““For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.”
Matthew 25:29 NASB
“But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!””
Acts 3:6 NASB
(See also the feeding of the 4 and 5 thousand)
What is it that you have? Is what you have according to natural temporal substance or is it according to an eternal reality?
Peter, when he came across the begger, did not have according to natural substance, but he had something greater. He did not get dismayed by the lack of a thing but instead offered something greater, healing, deliverance, the very spirit substances the Savior, and in doing so the man was delivered from years of affliction. Rightly did he say in his epistle, “we’ve been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” And in his intimate knowledge of this truth, he partook of the the Lord’s words, “freely you have received, freely give.” Let’s look at the Lord now.
The Lord Jesus, when he came across the multitude of hungry people whom he was teaching, felt compassion and desired to feed them, but he only had a few loaves of bread and fish. Did he allow the perceived lack to dissuade him? No! Instead he prayed and gave thanks. He was thankful for what he did have and so was able to tap into the spiritual abundance of His Father’s Kingdom (remember, out of the spiritual comes the natural). Never did he set his eyes on the perceived lack, for his eye was single on the Truth of His Father’s Kingdom. If your eye is single, your whole body will be full of light. Being single eyed, he was able to access to the creative Light of His Father and multiply the bread, effectually feeding the multitudes. A double minded man cannot expect to receive anything from the Lord of Spirits. Yet He makes it rain on the just and the unjust, the righteous and the wicked alike.
Like I said, if the eye is single (doves eyes) than the whole body will be full of (transfiguring) Light. But if the light that is in you is darkness, than how great is the darkness? Are the eyes of your heart set on outer temporal circumstances, or on the inner eternal realm of My Father’s Kingdom?
(When you try to go from the outside in, stagnation happens resulting in death. But when you flow from the inside out it is a continuous flow of Life (rivers of living water). This is because the Spirit gives birth to the natural, but the natural cannot give birth to spirit. Any attempt to go backwards only results in dead things. This is how religion is born. This is what is seen in the Tower of Babel. This is what is spoken of through Isaiah’s prophecy of the King of Babel in chapter 14 of his book. The perception of good and evil is only apparent on the outer plain but the flow of Life always comes from within.)