God's Armorbearer and the Gift of Support

Written by Earma Brown

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•The Lord dedicatedrepparttar Levites to Himself. One ofrepparttar 135160 meanings given for dedication as well as holy is ‘set apart’. Interchangingrepparttar 135161 words we could say, “The Levites were set apart forrepparttar 135162 Lord.” Join me as I ask myself, “How set apart am I torepparttar 135163 Lord for service in His Church?”

•God gaverepparttar 135164 Levites’ ministry as a gift. What a wonderful honor given torepparttar 135165 Levite tribe of Israel. The physician Luke phrased it in a similar way referring to God’s gifts saying, “If your nature is evil and you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give a good gift.” 5 The helps ministry is a gift to our ministry leaders inrepparttar 135166 Church.

•God assignedrepparttar 135167 Levites torepparttar 135168 details ofrepparttar 135169 Tent. They were given duties concerningrepparttar 135170 Tent whilerepparttar 135171 priest ministered beforerepparttar 135172 Lord. Perhapsrepparttar 135173 early Church apostles had this fact in mind when they assignedrepparttar 135174 first seven to handlerepparttar 135175 details of ministry while they spent more time beforerepparttar 135176 Lord in prayer andrepparttar 135177 ministry ofrepparttar 135178 word.

Have you been assignedrepparttar 135179 details ofrepparttar 135180 ministry while your leadership ministers beforerepparttar 135181 Lord? If so, know that you have been given a great honor. We need each other in God’s chain of support. We must begin to take our place and serve as a strong link in God’s chain.

Earma Brown Most leaders nead a strong team of support. Your leadership should have one too! Earma Brown is director and Co-Founder of Armorbearers International, Inc. who offers help with designing strong teams of support for God’s leaders. Subscribe to the free ezine “The Armorbearer Coach” at http://www.armorbearers.net/newsletter.htm or visit host site at http://www.armorbearers.net for other insightful articles and resources.

Helping Others - What Did Jesus Say?

Written by David Hopkins

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Then since this isrepparttar case our first priority should be to ensure that justice is carried out around us, that we show mercy to our "neighbors," and that we practice our faith and not just talk about it, while letting go all stereotypes, forms of discrimination and hatred.


A rich young man was wealthy enough for this life but he wanted to know about eternal life. He was unsure of his destiny and came to Jesus seeking security for his future.

Luke 18:18-25 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowestrepparttar 135159 commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute untorepparttar 135160 poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter intorepparttar 135161 kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter intorepparttar 135162 kingdom of God.

Notice how Jesus did not challengerepparttar 135163 young ruler's claims about his life, but said that he still lacked just one more thing. He then toldrepparttar 135164 young man to sell all that he had, distribute torepparttar 135165 poor, and he would have treasure in heaven.

This focused on his wealth and causedrepparttar 135166 rich man to become very sorrowful because his money was obviously most important to him.

However, Jesus clearly makes service to othersrepparttar 135167 last indication of fitness for eternal life aside from keepingrepparttar 135168 ten commandments.

Therefore real wealth involves following Jesus by living not to be served, but to serve others and to devote one's life torepparttar 135169 well being of others.

David Hopkins is a "Christian Article Writer" who specializes in helping people remember to glorify God in everything that they do, so they don't miss out on any of His wonderful blessings. Visit http://www.dailywordofgodgroup.com to read additional articles and to sign-up for a free newsletter to learn everything you need to know about why you should be putting God #1 in your life.

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