HAVE YOU SOUGHT GOD’S KINGDOM??
MATT: 6-33 SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU!!!
THE SCRIPTURE SAYS EXAMINE YOURSELVES TO SEE IF YOU ARE IN THE FAITH
2ND COR. 13-5- EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH. PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES. KNOW YE NOT YOUR OWN SELVES, HOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU, EXCEPT YOU BE REPROBATES(WORTHLESS).
We as children of God, have to put him first, examine yourselves now--have we put him first, have we asked him, to see if our decisions we have made, are his will, or have we took on the fleshly attitude--I KNOW WHAT IS BEST? We don’t know how to come out of the rain, God has to move on our minds, and say to us it is raining, or we would be like all the other lunatics.
Peter thought he knew too, but did he? Jesus said Peter lovest thou me? Peter answered “yes Lord I love thee!! Jesus said again, “ Lovest thou me more than these?” Peter answered-” Lord you know I love you!!” Jesus asked him three times, because he knew what was going to happen. Jesus said before the cock crow thrice, you will deny me! Don’t you know Peter was devastated--he thought he was strong, and would never deny Jesus, our strength comes from him inside us--leading, and guiding us from hell(torments of this life) into heaven--(a place of peace, and rest). Don’t you know Peter was tormented, after the thing Jesus told him would happen--came to past. We don’t know what is inside us, we can follow him in the good, but can we be faithful, untill the end. I am speaking of the end of the circumstance. We all are in straits at this time, but love(jesus) coves a multitude of sins. Sin is a transgression of Gods law--which is love.
The 13th ch. Of cor. Is the love chapter. Have you examined yourselves with this chapter. We can give up things we don’t like, but will love inside of us--Jesus be strong enough to sustain us thru the hardships. We need to all look inside, and see where love abides inside us, and how much. God is love--and on these two commandments covers Love, do we really love him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as our selves?
Can we pass by a person that says I’m hungry, and say let someone else give--I don’t have it. Can you pass by a person that is cold, and not help them? We give to God in many way’s, but we have to give him our heart, summit to his calling, his will, ask him first, not last, after you have tried everything else--then come to him --come to him first--submit your self, a living sacrifice--holy, and acceptable unto him. Seek him for right relations--with God and man. This is the only way we can enter the kingdom of God.
God’s kingdom-- is not a physical kingdom, but a kingdom--of men, and women, striving for perfection, and him being the KING OF KINGS, AND THE LORD OF LORDS--IN SIDE THEM.
Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world”
Jn 18-36- 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 here. Luke 17-20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said “THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMETH NOT WITH OBSERVATION”(not something that can be seen). 21-Neither shall they say”lo here, or lo there , for the kingdom of God is within you.
Seek ye first THE KINGDOM OF GOD, SEEK God for the fruit of the spirit, to be shed abroad in your heart, when you seek him, for his kingdom to come, then you will be filled more , and more with his love. In his kingdom there is righteousness, peace, and joy--joy to the world, the Lord is come. When you are filled with his righteousness, you can truly say the Lord is come, and delivered you, from yourself. You are loved--nell