‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’

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Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

All these things…our dreams, hopes, desires and we can experience the blessings of God, because His hand is involved in what we do. Most of the time we don’t recieve what we ask for because we have within us selfish desires, but when we can see the hand of God in what we do and our foundation is steadfast in Christ Jesus our Lord…EVERYTHING that you do, touch and claim in Jesus name SHALL be blessed as long as we seek the Kingdom of Heaven and ALL its righteousness…those kingdom virtues that sets us apart from the rest of the world. My dear brothers and sisters…claim those kingdom virtues over your life today and your love ones and watch and see that our God is the same yesterday…today…and forever. May Our God and Father in heaven continue to bless each of you as you grow from faith to faith and glory to glory in Jesus name, Amen.

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“FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THIS LIFE….”

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Requires one to have faith in He that dwells within us.

“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

Do we really know the ways of God? Do we really know how to keep in step with the Holy Spirit that dwells within us? The Word of God states that; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. The Holy Bible suppose to be our [B]asic [I]nstructions [B]efore [L]eaving [E]arth, however we tend to lean on our own understanding and begin to drift away from the truth of the Word and incorporate the things of the world; based on what we see, into our walk of faith, leaving us struggling within ourselves; flesh fighting against the Spirit and then we wonder why things aren’t working out according to the way we planned them. We receive many signals from the Spirit that tries to lead us, teach us, and guild us into all truth and the correct way to walk this walk of faith, but there always seems to be present with us this nature that keeps us from carrying out the things of God as we ought to…I’ve failed in this area many times in my life. God states that; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. And again the Apostle Paul states in Romans chapter 7:14-23; “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” The classic battle of the “flesh against the spirit.” As the Body of Christ…a spiritual church that is being built up in Christ, need to start realizing and claiming that identity in Christ and that authority given by Christ in this life and walk that walk of faith with such kingdom virtues that we begin to witness the power of the Holy Spirit just as if it were the yesterdays of our brothers and sisters that are now in that “Hall of Fame of Faith..” Hebrews chapter 11. Let us learn from them, for they were just as we are today, but with some exceptions…they believed; He said it…I believe it, should be our attitude when walking in faith…The Word said it, and I believe it. No room for doubt, confusion, discord, wavering or arguing amongst one another, but loving one another, praying for one another and speaking with the authority that has been given us from on high as men and women of God. Amen. Therefore, let us take on this attitude as we continue to walk in faith beholding before us the path many have already sacrificed to keep this torch, this flame of the Holy Spirit lit within us as children of the living God. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you, keep you and bless EVERYTHING you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen…God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

 

“OUT OF DARKNESS HE CALLED ME…”

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WITH THE LOVE HE DISPLAYED FOR ME.

Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:13.

My family in Christ…Believers…, can you imagine what love the Father has for us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I mean, have you really given it much thought? Not only a love [that] a Holy and the all powerful God of creation would even consider us as a thought, but a love that’s so powerful and inseparable that He would ultimately send His one and only Son to die to save us all and all of creation by that same love, because of His great love for us? Have you meditated on that thought? Or even considered what our Lord had to go through in that hour, being found without sin carrying the sins of the world upon Him? What a terrifying dark hour that moment had to be. I couldn’t fathom the thought, though I have tried, which had led me to a mess of tears, because I couldn’t contain the emotions that accompanied the thought. During this process of growth, falling, getting up and trying again, repenting and pressing forward, struggling, yet holding on to that mustard seed faith even while the enemy taunted me, attacked me…He has always been right there never leaving my side because of that love He has for us. That alone humbles me, because I know I’ve felt I’m not worthy of such a great love and amazing grace. But He continues to remind me that; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6. He called me out of darkness and what a darkness it was. A life of self destruction, a life that had became incorporated with the world of things. Chasing after endless illusions the enemy would lay before me without realizing while all the time heavens eyes were upon me and at the proper time…He called me, He introduced Himself to me and this not with words only, but by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to let me know HE…is alive, that HE…does exist and that HE…has a love for us that no mind could possibly conceive. Amen. I‘ve heard some ask the question that if indeed a person be saved, why does so many continue to fall during their walk of faith? It would leave some to believe that a Christian/Believer’s conversion is not authentic if one continue to fall into sin, which however leaves us with those that point the finger, accuse, judge, and make comments like; “That’s why I don’t trust churches, or Pastors”…etc…, right? In my times of failures, it would crush me literally, because I knew I loved God, my Lord, and His Word, but I couldn’t for the life of me understand why after all I’ve seen and witnessed (spiritually) why I continued to repeat the same actions, habits as before after accepting Christ, which left me feeling as the lease of God’s household. Then witnessing the struggle of the Apostle Paul…; For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.…”  Romans 7:14-23 (please read) …began to shine light on the fact that even though being born again caught up with Christ spiritually in positioning, physically, mentally and emotionally we’re going through this process of change to become more like our Lord to continue this great commission and walk of faith, however by no means does this permit one to continue in the sinful nature you were once called out of, but to resist, and to fight to make that calling sure as we press forward in faith and love. Amen. This is what such a display of God’s love compels one to do…fight for that positioning in the Kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ in which we stand united as the Body…Praise God. Therefore, may this great display of God’s love compel us into action to stand up in faith as a spiritual house, a spiritual family in Christ Jesus our Lord unwavering and uncompromising with the enemy as we continue in the great work set before us. May all power, honor and glory be given to such an awesome God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to watch over, protect, and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen.

