A New Year with a New Life

The Billy Graham movie clip is the ending scene, but it is the opportunity for a beginning for anyone in need of a Savior.

When the Miraculous Explodes and People Know What is Right

About a year ago, I was just driving around allowing God’s Holy Spirit to lead me, when I noticed a woman standing on the corner of the freeway exit holding up a sign asking for help. At that time, I was in the furthest lane from her and unable to give her anything before the light changed, but I felt God telling me to go back and help her.
I went back on the freeway the direction that I had just come, and exited a mile later to enter back towards the freeway the direction that would lead me back to her. It was a bit of a process to get back to her, but it is never too much to do for another human being in need of help.
I had plenty of time to pray during this ten minute turn around process, so I prayed that God would use the $27 that I had and multiply it to be enough for whatever it was that she was needing at that time. I told Him that I didn’t know how He would do that, but I only knew that nothing was impossible for Him, so I would only believe that He would make it happen.
When I was sitting at the light where the woman stood the first time, not one person acknowledged the lady or offered her any assistance. This time when I arrived back to that same light, I could feel the air was changed, but I couldn’t get the woman’s attention to even give her the items I had for her. I was only one car away from where she was, but she was so broken at that point that she couldn’t even lift up her head to see that I was trying to get her attention. My music was playing the most beautiful song, and it was so loud that all the cars had to hear it. The song filled the air and the atmosphere began to shift.
I asked God what to do about the woman since she wouldn’t look up, and at that moment a car honked their horn. I looked up to see if the light changed, but the car hadn’t honked about the light. The person who honked was waving at the woman with the sign to come and get what they had in their hand for her. As I sill had my hand out the window, she ran over to my car first. I watched as almost every car at that light had a person putting their hand out the windows to hand the woman the help she needed that day. If a person didn’t have their hand out at first, they all began to see what the rest were doing and that caused them to open their hearts and offer help to the woman too.
I had also prayed before handing the items to the lady that God would instantly revive her with a quickening in her Spirit of hope. I watched as the most amazing miracle took place that day. As the woman ran from car to car before the light changed, her whole life was changed. When she was running back to her stuff on the corner after collecting all the gracious gifts from the many people in their cars, she stopped right by my car window and mouthed, “Thank you so much!” She was smiling from ear to ear and my heart was so full of love for her and for the God that cared so much for each and every one of His creation.
I knew that God always heard my prayers, and that He was the One leading me each day as I would drive about the Valley streets never knowing where I would end up or who I was going to help, but what God did that day for that broken-hearted woman on the corner was so beautiful that it changed me forever.
I knew now that God would always provide and that God does make a way even in the most difficult situations. I prayed that God would put in others the same passion and desire that He had given me to pray for others around them, and to give them boldness to believe and act on doing good deeds for others.
I know that many people couldn’t understand why I would seemingly waste my time and resources to do random acts of kindness each day, but I was never really doing random things. I was always led to the people that God wanted to help, because they had either been praying to Him for help, or they were ready to give up completely and needed to know that there was still hope if they would only believe and pray to God for all of their needs.
I don’t usually get to know the outcome later for the people that I help, but I am confident in God’s power and love, so I know that whatever I ask Him to do for the people I help, He will do it. When I have the time to ask a person their name, I always add their name to my list of people that I pray over during difficult days. There are many that I never get to know their names, and I can’t even recall all of the times and people that I have helped, but I know that God knows who those people are, so I will just pray and ask Him to continue to comfort and provide for those people, so that they never feel alone or hopeless.
Once people understand that they are truly and deeply loved, they no longer see only their circumstances or problems. They begin to see the lives of others that they can then help lift up around them, and that is how we bring the Kingdom of God into the midst of us. The evil begins to flee and wickedness shuts its mouth.
I have no special abilities or gifts that aren’t available to all of us. I simply ask for what is needed and believe that God will supply those things. My hope is that this will boost the faith and confidence of others to begin to act in love and believe in the love that frees us all from the bondage and corruption of this world.

“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat…”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:4‬

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:10‬

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭

How to Overcome Through Sufferings

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““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:38-48‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Knowing Jesus as Your Lord

“Most people that say they know me, have never known me.”

That was what the Lord said to me during a visitation I had a few years ago. I really didn’t know Him that well back then either, but I thought it was very sad that people would say they know him, but never know Him.

