Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are joint heirs with Christ Jesus. “Heirs of God – you are joint heirs with Me in the inheritance. We share the Father’s property. You have the same right to use and claim I have. Use your right. A beggar supplicates. A son, a daughter, appropriates.” That’s a quote directly from the message.
When we pair this with, “seek ye first the Kingdom, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33), we have a wonderful key. As I think about seeking first the Kingdom, I think about what spiritual need is linked to my physical, or material need. “May you prosper as your soul prospers…”(3 John 1:2) When we put those two truths together with “where your treasure is, your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:20-21), we can see a little more clearly, how the material is linked to the Spirit.
In the Spiritual storehouses, we find peace, creativity, freedom, joy, etc.-fruits of the Spirit that come from our training and lessons learned. There’s also the Word, the Wisdom of God. It is alive and doesn’t return to Him void. (Isaiah 55:11) -And, yes, we do have that same power. That’s why we’re to be judged for every idle word we’ve spoken. (Matt 12:36) And, in reality, there is no such thing as an idle word, for the power of life and death are in the tongue. (proverbs 18:21)
What we don’t see in the spirit , but God does, is what we’ve given in the ways of obedience to Him, compassion and caring to our fellow man, little sacrifices we’ve made for love’s sake, etc. Those are deposits we’ve made into the Spirit that ensure our prosperity, both spiritually and materially, down here.
In any adversity, it is essential that we tap into the spiritual storehouses. “Guard well your heart for from it flow the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) This means I’m not going to speak idle words such as, “I’m worried sick about how I’m going to do this or that,” or “I just don’t know what I’ll do,” etc. It means I’ll speak words of faith like, “My god shall supply all my needs…”, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me,” etc. Let me tell you, I wore my Bible out practicing this one. Finally, there was no more fear, doubt, and fretting; but, an assurance within that all will be well because God’s got it. He will lead, guide, direct, supply, equip, and yes, comfort and encourage you. The one thing that is essential to unlocking that kind of trust and peace is the solid knowledge and acknowledgment that you are His child. You’re not a servant; you are His child. You’re a son or daughter, a prince or princess in Heaven, a king or queen here on Earth. You own it all because He owns it all.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 21, 2019, 3:13 p.m.