It is a statement of fact. He is the landlord of this earth and the universe. He owns everything. We as human beings actually “own” nothing. Do you recall what the Lord God stated here in His Constitution? For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. Psalm 50:10-11
This morning when the King gave me strength to rise from my sleep, I started thanking Him for blessing me to be able to bless others with a financial blessing and a word of encouragement. I am very careful how I use His finances. I always want to be a good steward of what He gives me. He blessed me to retire from the job He gave me. He always meets my needs, but it is all His. We, as Kingdom citizens must realize that we are just caretakers of all the Lord God has entrusted us with. It all belongs to the King. He makes a profound statement here: “If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness.” Psalm 50:12
Please understand that without an understanding of God’s Kingdom, religious people claim to own what they have. But people with a Kingdom mindset realize that what they have all belongs to our King! Kingdom citizens have a different mindset when it comes to giving. They are led by the Governor—the Holy Spirit—on how, where and what to give.
This may surprise some, but the Lord God tells us that all people belong to Him. “Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins shall die. Ezekiel 18:4 Now, I grant you, the Lord God was speaking to His representative concerning His people Israel, but His principles never change. Read on to what He stated to Ezekiel concerning His standards: But if a man is just and does what is lawful and right; If he has not eaten on the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, nor defiled his neighbor’s wife, nor approached a woman during her impurity; If he has not oppressed anyone, but has restored to the debtor his pledge; has robbed no one by violence, but has given his bread to the hungry and covered the naked with clothing.
If he has not exacted usury nor taken any increase, but has withdrawn his hand from iniquity and executed true judgment between man and man; if he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully—he is just; he shall surely live!” Says the Lord God. Ezekiel 18:5-9
Regardless of what any religious leader or ruler on this earth says, the King’s standard never changes. He is a never-changing King in a world that is constantly changing. Keep this in mind: Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:7-8 Always remember: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19
Those of you who realize who you are in His Kingdom, He is Lord over you! He is our Landlord, over all. Our Lord and King doesn’t require you to attend a religious service to worship or praise Him Your body is the temple He requires. Ambassador Paul reminds us of that here: Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 …Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Romans 6:18-20
We have been raised to see the word lord from a religious perspective, at least here in America. We have no clear point of reference of a lord being a landlord. But a Kingdom mindset sees that God is our Lord and King over all. Understanding that will help build your faith that He gives you access to all that you need in your life. As King Jesus said: No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing?
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
So don’t worry about these things, saying, “What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:25-33 NLT
Remember, your faith in His Word is your greatest asset in the Kingdom. He is your Lord!
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