Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
Now, my question is, do your really believe in King Jesus' message of His government or are you still embracing your religious mindset? There are many who embrace their religious denominations and organizations but reject the King's message that came from His Father God. Keep in mind, when you reject His message, you reject the King. This same King you reject will be your judge at the end. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Those of us who preach and teach the Kingdom message have no concern about building a reputation for ourselves. It is all about being obedient to the King. He is the one who holds the power of life and death at His Word. His message is one of urgency to the inhabitants of earth. The earth belongs to Him.
We must learn to stay focused on His message. His message gives us a clear sight of who He is. This is why He made this statement. “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
If we put first things first, we would have less anxiety in our lives. Allow me to mention some reasons many religious leaders fail to embrace the King's message of the Kingdom government.
Many pastors and leaders are controlled by their denomination or organization on how to run the church. It is not the Governor, meaning the Holy Spirit that is leading them, but the deacon or trustee board that they adhere to.
Also, many leaders and pastors are afraid of losing the bulk of their revenue on Sundays. Being controlled by finances will keep you from stepping out in faith with Holy Spirit boldness.
There are other reasons, but these are two major hindrances to teaching the Kingdom. They muzzle and tie up the pastor, making him ineffective and no more than a hireling. It quenches the Spirit and silences the spreading of the Kingdom gospel.
For those who fail to embrace His message, remember what the Lord God stated through His representative when speaking to King Saul. “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”
Remember, your faith in His Word is your greatest asset!
Matthew 3:1-2; 4:17 John 14:8-11 Matthew 6:25-34 I Samuel 15:22-23
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