If anyone wants to approach the Lord God, they must accept the Lord Jesus as His Son. There are many who think that the only way to approach the Lord God is through a religion or some type of intermediary. But that is not the truth. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13
Remember this one thing: In the Kingdom of the Lord God, the issue isn’t how much you have, but where you place your faith. Are you following King Jesus or are you following signs and wonders and the prosperity that many religious leaders are preaching? The most important information to know is the principle of Kingdom faith—trust the Source, not the resource! As King David said: Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:3-5
There is only one mediator between the Lord God and mankind. Ambassador Paul made that very clear in his letter to Timothy. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 There isn’t any person on this earth that can forgive your sins—no prophet, preacher, teacher or priest. We are to trust and keep our faith in Him and Him alone.
Keep in mind that the Lord Jesus wasn’t God but the Son of the Lord God. His Father God gave Him all authority and power while here on earth. Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NLT
As I mentioned in a previous article, what is the motive and focus of your faith? Do you serve the King for what He can do or for who He is? Sometimes we don't realize how much of our prayer time and focus is on our needs and what we want from God rather than who He is and our love for Him. As a parent, how loved would you feel if your adult children only came to you when they want something from you?
We as Kingdom citizens do not follow the Lord God for what we can get from Him, but for who He is. Kingdom faith is a foundation of total faith in our King not the King’s favor, or His gifts. Kingdom faith knows that even if we don’t see Him answer our prayers, we know that His Will is always for our best. He knows what we do not know and He always answers with what is best for us. All that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 6 are benefits of life in God’s Kingdom, but they should not be our focus, or what we seek. “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 6:24-33 NLT
Often, Christians, especially those who have embraced prosperity teaching, assume that if they are going through difficult times or don’t see their prayer answered, they don’t have enough faith or, even worse, begin to doubt God. The Lord God always answers, but sometimes it is “no” or even “not now”. We need better discernment in those situations, to see where the Father is leading us in this situation. Kingdom faith doesn’t remove us from hardship; it preserves and protects us through hardships.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:2-8 NLT
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27
In conclusion, the things we go through—such as the tests, trials and storms in the life of a Kingdom citizen—are not foreign, unexpected or even God’s judgment. They are for our benefit and growth in His Kingdom. Our strong foundation of faith in the King is the rock we can stand on with confidence that He will bring us through and we will accomplish His purpose in it.
Once again I say that your faith in the King is your most important asset in His Kingdom.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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