In His Word- 4/14/14
Are you waiting to reach Heaven to enter the
? Kingdom of God
If Christ is not your king on Earth, he won't be your king in Heaven. There is only one King (Matt. 28:18).
God wants us to be actively living in the
today, not just when we get to heaven. It is important to live a life that is
pleasing to God and is full of love or one another, not being spiteful or
rudely judging one another but speaking to one another in love, the truth, the
Word and kindness. Kingdom of God
That said, what are we doing from day to day that could be considered walking in His will? Do you help the pour and needy in some way or another? OR do you just look at them with disdain wondering why they have to be there begging you for bread?
I have to admit that there are days when I am wondering why they are there, usually I wonder why they are not out getting a job. The truth is most of the homeless people we see, or poor who stand with signs are addicts of some sort trying to get by one more day. Or they are trying to get one more fix.
When Peter and John went to pray as the song says they met a lame man begging on the way. He needed help not just money. So they prayed for him and God healed him. The man went away walking and leaping and praising God for he knew who healed him.
That part is amazing, to think this beggar asking for money from the place the religious people came to worship at; he knew where to find the money; knew that God was the one who healed him.
Go and announce to them that the
is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those
with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received! Mathew
10:6-8 Kingdom of Heaven
Jesus said “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord! Will enter the
. Only those who actually do the
will of my Father in heaven will enter.
Matthew 7:20-22 Kingdom of Heaven
Peter said in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. He did what Jesus had told him to do. Healed the lame in the name of Jesus Christ. Peter and John, Paul and Silas they all were working to get more people in the kingdom or the Family of God. They listened to what the Lord said, and obeyed. They did not worry about how hard it was going to be to do it, they trusted that God said it and they believed He would walk them through whatever He brought them to.
Some people think they are doing enough just giving financially, and that may be so. We are not the ones to decide what someone else is doing if it is enough, but we are the ones who need to listen and decide what God said to each of us.
How do we know that God said it? How do we know that we are walking in the will of God? What about when someone tells us God told them something about us, how do we know if its true?
God speaks to us today and he does it through people, the Word o God, and even in our prayer times occasionally; how can I be sure its God who is directing me?
-Does it line up or mirror with the Word of God? God will not lead you away from His will.
- Did it cause peace to come to a physical situation you were dealing with directly to do with this ‘word’ or message from God?
- Do you really believe in your heart and mind that God wants you to walk in the situation in the way it was presented either in word or prayer?
If you can say yes to all three of those questions then I would believe it was of God. We can’t really know the mind of God but we can consider what He would have us do. We need to listen to the Words he puts before us to walk in His Kingdom, and walk in His Word.
Then do what it says! Trust that He will direct the path left, right or straight ahead as He sees fit when we keep our eyes on Him,. How do we keep our eyes on Him?
Prayer and reading the Word, commit to read, or study the Word of God then you will show yourselves approved by God and be walking in His kingdom every day.
Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of
did not escape when they
refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape
if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! When God spoke from Israel Mount
Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise:
“Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” This means that all of creation will be
shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are
receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by
worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.
Dear Heavenly Father, Help us to follow al that You have planned for us to follow and t avoid that which you would want us to avoid. In Jesus ‘name, amen.
Suggested reading: Mathew 7:1-22, Mathew 28 :1-20, Matthew 10:1-42 and Matthew 13:1-58.