Was And Is "The Test"
His Disciples Were a "Test" - Animals
and Less Fortunate People Are a "Test."
You Met One? Did You Pass The Test?
You Do For The Least Of These You Have Done For
I can't tell you how God
determines who his "Testers" will be
but I know one thing is for sure --- There are
chosen ones who are appointed as "The
Test." I don't know why or how He chose the
original 12 on which to build His Church - I'm
sure it was not careless, random selection! I
have come to know a few individuals that I'm sure
are appointed "Testers." I have
listened to their life stories and their lack of
understanding - as to why - their lives changed
and they became incapable of achieving the
material results that they once enjoyed. They are
systematically denied success on their own and
become 100% reliant on Jesus and those who Jesus
puts in the path of these "Testers."
T.D. Jakes, a famous TV
Preacher wrote a brilliant little book entitled WHY?
BECAUSE YOU ARE ANNOINTED.
The little book says it all! The only thing Jakes
did not deal with was - the different degrees of
testing and the mission of being a
"Tester" - Those Sunday Morning
Christians who follow the Materialistic Christ
view it as punishment and justice served up by
Jesus - or simply as persecution. We all have a
lot to learn.
For many years I thought God
was punishing me for a decade of sinful living -
which I was guilty of after I had been
"saved." Through dedicated study - and
- largely due to The Book Of Job I have come to
understand much about the way The Creator, His
Son and His Holy Spirit use Satan to teach us to
Satan was not a mistake of
God! He is incapable of making a mistake! He
created Satan to show us the "other
side" and provide a test to overcome the
There is much taught in the
scriptures about stooping (standing tall) to help
the less fortunate as well as animals. If so much
is dedicated to this topic it must be extremely
important to learn the lessons presented and
extend a helping hand.
The false doctrines taught
by ALL TV Evangelists and MOST Pastors are based
in a "materialistic" Jesus. In truth
the TRUE CHRIST taught the opposite! "If you
have two coats give one to a needy person."
- "Sell all you have, give it to the poor
and follow me."
James, the brother of
Jesus said it better than I can explain it... James
brothers and sisters, what's the use of saying
you have faith if you don't prove it by your
actions? That kind of faith can't save anyone. 15Suppose
you see a brother or sister who needs food or
you say, "Well, good-bye and God bless you;
stay warm and eat well"--but then you don't
give that person any food or clothing. What good
does that do?
By the way - in those days
they did not have utility bills, transportation,
insurance and other things that James would have
included - besides just food and clothing. Do you
get the point? Today less fortunate peope need
help in many areas!
I have been on both sides of
this lesson and I can tell you when a person
lends a helping hand it is one of finest
testimonies you can offer. It is a heart-warming
and greatful lesson in the goodness of Jesus and
Everybody doesn't qualify
(spiritually) to be appointed a
"Tester" - It requires humility, trust
in God that He is in control, a knowing that you
are serving God's purpose to allow others to be
tested while some pass and some fail. I have seen
the results of those failing the test. Many times
the results of those passing the test are only
witnessed in Heaven. Jesus said, "Store up
your treasures in heaven not here on earth where
they rust away." That's paraphrased (as
Be on the lookout for
"Testers" they are sent by God. Just as
God sent His Son - His Son sends His
"Testers." Pass the test and get on
with the Kingdom of God which is promised to
those who are obedient. Animals are included as
"Testers." That may well be their main
purpose! They teach us to love! If every living
person was given a pet as a small child and grew
up taking care of that animal - loving that
animal and being loved by that animal - there
would be less crime and war would be very
unpopular! "What You Do For The
Least Of These You Have Done For Me."
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