Do you know Him? He is Love and He always does good and wants us to do the same and be the same. If love destroys evil and God is Love, why did we remove God from our schools and act like He isn’t real or the solution to every problem? Why would people go to church on Sunday, but

never mention the Lord to anyone the rest of the week?

Why do people pretend to believe when they clearly don’t believe or understand a thing about God or His Word? I say that because of what the world has been exalting and no one bothered to exalt the Truth of God’s Word to make it bigger than issues like Covid.

The people chose fear over faith and the Word of God was not given a place to show God’s faithfulness to his Word. Why did Jesus die for our sins if the people are all still believing in sickness and everything related to a cursed life?

Faith is what you believe for before you see it. I didn’t see the Lord, but I believed what His Word said, because why would He say it if it wasn’t true? If He said that all those who put their faith in Jesus will not be put to shame but they will be given the right to become Sons and daughters of God. So believing in Jesus gives you the right to be a son or daughter of God, and if I believe that I am now redeemed from the cursed life and given new life and am now a brand new creation that will begin transformation as I renew my mind in the Truth -Word of God. Once you know the Truth, the Truth will set you free! How? Because that is when you understand that you are free from all of the things that the world lives in constant fear and torment over, but you are free from it all in Christ once you read and understand the truth of God’s grace.

Obviously not many people have chosen to renew their minds in the Truth yet, because we saw what happened with Covid. You don’t have to be afraid anymore. You really can have peace and live above the realm of doubt and unbelief. Their is a higher realm for those who do know the Truth and give themselves over to God’s better pathway of peace.

The world hates to hear about it, because it wants to exalt every vile thing instead and cause the people to live in constant dread, lack and sickness. Let it all go and come home to the truth of what Jesus paid for! Freedom and a brand new life filled with God’s Spirit. Jesus is the only way to the Father, so accept what he already did for us and begin a new life that is far above this earths chaos and strife.

Let God love and nourish you so that you can be full of divine life and walk in the realm of the supernatural. It’s not a fairytale. It’s the reality that most people ignore so they can live in worry and lack. Don’t settle for the lies, but run to the Truth and live your life hidden in Christ! It’s worth everything to know Jesus! He is everything and more! Just ask him to come into your heart and make you into a new creation so that you can have the power to overcome anything and all of Heaven to fight for you! It’s just stupid to ignore such a great salvation that has been made available to all people.

Don’t bring your misery to me anymore unless you are willing to let it all go and accept the good life of Christ. I have heard enough negativity and bad reports, so now I am going to speak and exalt a new report and a new story of the free gift of life in Jesus. The spirit of Life in you means you won’t have to fear sickness anymore! Although some still do for some reason.

Jesus said that those who follow him can ask for anything that they desire and it will be done for them! Anything! It also says in the scriptures that NOTHING by any means will harm you! You are given all authority over the power of the enemy in Jesus! That is authority to break the powers of sickness and all evil! So come on people! Let’s act like we are really Christians and not a bunch of doubters and faithless people oppressed by fear.

The Night is Far Gone…

Love is the only thing that can destroy evil completely, so it is time for this nation to unite and do what is good and right by helping each other.

Does that mean that people should abandon the belief systems that have been passed down for centuries, or that people should ignore or overlook what society deems as good or evil?  Yes, I believe that it is time for all people to awaken to what is actually good and right, and to stop criticizing or condemning others for their shortcomings.  The truth is that no one, NOT ONE human being aside from Jesus Christ has ever been found to be perfect, and since the only perfect person was killed by all of the imperfect ones to prove to the world what LOVE is worth, maybe it is time we all turn our hearts toward love.  

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.  God is love.  When people say they know God, but have never known God, the world looks like chaos, confusion, strife, bitter, abusive and complacent mixed with greedy, angry, condemning, shameful, disrespectful, overachievers, doubters, haters and a few believers.  Even though people may not know God, He knows all of us. He longs to reveal himself to those that have been forgotten or overlooked by the world.  He wants everyone to know love, and He is love.

Romans 13: 1-14

1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Fulfilling the Law Through Love

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

The justice of God is that all forgive and receive forgiveness if we are expecting mercy and grace for our own lives through the blood of Jesus!

The Higher Realm of Love

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Perfect love drives out fear, and God’s love is perfect, because He is Love. My Father in Heaven has loved me with an everlasting love. He is well pleased with my life, and He calls me His beloved daughter. He surrounds me with supernatural protection and He answers all of my prayer requests, because He delights in blessing His children.  

