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The thrust of what Jesus introduced to us is the Kingdom of God. He reiterated at different times that it’s all about the kingdom. His illustrations, His messages point to either the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. John3:3&5; Acts.1:3.
He clearly addressed a very practical side of our lives and living. Provisions and supply. Supply to what we will eat, drink, look like, houses to live in, stature and other earthly concerns.
““If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
Matthew 6:30-33 MSG
You’d notice that in a real world of brick and mortar, these concerns have kept us far from our desire to follow God.
It is very useful for us to understand God’s will for our lives. But we ought to also know His way of getting to supply our everyday needs and things. These things of what we shall drink, eat or wear contend earnestly for. Basically things within the scope of our survival instincts.
God will do anything to remind us that man was not designed to live by bread alone. But by God’s Word.
Now on a parallel, the anti christ is coming for this concern to man. His fear for survival, what to wear, eat and or drink. The enemy is coming in the unveiling of the antichrist with this concerns.
He required everyone–great and small, rich and poor, slave and free–to be tattooed with a certain mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could get a job or even buy in any store without the permit of that mark, which was either the name of the Creature or the code number of his name.
We must understand that this expression of this oppression is puzzled. It’s enshrined in a code. And it takes people who are discerning to understand it. Because some may be expecting it to come out so clearly, or in a way that is simple to understand. But no, it is coded and or otherwise, there will be no need to tell us to be careful.
Here is a puzzle that calls for careful thought to solve it. Let those who are able, interpret this code: the numerical values of the letters in his name add to 666!
We need to understand that God introduced His kingdom through Jesus Christ, and satan also seeks to establish his in our hearts and lives. He begins his oppression from the first throng of the pyramid of man’s needs- survival. He is in need for worship, and in exchange of this worship, man will be compensated with the supply of a kingdom and glory.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
It is for men like this who already may have kingdoms of this world, many of us have to operate under. They are our employers and bosses before whom we bow to worship them, although many times subtly.
It is this entrapment Jesus after outdoing the devil when He (Jesus) was tempted to get into this same need, now compels us not to fall a victim of that same instinct for survival response. That feeling of ‘I must fix myself’.
So the average Christian is not taught faith in God for his basic needs. Growing up he is programmed to see working within an organization as the ideal. He is negotiating unknowingly. He is being programmed to depend on the kingdom of this world. The system and control of the anti christ.
If the Christian is not trained, or does not intentionally train himself on knowing how to solve his basic needs through and in this kingdom of God also through worship, he’d become a victim of the previous system.
Because the operational principles are almost the same. Whom you worship is the one to make you wealthy. Amen!
So how does the Christian unplug from the system of this world in practical terms? How does he plug to the economy of God for his true to life everyday needs?
Below are my recommendations:
- Secure the consciousness of the presence of God within and upon you. Matt.28:20: You need to be intentional about this. It brings you the sense of contentment and help from God. This is so important as it ushers you into a life of peace, regardless of the storm going on around you. This way you have unplugged from the earthly rule and ungodly economic model of the antichrist. With Emmanuel, the storms are stilled. Amen !
- The second recommendation is to engage God in a covenant. Heb.6:17-18: Covenants are still valid. They put you as it were in an exclusive conversation with God. It’s that feeling you can say John the beloved had while he was here on earth, that made him the last standing disciple who did not die the death of a martyr. I believe there must have been grace for others, but John must have entered into a realm others did not quite enter. Otherwise God will be partial for preserving him despite the several attempts to kill him (including throwing him into a bowl of boiling oil) and not preserve others during their time to die. To ‘fry’ him for their god is no joke yet God honored something John perhaps had. I believe this covenant thing is very personal. An agreement between you and God on one or all matters of your life. Where you end every strife about a pressing issue with God is settled out. Hallelujah! Luke2:26&36.
- Thanksgiving: When we constantly render our voice of praise, we become trusted with His grace on what and how to go through
This exposes us to superior intelligence. Here we are connected to a higher frequency in God. God grants to those in this economy of his ideas, innovations and skills to bypass the wisest of the world system.
Recall how the children of Israel plugged into God’s economy through Moses (Ps.103:7) They were satisfied, none of them was ill because they depended absolutely on God to be their comforting health.
He brought them forth also with silver and gold:
and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
So when anything is happening let thanksgiving be your watch word. Thank God dearly. Thank God for in His Wisdom, He will yet supply how you should come out of that situation. Amen!
The recommended response is to help us plug into God’s Sure economy. It is an economy accessed by faith. The earlier we start to access divine supply by faith the better we are for it.
Its time to plug. Are you plugged into God’s economy now? Will you?
Please Remain God’s Pride! Amen!