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Possessing The Kingdom.

Possessing The kingdom of God

In Matthew 13:44, the Kingdom of God is likened to a man who finds treasure hidden in a field and goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. This parable is simple and clear. To possess the kingdom, we must be willing to sell all that we have and buy into it. Unless we are willing to give up all that we have and who we are, we cannot truly follow The Lord. Unless we are willing to relinquish the right to live as we want, we cannot truly function in and possess the Kingdom.

This passage of scripture has been used to teach success and motivational principles. If you look at it superficially, it talks about focus and total commitment to your objective. Many have used this passage of scripture to teach people how to make money and possess material things. But this passage of scripture has absolutely nothing to do with material and financial success. Watering down kingdom principles to satisfy the longing of the covetous and greedy has been the bane of the church.

This passage of scripture is not talking about acquiring material possessions or becoming financially successful. In fact it talks about the exact OPPOSITE! Continue reading

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Following The Lord.

Dear believer, following the Lord is very difficult. In Mark 8:34, Jesus said, ‘Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.’ To ‘deny himself’ means to give up your PERSONAL plans, goals, dream, vision and pursuits. After that you then qualify to follow the Lord. You cannot live your own life, pursue your own dream, follow your own vision and deceive yourself that you are following the Lord. You are not ! Many people are living in self deception.They are doing their own thing but think they are actively following the Lord. But until they give up all their own desires, they cannot truly follow the Lord. This is NOT a natural way to live. It is spiritual. This is very difficult and near impossible to do unless the Lord grants you the grace. This passage of scripture goes against every motivational lie and deception going on in the Church today. To serve the Lord, we should deny ourselves, take up our cross and do that which He would have us do with our lives. That is the only way we can serve Him in an acceptable manner.
Blessings.

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