He doesn’t require me to starve myself or to spend years being taught by anyone else about who He is.  He shows me daily and He teaches me all that I need to soar above this world.  He has given me the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth and He has opened up the Heavens to pour out blessings so great that there isn’t room enough to contain it.  

When you abide in love, you abide in God.  God doesn’t ever speak negatively about His creation.  He speaks life words that produce good results, and He encourages me with His loving kindness that leads me into His presence.  In His presence, there is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.  Most people have no idea that everything that is written in scripture is the Truth, and the experiences that people had in the past are still available today.

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Love is something that becomes part of a person.  God has become so real to me that I don’t doubt if he hears my voice, because I know that He lives with me, and we share our lives together.  I can’t separate my thoughts from God, because I have been given the mind of Christ.  I go to sleep thinking about God, and I wake up thinking about God.  I want to experience everything that He has for me, and I don’t want to live a boring life that is focused on things that will not last.  My greatest aim is Love.  What does it look like to obey God (which is how we show that we love Him)?

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Cory was 27 years old in the photo above.  He was living in a stairwell in the City of Chandler’s parking garage for City workers and Council members.  His grandmother raised him, but she had recently passed away when the Holy Spirit led my family to help him that day.  Cory couldn’t read or write, so he was unable to get a job without the skills to fill out the application.  I brought food and other supplies to Cory as often as possible.  He ended up going to jail for a year or more, and was released for a short while, but I haven’t seen him for a few months, so I assume he is back in jail.  

Cory is not a criminal or a bad person, but he has spent time in jail for minor issues that stem from being homeless.  Since Cory has no money or means to bail himself out of jail, he has to stay locked up as long as it takes before his case has been resolved.  Cory’s life seems to have no direction or value by the world’s measurement, but God was so concerned about Cory, that He led my family specifically to find and help him that day, and numerous others.  Here is what Cory said to me that day when I sat down to talk with him.  “I didn’t think that people like you talked to people like me.”  I asked what he meant, and he tried to explain that most people just pass right by him on the streets of Chandler, and don’t even give him a friendly smile or a courteous hello.  He believed that he was invisible to the typical middle class citizens of Chandler, Arizona, because that was how the people treated him.  I know that God wanted me to hear those words that he spoke that day, because it was necessary to understand how a person can become so insignificant in their mind after being rejected and invisible to the people that pass by daily too focused on their own importance in the world to consider the needs of another.

I share that story, because I want people to grasp the heart of the Father, and understand that it isn’t about what we can get, nor is it about creating projects and plans to “fix people”.  Cory might not look like he has much of a life, but his life was of great value for God’s plans and purposes in this time.  God wants all of His children to learn how to move in the compassion that Jesus shared, because it is in that compassion that miracles are possible.  God is seated in heavenly places, but he is also with the lowly and contrite in heart.  He revives the languishing soul, and heals the wounds of his people.  

Don’t pass by others without so much as noticing that they have value and need to be recognized too.  Say hello and smile with a sincere heart of acceptance for all people to feel welcomed.  God accepted all of us even though we were not worthy or of much use to anyone else.  We were given great value when we accepted Christ and received a new heart.  People don’t understand that in Christ, they are no longer the beggar on the streets, but they are able to receive all that Jesus paid for us to live an abundant life.  How about we share the Truth with everyone everywhere we go from this time forth?  

 

