THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
Scripture: Acts 20:32-35
In Acts 20:32,33, Paul tells it straight. He says, “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.” Paul says that he passed the mammon test. Because he passed the money test, he was able to walk in the last days completely given over to God’s purpose and plan. When we can say that, we are qualified to walk in the fullness that God has. Because we are delivered from trying to build anything for ourselves, we are delivered from bondage to finances because we are wholly given to His will. That is a group of people that I would link arms with! It takes great wealth to harvest nations and the Lord is looking for men and women He can trust to funnel resources for the harvest. Why can’t we qualify? All things are possible to Him who believes! Paul’s final example in verses 34,35 says, “Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Are we ready to walk with a group like that? There is a standard here that brings the apostolic anointing. If we embrace this standard and walk it out, we can see the full measure of what the early church walked in, plus what it takes to wind up the age. I suspect it is time for that! The question is, will we say yes? Jesus is ready. Are we willing to pay the price to walk hand-in-hand with Him in the last days?