On the day of Pentecost God not only gave us HIs Holy Spirit but He also gave us an economy. The biblical definition of the world economy is "How God Dispenses Himself to Mankind" Watchman Nee. Knowing this we can take a closer look at the methods God used to pull His people out of poverty and lack and used this economy to grow the church His way. And that way was to prove His providence to His children and people in such a way that it would become the longing of men's hearts. The perfect economy called the commonwealth that met every need and spurs true equitability and did away with greed, power, and egos. It was the ultimate marketing plan. Give them what they want. A fully functional economy built in an instant by The Holy Spirit. It was bulletproof or devil proof. This was a light that shines in the darkness. A time where corruption was running amuck at an all-time high level just like it is today.
Act 2:42 And they Continued Steadfastly in the Apostles' Doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Act 2:43 And Fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Act 2:44 And all that Believed were Together, and had all things Common;
Act 2:45 And Sold their Possessions and Goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had the need.
Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and Singleness of heart,
Act 2:47 Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
I intentionally capitalized some words to give them power as you read this passage of scripture. What we see is a blueprint for the eradication of poverty and lack in the Kingdom of Heaven which is supposed to be an exact replica of the Kingdom of God in the earth. Here we can also see why Mammon fights us so hard to keep us inconsistent not fully knowing what we believe (Apostle Doctrine) therefore having no true fellowship with one another and not understanding that as a master/owner God gets very angry when we mess up His money and maybe even Lying about and it not producing a return for Him.
Verse 44 says we must first believe then come together to find out first what exactly we have in common and work together for those common goals and necessities. How do we do this? Verse 45 says to SELL possessions and goods. Eureka that's it we must SELL stuff in order to generate the money to give/loan to each other to buy the things that we need and want. And daily they did business while staying in a position of prayer all day and every night someone different cooked dinner for everybody as they relaxed, laughed and enjoyed each other's beautiful homes. Nobody was hating because they all were on the same thing. Verse 46 calls it Singleness of Heart. When they created this type of environment God was able to fill the church with people and they truly experienced righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
God dispenses Himself in certain types of ways in certain types of environments. Let's build Him this type of economy that He needs and watch Him do it again. MIAD 2017. "You Can Gain The Whole World Without Losing Your Soul."