NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAY HAVE ‘FORSAKEN’ FOR CHRIST, NONE OF IT CAN BE COMPARED TO WHAT YOU NOW HAVE IN HIM
That’s right! No matter WHAT you may have ‘forsaken’ for Christ when He called you, it is not worthy to what you now have in Him and the blessings yet to come in the future!
The apostle Peter once asked our Lord, “Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed Thee; WHAT shall we have therefore?” [Matt 19:27] And our Lord replied, “Verily I say unto you, THERE IS NO MAN that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My sake, and the Gospel’s, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life!” [Mark 10:28-30]
No bank or shareholding company in the world gives you THAT kind of interest – a 100%!
David Livingstone, the British missionary who pioneered the jungles of Africa and died there, said, “I NEVER MADE A SACRIFICE!” He gave EVERYTHING, but knew that what he was getting in return was worth much more than anything he could possibly give! Although he gave his life, he reaped dividends in immortal souls, thousands reached with the gospel!
God is a debtor to NO MAN! No man ever makes a ‘sacrifice’ to God which God does not pay back a hundredfold!
Even if you just gave your meager 10% to God with a true heart, He promises to open unto you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that THERE SHALL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT!” [Mal 3:10]
But no true child of God gives or sacrifices with an intention to get a hundredfold. Amen? They give whatever God requires of them because they love Him above everything! It is only the false ‘Prosperity Preachers’ like Benny Hinn and Creflo Dollar who urge their congregations to ‘GIVE’ that they may ‘GET’!
But the true children of God give expecting NOTHING, and God in turn opens the windows of heaven and pours out a 100% in one form or another!
When the Lord called me 34 years ago, I really did forsake all to follow Him! You could say I literally walked out on a limb and sawed it off! I lost many things which were very dear to me – my parents, my girlfriend my best friends and even my job!
Many look at my life and say that I was a fool to have done what I did! To burn all my bridges and follow an unseen God for a ‘pie in the sky’!
But as a good old quote by Jim Elliot says – “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.”
The story is told of a man who was walking down the busy streets of London with a quote written in bold on the front of his tall hat. It read – “I am a fool for Christ’s sake”! Some saw it and snickered. And as he passed by some turned around to take another look at him, and saw he had written on the back of his hat – “whose fool are you”?!
Everybody is somebody’s fool! I was chosen to be a fool for Christ’s sake as all true Christians are! [1Cor 4:10]
WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?!
an unworthy and unprofitable servant of the most High.