The Kingdom of God is in you

November 30, 2011

(Rom 14:17) says “The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost”.

The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink (or those things we need to sustain life in our flesh), but it is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost; and because the believer has the Kingdom of God residing in them, righteousness, peace, and joy should be manifested in our lives daily. Now be honest with yourself, when people look at you, do you believe they see the Kingdom of God on display? Do they see the righteousness of God, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord?

If the answer is no, then you must examine your walk with God to see why that is. Because if unbelievers are going to see the kingdom, it must be seen in the life of the believer; and you can’t display what you don’t possess. The Apostle Paul told the church at Corinth, “Ye are our epistles written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2Cor 3:2).

An unbeliever may never read a bible, but the minute you mention you are a Christian, your life becomes a living, breathing, moving bible for them to read. The question is what will they see? This is not to say that we don’t have challenges or difficult times because we do, but don’t allow the devil, life or even your own mind to steal your Kingdom inheritance, because you never know who is watching… looking for the Kingdom of God in you.

God Bless You

PVM


Continue In Well Doing

November 29, 2011

(Gal 6:9) says “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Christians must continue in well doing even when it’s difficult. We must continue to obey God and serve him at the greatest level we can. We must continue to love when others have stopped loving, we must continue to give of ourselves when giving seems to have run its course. We must continue to be compassionate when others have given up on man. We must continue to exemplify the glory of God in our lives even in the midst of a crooked and perverse world.

Continuing to do well is often difficult because there are times in our lives where we too want to faint. There are times in the life of the believer when we face some very difficult challenges, to the degree where we feel like if we could drop the well doing and do it our way at least this one time, that things would somehow turn out better.

However, those who continue in well doing, those who will obey God no matter what, those who have decided that they will not faint (give up) will reap a harvest from the Lord in due season. Thus, due season is God’s time not ours. Therefore, hold on saints and don’t give up in well doing.

God Bless You

PVM


Belief Before Behavior

November 25, 2011

A healthy Christian lifestyle is the result of a healthy Christian belief system, not the other way around. For example, the Bible tells us to “stand against the wiles of the devil” (EPH 6:11). But how can we hope to stand against the devil if we don’t understand that God has already raised us up with Christ and seated us victoriously with Him in heavenly places (EPH 2:6)? How can we rejoice and be strong during trials (ROM 12:12) without the confidence of knowing we have been made right with God by faith and enjoy peace with Him through Christ (ROM 5:1)?

If what we believe about God is shaky, then our day-to-day behavior will be shaky. But when our belief system and our relationship with God are based on what He says is true, we’ll have very little trouble working out the practical aspects of daily Christianity. The fact is, as Christians we need to let God’s word be true and mans word be a lie. Child of God, don’t get caught believing the lie; don’t get caught up believing what the Devil says or what the world says about us.

We need to learn what God says and begin to believe, receive and walk in that which God has said. Otherwise, we will always be up and down or in and out in our Christian walk. Belief before behavior is important because if I believe God for real there will be consistency in my walk and relationship with Christ.

God Bless You

PVM


Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

In Psalm 136 the writer praises God for what He has done, is doing and will do. Thus, there is a recurring theme that runs through the book that says “O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good for his mercy endureth forever.” And on this special day that we set aside to give thanks, let’s do just that. Let us give thanks today unto to Lord for His Love, grace and mercy that He has bestowed upon us.

Let us who know our God, give thanks for the opportunity to give and receive love from family and friends. Let us take out some time to share the love of God around the dinner table with family and friends. Let us thank God for our US military who give their lives on the battlefield all over the world so that we might have the right to celebrate this day so freely.

Finally, let us thank God for the family and friends that passed on to the other side, and who rest in the arms of the Lord. Let us thank God for having the opportunity to know them, love them, and to laugh with them. There are so many things to thank God for everyday, however, don’t let this day get away without saying thank you to the Lord for something; for the word of God says “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

God Bless You

PVM