Sharing the Churches Wealth With God's Sons and, Daughters in His Churches:


It This Written In Your Bible? (2 Corinthians 8:13–15)


God's Ordained And Appointed Messenger, Unleashing The Truth Of God's Word In The Gospel Of Jesus Christ:


Apostle Paul reminds the Corinthians of the underlying principle behind the collection. “It is a question of a fair balance between your present abun­dance and their need” ( 2 Cor. 8:14 ). It is not that the Judean Churches should experience relief to the detriment of the Gentile Churches, but rather that there should be an appropriate balance between them. The Jesus Believers were in need, and the Corinthian church was experienc­ing a measure of prosperity. The time might come when the tables would be turned, and then aid would flow in the other direction, “so that their abundance may be for your need” ( 2 Cor. 8:14 ).


Elder Paul invokes two images to explain what he means. The first one, bal­ance, is abstract, but in the ancient world, as now, it appeals to our sense that in the natural world and in society equilibrium leads to stability and health. The recipient benefits because the gift alleviates an abnor­mal lack. The giver benefits because the gift prevents acclimation to an unsustainable abundance. The second image is concrete and historical. Paul reminds the Corinthians of the ancient days when God gave the people of Israel manna to sustain themselves ( Exod. 16:11–18 ). Though some gathered much and others comparatively little, when the daily ra­tion was distributed, no one had either too little or too much.


The principle that the richer should give their wealth to the poorer to the degree that everyone’s resources are in “balance” is challenging to modern notions of individual self-reliance. Apparently, when Teacher Paul calls Christians “Believers for Jesus’ sake” ( 2 Cor. 5:4 ), he means that 100 percent of our wages and our wealth belong directly to God and that God might want us to distribute them to others to the point that the income we keep for our personal use is in equal balance with theirs.


We must be careful, however, not to make simplistic applications to the structures of today’s world. A full discussion of this principle among Christians Believers has become difficult because it gets caught up in the religious debates about preachers capitalism. The question in those debates is whether the ministry has the right or duty to compel the balance of wealth by taking from the richer believers and distributing to the poorer believers. This is a different matter from Apostle Paul’s situation, in which a group of Jesus Churches asked their members to voluntarily give money for distribution by an­other Church Family for the benefit of its poor members. In fact, Apostle Paul does not say anything at all about the state in this regard. As for himself, Brother Paul says he has no plans to compel anyone. “I do not say this as a command” ( 2 Cor. 8:8 ), he tells us, nor is a collection to be made “reluctantly or under compulsion” ( 2 Cor. 9:7). God gave us, the world, Jesus and He wants us to freely be His givers from the heart and not by Old Testament Or Old Covenant Law sharing. Amen.



Our Apostle Paul’s purpose is not to create a particular social system but to ask those who have money whether they are truly ready to put it at God’s service on behalf of the poor saints. “Show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you,” he implores ( 2 Cor. 8:24 ). Christians should engage in plenty of discussions about the best ways to alleviate poverty. Is it through giving alone, or investment, or something else, or some mix? What role do the structures of the Church, ministry, missions, and nonprofit organizations have? Which aspects of biblical truth, infrastructure, education, culture, personal responsibility, stewardship, hard work, and other factors must be reformed or developed? Christians Believers need to be at the forefront of developing not only generous but effective means of bringing poverty to an end.


But there can be no question about the pressing urgency of poverty and no reluctance to balance our use of money with the needs of others around the world. Apostle Paul’s forceful words show that those who enjoy su­perabundance cannot be complacent when so many people in the body of Christ to suffer extreme poverty. There are just too many Ananias and, Sapphires, Fake and. False Pastors, Bishops, Founders, Why do I call these gifts out in the Churches Because they are the ones who are running everything and have control over the finances, But the Church that Christ birth and built, His Apostles make sure the believers got their need taking care of, not the self-appointed Pastors, Bishops, and Founders. This is why we are Not the Head, the First, the Blessed, The Lender in the Church, you are under out of order biblical Jesus Christ ordained leadership. Period.


Written And, Shared By, Apostle James R, Winfree, Sr.


To The Ministers, First!!!


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