Acts 3:6 NLT – 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
Have you ever wondered why Peter said he didn’t have any money? He most assuredly did. Hanging around Jesus, I’m sure he saw money pour into the ministry. As a disciple, and also as an inner-circle friend, I would think he have had access to some of that. How could he truthfully say, he didn’t have any money? I have a theory and let me explain it to you.
God owns all the silver and gold. Haggar 2:8 NLT – 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
God created all things and holds supreme authority over all. He delegated His authority of the Earth to Adam and Eve. They subjugated their authority to Satan and we lost it all. However, Jesus reclaimed all authority by dying on the cross and resurrecting from the grave three days later as a sinless sacrifice to atone for man’s sin. All authority is His. Money was never ours. It was either Satan’s or God’s. We are stewards in God’s kingdom. He gives us money and provision to use because He loves us and He desires us to share His love with others.
I believe that Peter and John knew this. They spent at least three years with Jesus. They knew how much money He had. They could see provision flow to Him whenever it was needed. They could see Jesus’ level of trust with the Father. They heard His teachings about seeking the Kingdom of God first and how all supply flowed to Him. They had a revelation that money was not theirs. The money is the Lord’s and He will disperse it however He sees fit.
God blesses us because He loves us. His love enables us to share with others. Love provides for each other. Love will make a way when, in the natural, it looks impossible. God knows how to take care of His children. He even delights in providing for our needs and desires!
If you have a need in your life, our Heavenly Father has already supplied for it. Claim His promises with boldness. Persuade your heart to fully trust and lean on the Great I Am.
It matters not what the need is; God is able and willing to meet you where your faith is at. God knows before you ask. We ask because that’s how a relationship is built. Communication must take place. God is a gentlemen and He won’t barge into your life if you aren’t wanting Him to. Asking Him confirms that we honor His authority in our lives: that we truly understand who He is and who we are. Don’t be afraid to ask Your loving Father for help! All provision is His and He knows how to get it to you should you find yourself in need.
“Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to reclaim mankind’s lost authority. I thank You Jesus for being obedient to the Father and for choosing to love us over all the pain, agony, torture, and hurt you experienced through your crucifixion. Lord, help me to use the resources You have given me to bless others and to further Your kingdom in the Earth. Remind me that You always care for Your own. I thank You for making provision available to me in every area of my life. I’m forever grateful to You, My Father. I choose to walk in Your promises by faith. I ask You to reveal to me places in my life that need intervention or repentance. Show me where I’m living below where You want me to be. Catch me up to where I should be, Lord. I thank You for Your faithfulness to me. I trust in You above all else. I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving Father who shall never abandon me. Thank You God. In Jesus’ name I commit this prayer. Amen.”
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With all of Love’s blessings, Aaron Beach.