It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

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Fear Is the Justification for Living A Lie

All of our lives we have been taught to fear. Fear and shame were the first emotion of fallen mankind shown when Adam hid himself in the garden, he said it was because he was afraid. We were created to rule and reign on the earth in God’s likeness, in His authority and strength. This is why every human being has in them the innate and inherent desire to be free to create and fulfill their destiny calling and purpose. Because of disobedience and sin with the fall many people are afraid or do not recognize their created value and purpose. Fear and shame are tools the enemy and this fallen world system uses against humanity to try to keep them from fulfilling their God ordained purpose and calling to reflect His image.

Genesis 3:10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. NKJ

Fear, discrimination and prejudices have caused many people to limit their dreams and expectations for themselves and their families but the godlikeness that was created in them remains. God made everyone unique in their design and the method of fulfilling their God given vocation and goals. Their created purpose, which is to replenish the earth with God’s glory and likeness through the knowledge of Him and His love that is to be shown to the world.

Fear is the common and default nature of mankind and it appears to be a normal act to be afraid when faced with situations that are a threat to ourselves, family or finances. Faith is the supernatural response to problem situations and God has called us to stand in faith and not fear. Fear comes in the face of threats that speak of an intent to inflict pain, injury, damage or to do other hostile actions against a person or their loved ones. Many people feel justified in their failure to take the appropriateaction because of fear and the anticipation of something hurtful may happen in the future.   Fear of what may happen in the future sometimes paralyzes people and keep them from responding correctly in the present. It is their justification for them not taking the proper action when called upon. It has been said that fear is, false evidence appearing real which is only a lie and Satan is the father of lies. 

Fear and doubt cause a sense of helplessness in those who were created in God’s image which is a perversion of their created purpose, which is to have dominion and reign over their circumstance and to reflect His love.  Fear is the evidence of distrust or disbelief in God and His word that He would be able to save, protect or provide for them or their family. Doubt and deception were the weapons used by Satan, which caused Eve to be tricked into disobeying God saying, “did God really say…” When the seed of doubt is planted and remains in the heart fear is the fruit that will be produced causing people to distrust God. 

Genesis 3:1.4 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” …

Then then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. NKJ

When Satan came to test Jesus he questioned the very wordsthat God had said about Jesus.  Satan challenged Jesus, asking if You are the Son of God then… and Jesus’ only response was, “It is written…” It is the written word of God that overcomes the tricks and schemes of the enemy but some people do not know the word of God well enough to be able to respond andwill thereby fall in that trap of fear and doubt. 

The enemy and the world are always trying to cause fear and doubt in our minds as to who we are but we were created in the image of God and are the children of God. Some will take the word of God and twist it to try and trick people into obtaining their needs, wants and desires in the wrong way.  This worldwill bring up our past or our present failures to get us to focus on our disasters and lack, but God has justified us through the blood of Jesus. Though we may not be perfect, we are children of the Most-High King and we are a work in progress.  

Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, say, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” NKJ

Luke 4:3 And the devil said to Him, “if You are the Son of God, command this stone to become beard. 

Galatians 3:29 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. NKJ

Abraham is called the father of faith because he trusted God with his most treasured possession, the life of his son.  Some people may trust and respect God to give their life to Him, but few are able to trust Him their future and loved ones. Some may marvel that God would ask such a thing of Abraham and even more that Abraham was willing to trust God with the life of his son. It is a natural instinct of a parent to protect their child but in Christ we must rise to the supernatural love for God that rises above all else. This is why the word says we must die to self and the love for God is above everything else. If not, and if we place anything in the place of God the enemy will try to use our loved ones to usurp God’s authority and trick us to disobey God. We can do this in the same way Abraham and Jesus withstood their test of faith and that was by knowing God’s word on the matter and to trust in His love for us and our family. 

God had promised Abraham that the blessing of the whole world would come through Isaac and his seed. When God askedAbraham to offer up Isaac as a burnt offering, Abraham had to stand on the promise of God that Isaac would bear children.  Abraham trusted in the love of God and the promise that Isaac, not having any children at the time, that He would fulfill His promise through Isaac. Abraham trusted the faithfulness and love of God who provided him with Isaac and that He would provide again. 

Genesis 21:12 But God said to Abraham…….., for in Isaac your seed shall be called.

Genesis 22:18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. 

Numbers 23:19a “God is not a man, that He should lie….

