Imagine missing out on the never-ending supply of the Father!
Who would enable such an unnecessary poverty?
Sadly, much of the "christian" charity in the world accomplishes this tragedy, teaching destitute men and women to depend on the petty kindness of strangers as opposed to the infinite grace-supply of the Father!
As if anyone of us needed more proof of the true Charity of our Father, consider these verses:
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8: 31-32)
God's favor and supply, all upon believing on Him who loved us and died for us!
And how do we know this?
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Galatians 2: 20-21)
For those of us who submit that our poverty is inexplicably infinite, and can only be covered by the infinite grace of God, we receive the faith OF the Son of God, and the very life we seek to lead is led for us by the Holy Spirit living within us!
The Holy Spirit: He is a promise far greater than a handout from a passerby! THe Holy Spirit is the greatest gift, the certainty of blessing, favor, and never-ending supply from God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ:
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" (Luke 11:13)
Jesus trumps the requests that plague mankind. Are you hungry, tired, frustrated, anger, impoverished? The promise of the Holy Spirit supplies all of these needs and more: right standing before the Father in Christ Jesus.
And Christ made no pretense about the very nature of the Holy Spirit as a gift which must be received, not achieved or earned:
"But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12: 31-32)
This promise was achieved for all mankind on the Day of Pentecost, declared to all devout passers-by practicing their religion in Jerusalem:
"Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear." (Acts 2:33)
Peter declared the certain and never-ending arrival of the Holy Spirit, the Gift that never stops giving! The endless supply for every need!
What handout can any person hand out that can even come close to comparing with the Holy Spirit?!