This is the last reason why the poor need the Gospel that I’ll share with you before we move on.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.(Act 4:32-35)
Another reason why the poor need the Gospel is because when they are saved they’ll join a union that will physical meet their needs. The love that God has called us into makes us selfless so that we can properly see and attend to the needs of our brethren. The Unity that we have in Christ is greater than any bond that can fuse people together. The blood of Jesus is brings us closer than our family’s blood and it doesn’t care about race or culture.
The poor need the church(body of Christ) to be United because a single denomination is not enough to display the love God has for them. Sometimes words are not enough to preach, actions are always enough to preach. Christ took away what divided men by destroying what separated men from God.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.(Genesis 11:1-6)
Nothing empowers men like unity that’s why God gave us one mediator so that we may be United in one. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.(Hebrew 9:14-15).
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.(Romans 12:5).
Make it a point to display the love of God to everyone because it’s a testament to the love God has for them.