A question for us now is can we trust God with our loved ones, even though it may appear as though they are lost or may be removed from us? Can we trust God’s love and His promises to keep our family safe? The challenge is, will we take matters into our own hands trusting what we can do to protect and keep them safe or will we trust God with the situation?

Jesus spoke to the people of spiritual things, when He told them that He was the bread of life and they must eat His body and drink His blood. It was hard for the people to receive in the natural mind because of their lack of spiritual discernment. By the power of the Holy Spirit and through belief in His word we can receive spiritual insight and discernment. 

John 6:60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? KJV

The spiritual test is the supernatural love of God and the natural love of mankind, whether we will trust God or ourselves for our family. It is a hard thing and not many can hear it because God’s ways are not mankind’s ways. This life will forever be testing us to see if we trust God’s love with our lives, our families and our future. We must learn the truth of God’s word to see things from a spiritual and kingdom perspective in order to discern truth and walk in faith, rather than believing false lies that may appear real.

2 Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of peace, love and a sound mind.

Ephesians 1:7-9 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself. NKJ

While fear is a natural response, we do not entertain it or focus on it we are to resist it by thinking on the word and the promises of God and submitting to His truths.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. NKJ   

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How to Seek the Kingdom of God for Success and Obtain Wealth

We seek the kingdom of God when we seek to know God the Father and Jesus Christ whom He sent. We obtain knowledge of His kingdom through His word. We are to still get the best education we can for ourselves and our children, we are to work hard for those that we are in service to, but our motives are different and our priorities have changed. God’s principlesshould be first in every decision and we work diligently because our service is to our Lord and we represent Him in our words, deeds and actions.

Seeking the kingdom of God is seeking to know Him and His principles that we may know how to daily live and work for His kingdom. His righteousness is a gift we receive as an act of the our will by choosing to believe in Christ and operate in Hisprinciples even though they may go against our natural affinities and biases that we have taught or have learned in thisfallen system. 

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. NKJ

Colossians 3:23-24 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. KJ

God wants His children to have wealth and He is not against us having possessions nor riches. But He is against wealth and riches becoming our focus and idol. God gave us the ability to get wealth that we may establish His covenant in the earth. Our focus is not to obtain wealth and riches the world’s way but our methods and purpose are different, we are to bring glory to God. When we seek go after the things that are important to God, the souls of men and His glory, then Favor of God will rest upon us. The things we need and desire will come to us as we go about our daily lives fulfilling purpose, because of God’sFavor. 

True follower of Christ focus is not just to gather and store up for self and family but to help others and those who are marginal. In giving to those who may not be able to repay the debt we are showing God’s love and sharing His grace that it may be seen on the earth.  In the Bible we see those who were in covenant with God, Abraham, Joseph, David and Solomon were rich in possessions but their focus was seeking God and their relationship with Him and they became a blessing toothers. 

Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. NKJ

The world measures success by their accumulation of possession and superior intellect, the number of degrees and letters behind their name. They obtain their intellect by gathering information and facts from a fallen system that wassetup to create and perpetuate division, separation and a caste system of the haves and the haves not. Though the information and facts that they are taught changes as mankind increases their ability to validate truth yet, they continue to establish and construct systems of exaltation of self and their group while oppressing another. 

God’s word gives us a better understanding, wisdom and the ability to discern truth so to make best choices according to His kingdom principles. This is unlike human intellect that is information saturated with biases and prejudices to promote or to defame. The Bible tells us, that to know God’s word will give us more understanding than the teachers, in that it giving us wisdom to discern truth and to make better choices. His word shows us how to be humble with and these truths are what makes us successful in the kingdom. Many people fail to learn God’s word and thereby fail to trust His kingdom principles and His ways. 

Psalm 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. NKJ

God’s truths and word never changes and His word will stand forever. The problem with some believers is that they are deficient in the knowledge of the truth of God’s word. They may have worldly intellect but lack knowledge and understanding of God’s principles and ways.  The Bible tells us God’s people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge and reject Him and His word. It was not because of devils, the political parties, their race or gender but their refusing to receive His knowledge.  If we have a good understanding of God and His word we will be able to maneuver and overcome the obstacleswe face in this world.  

Hosea4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. NKJ

Operating in God’s kingdom ways will not only be a blessing to us but can be a blessing to our children and our children’s children for generations.  One person can decide to take a chance on God’s principles and be willing to believe His word above circumstances and situations for the sake of themselves, their children and family.  They can choose to press through the onslaught and attacks of the world and the enemy that tries toget them to give up. They may be a living testimony and witness of God’s faithfulness not only for their family but for their community and those around them.  

