it clear that our two Sisters did NOT ask for help; we simply know of their validated, very urgent needs. We pray that our brothers and sisters will “march” to the plate by giving as much as they can because “there is need” amidst our own.
As a reminder, if you wish to help our two Sisters— Sacramento needs financial help, abused Tampa needs financial-apartment-furniture—by reply to this post, put “Love to Give” in the subject line, then specify which of the sisters or both you wish to help: TSaS will reply with the name(s) and address(es) needed. We feel that you might be more comfortable sending aid directly to our Sisters, instead of going through TSaS. If not, we will joyfully forward your aid to each of them as you direct.
LOVE TO GIVE
©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry
“Tis the season to give!” This is a commercial we hear only when there is a catastrophic event or man’s holidays roll around each year, plus birthdays and wedding anniversaries along with parents’ days. Each are man’s traditions— not God’s— yet most are designated Christian, despite pagan origins to false gods: Christmas and its flashy tree, Valentine’s Day throw-away hearts, stuffed Easter bunnies and eggs, Thanksgiving’s food obesity, birthdays, anniversaries. God deems self-involvement as the abomination of idolatry.
God has a different judgment about giving and, certainly, unmitigated wrath regarding heathen festivals; albeit, the latter is not the purpose of this treatise, which latter was addressed in a previous lesson: “Christ’s Birth, Death and Resurrection.” As far as God is concerned “every day is the season to give!” Sadly, it is not happening in the world, with the exception of only a few people who do help daily. God also reminded us that “everything is mine” by virtue of the fact He created everything and everything we have, including wages, were His first: all He asks in return of that is akin to income taxes, which His never exceeds 10%; albeit, there is a 5% penalty if not paid timely.
As God’s congregation, we need to stop this crime against God: in our midst are those “ignoring” a brother or sister’s needs. It is all too common! We also are instructed to “lend but do not borrow.” It is good to understand the weightier matters about giving and lending within the congregation: giving means expecting nothing in return and lending means that the borrower obviously would be able to repay at some point in time: we are instructed not to charge our brethren interest fees. Interest is charged only to those not of God; and, it should not be a rate higher than God’s own 10%; more is usury, for which the world’s lending institutions and governments are famous.
Jesus instructed, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” He went on to say, “Give to him that asks something from you, and do not turn away he who wants to borrow from you, even if it is your enemy; for if you love only those who love you, there is no reward for you: even the wicked love those who love them, yet their reward is destruction.
“Do good and lend, expecting nothing in return; then your reward will be great as children of the Highest, for you will have done as God does, who is kind even to the unthankful and the wicked while they are here.
“Give, and men shall give to you in good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over. By the same measure you give, the same shall be measured out to you again; and the Father in heaven shall give good things to them that ask of Him.” (paraphrased Acts 20:35; Matthew 6:42-46; 7:11-12; Luke 6:29-35,38). Christ also said to give good to our enemies: give them drink or food or clothing or all things needed, even lend to them. “Needs” are the basics of life; “Wants” are frivolous and selfish.
Some of the blessings received from giving are that others will give in return, not necessarily the same as we gave nor even from those to whom we gave; then shall our Father give in return to the giver. Caution: the above verses reveal truth in the adage, “What goes around comes around.” If we give evil by denying those in need, it will come back to bite us harder than they who had need. More so, in giving from the heart there also are blessings to the giver on emotional and spiritual levels.
Emotional level: no one gains good feelings inside when they give from a sense of duty dictated by man’s costly, blasphemous holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, and/or because something is expected in return. One cannot gain good feelings when they give only to receive in return, or they lend money expecting a greater return. Those good feelings create within us a sense of well-being and come only when we give for no reason or give to help, in either case expecting nothing in return. In giving we should take no credit; rather we should say, “It is my duty to God.”
Consider Christmas: Merchants begin heavy add campaigns, subtly implying that you must buy this or that or be thought ill of; their purpose being the almighty buck. Dutifully, everyone scrambles to purchase just the perfect tree to decorate with expensive babbles, which tree ultimately will end up in a garbage dump; and, they dash around buying gifts for those on their list, making sure they spend the appropriate amount of money, knowing they will receive gifts from them, too. It is expected, and such a waste of money; money that could feed or clothe or house the needy! Giving for no reason, expecting nothing in return, comes from a godly heart of love: giving simply for the sake of giving, lending simply for the sake of lending; in short, LOVING TO GIVE!
Watch the joy on a woman’s face when her husband gives flowers or a gift and it’s not even her birthday or their anniversary or any of man’s holidays. Notice a man grin from ear to ear when his wife, dressed to the nines, greets him home with a candle-lit dinner, the kids at grandma’s place: for no reason, except she loves him. Hear the joy in a child’s laughter when he or she is given a gift for no reason. See an older, lonely neighbor’s face light up when presented with a gift or a meal for no reason. Note the grateful expression on a hungry person’s face when given food and it’s not a designated season for feeding.