Make a Donation God is always good.  He has a way of seeing things that most people don’t understand.  He takes every negative and turns it into a positive.  When one fully turns their heart to know God, they will find Him through Jesus, and they will never live in fear again, because perfect love casts out fear, and that is what our Father is-Love. Below are many scriptures that reveal the Truth about God’s love, and His desire for all of His children to understand and obey.  
  1. “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.” Exodus 23:6
  2. “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” Leviticus 19:15
  3. “If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.” Leviticus 25:25, 35, 39
  4. “If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien’s clan, he retains the right of redemption.” Leviticus 25:47-48
  5. “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18
  6. “At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied.” Deuteronomy 14:28-29
  7. “However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you.” Deuteronomy 15:4
  8. “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.” Deuteronomy 15:7
  9. “Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near, so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.” Deuteronomy 15:9
  10. “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11
  11. “Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.” Deuteronomy 24:14
  12. “Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.” Deuteronomy 24:17
  13. “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow.” Deuteronomy 24:19-21
  14. “‘Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, Amen!'” Deuteronomy 27:19
  15. “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.” 1 Samuel 2:8
  16. “as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.” Esther 9:22
  17. “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9
  18. “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.” Psalm 9:18
  19. ” Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them. ” Psalm 12:5
  20. “You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.” Psalm 14:6
  21. “This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.” Psalm 34:6
  22. “My whole being will exclaim, Who is like you, 0 LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.'” Psalm 35:10
  23. “The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.” Psalm 37:14
  24. “Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” Psalm 40:17
  25. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” Psalm 68:5
  26. “Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, 0 God, you provided for the poor.” Psalm 68:10
  27. “The poor will see and be glad — you who seek God, may your hearts live! The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” Psalm 69:32-33
  28. “Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD , do not delay.” Psalm 70:5
  29. “He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.” Psalm 72:4
  30. “For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.” Psalm 72:12-13
  31. “Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.” Psalm 74:21
  32. “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4
  33. “But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.” Psalm 107:41
  34. “For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.” Psalm 109:31
  35. “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.” Psalm 112:9
  36. “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;” Psalm 113:7
  37. “I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.” Psalm 132:15
  38. “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12
  39. “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free” Psalm 146:7
  40. “The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” Psalm 146:9
  41. “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” Proverbs 13:23
  42. “He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.” Proverbs 14:21
  43. “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” Proverbs 14:31
  44. “The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.” Proverbs 15:25
  45. “Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.” Proverbs 16:19
  46. “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 17:5
  47. “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” Proverbs 19:17
  48. “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13
  49. “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9
  50. “He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich — both come to poverty.” Proverbs 22:16
  51. “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court.” Proverbs 22:22
  52. “A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.” Proverbs 28:3
  53. “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” Proverbs 28:27
  54. “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” Proverbs 29:7
  55. “those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind.” Proverbs 30:14
  56. “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:9
  57. “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20
  58. “If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.” Ecclesiastes 5:8
  59. “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17
  60. “The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 3:14-15
  61. “to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.” Isaiah 10:2
  62. “With righteousness he will judge the needy; with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.” Isaiah 11:4
  63. “The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety. But your root I will destroy by famine; it will slay your survivors.” Isaiah 14:30
  64. “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.” Isaiah 25:4
  65. “Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD ; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 29:19
  66. “The scoundrel’s methods are wicked, he makes up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.” Isaiah 32:7
  67. “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.” Isaiah 41:17
  68. “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” Isaiah 58:6-7
  69. “If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10
  70. “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1
  71. “On your clothes men find the lifeblood of the innocent poor, though you did not catch them breaking in. Yet in spite of all this you say I am innocent.'” Jeremiah 2:34
  72. “I thought, These are only the poor; they are foolish, for they do not know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God.'” Jeremiah 5:4
  73. “(They) have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor.” Jeremiah 5:28
  74. “if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm,” Jeremiah 7:6
  75. “This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.” Jeremiah 22:3
  76. “‘He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 22:16
  77. “Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.” Jeremiah 20:13
  78. “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” Ezekiel 16:49
  79. “He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked.” Ezekiel 18:7
  80. “The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.” Ezekiel 22:29
  81. “This is what the LORD says: For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.'” Amos 2:6-7
  82. “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, Bring us some drinks!'” Amos 4:1
  83. “Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land.” Amos 8:4
  84. “Buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.” Amos 8:6
  85. “Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.” Zechariah 7:10
  86. ” So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Malachi 3:5
  87.  “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.” Exodus 22:22New Testament passages
  1. “Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'” Matthew 19:21
  2. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35
  3. “They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.” Mark 12:40
  4. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.” Luke 4:18
  5. “So he replied to the messengers, Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.'” Luke 7:22
  6. “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.” Luke 12:33
  7. “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.” Luke 14:13
  8. “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'” Luke 18:22
  9. “Beware of the teachers of the law . . . They devour your widows’ houses . . . Such men will be punished severely.” Luke 20:46-47
  10. “‘Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.’ He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.” John 12:5
  11. “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.” Acts 9:36
  12. “Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord?’ he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.'” Acts 10:4
  13. “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.” Acts 24:17
  14. “On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'” Romans 12:20
  15. “For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.” Romans 15:26
  16. “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” Galatians 2:10
  17. “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.” 1 Timothy 5:3
  18. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
  19. “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and becomes judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?” James 2:2-6
  20. “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18