Psalms 112: 1-5 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in is house, And his righteousness endures forever. Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion. NKJ 

Once we obtain the knowledge of God’s truth the battle for our faith and what we will believe begins.  Our good fight of faith is fought in the mind to see whose report we will believe and what will influence our actions.  Those who remain in this fallen system will continue as before and those who stand infaith and believe will pray for God to change their heart, mind and actions. 

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. NKJ

The place where we are born and the life is where we were given and assigned it was not an accident but the divine purpose and calling of God for us. When we are rooted in the word of God and His kingdom principles, we are able to be a light where there is darkness, truth where there are lies. It is when we are willing to die to the temporal things of this world that others may see His glory and receive eternal life. This is done with every choice we make in life either by choice or default. When we choose to love others as God has loved us we show the relationship we have with the Father. When our actionsresemble His actions, we reflect the light of His glory and in our associations with other we reveal His principles in our daily actions to a lost and dying world. 

Our purpose as true follower’s of Christ.

Relationship –   ​To be in fellowship and community with the God-Trinity

Resemble –   ​To look like our Father in character and integrity

Reflect – ​​To be a light in darkness

Reveal – To make known God and His kingdom to a lost and dying world

Success in a Fallen World System vs Success in The Kingdom of God

Kingdom success and this natural world success are two different things. We have been trained from birth to go after the natural things of this world to be successful and to make our family proud. Our various societies have outlined the steps we should take to be viewed as successful, be it through education, position, fame or fortune. We invest our time, talents and resources in order to gain influence, to increase our finances and power and we instill and teach these principles to our children and their children so that they will not fall behind in society. We send our children to the best schools that we can, teach them how to influence people and accumulate income the right way, according to society. And if they must, by any means necessary to be successful because they value success more than integrity.

But God has provided a very different way for success in His earthly kingdom which goes contrary to the ways of this natural world system and the way we have been taught. God as any good father want to see His children successful and increase in wealth but He is more concern with the state of our hearts and souls than He is with accumulating money. God created the riches of this world for His children to enjoy but the way they should go about obtaining wealth is much different than the world’s way. 

We are to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given.  The problem many followers of Christ they do not understand God’s kingdom principles and they try to be successful by using a fallen system that was not created for them, which is against Christ ways and rooted in darkness. Many people in this world are going after finances, fame and fortune, the worlds way, and are willing to devour the souls of men as bread in order to succeed. 

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. NKJ

Psalm 53:4 ​Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God. NIV

Through our saving faith in Jesus, God has transported us from the kingdom of darkness to His Kingdom, ways, principles and method of operation.  We are now citizens of a new kingdom with a new constitution that speaks to the principles, functions, and procedures that is in the word of God that we must learn to operate as ambassadors for His kingdom to be successful. God’s kingdom ways are in direct contradiction to the waysof this world. We are to humble ourselves if we seek to be lifted up, we are to seek others welfare and not our own and we are to die to self that others may live. 

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: KJB

True followers of Christ have been called to a higher occupation and mission in life. The world looks to take care of their own needs, their families and only those they care about, but true believers are called to care for the marginal, the homeless and even those who hate and persecute them. Jesus speaks of some of these contradictions in a number of statements in Matthew, where He tells the people, you have heard it said,but I say and tell you, which are higher truths of God’s kingdom principles. 

Matthew 5: 38-39a​“You have heard that it said, eye for an eye and tooth for tooth but I say do not resist an evil person… 

Matthew 5: 43-45 You have heard that it was said, “love your neighbor and hate your enemy” but I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Many have been born into the kingdom of God and still try to operate under that old constitution. Some may have accomplishment in this natural world but cannot flourish in God’s kingdom without understanding how to think differently to succeed in the supernatural things of God. The actions and motives of a person are weighed by God. The things men highly esteem is a disgrace in the sight of God. God looks at a person’s heart and motives and not their outward appearances.

1 Samuel 2:3 Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. NIV

Luke 16:15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your heart. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight. NIV

Most systems throughout the world place value on possessions and wealth above the welfare of the people and their souls.  Often time people do not realize the system processes they are using are destroying people, because it is all they know and have been trained to do.  

Christ followers are to change the way they think and view people and they are to seek the well-being of others above their own. We are told to humble ourselves and obey the word of God and in due season we will be lifted up. God’s ways are totally different from what we have been taughtthat is why we are told to die to self that we may live. 

