You must put your complete faith in the King's Word. Notice, while He was here on earth, He never associated Himself with any religious or secular group or organization. Our responsibility is to embrace the Kingdom message He preached. It is for us to embrace His Word, so that the Governor--Holy Spirit--could lead and guide us. With the Holy Spirit in us and with us, we should never have to worry or be filled with anxiety. If we do, we have chosen fear over faith. Here is a command from our King:
Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?
Look at the lilies 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 flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be."
Keep in mind, God gives us freewill and have the power of choice. You can choose to worry or trust completely in His Word. And, just as fire and water can't occupy the same space at the same time, faith in the King and His Word and doubt and unbelief can't occupy the same space at the same time. Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.
Religion and Kingdom can't co-exist in the Kingdom of God. It will be one or the other. Your thinking must rise above any old religious concepts. Keep in mind that it was the religious leaders that always tried to entrap Him. Jesus also taught: “Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets. Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public. Because of this, they will be more severely punished.”
Right and wrong do not go hand in hand. Light and darkness can't occupy the same space at the same time. When light enters, darkness flees! All Kingdom citizens have one obligation, as well as one alliance. That alliance is to the King of the Universe. He is the Source of all creation.
We should have one mindset, as the early believers had back in Acts. All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. Kingdom citizens of that day realized everything they thought was theirs belonged to the King (King Jesus).
How strong is your faith in the Lord Jesus the Christ? Settle that now, for it is your greatest asset in all eternity.
Matthew 6:24 Luke 16:13; 12:22-34 Mark 12:29 Acts 4:32 all NLT
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