“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/The Believers Share Their Possessions

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

 Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, what a wonder you are.  Oh Jesus, what a wonder you are.  Beautiful Rose of Sharon, what a wonder you are.   Lion of the tribe of Judah, what a wonder you are.  Oh Jesus, what a wonder you are.  You can do anything but fail.  You’re a doctor in the sick room and a lawyer in the courtroom.  Oh Jesus,  what a wonder you are.  Oh, Oh, what a wonder you are.   “Jesus, What A Wonder You Are”, Juanita Bynum. 

“The Believers Share Their Possessions”, Acts 4:32) 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.  33) And with great power gave the Apostles witness of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus:  and great Grace (God’s Blessing) was upon them all.  Mark 16:20; 1Thessalonians 1:5; Hebrews 2:4.  34) 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, 1John 3:17.  35) And laid them down at the Apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.  Acts 6:1.  36) And Joses, who by the Apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,  37) having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the Apostles’ feet.  1Timothy 6:19.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – The Disciples loved one another.  This was the blessed fruit of Christ’s dying precept (commandment) to His Disciples, and His dying prayer for them.  Thus it was then, and it will be so again, when the Spirit shall be poured upon us from on high.  The Doctrine preached was the Resurrection of Christ; a matter of fact, which being duly explained, was a summary of all the duties, privileges, and comforts of Christians.  There were evident fruits of Christ’s Grace in all they said and did.  They were dead to this world.  This was great evidence of the Grace of God in them.  They did not take away others’ property, but they were indifferent to it.  They did not call it their own; because they had, in affection, forsaken all for Christ and were expecting to be stripped of all for cleaving to Him.  No marvel that they were of one heart and soul when they had given up the wealth of this world.  In effect, they had all things common; for there was not any among them who lacked, care was taken for their supply.  The money was laid at the Apostles; feet.  Great care out to be taken in the distribution of public charity, that it be given to such as have need; those who are reduced to want for well doing, and for the testimony of a good conscience, ought to be provided for.  Here is one in particular mentioned, remarkable for this generous charity; it was Barnabas.  As one designed to be a preacher of the gospel, he disentangled himself from the affairs of this life.  When such dispositions prevail, the testimony will have very great power upon others.  Amen.

More to come and God Bless You.          

 

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