What does it mean to sustain someone? It is to strengthen or support physically or mentally. What sustains us must be strong, immovable, unchanging and unshakable! How does that fit your relationship with King Jesus in the Kingdom?
As I read and study the Lord God’s Constitution, I realize that not only does it encourage me, but it also cleanses and keeps me from all uncleanness (unrighteousness). Read what King Jesus told His disciples. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me. John 15:3-4
What the King is saying when He states “remain in Me” is that He is the Word; live by its decree.
Focus Point: King Jesus was the Word that became flesh. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NKJV
This is why it is vital to read and study the Lord God’s Constitution on a consistent basis. Our life depends on Him. If we truly love Him, we will hunger for His Word! It will cleanse you and keep you from all disobedience. It will keep you stable, even when your whole world is shaking! If young men and women want to stay out of harm’s way, they must stay in the Word. How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your Word. Psalm 119:9
His Word will sustain you in the midst of chaos and trouble.
Focus Point: King Jesus made this statement while speaking to His Father: “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. I have given them Your Word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. John 17:13-16
Remember, the Lord Jesus stated to His Father that Believers of His Word are not of this world, even as He wasn’t of this world. It is the Word that makes the difference in our lives. And it is the Word that irritates and angers the world. There is power in God's Word. The Lord Jesus didn’t only give His life so that we might be free, but to fulfill our purpose and assignment on this earth. We are cleansed through His Word. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth. John 17:17 NKJV Ambassador Paul made this statement in his letter to the Hebrews: During My time here, I protected them by the power of the name You gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold. Hebrews 4:12
The Lord God’s Constitution is not simply a collection of words from the King or a method of communicating ideas, as some may think. It is living, life-changing and dynamic as it works in us. Remember, Jesus said: I tell you the truth; this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but My Words will never disappear. Mark 13:30-31 His Word will last for eternity. He is King and a King’s word never changes. For His Word to change He has to change and that will never happen. “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.” Malachi 3:6
Make the King’s commands your lifestyle. It is His Word that sustains you, come what may.
Here are some sustaining Words to get in your heart:
For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. Psalm 84:11
Who have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 74:25-26
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 NKJV
But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
For I hold you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God. And I say to you ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.’ Isaiah 41:13
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:22-26
Remember, your greatest asset is your faith in the Word of God.
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