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As for laying up treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20)

How would you go about doing your alms, because doing alms counts as rewards when we get to heaven. Would giving money to the homeless count? And or donations of sorts? I'm guessing it doesn't matter if they're saved or lost??

"Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven." Matt. 6:1 

 

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Matthew 5:44-48

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

Luke 18:18-23

18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

 

Proverbs 19:17

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

 

This post was modified 4 months ago by Christine
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I just talked to my husband Jeremy Carter about this and giving is to be towards our brothers and sisters and towards ministries that are doing the work of the Lord. Giving to the poor is a dead work towards men. We should not give to those who hate God. 

Here is the scripture reference he gave me to post.

2 Chronicles 19:2 KJV
[2] And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord ? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord .

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I've always had a bad feeling about giving the homeless money and heard bad stories about it. I would prefer to offer to give them a ride to a restaurant, the grocery store, or just giving them food. I've heard stories of folks giving homeless people a bag of fast food, only to have the homeless throw it away in front of them. Most are bums that want liquor and tobacco. Always go with buying what they need to be prudent. 

I reckon donating old clothes and stuff would be a good idea too. 

Whatever you give, always hand them a few tracts as well. 

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Justin, I'm sorry I wish I would have posted earlier. These would be some of the best alms you could do, not including donating to KJVM.

 

And, yes giving to the homeless counts, just remember they could spend it unwisely. However if they ask you personally you should help them, just hand them a tract too:

 

#1 My personal choice

Chick Prison Fund (Extremely effective tract method [probably highest rate of soul-winning]): https://www.chick.com/information/show-all-articles?topic=Prison+Ministry

Go to https://www.chick.com and scroll to the bottom, see the phone number? call them and place an order of at least 1 tract then ask them to charge your desired amount to provide tracts to prisoners via their Prison Fund through Mission Possible (Goes all over America), might as well do during a larger order if your buying Chick tracts regularly. Of course prisoners more easily recognize they aren't good people, they also have less hope. The latter more so prisoners than in jail.

 

#2 Favorites

Donate to Fellowshiptractleague (7.50 pays to make approx 1000 tracts, less than 7.50 pays to ship 1000) Source: https://tinyurl.com/y6kvxbw5    (+ Math)

http://store.fellowshiptractleague.org/donate-c30.aspx

Donate to Chick mission fund (100% goes to tracts and sending them abroad [including Israel], not tax-deductible but efficient) (1000 costs approx 105 plus S+H)

https://www.chick.com/information/mission-fund

 

#3 More Favorites

HopeOfIsrael Bibles for the Jews

https://hopeofisrael.net/news/urgent-need-nts-depleted/

YadEliezer, Donate to Israeli widows and orphans

https://www.yadeliezer.org/program_info.php?program_id=7

I know these are not KJVO based charities but you can give good gifts and alms through these.

Compassion Intl (Gifts)

https://www.compassion.com/

- https://www.compassion.com/catalog/donate-water-filter-charity-gift.htm

$79

Your gift covers the cost of delivery of a complete system, including:

  • A filtration system
  • Two buckets
  • Hose
  • Training on how to maintain the system so it provides a lifetime of safe water

- https://www.compassion.com/catalog/fruit-trees.htm

$35

  • A fruit tree typically provides enough food for an average family, plus extra to sell at the market.
  • Families will have the opportunity to receive lessons in land conservation, tree farming management, disease and pest control, and more.

- https://www.compassion.com/catalog/view-all.htm

Food for the poor (Gifts)

https://www.foodforthepoor.org/

- https://www.foodforthepoor.org/gift-catalog/wb/2019-spring-8561/feeding/feed-a-hungry-family-for-a-month.html  

$24

Feed a family for a month, some destitute parents rely on finding rotten, discarded food in garbage dumps to feed their little ones. But your gift will provide nutritious food for a hungry family.

- https://www.foodforthepoor.org/gift-catalog/wb/2019-spring-8561/feeding/feed-a-child-for-one-year.html

$73

Feed a child for one year, your donation will offer a yearlong gift by providing a hungry child with "daily bread" for an entire year.

- https://www.foodforthepoor.org/gift-catalog/wb/2019-spring-8561/micro-enterprise/one-fruit-tree.html

$10

One fruit tree, Your gift of a fruit-bearing tree will provide hungry families with a nutritious and sustainable source of food and additional income. Mango, avocado and breadfruit trees not only provide healthy food; these trees also offer welcoming shade and help combat deforestation.

 

 

Water wells for Africa

waterwellsforafrica.org/donate-online/

Each well serves 2,000 people. That means it costs $4.00 to give a person clean water and help them live long and live better. Is that expensive? Not by any means. For every latte you order at Star Bucks, WWFA could use that money to supply a person with clean water for 20 years.

 

Extras

finalfightbibleradio.com/ministering-to-missionaries/ (If you don't mind final-fight they have mission projects)

roapm.org/ (Multi-facet but prison focused ministry and discipleship ministry)

 

Verses on giving

Philippians 4:17 (KJV) (Donations to FTL, Chick, Etc, will get you rewards too)
“Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.”

Matthew 19:21 (KJV) (not telling you to sell everything, just showing some Scripture about the poor and alms)
“Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

One of my favorite verses on giving:

Acts 20:35 (KJV)
“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

 

~God Bless~

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/

https://msilva4christ.wixsite.com/mysite/post/how-to-get-saved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post was modified 4 months ago 6 times by jesusbeliever

About that post, jesusbeliever, make sure you're not making this into a game or a system like catholics do to earn their [false] salvation. The Lord knows the hearts of those who give and:

"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. "2 Corinthians 9:7

Make sure you're following this as well:

"Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:1-4

You're not wrong, and I see why people would downvote, but that is bordering on being unscriptural - at least the way you presented that suggestion. It looks like a game's instructions for getting points, while not wrong, there are some scriptures you must follow.

And I would suggest to heavily investigate where your money goes when you donate it somewhere - for I guess that much donations just end up in a rich man's bank account.

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