Seeking God: Builds a life of courage

2019-05-12

Seeking God: Builds a life of courage

(Don’t touch Christianity unless you are willing to seek the Kingdom of God first, I promise you a miserable existence if you seek it second) “Hendry Drumond

 

 

By Pastor George Lehman

 

Why? – Because you’ll always knowthere’s more”: (You’ll always know you are living an inferior life)

    • More abundance (John 10:10)
    • More fulfillment
    • More of God

How many un-fulfilled Christians do you know: - who say they are Christians - but NEVER really walk in abundance, in victory or have real overcoming lives?

I want to shift our focus – somewhat from God – As the Person we seek after.

To FIX our gaze on what God is looking at:- “His Kingdom”

 Seeking His Kingdom                                  This calls for focus        

Matthew 6:33 (Amp) - But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

It’s all about: - The King and His Kingdom

You cannot have the one without the other!

Do you realise: - You are God’s Singular agenda.

The Kingdom is His Corporate agenda.

When you find the Joy of reaching God’s heart – “In your Seeking” you’ll find that God’s ultimate goal and focus is on “His Kingdom”.

The King we seek and serve is passionate about His Kingdom and His Kingdoms Purpose.

God builds His Kingdom through His Church - As the body of Christ FAITHFULLY

executes the commands of the King.

Matthew 6:10 (The Lord’s Prayer) – Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

The Kingdom is the “BIG Picture” – Like Building a Puzzle – to know where the small pieces must go.

You must look at the Big Picture on the box.

We need to see the Picture of the Kingdom to understand how the different pieces of life’s puzzle fits together.

God’s intention from the beginning was to bring HIS RULE and REIGN (which is His Kingdom) into this world

Romans 5:17 – For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Seeking His Kingdom will take you on a Three-part journey to build a courageous life

  • A matter of Priority

     Matthew 6:33 – Jesus says “Seek First the Kingdom”

Establishing His order and perfect will is God’s Top priority.

Jesus preached – “Repent, for the Kingdom is at Hand.”

The kingdom isn’t a place – the Kingdom of God is where He has dominion, over which He exercises rule as King.

 

Living in God’s Kingdom means we Submit to the King = and live according to the

rules of the Kingdom: - i.e.

  • Holiness
  • Righteousness – Right Actions
  • Obedience –If you love Me you will obey Me!

That’s what the Kingdom is all about - “The Perfect plan of God”

It’s the No1 Priority by God – It must also be No1 Priority by us.

When seeking His Kingdom FIRST the puzzle pieces will begin to fit in their place.

As we seek God’s Kingdom – we will place Him first in our lives, by the way we live, speak and act. Reflecting Jesus. (No King no Kingdom)

 2nd in the 3 part Journey

  • A matter of Authority

    Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the Kingdom.

  • Who is in Control of your life?
  • Who is reigning in your life?
  • Who has the final Authority?

These are basic Kingdom Question!

To seek the Kingdom means:-

  • You welcome the WILL and RULE of Jesus as King of Kings in every area of your life.
  • Your will submitted to His will.

Spiritual Authority

Watchman Nee” The will of man is his real self.

Your will represents you….!

Our emotions merely express how we feel,

Our mind simply tells us what we think,

But our will communicates what we WANT. (You will always do what you will do!!)

It is so clear: - People who experience the reality of His reign in their lives, live and act like they believe God rules over all. (All their decisions, actions, thoughts and dreams)

(The Kingdom is always there) Final Standard

His rule is total freedom, Not a heavy burden.

We are to be Joyful Kings Kids

     Hebrews 1:8-9 (Amp) 8But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is    

     forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a

     scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straight-forwardness). 

       9You have loved righteousness [You have delighted in integrity, virtue, and

     uprightness in purpose, thought, and action] and You have hated lawlessness

     (injustice and iniquity).  Therefore God, [even] Your God (Godhead), has anointed

     You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions

3rd in the 3-part Journey

  • A Matter of Righteousness

     Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the Kingdoms of God and His Righteousness.

Notice we are to Seek His Righteousness. Not our Own: -

Isaiah 64:6 – Says “our Righteousness is as like filthy rags before God”

NOTICE: It doesn’t say seek to be Righteous.

  • God’s Righteousness came to every believer as a Gift through Christ. He brings us into Right – Standing with God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) – God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

  • But He also calls us for a life of Right Actions

It’s right action flowing from a right-position with God.

To do Un-Righteous things is un-natural for Kingdom people

Luke 9:62 – Jesus said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back (turns back) is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.”

 

Doing Right and living Godly fits the New Nature of a child of God

To sum it up

  • It’s Kingdom first – our Top Priority.
  • Actively seek His rule & reign in your life – His Authority.
  • Live Right from your Righteousness in Him.

 

Three kinds of living:

No 1: This diagram shows the life of an Unbeliever

No 2: This Diagram shows a Religious life.

No 3: This diagram shows the Major difference between a Religious life and the Kingdom life.

 

Seeking God and His Kingdom brings Abundance

Psalm 34:10 (NIV) – The Lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord LACK no good thing.

Matthew 6:33 (Amp) - But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

All things will be added.

What you choose is what you get.

 

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