"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and
to keep himself unspotted from the world.
"  James 1:27

The cause of the poor and needy, the widows and orphans has always been on my heart, but lately (especially since we have
been to Kenya), my heart is crying out for those who are in famine.  

As I was meditating on Job 29 this morning, the Lord quickened my spirit with the Word, saying,  “Great favor and financial
blessing will come on those who stretch out their hands to give to the poor and needy in their distress in this time.”

I was reminded of a similar word I received a while ago when the Lord spoke clearly to me during take-off on a plane, on my way
to Kenya, saying, “ When you truly seek the Kingdom of God with all your heart, with no other motive than to bring Him glory,
you will never experience lack, but all your needs will be provided for”.  

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(Matthew 6:33)

I can truly testify that that is the reality of my life and my living.  

But this morning, I was reminded of all the surplus of blessings that were Job’s as God’s favor rested upon him; and we can also
walk in this favor and blessing:
•        God preserved him (Divine protection)
•        The light of the Lord shone upon him and lit up his way (God’s friendship and counsel on his way)
•        The secret of God was upon his tabernacle (Revelation knowledge and continual fellowship in God’s Presence)
•        Our children will be with us and walk in their destiny
•        We will walk in the fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit
•        We will have favor in the gates

Then from verse 12 we find the reason for these blessings and favor:

Job 29: 12-16 “
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.  The
blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow' heart to sing for joy.  I put on
righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.  I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to
the lame.  I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

It sounds like the law of sowing and reaping, doesn’t it?  I AM SO AWARE OF THE MANY PRIVILEGES THAT WE USUALLY
TAKE FOR GRANTED, and therefore my heart is burdened to help people who are in distress with no food and very little water
(which is mostly contaminated).  

I want to stress that I am not asking (and never do) for money for myself or the ministry, but I am pleading with you today to
open your heart to give where God leads you to give.  He is setting you up for blessing when His quickening comes in your
spirit.  It doesn’t matter how much you give, or where you give, it is a matter of obedience, so start living with a new paradigm:  

Luke 6:38  “
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Kenya is one of the countries where there is drought and famine.  ALM is now supporting 3 orphanages in Kenya and one in
the Philippines.   You can get more information by clicking
here,or by going to the missions link from the homepage.  

Proverb 31:9   “
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Elsabe Briers
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May 6, 2009
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