“31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.”
Brothers and Sisters are you Divided Within? Many, many of you seek after Jesus to fulfill the Lust Of The Flesh… But there are Two Scriptures above I want to you to pay attention to, they are vs33–34. They are the Key to a Godly Life with Promise. We must Seek to be as God is in His Kingdom, to be as His Righteousness Is. It is more than just Praying, it is more than just going to church, it is more than Reading Your Bible, but it Must Be a Heart, a Mind and a Strength within that Seeks God through Jesus Our Lord.
“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.”
Many Seek Answers From God, From Jesus Our Lord but are not willing to Give Your All to Him. The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit Demand that we give All That Is About Us to them. This Builds a Relationship, a Bond that cannot be broken, it is a Love Affair that cannot be quenched!
The way this works is, our Hearts are filled with Desire to fulfill those things in which we believe are to Our Satisfaction, but, Our God, Our Jesus, wants you and I to Desire Him above All Things that Pertain To Life On Earth, because Jesus Is Life, both in the Flesh and in the Spirit. Jesus wants us, even Demands Us, to change our Thinking, to change our Minds from Fleshly Desires to Godly Desires, that our Thinking, our Minds are Set on the Things of Heaven, not Earth. We are to Seek Jesus with All Our Strength, as it would be if we were moving a large boulder.
Brothers and Sisters we must Understand that Jesus has given us the Ability to Live Godly Lives. Through Him and the Gift of the Holy Spirit we have the means to Live a Godly Life and through His Holy Word we have the Instructions to Live a Godly Life!!!
So, where then is the Transformation that must take place? In some ways it is a caterpillar changing in to a butterfly effect. We need to Eat Gods Word, Desire Gods Word to Change Us from One State Of Mind into a Godly State Of Mind.
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We Must take God’s Word into Our Hearts, Our Minds Become God’s Word, a Living and Breathing Manifestation to The World. We Must become a New Creation, that when God looks at us He Sees Himself, His Desires, His Will, His Strength.
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Understand this verse. Through Jesus we have been made into a New Creature, a New Vessel, a New Wine Sack and Our Sins have been Washed away, and those things that are in our Past that would have sent us to the Lake Of Fire are No More. But the Key is in the Last Part, “…All Things Are BECOME New”. You still have your Flesh that you must deal with, that part is Our Responsibility to Change, Jesus has given us the Ability to Change…but it is Our Choice!
“15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
We, Brothers and Sisters, are now able to Become Godly because of Jesus Sacrifice for us. Through Jesus we have been, In The Spirit, made Brand New, Washed Clean, but our Old Self must be dealt with. This means that if you Smoke, Drink, Curse, Live Adulterous, are Unruly and many other Ungodly Things, then you are Not Walking a Godly Life, but one that is driven by The Flesh. You Must look at what you do and ask these very important questions…is My God Doing This…does My God Like my actions…is Jesus Glorified in what I do?
Change is not over night, it is a Process that is Never Ending. But we must take those Baby Steps, taking an Ungodly Act and WORKING to Change it, to Get Rid of it, to Become Godly! There are some things that Jesus expects us to Change Immediately and there are other things that will take time because they are Grafted Into Our Flesh, Our Minds.
Our Lord Jesus said He has Over Come The World and because He Has, We Can.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
The Scriptures tell us that we can Live Holy Perfect Lives, Lives that are Acceptable to Jesus, but we must Desire A Change, we Must Desire A Relationship With Jesus.
“Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.”
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
There is another area dealing with Living A Godly Life that Must be addressed. You need to Understand that Satan is real and that he is trying to Kill You, to Steal a Life In God From You and to Destroy Your Relationship With Jesus. He does not care in what means to do this, he can use a Person, Place, or Object. He can use Family, Wives, Children. He can use Who You Associate With or Around. He can use Your Job, Your Friends. Satan does not care what he uses, but his goal to make Mockery Of The Father through what We Allow Satan To Trick Us Through. You need to Understand that Satan can use Your Past and Your Present, but CANNOT use Your Future, but, what he uses of Your Past or in Your Present Time can Affect Your Future With God. We Must Understand that Satan can use many different aspects; including those of Political, Medical and even Racisim to Destroy our Lives as well.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.”
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].”
In order for us to Live Godly Lives we Must Know Who our enemy is and what his capabilities are. We are in a Fight that will not end until we go Home to be with Jesus. We Must Do everything within us to Over Come those things that keep us from Walking A Godly Life. You Need to also Understand that You are not Fighting by yourself. We have been given The Holy Spirit to Lead us, Guide us and Equip us to Fight this war, these battles with the flesh.
“But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
”And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
“And he called [unto him] the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;”
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:”
We, Brothers and Sisters, have been given the Power and Authority over everything in this World! But now that I have said this, you must also Understand that not all things will be Conquered with ease, that are some things that you will have to Fight for a Life Time. Things that you wish were not there, but are, that seem to make you weak. Be Not Fooled of these things! Even as our Brother Paul had an infirmity that was Not Removed, was Not Conquered, so will there be with us. You need to Understand that not all Infirmities are Ungodly, but used to bring forth Godliness. It is in Our Weaknesses that Jesus can be Glorified, if We Desire.
There is also the Understanding that what Our Infirmity is, it is not Sinful In Nature to God, but is a Weakness that cannot be overcome.
“7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Brothers and Sisters, we Can Live Godly Lives, we have No Excuse. Jesus has taken away every Excuse Not To Live Godly Lives, but it is as always…Our Choice! It is as it was with Moses when he came down with the First Ten Commandments and said Choose This Day Whom YOU Will Serve. Each Day, Every Moment Of The Day, we have a Choice to Be Godly, to Live Godly, and be Perfect In Jesus, but we Must Desire to do so, it does not just happen on its own.
We Are More Than Conquers
We Are God’s Children
I Love You, My Brothers and Sisters!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!