The most generous person I know
God is by far the most generous person I know.
He is so kind. He is so generous.
Do you know how generous God is? Do you realize how much God loves you?
We were cut off from God because of sin.
God knew that we were lost and hopeless.
God is holy and just, and therefore had to punish sin, but He had a plan. Instead of punishing us, Jesus Christ came as our Savior and took the punishment that we deserved. God offered us His undeserved, generous and lavish love.
“Jesus came to seek and save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
What Mercy! God withheld the punishment we deserved.
What Grace! It is underserved favor. We cannot earn it. It’s free!
Today I want to tell you why I believe that God is the most generous person I know…
1.) God is so generous that He offers forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
Life does not end at the grave. There is a real heaven and hell. God knew our eternity was at risk, so He made a way.
On the cross Jesus paid the full price for our sin. He died for our sin. He rose again, defeating sin and death, and He is coming back to judge the world.
Are you right with God? Are you a child of God? Is your eternity at risk? If so, then please take God’s generous gift of abundant life.
If you want to start or restart your walk with God, click here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.
Now, I want to give you a quick overview of Gods generous love…
At the age of 30, Jesus started his ministry after He was baptized in the River Jordan.
As he was baptized “the heavens opened and Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit” The father spoke from heaven and said: “this is my son in whom I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:21)
After being filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus started his ministry.
From then onward, wherever Jesus went, full of the Holy Spirit, He brought breakthrough, He opened blind eyes, He healed the sick, He calmed storms, He provided for needs, He gave wisdom, He brought good news to the poor, He set captives free, and He even raised the dead.
Acts 10:38 tells us how, “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”
Jesus is so generous. Wherever He went, He brought healing, deliverance, freedom, and abundant life.
However, when Jesus walked the earth, you needed to be where he was if you had a need. Furthermore, Jesus could only minister to one person at a time.
In John 16.7 Jesus said, “it is better that I am going away”, so that the Holy Spirit would come.”
Jesus told us in the scriptures that the Holy Spirit would come and that the Holy Spirit would….
- Be our helper, our advocate and counsellor, and that He would be with us and will be in us (John 14:15-18)
- Teach us all things and give us God’s peace (John 14:26-27)
- Convict of sin, of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” (John 16:8)
- Guide us into all truth and reveal the future. (John 16:13)
What a generous God! He even sent the Holy Spirit to live in us to help us and lead us and guide us.
God made a way so that we can have a personal walk with Him.
Colossians 1:27 confirms this when it tells us, “Here is the mystery. Christ lives in you, the hope of glory.”
2.) God is so generous that He sent The Holy Spirit so that we can have an intimate walk with God.
Concerning the Holy Spirit, Jesus told us in Luke 11:9-13, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Jesus went on and said that… “your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
After Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sin, he rose again and walked the earth for 40 days.
At this time, he reminded his followers in Acts 1:4-5 to “wait for the gift my Father promised.” He said, “you will be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:4-5)
On the day of Pentecost Jesus sent the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:1-4 tells us that, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
In Acts 2:17-21, it tells us that, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Do you see the supernatural generosity of God?
He made a way for you and me to be saved. He gave us the promised Holy Spirit, to lead us and guide us. We do not need to face life alone. Our generous God wants to walk the journey with us. You can have a personal relationship with God.
3.) God is so generous that He heals and still does miracles.
Acts 3:1-8 shows us how God used his followers, filled with the Holy Spirit, to bring healing to a crippled beggar.
It tells us, “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
Peter looked straight at him, as did John.
Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.”
God is able to heal in incredible ways…
In Acts 5:15-16, it tells us: “As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed.”
Again, God works in mysterious ways…
Acts 19:11-12 tells us that “God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.”
4.) God delivers the oppressed and He sets free.
In Acts 16, God delivered a lady who was bound by a demon…
She was possessed. Do you know what it is like to be bound by the enemy? The “enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.” But thank God ,He sent Jesus, and Jesus “came to bring life and life more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
I have never met a happy oppressed person. When someone is oppressed that are hurting and tormented and broken.
Do you feel oppressed or empty? You can learn to let go and let God.
But there is The Good News!
Our God is so generous that he sets captives free…
Acts 16:16-18 tells us, “One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit that enabled her to tell the future. She earned a lot of money for her masters by telling fortunes. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.” This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.”
This bound lady was set free. However, her oppressors were furious.
Acts 16:19 continues, “Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.”
Paul and Silas, empowered by the Holy Spirit, delivered this oppressed slave from her bondage. For this act of kindness they were arrested.
Acts 16:23-24 tells us that “They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.”
After being beaten and chained up in prison for their act of kindness, you may think that Paul and Silas would have been miserable and felt hard done by, but look at what they were doing in their prison cell…
Acts 16:25 continues, “Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.”
God breaks chains…
Acts 16:26-30 continues, “Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
God is so generous that He can deliver the oppressed and set the captives free. He can save the lost. He can deliver the oppressed. He can break the chains.
John 8:36 says, “So if the Son (Jesus) sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
God hates seeing people in bondage.
He can set any captive free.
5.) God provides for our needs.
Our God is a generous provider. He is able. Nothing is to difficult for Him.
When Jesus walked the earth, he fed 5000 men plus their families with a little boy’s lunch, and there were baskets of leftovers. (Matthew 14:13-21)
God can take the little you have, and he can multiply it.
When God provides, he always provides in abundance.
When experienced fishermen had been out fishing all night and had caught nothing, Jesus told them to launch out into the deep and cast their nets, and they caught such a miraculous catch that they nearly sank their boats. (Luke 5:4 and John 21:6)
God can make a way, and he provides in abundance.
When Jesus was at a wedding and they ran out of wine, he turned water into wine. (John 2:1-11)
All things are possible with our generous God.
He is our provider and He wants you to bother him with your problems. He is interested in you and He wants to walk the journey of life with you, through the dark valley’s and on the mountain high’s. He wants to spend eternity with you.
In Philippians 4:19 Peter said, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
In the book of Acts we see how the early Church knew of God’s generous provision.
In Acts 4:33 it tells us, “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.”
6.) God is so generous that He sent The Holy Spirit to empower us to reach our world.
God also wants to empower you…
Acts 1:8 tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…”
God wants to empower you with dynamite power. He offers SUPERNATURAL POWER.
We do the NATURAL and allow God to do the SUPER!
The early church Christians were empowered by the Spirit. They were equipped with supernatural gifts and boldness.
Every time God did a miracle through them, the early church used the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus, and eternal destinies were forever changed.
Acts 2:47 tells us: “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Miracles open doors of opportunity…
The early church used every opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus. They made it a priority to preach the Good News of Jesus to reach the lost. They didn’t want anyone to perish.
God is able to “open doors that no one can shut”, and he can “shut doors that no one can open.” (Revelation 3:7)
God is so generous that he saved us. He does miracles. He sent the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. He is our provider, and wants to empower us. God is the most generous person I know. Do you know Him?
If you don’t know God, and you want to start or restart your walk with God, click here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.
GOD IS SO GENEROUS – HE IS THE MOST GENEROUS PERSON I KNOW
God is so generous that…
- He offers forgiveness of sin and eternal life,
- He sent the Holy Spirit so that we can have an intimate relationship with God,
- He heals and does miracles,
- He delivers the oppressed and He sets free,
- He provides,
- He empowers us to reach our world and can open doors than no man can shut.
What a great God!
What stood out to you the most? Let us know in the comments below.
God bless you.
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