1 Corinthians 10:24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. NIV

1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. NKJ

Matthew16:25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake will find it. NKJ

Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. NKJ

Fulfilling God’s purpose for us in the kingdom of God is success for true followers of Christ. God has placed each person in a family, race, nationality and country for a purpose that only they can fulfill. Our profession, occupation and mission in this life, are to be in a personal relationship with God our Creator, to resemble Him as our Father the Head of our family, to reflect His light in darkness and to reveal His love and glory to a lost world.

Some people may wonder why they live in a certain place, with a particular family, group or nation, it is all part of God’s Master plan. God placed us where He needed us to be that we may shine and reflect Him.  He implanted in each of us the things we need to be successful in that setting that we may be a blessing to those around us. He has put in us the ability we need to overcome obstacles that others may learn how to live in His kingdom and see His glory. 

Not everyone can be entrusted with the various callings and challenges of God on the earth to display His glory. Some may have the ability to obtain wealthy to establish His kingdom and not allow money to become their god. Others may be in a place of need or lack and will have much faith in God to trust Him for their daily provisions. Still others may be born in a place that is seen as people of low degree, persecuted and abused but will not be consumed with hate and bitterness but will be able to pray for the well-being and salvation of those who persecuted them. Whatever situation we have been born in God has given us the Holy Spirit and provided a way for us to escape these worldly temptations to destroy and hate others but the choice to take it  is ours to make. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. NIV

The World’s Mindset Vs the Good Fight of Faith

In this world we operate in darkness but the light of God’s truth is revealed to us through His word. We are to transform and reformat our operating systems, which is the way we live, think and perform to the light of God’s truths. As an act of our “will” and our decision, we must say yes to God’s word, submit to His ways through prayer and asking Him to give us the ability to perform.

We have been trained and programed to operate and live in a world that is governed by ideas such capitalism, socialism and idealism which brings the focus of our lives to our own self-preservation and fortune. We allow these ideas to become the little “g” gods of our world. We are all born into this world system that measures success by survival of the fittest through materialistic gains, intellectual or worldly accomplishments. It has been ingrained into our minds to go after the best life through wealth, academics, fame or fortune to show that we are accomplished and have attained success and recognition. 

Jesus brought with Him another kingdom and became our example as to how we should live in this kingdom of God.Though He was the Son of God, yet He learned obedience by the things He suffered. He gave His life that many may live. He humbled Himself to be a servant and to serve those in need andwashed the feet of the one who betrayed Him.  

John 12:24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. NIV

From the time a child is born the parents and society are looking for ways to have their children skilled, capable and proficient in their chosen area of expertise. This is to increase their value or ability to obtain worth and benefits and thereby be respected, esteemed and regarded as a person of importance and significance. The foundations of pride and self-centeredness were laid and these traps were set long before we entered this world. It will take the transforming and renewing of our mind and the way we think to a totally different mindset to be successful in the kingdom of God. 

This act of the will is an act of repentance, it is changing how and what we think of others, ourselves and our own personal worth. We recognize our inability to perform in our own strength, our helplessness and our need for a Savior. Then we must decide to submit our will to God and ask for His power to obey and perform what we are unable to do on our own. 

Whenever a truth is revealed to us, a battle in the mind will follow and whether we accept or reject these truths must be settled by conscientious decision of our will. The battle will be settled and their decision will be displayed by their action, whether they change and follow truth or they reject what was revealed and remaining the same. 

God’s ways are so far from mankind’s that often times these revelations of truths seem hard or impossible to obtain. Often people will give up rather than fighting the good fight of faith. Which includes going through the battle though it may difficult and will see it through to the end and thereby becoming a witness that God’s word and love is faithful. 

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed to good confession in the presence of many witnesses. NKJ

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: KJV

Hebrews 11:33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. 

The fight of faith is the only fight we are told to have. Many people want to fight their enemies but God told us to love themor fight the devil but he is a defeated foe or fight this fallen world system but Jesus said He has overcome this world. Our battle is to fight for our faith and that is to believe God’s word and His love for us. We must fight off the beliefs and mindset that this world has given, that we are of no value and hold on to who we are in Christ Jesus, children of The Most High-King. We are to hold fast to faith that God’s word is true and He is faithful to perform His word no matter how the circumstances look or what people may say about us even in the face of our own demise.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised;) KJV

The good fight of faith believes the blood of Jesus was payment for our sins. Faith speaks and testifies of the things God has done and values His love for us more than the opinion of the world. A good soldier fights a good fight when he is willing to go into battle for his family or country and is willing to give hislife for their protection and safety and so that they will prevail.   We see it continuously in the natural with the dying of good men on the battlefield for their family and country. The good fight of faith will show that same commitment in the spiritual realm for God’s kingdom also. 

