One of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. Jesus said, “Were not the ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Were there not any found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?” Then He said to him, “Rise, go your way. Your faith has made you well. Luke 17:15-17 MEV
Don’t get it twisted, when you receive blessings from God it doesn’t mean that you are of God. Anyone can receive a blessing from God: the person can be a liar, evil, old, young, a Muslim, a Hindu, Black, Asian, White etc… but as long as they demonstrate faith in the Words and promises of God, and take actions to acquire it, by God’s own righteousness to not lie and fulfill His Word, He will bless that person.
Think about it, how times were you or someone you know, who at the time of receiving their blessing from God, living in sin? Yet, they still received their answer from God. Just have another read of the verses at the beginning of this post.
It’s irrational to based that “a person is of God” when they receive a blessing. The truth is, a person is of God based on their character, their spiritual life & loyalty to obeying God.
It’s more than just prayers and conquering blessings; it’s all about the person’s character & actions. Ask yourself the following:
“If I was to lose everything that I hold dear to me in a matter of days, would I still remain with God or complain and leave God?”
“If I was to never get married, have children or gain something I really want, would I still value and be loyal to God?”
“When my flesh is desiring to do what is wrong or i’m being tempted, am I falling for it and making excuses or resisting to please and obey my God?
Many people are distracted in the world; their focus and strength needs to be on being saved, converted and receiving the Holy Spirit.
Christians need to seek God, seek understanding His will & seek to receive the Holy Spirit with the same intensity they use for the things they value the most here on earth i.e. Status, A Degree, Work, Loved ones, Money etc…
Don’t you agree?
Have a look at these posts while you’re here: Can Others See Jesus In U? || 3 Paramount Steps To Gain Salvation: #1 Conversion || Faulty Disciples & Hypocrites || The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Come Upon A Person By Chance! || Friend Of God || A Man Of God In India || An Amazing Testimony || A Christian’s Conduct – How Important It Really Is