This present day world is the only home we have ever known. So it is rather challenging to imagine any other place to call home. Growing up in the world and being trained by the world, the world is all we know. God has given us His Word and He is asking us to believe that He has provided another home for us. We never get to see it but He wants all of us to come and remain there forever.
Hebrews 11:16 Now they desire a better home, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He has prepared for them a city.
The old covenant saints believed God, they believed there was a home for them better than
anything in this world. When they believed, their attitude towards the world that raised them began to change. When a citizen of the world dies they will never leave this world. We must live here but we have a choice as to where we truly call home. It’s either the kingdom of man (darkness) or the Kingdom of God.
Galatians 6:14 The world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The Apostle Paul considered the world dead as far as he was
concerned, and he figured he was dead to the world. There was no discourse between the two, Paul did not have a bumper sticker on his donkey that read: “Coexist”. He owed this world nothing, he pledged no allegiance to it’s “god” nor it’s system. It’s rather easy to identify a citizen of the world, they live in a constant state of fear because their kingdom is corroding away. The world is in a panic mode trying to save a planet that cannot be saved. They love this present world more than the one who created it, they tend to believe it was created by an explosion.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Love creates a bond, a connection, God does not want us to be connected to something that is doomed. He wants us to be connected to Him, we cannot have both worlds simultaneously. If your emotions are controlling you, that’s an indication you’re too close to the world system. The doctrine of “global warming” has no affect on me, in the first place I don’t care and in the second place I don’t believe it. When people get into fear they do some very irrational things, they permit fear to regulate their life choices. Some folks are scared to death we are going to get hit by a giant asteroid. I just talked with a man that believes that in the next ten years we will deplete our fresh water supply.
Matthew 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
If we will set our life, our desires, aside and seek God and His will for our life, we will find the life He died to give us. If we find our life apart from him, we will lose what we find to the beggarly elements of this world. The life I now live in Christ is far greater than the life I was planning on. My permanent home is with Christ, it will last just as long as he does. Jesus is my life; I am Home Sweet Home.
I am a servant of the most high God,
I am submitted to His authority.
I give the devil no place,
so he must flee from me.
Father has given me the Name,
a Name the devil must bow to.
The Name of Jesus has made me free.
He has made me a new creature,
He has put the devil under my authority.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…