 

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD…

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…AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD.”

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. There has been and perhaps still may be much debate about the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Was Christ God that came down from heaven in human form to dwell among the people? Why is God, in the person of Christ considered the Son of God? Why in the person of Christ did our Lord Jesus not consider himself equal to God being God in human form? Question that many Believers shy away from when confronted by those of “the world” that believe the Word of God is full of contradictions and based on the wisdom of this world can’t seem to make sense of. Even when looking at the Holy Trinity…the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all being God, but distinct in personality, separate one from another with its own function as part of the Godhead, but one Spirit working through all. “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:18. Regardless of what debate the world may cast, or disbelief or doubt maybe displayed by those who do not believe, for I am convinced that my Lord Jesus Christ is God in human form. Therefore, what I believe I speak. It not my position to convince the masses on what they are to believe or not believe, but it is my position to present the Word of Truth as I am commissioned to do so. For this reason, as children of the living God whom God foreknew, called, and predestined, has specific task to perform while here passing through…the completion of the work started by our Lord Jesus and passed down from Believer to Believer. Sometime I wonder how could one question the manifold wisdom of such an awesome God. If things do not appear within the reasoning of our limited knowledge and intellect, especially pertaining to things of God, it must not be true, accurate or correct….faith is lost. However, I wonder has anyone, while searching for flaws in the Word of God, or what was written and by whom that contradicts, considered really who is the grand illusionist that blind the eyes of those seeking to discredit the Word of God…of course not.  Just as the Jews believed they were waiting on a king to come and sit on David’s throne in this realm at that time and destroy their enemies, there was something much greater at stake taking place in the spiritual realm. “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: (but now) is my kingdom not from hence.Christ knew who would believe…”Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;” John 17:20. Do we really know what’s taking place around us in the heavenly realms?  What we are to know, we are provided with and the rest is all about faith. Paul couldn’t have said it more plainly in 1 Corinthians 13:12;  “For now (in this world) we see through a glass, darkly; but then(when we are with Christ) face to face: now (while in this life) I know in part; but then (when I am heaven bound) shall I know even as also I am known.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.

“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so my ways are higher than your ways

and my thoughts higher than your thoughts…”

[Isaiah 55: 8-9, NLT]

 

When will we stop questioning God and take God’s Word for what it is…the truth. How long must we debate, conflict and wrestle over the Word of God and reason together as brothers and sisters prayerfully, leaning not on our own understanding, but allow the Spirit to teach and lead us into ALL truth pertaining to the things of God. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Matthew 7:7. How can we try to figure out things of such an ALL knowing, ALL powerful, creator and sustainer of ALL things when we have such difficulty living in this life alone?  But our Lord said it best in Luke 18:8; “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? I pray that those reading this may come to the true knowledge of who Jesus Christ is and your position in Him as part of the body of Christ and work to be done, I included. This is all about Faith. So guard your minds and hearts as you press forward from faith to faith and glory to glory. Let no one deceive you or misguide you from your upward calling in Christ Jesus our Lord, for the enemy is crafty, and out to destroy ALL who bare that seal that you received when you first believed. Amen. So, may the one and only true God, Lord and Savior, the Holy God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob protect you and watch over you and equip you with all you need in Jesus name. Amen and God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels