Fear For The Future

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.(St.Luke 6:46-49, King James Version)

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.(St.Matthew 10:28-42, King James Version)

And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.(Jude 1:22-25, King James Version)

 

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True Prosperity

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (St. John 10:10, KJV)

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2, KJV)

According to the Word of God, true prosperity is not of money, but of the soul. Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21, KJV) 

Jesus also said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24, KJV) 

Jesus summed it all up concerning true prosperity by saying, “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:30-34, KJV) 

Negate Arrogance

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. (Mathew 19:16-22 KJV)

The young man in the scripture of Matthew chapter 19 was sorrowful due to the exposing of where his heart truly lies within which was not of God. The young ruler approached Jesus and asked Him questions arrogantly. The young ruler called Him Good Master. The young ruler was operating in an arrogant spirit. Jesus knew that his heart was not in the right place and He responded to him saying, “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus also gave the young ruler chances to humble myself and to just accept what was spoken to him. Instead of the young man considering or receiving what Jesus have spoken, he pushed himself further in his own ignorance according to his heart and asked a third question while not considering what Jesus have already spoken. Jesus puts a stop to the young man’s arrogant questions and told him if he wants to be perfect then to sell all he has and give to the poor and follow Him. The rich young ruler became sorrowful because his heart is not in the right place.

We as the Body of Christ should immediately repent if we find our hearts is not in the right place. We as the Body of Christ must examine ourselves to see if we are walking in meekness before the Lord. We should always be in pursuit of meekness and humility in our walk with the Lord. We should not wait on the Lord to humble us, but we must humble ourselves. We must walk in meekness and obedience before Him. Meekness is one of the nine fruits of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:23. We must be meek and obedience at all times before the Lord. As the scriptures are spoken by the words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 21 verse 44 and in Luke chapter 20 verse 18, “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder”, even so, must we fall on the Stone or Rock of the Lord Jesus the Christ to be broken by Him without putting on ourselves more than we can bear. God will bear and carry us as we negate arrogance and walk in meekness before Him.