Sunday, March 04, 2018

The Beggar

Ephesians 2:4-5 
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ- by grace you have been saved.

Have you ever passed by a stranger begging for a handout on the side of the road and later wondered who he was? You wonder why he ended up where he is in this life. We think "But for the grace of God that could be me." And yet that person is eligible for the same mercy and grace. God loves him just the same even no less or more than He loves you.

Jesus went to the cross for all people for all time. He took the sins and curses and sicknesses of all. Not just for those that believed in Him.

No one was born again yet. No one had the Holy Spirit. No one had a revelation of God's grace. The age of grace had not begun. They were still living under law.

Then came Pentecost where Holy Spirit was sent to live in every believer. As Jesus told us when he told His disciples the only work we would have is to believe on the one the Father had sent. We believe in Jesus. We are in Him and He is in us.

Galatians 2:20 
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Holy Spirit and our spirit are one. We live and breath in Him. As we allow Him to work through us, He manifests in authority and power to reach the lost. To heal the sick and remove bondages. To free all He comes in contact with.

All it takes is letting go of our fleshly desires and give God control. Trust Him with everything and He opens up the miraculous in your life. Know who you are in Christ. So the next time you see a beggar, stop and introduce him to He who is in you. Both of your lives will be forever changed.

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