Monday, June 14, 2010

Faxing Two Things to Heaven

In Acts 10:1-4, an angel appeared to a Roman centurion named Cornelius and said, "Your prayers and alms have ascended as memorial before God." How would you like an angel to appear to you every time you prayed to assure you that your prayer had been heard?

If you fax a message from Los Angeles to New York, it is sent from one side of the country and it's immediately received on the other side of the country. Cornelius "faxed" his prayers and offerings from earth and they were immediately received in heaven. And you can also fax those same two things to the Lord.

1.Your offerings. Always remember that the Lord is on the receiving end of your offerings! Although you can't see it with your natural eyes, in the spiritual realm God is immediately receiving your gift and turning it into "treasure in heaven" (Matt. 6:20). Every Christian who gives cheerfully to the Lord will be rewarded throughout all eternity with something much, much better than anything this world can offer.

2.Your prayers. The Lord is also on the receiving end of your prayers. You are not praying into the air. You are not praying to nothingness. You are talking to a Supreme Being who hears what you are saying. Although your prayers are instantly heard, the answer may not come for a while. God's timing is different than ours, so continue to pray until the answer comes.
Keep on faxing,
Kent