This is a mind blowing question, Apostle Paul made us to understand that we are debtors, one may ask, debtor to who?. Or what did we buy and refused to pay? Paul considered himself to be under obligation. He said, “I am a debtor.” This doesn’t imply he didn’t care about the lost or love souls. He said, I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. Rom 1:14-15.
It is only the wicked that doesn’t pay his debt. The wicked is one who has within his power and have what it takes to do good or help the needy but refuses to do so .We are in great debt to the world because of what we have become in Christ. Just as God was in Christ reconciling the world so is Christ in us for the purpose of reconciling the world to God. Necessity is upon us who have come to Christ. Just as Brother Paul puts it, we have become slaves without choice to preach the Gospel. A heavy burden is upon me as I see the sons of Adam on a daily basis waiting to collect their debt. I owe them Love, I owe them the word of reconciliation, I owe them life…to minister life to them. We should also understand that our inability to develop ourselves morally, mentally and spiritually is a deficit and makes it difficult for us to pay our debts.
Let us look closely at the woman who was in debt in 2 kings 4. All she had was a pot of Oil which was nothing close to what she needed to pay her creditors. The Prophet said to her, “Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.” The women had a pot of Oil but she didn’t have vessels. Notice that the prophet didn’t pray any special prayer for the Oil to multiply. All he asked her to do was to get vessels and pour the oil into them. Vessels speak of capacity. Her capacity was a pot which was not large enough to hold the amount of oil needed for her to pay her debt. She had to borrow vessels. By implication she enlarged her capacity. To borrow means to gain. When she borrowed she gained capacity.
You can’t manifest beyond your faith level. Like this woman we have received a deposit of Oil but we are still in debt because this oil is within a pot. We have limited God in many areas of our life. God wants to go beyond the pot level. He wants us to enlarge our capacity to hold more of Him so that we can give more of Him. He wants to become a fountain, and flow out of us as a river into the world. The more of Christ we have, the more debts we can pay. “ Enlarge the space for your tent, extend the curtains of your dwelling; do not hold back, lengthen you cords, make your tent pegs firm.” Isa 54:2 God is a God of multiplication. He wants to multiply what you have within your house. Your capacity is your limit but God can increase it when you so pray.
Necessity is upon you to…. “add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness.”2 Peter 1:5-9, May the Lord bless you and give you peace on every side Amen.
….to be continued.