Though situations and circumstances may appear bad even to the point that our very lives will be overthrown we can stilltrust Him with the outcome. Some battles are won only when one is willing to give their all for the good of the whole, this we have seen this in all the major wars. The good fight of faith believes in the love of God and it looks to the eternal and not just the temporal.  

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. NJK

How to Think Differently – Prayer an Effort of the Will

There is a process in changing the way we think. We change the way we think by first learning what we should be thinking and we know this by reading God’s word. We will obtain truth, the knowledge of God and understand His kingdom principles.Once we become aware of the way should think we will realize our thoughts are not in line with God’s way and then we should ask God to change our thinking to His kingdom ways. Prayer is an act of submitting to God’s will. As we become aware that we are not living right and cannot in our own strength, then we should seek God who is able to create in us a clean heart, theright mindset and to have the mind of Christ.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. KJV

Prayer is an effort of the will. When a truth of God’s kingdom is revealed, everyone will take action on that revelation. Whether their actions are a conscious and deliberate decision or not their actions will reveal their choice. Most often these truths appear to be unattainable. It is then that we will decide, whether to seek God and ask Him to help us to live and walk in these truths or remain in a common state of selfishness and pride. The battle is fought and is won or lost in our mind and thoughts to accept or reject these truths. it is with our will that we will choose withresolve to seek God and to change or to continue in the samefallen mindset.  

When we learn God’s truth and understand His principles, we will recognize our utter hopelessness and inability to perform and be right before God in our own strength. Often it is in our brokenness and despair that we will see our need and want to turn from our old habits and change the way we operate and view life. We repent by changing the way we think and seek God’s truth rather than our own way.  As an act of our will, through prayer, we ask God to give us His desires, strength and power to perform these truths according to His principles.  It is God who will give us both the will and desire to perform His will. He has provided a way for us to stand righteous beforeHim, through faith in Jesus and not through our own efforts. 

Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. NKJ

We are all born with the propensity and tendency to sin, it is ourfallen nature. We have been hard wired for sin by the fall. The motherboard of our mind is set for sin and only Christ can reformat and rewrite the program of our mind and the desires of our heart. Christ will change out mind’s processing system to the things according to God’s kingdom principles which are different from the world’s way. Our whole life has been trained in a fallen operating system and we are well accustomed and acquainted with using this operating system. It is like using a “Windows” program and then Christ becomes our Savior andwe are given a new operating system, like a “MAC.” They areboth operating systems that controls, drives and maneuvers our actions and the way we compute life’s daily issues but they are totally different in their operational methods and functions. 

When a person is born into the kingdom of God, they are given a new spirit and a new operating system. The body and hands are still familiar with the habits of the old system and tend to want to revert back to the old way of doing things but the Holy Spirit by revealing new truths is converting the heart and thoughts to God’s ways. We have been given a new spirit and a new heart that is in Christ. The desires of our heart are changed as we learn these new truths and we must starve the old way of doing things and create new habits that lineup with God’s truthand thereby transform our actions and convert our ways.

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. NIV

Jeremiah 24:7 Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart. NKJV

There are many crossroads in life that every believer in Christand they will have to determine if they will change or remain the same. Their choices will be to allow their old habits to remain or to ask God in prayer to change their heart’s desire to things according to His will. We all have faced the same problems and have asked the same question Paul asked, “who can deliver us from this flesh?” The things we do not want to do, we find ourselves doing, because of this fallen nature, and the things that are right and true we want to do but do not do or preform them. But thanks be to God!  Through Jesus Christ we can be free from the slavery of sin by asking God through thepower of the Holy Spirit to set us free that we may walk in love and truth. 

Often people want to run away from God in the midst of their mess but that is when we should seek Him in prayer. The world will want to condemn us for our wrong doings and tell us to stay away from God because He does not want us.  God was not surprised by our actions but provide a way of escape through Christ.  In the midst of our disorder and disaster we should pray and ask God to renew our minds and hearts to His kingdom ways and principles. God says we have not because we asked not. This world and the enemy will lie and try and keep us from seeking God. 

Romans 7:18-19,24 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.” For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do: no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing… What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

James 4:2You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. NKJ

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