Freely Receive, Freely Give
© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers
Today decide. Who will YOU serve? We are to have singleness of heart toward our Redeemer.
All we have and all we are is due Him. He has paid in Full our Redemption.
There is a fear in those gathered in mankind of a usurpation. Those that have, which is all, are fearful that someone will take their place. Rightfully so. For someone has. Jesus Christ has taken and borne our transgressions away.
Men of flesh and bone fear failure. We cling to our gifts with soulful remorse, knowing and acknowledging little of the value given that is to be shared in this world.
We strive to hang on to our gifting, instead of letting go. Our heart of pride recognizes the gift within, but quickly shuts the box and ties the bow as though we have not seen His glory.
What are we thinking? What are we doing?
We carefully guard our perceived value, intending to be paid well...for that which we have been freely given. That which was Paid in Full.
We are His children. A witness of a faithful God in a lost, deceived and dying world.
No man knows the day or the hour of His return. Be found faithful, be diligent. He gave all for you and I. Can we give less? Consider John 10:10.
A house divided can not stand. We are the tabernacle of God. The Lord calls us to wholeness in Him. Work and give, while it is yet day. John 9:4, Matthew 21:28-45
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers
Hebrews 9:11-14 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Acts 15:16-17 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
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