Thursday, September 6, 2012

Why You Should NEVER Support Regulating the Public Feeding of Homeless People






A spirit is circulating around the leaders and charities which serve the homeless and those who attempt to defend their constitutional and civil rights. They claim our giving is hurting and not helping the homeless, and instead of giving food to the homeless it would be better to give the money used to purchase that food to established charities and homeless shelters where that money could be put to "better use"....or simply dont feed the homeless at all.

Of course you will find no such spirit or directions in the Bible, the Christian community called the Church is to help as Jesus says  "the least of these My brethren", "for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;  I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me."

You are the Church...
 

Christians must interact with their fellow humans and have fellowship with the poor and homeless, and those given the grace to see realize that giving a sandwich or an article of much needed clothing is an opportunity to minister to those hurting and lost on a much deeper spiritual level.

You see  GOD LOVES TO USE HIS PEOPLE !, and through the Holy Spirit and your faith, love, and interaction, the Lord can plant the seeds to spiritually feed and cloth those in need, and through the believer pour forth the "Living Waters" to those who so desperately thirst.

Not only that "God has chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him."

You may receive a powerful and suprising  blessing from those whom you are serving!

You see in giving what you have freely received and administering compassion we are spiritually fed and clothed and given spiritual"water"to drink, healed from our spiritual sicknesses, and broken free of the bars which hold us in prison.

" For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Those that wish to regulate the feeding and care of the homeless and leave it to the "pros" do not have those eyes to see, or for that matter ears to hear what God through Jesus Chris and the Holy Spirit has said to his body of believers called "The Church"

And reconsider giving cash donations to those charities, especially those which suggest government regulations and permits in order to feed the homeless, and those that have no method of community transparency and accountability.

Regulations and permits are the first steps cities and municipalities use to criminalize and repress  the poor and homeless.

And make un announced visits to those you do give to and see what is going on with your charitable dollar donations.

Dont let the spiritual thieves steal from you, calling your compassionate love offerings an act of "feel good" giving , "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.   For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

You see God does not call the qualified or pros, but qualifies those He calls to administer to those in need
God is holding his ministries more accountable than ever before, and salaries and pay checks are at stake.


A spirit is circulating... its not from God

Dont let anyone quench the Spirit of Love and Charity which dwells in you.

 Love your neighbor, let no law or regulation be formed against this and remember...

"When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and repayment come to you. But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you."

Let no one criminalize and regulate the practicing  of your faith and and religion...

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.


And the spirit of the world wants you to stop...




5 comments:

  1. May I use this blogpost to create flyers to be distributed in Sacramento? You may have heard about the terrible headline and article in the Sacramento Bee this morning: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/09/4801174/sacramento-homeless-feedings-infuriate.html

    And worse still, this Marcos Breton editorial in the same issue: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/09/4801445/marcos-breton-stench-of-hypocrisy.html -- which ends with this horrible sentiment: "What is it going to take for authorities to take action? When I was on the parkway, I could imagine unspeakable things happening in remote areas where no one would hear the screams of, say, an abducted child. It's only a matter of time."

    Sacramento is in crisis. I would like to flood the Sacramento Bee newspaper with flyers using content from your post, here. You will be given proper credit and great thanks.

    -- Tom Armstrong - Sacramento Homeless blog sacramentohomeless.blogpost.ocm

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  2. Whoops. sacramentohomeless.blogpost.com , I meant.

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  3. With proper credit you may use all or part as you see fit. Good luck and blessings in Jesus Name~

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  4. Redding Homeless: Well, I've put up my post. Being an inveterate tinkerer, I've made many tiny changes, with only -- I believe -- the change of the word "quench" to squelch" being of any meaning. I've titled the post the same as your post. The sacHO post is here: "Why You Should NEVER Support Regulating the Public Feeding of Homeless People."

    This is all quite amazing to me, by the way. Even the video is amazing since it looks just like Sacramento Food Not Bombs feeding the homeless in Chavez Park, which they do every Sunday.

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