Come Up Higher

When the world seems to be pulling down the people with negativity and lies that come from a lost and blinded world, it is the time to get away with the Lord for awhile and just close out all of the world!

When we take the time to just completely receive from God and not allow any other interruptions or priorities to come before Him, we can suddenly find ourselves going from the lowest place to riding on the heights with the Lord covering us and leading us each moment. Oh how awesome is our King Jesus?!

He has rescued me so many times and is so faithful that I can’t even believe that it is possible for him to still want to help me after so many failures on my end.

Thankfully it isn’t about what I can do or have to do, but it is always about what He has already done and will always do, because He is Holy and Righteous and is all wisdom and understanding that we need to succeed and be forever satisfied and living in a constant state of peace.

Love is our greatest weapon against evil in this world. In fact, love is the ONLY thing that can destroy evil completely, so when everything seems to be going wrong and the attacks are nonstop against your faith and finances and family, go ahead and lift your arms and head and sing to the beautiful victory in Jesus, because that is what will turn the battle into a blessing quickly!

Never believe that the Lord has turned from you or that he won’t help you. He will always help when we cry out to Him, and He never remembers our past mistakes when we ask for forgiveness from them, so don’t dwell on them, because it is not good and the Lord doesn’t want us to be condemned by what was already washed away and is not even a thing that is going to be remembered ever again by God!

Let go of control and just abide in that perfect love for awhile so that you truly can understand and grow in faith by trusting the Lord to be your true savior and the fullness of God’s salvation will begin to take hold of your life.

What is Truth?

What if everyone started to believe the Truth about God and the Lord Jesus was exalted instead of violence, crime, hatred and oppression?  What if the schools shared the Bible’s history when they teach our children about things like the Big Bang Theory and other man created theories?

Why is it so crazy to offer the teaching of the truth in the schools?  Who is really in control of a nation when the mention of God is banned from the government and schools?
How was school prayer seen as something worth fighting to take away from our children’s schools, and then allowing them to later be legally justified when they kill the unborn child that they weren’t old enough or ready to raise?

What if they had learned about God and knew that He was real because they learned to pray and they learned about the Bible and it’s true version of creation, so they were not lost and living in darkness?
When the people want to argue about nonsense like if a child should be allowed to praise the Lord for scoring a touchdown during a school game, or threaten to stop them from praying before a game, there is a need for the people to wake up and seek God!

There is a timeline for the earth and no matter how hard the people that don’t know God seek to save themselves and their environment, they will not be able to do it, because it is only God who is able to save anything or anyone, so why not believe and receive the Truth.

The thing about the unbelievers is that they don’t know they are being deceived because they are blinded to the Truth, because they refused to believe and so be saved. It is heartbreaking to think of how many people willingly choose to live separated from the perfect love that the Father God lavishes on all who believe in Jesus and are reconciled to God through then blood of Jesus.

I remember taking an anthropology course as a freshman and being asked to decide if there was enough evidence to in fact consider God to be real or if it was just a way for the poor and oppressed populations to find comfort in their existence by believing there was hope after this life.

Well I don’t know how people would ever consider that it would be more logical to declare no God instead of holding onto the hope of there being one. Why would a person take the chance of being wrong on something that huge? If you choose to believe how does that hurt anyone? It doesn’t. But if a person chooses to reject God and live for themself and then finds out at death that they were 100% wrong, and now they are to be separated and tormented away from the presence of God for all eternity, what kind of logic or reasoning could ever come up with that being the best choice?

Think about this for a moment if you don’t know the Lord yet. Because as long as you don’t believe, you will remain blind and deceived and under the power of the spirit of the world which all the disobedient are currently controlled by this spirit if they haven’t believed and received the Truth.

My point in writing this is to help others see the difference in Truth and the Spirit of the world, so that they might quickly turn from the wrong pathway and run into the everlasting arms of love and safety. God doesn’t choose that anyone should perish or live apart from him. Man decides his own fate by accepting or denying God’s free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus.

Jesus promises to manifest himself to all who will believe in him and make him their Lord, so it’s not like the atheist or satanists that mock and laugh at Believers are causing the believers to suffer in any way. It only proves to them how lost and blind and deceived those people are, so that we all feel sorry for them and continue to pray that they be set free and have eyes to see and ears to hear and be saved.

As for the children being denied the Truth in schools, it won’t matter anyway, because the next generation will live by faith in Christ and they will never be oppressed or fear anyone or anything because they will all be taught by the Lord and great will be there peace! And that will all happen because of the prayers and the devoted children of God that actually fill the schools, the police forces, the businesses, the government, the medical community and any and all other places where there are people! Lol the church is everywhere and not just a building. It’s an entire civilization that lives in a higher realm and brings love and light to the dark and fallen world through their reconciled lives in Christ!

Full of Life

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““‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:17-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Best Promise for Help

Why would we be fearful or not believe in God when He has promised that He will help us and always be there when we trust Him enough to ask for His help?

Had I known that scripture growing up, I would have been praying all the time! It is so frustrating to know how much I needed God growing up but wasn’t taught anything correct about Him and in college the professors tried to make me believe it was all a lie that God was even real.

Let’s provide children with the correct tools needed to know God and not be deceived and suffering for 45 years like I was

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

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 True Character of God

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