Remember Lots wife: she was already on the path to safety. She had escaped the danger of Heaven’s Inferno, but she was not running from danger. The angels of God drove her from it, yet after her escape, she perished because she looked back. Why did she look back? She was out of Sodom but Sodom was still in her. All her treasures were in Sodom and Jesus says, your heart is always where your treasure is. Once you are born again, you are separated from the world. If you decide to return to the world, things can never exactly be the same. You will never be at home with the world, yet because you are backslidden, you cannot enter Heaven.
Faithfulness: a component if faithfulness is the ability to positively affect others with the fire or zeal in you. The Bible says whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Faithfulness is Faith. Anyone who walks in doubt, unbelief and fear can never be faithful. To be faithful suggests you are full of faith. Anything you do that is not done in faith is a departure from this coveted prize. Faithfulness is the ability to keep God’s secrets. Proverbs 11:13 says “a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter”. If in your dealings with men, you find it difficult to keep confidential information, you are unfaithful; so also in our dealings with God. The leader who turns confidential information of subordinates into gossip, is unfaithful. If you are a gossip or have no control over your tongue, you can never be faithful. Faithfulness is a spirit. It is either you have it or you do not. Faithfulness is also an attribute that you can develop. Faithfulness is a passion that can put all other considerations as secondary in pursuit of the Master’s goal. Are you faithful?
What Money can’t buy: The Peter said “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Acts 3:6. Reading through verses 1-11, when the lame man demanded alms from Peter and John, Peter said he can only give what he has. Peter did not have money but he had the anointing. It is important to have something in the first place. Whether you like it nor not, a call will be made for what you have, and it will be a shame not to have something on that day. A demand for your anointing may come when you least expect it. That is why you should be prepared for the rainy day. If you are financially impoverished like Peter, and spiritually impoverished like the lame man, that would be a double shame. For many of God’s financially challenged children, God’s intention is to give them what money can’t buy, so that the anointing will attract what money can buy. But they are too lazy to pay the prize, hence they loose out on both ends. What do you have? If you have no money, you should have the anointing. If you do not have the anointing, you should have something.