If this is your day fro rest. like us all you still need encouragement. Be encouraged by his wonderful scripture from. Mark 9 verse 41:
Mark 9 verse 41: “And whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of My name, since you belong to the Messiah—-I assure you. He will never lose His reward.”
We most likely looking at this verse, and reading it quickly, it about us giving somebody a cup of water. Giving a cup of water to a thirsty person is the least that that we should do. Matthew 25 verse 35 to 46:
The context of Mark 9 verse 41: comes from a section of Chapter 9 entitled ‘In His Name’; Mark 9 verses 38 to 41: The disciples saw others using the Name of Jesus to cast out demons.
The Name of Jesus is powerful. The Bible doesn’t say how many people accepted Jesus before His crucifixion. There were 120 people in the upper room at Pentecost, beside the disciples. There would have been people who believed in Who Jesus really was, ‘The Christ’ and believed that through His name came great deliverance.
If using by Faith, to use the name, the power of His name will work, so people using His Name, with full persuasion, of Who He is, ‘The Christ’, their prayers for people, would have to make a difference to the person they were praying for.
So we have come to this conclusion, that a person who genuinely uses the Name of Jesus, for the good of others, has really accepted, Who Jesus really is, and accepted what Jesus came to do, which leads to repentance and forgiveness, and is doing what He wants His followers to do.
There is a clarification to this, many use the Name of Jesus even today, because it is the name of The King of Kings, and The Name is as He is All-powerful, to them that believe. But the name used without the acceptance and assurance of Knowing, that He is The King of Kings, can lead people to use the Name for self glory. These people are at risk to what Jesus Himself teaches us in Matthew 7 verse 23.
We can’t fool God, if we know Him and love Him, we live to please Him and not ourselves. Doing Good in the Name of Jesus, to advance His Kingdom and not our own prideful self, will as verse 9 v 41, puts it, we will never lose the reward He has for His faithful followers.
A good friend of mine sent me this scripture Mark 9 verse 41, to encourage, under a heading called ‘Kingdom Economy’, This wonderful and faithful person also sent me a Chinese version of the verse.
I have a few Chinese version here. 无论谁因你们有属基督的名分，给你们一杯水喝的，我实在告诉你们，他决不会失掉赏赐。This is NCV (New Chinese Version).
Be Blessed Today And Everyday.
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