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Jesus helped his partners economically. So should we! September 29, 2016

Posted by invest4uryours in Relevant Scriptures.
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Disclosure: This church has no affiliation with RPM.

The biblical principle of “give and it shall be given to you” is well-known among church folk, but giving from churches to their Members or Partners are rarely practiced. Robert J. Parker Sr believes, “since giving to church members was practiced from the very beginning it should be practiced in every church today.”

We read throughout the Bible how God, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Paul, Peter and others, helped their partners with more than just spiritual things. They assisted them with money, food, clothes and other material things!

It is written that the churches in Macedonia complied with the following biblical principles for overcoming poverty and for sustaining the welfare of church members by giving donations to them from their churches, as outlined in 2nd Corinthians the 8th Chapter:

  • They gave themselves first to the Lord.
  • Then by the will of God they joyfully gave offerings to others from their churches.
  • They gave according to what they had in excess (not according to what they did not have) for the purpose of achieving equality among themselves.
  • Those principles are very applicable for us today and I believe that they will be practiced in the new earth to come.

There are scriptures that support giving material things to Ministers, Partners and Members for the sake of equality to be among us. Some scriptures validate the fact that even money should be given to five-fold Ministers and to their members as it is stated here: “…that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality.2 Corinthians 8:14

Jesus – the Good Shepherd – provided Peter with money to pay both of their taxes. Matthew 17:27

  • Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Jesus fed all of his Partners with natural food, which included those of his own pasture and strangers alike. Lastly, Jesus instructed Peter to do the same.  John 21:15-17 & 19

  • John 21:15 ¶ So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
  • John 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
  • John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
  • John 21:19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

Written by Robert J. Parker Sr,
Be blessed spiritually and economically!

Yahowshuwa`(Transliteration: “Jesus.” Which is being used throughout this document for the sake of familiarity by most readers.)