“11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed [is] the man that trusteth in thee.”
Jesus Loves us, He WANTS to take care of us in all areas of Our Life, IF we Allow Him to do so. There are Rules that God has set and will not break them, but, we can Break Them, having No Understanding the end of such things. The Key to the above Scriptures is “Trusteth In Thee”
So let us look for a moment what “Trusteth In Thee” means. Too many that claim to have Accepted Jesus, have only claimed Him for “Fire Insurance”, Not Understanding that they have none! To Trust In Jesus it is a Whole Life Demand, Jesus is Not Part Time!! To Trust means that one has to Let Go Of One’s Self, having No Control of the Out Come, except In Obedience To Whom You Trust!!!
There is a Second Key which is where Obedience comes in, that is, to “Walk Uprightly”. The Order of the above Scriptures are in Reverse, one must Trust before Walking. If we say that Jesus is Lord, then why is it Not Seen? Jesus said that we Must Die To Self in order to Live. The “Walk Upright” is Living In Jesus In Every Moment Of Time, Not when We Choose To!!!
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.”
“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
The Lord Provides to those who Trust Him and Walk In Him. Your Love is Measured not by going to church, not by singing in a choir, not by reading The Word, not by how many people you help, not by…, but Your Love For Jesus is Measured by Your Trust In Him As Provider and Your Walk In Him As Provider. How do we know this by Scripture…
“21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Now there are those who will refer to the following Scriptures saying, “See we have done this Work In The Name Of Jesus…”
“For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.”
“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
The Key is this “Because ye belong to Christ”. In other words, Jesus is not only Savior but He Is Lord Over Their Lives. So, if you think that Jesus is Provider because of “Good Works” then you need to reconsider to Whom The Good Works are truly in. Scripture tells us that God makes the Sun shine and the Rain unto all.
“43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
You Need To Understand Brothers and Sisters, that it is Only In Jesus and Through Jesus that we are Provided for, but make it clear that if those who know not Jesus seem to have what you do not, does it make Jesus any less Lord and Savior? For they have received their just reward, but ours is yet to be obtained!
Brothers and Sisters we Walk By Faith, Not By Sight, in that we Must Trust Jesus that He Will Provide, but it may not be as we desire, for He Sees what we cannot! Too many of you have cried out and there seems to be No Answer to your cry, but, What is the Lords Will? Even Jesus cried out to The Father that He would Provide a Different Way, but The Father did not answer Him, having not the Understanding that His Trust In The Father would Provide Resurrection and to Sit On The Right Hand Of The Father, having All Power and Authority given to Him.
“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, had to Trust In The Father, Walk In His Ways even though He could not see the end there of. In saying that, we need to also Understand that Jesus could have done things a little different, but Surrendered His Desire To The Father In Trust and then Walked it out!
“50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out [his] hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?”
How could The Father Provide unless Obedience was followed through? The Father Provided Salvation to the Whole World, but in order for that Salvation to be given, Jesus had to Trust In His Father and Walk the path set before Him. There has been many, many times, more than I can count that Jesus has Provided for me, but it was not because I am a “good person”, it was not because I “went to church”, it was not because I “read the Bible”, it was not because I did many “good works”, but it was because I Chose To Make Jesus Lord Over My Life. I Trust Jesus and therefore Walk In His Path that He sets before me, rather I like it or not, Jesus Provides!!!
Jesus cannot receive any greater Praise, any greater Honor, then to those who put their Trust In Him, by Walking In Obedience!
“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.”
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.”
“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
“Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust [in thee] from those that rise up [against them].”
“How excellent [is] thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”
Walk In Obedience
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!