“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common … Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,” Acts 4:32-35
Do we have this attitude, or rather, reality of Christ in our lives to make the profound statement that all we possess is not our own? The car we drive, the food in our cabinets, the place we call home, and even our very souls belong to the Lord. If these things belong to the Lord then they also belong to our brethren. We only maintain an illusion of having our own possessions. The more we give away the spiritual life being poured into us, the more we will all receive Christ in His fullness corporately. If our brethren suffer then we suffer. We are one soul and body.
A brother needs a car? Maybe the Lord would have us give ours away, even if that means biking everywhere. Our brethren overseas are lacking housing, food, and many other resources? Maybe the Lord would have us fast an extra day a week and give away the money we save on food. Maybe the Lord would have us sell our paid off home and down size to support the Lord’s work. May the Lord speak to us all what He would have us do in this hour.
There has been a shaking in 2020 for a reason. The religious systems have dried up and proven false. Now, more than ever, all creation is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God.
How much are we willing to die, that He may live?
“We have heard a lot of NOISE, and we have seen a lot of SHAKING, as the prophetic voice has gone through the land. For when God speaks from Heaven there is always a shaking as God strips man of all his ideas and exposes his folly in trying to unite the people of God under the banner of UNITY.
NEVERTHELESS IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL THERE IS COMING ABOUT A JOINING IN THE SPIRIT THAT MAN WITH ALL HIS CHARISMATIC RESOURCES KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT–A JOINING TOGETHER OF INDIVIDUALS OF LIKE HEART AND MIND AND SPIRIT. Many are weary of the “unity” they have sought to acknowledge as they lay together in the open valley, and are tired of being pushed together first by this apostle, then pulled apart by that prophet, to be joined somewhere else.
BUT THE SOUND OF THE SPIRIT FROM HEAVEN WILL JOIN MEMBER TO MEMBER ACCORDING TO THE PLAN AND THE PURPOSE OF GOD, BY A MIGHTY CHAIN REACTION OF ENERGY RELEASED FROM HIS SERVANTS WHO ARE BEING FUSED TOGETHER BY THE WISDOM OF THE CROSS, AND BY THE LIFE OF CHRIST.”
-George Warnock (Beauty for Ashes Part 4)