Consider how you would feel if you received any gift at all and there was not one single reason for it; except the giver loves you. We are to love even our enemies and love is to love giving: no matter who it is or what time of year it might be. Giving should be about love and no other reason; giving a need is to love mankind and God.
Not only are we to give to one another as each other have need or just because we wish to give, we also are to give unto God. What is it we should give to Him? Some might say, “Tithes.” While that is true, today the congregation is to use tithes so that all are equal and do not go without: they are not to support a building and a leader. What God really wants us to give unto Him is to, first, believe that Jesus is His Son; second, have faith like that of Christ; and, third, obey God’s Law: the keys to heaven’s gates (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 21:10,27; 22:14).
On a spiritual level, our Father gives in return to us: ALL knowledge, wisdom, and a good understanding of ALL things; spiritual gifts of power; all that we have need of in the way of food, shelter and clothing; and, He gives us peace no man understands and, best of all, He gives us “the heart and mind of Christ” (see lesson “Mind of Christ”).
The mind of Christ is the greatest gift Father can give to us during our temporary flesh life; for with His mind we then have God’s mind and it becomes easy to think and act as Christ thought and acted; easy to obey the Father as Jesus obeyed: love and forgiveness given indiscriminately and freely plus obedience is no longer a seemingly impossible feat. Yes, we will have all these things YET suffer for Christ in adversities, thorns in our flesh and persecutions: these latter being the greatest sign of who we are and to whom we belong. Even this suffering is a gift of confirmation!
When it comes to gift giving, it is not what we can buy and/or how much we spend that causes a receiver to feel incredibly loved. Over the years, some givers have found the greatest gifts given were prompted by either financial adversity and/or giving for absolutely no reason: crafts tailored made for a specific individual, poems written for another, or a letter detailing the importance of each: receivers are reduced to tears while saying, “This is the most wonderful gift I’ve ever received!” The most rewarding money gifts are when the giver’s cash is in short supply AND the receiver has not asked for the help received. Though money is scarce, these givers never lack anything.
The Bible does NOT cite specific times in which to give. God simply says, “GIVE.” Yet, mankind seems to think a set time and/or specific events are needed in order to prompt giving; even then, he gives sparingly and for the purpose of receiving greater: whether it be for greater recognition by his peers or bigger tax exemptions. Consider: give to the hungry during man’s designated holidays; give to those affected by a catastrophic event, if it’s great enough; each gift representing a tax write off at year’s end; give only because, only to, and only when. God and Christ do NOT credit us for giving such gifts, as they come by demand and greed established in man’s arrogance: for he does not believe there is no one greater than God (see “From Adversities to Blessings”).
Man’s behaviour demonstrates an attitude of being greater than God; his ways deemed better than God’s ways. God abhors paganism, yet man decided it was better to pagan ways into Christ’s church. God’s Laws are perpetual and not to be changed or deleted, yet man decided he could make them better. God established time, yet man decided he knew a better way to control time. Take great care in whom you choose to follow. When are you giving and how are you justifying both timing and the gifts? Will God recognize your time-determined gifts as His way of giving?
A Giving Testimony: The member giving this testimony wishes to remain nameless to avoid the appearance of boasting; wanting only to prove that giving from the heart moves God to take care of the giver’s own needs:
——”I live on $1000 a month: timely pay rent, basic phone, groceries, car fuel and liability insurance, basic cable TV (no cable, no TV), dial-up Internet (cheapest access), meds, and all unexpected costs, plus I mail $200 a month (sometimes more) to help one or more in need that I find out about. It is made clear to the persons that it is God’s gift not to be repaid. Every penny and thing I have is God’s in the first place. That $200 is double the 10% tithe on my fixed income. I haven’t come up short yet, even when a $150 medical expense hit this month: paid in full and still sent $200. If I can do it, then I know anyone can. So I ask, ‘Are you using God’s money to keep the brethren equal or spending it on self?’ He sees and hears what you do because nothing is hidden from Him.” ~~end testimony
Christ is about to arrive; so, it has never been more important, than today, to review where you stand with God, in ALL respects, or risk being left behind quite dead. Man has become so incredibly self-focused and selfish: gotta have all the toys, bells and whistles far exceeding the basics thus ignoring the basic needs of others around them. It is time to step outside of self to focus on God, Christ, and our brethren, some of whom are in need every day. Why do you think Jesus said, “Sell all that you have and follow me”? He did not mean to sell even your basic needs of life, only the excesses that are not a need. Possessing a giving heart is an awesome gift in itself because it reflects the heart of God and Christ. Receive it by giving it.
LOVE TO GIVE! GIVE GOD’S WAY AND TO WHOM GOD SAYS TO GIVE!