Bottom line.....Our Father knows what we need. He will supply it. How?
Through Jesus Christ. What are our needs? Which one is the very most
important need that we have.....as fallen humans in this flesh body? All
other needs are meaningless when compared to this foremost need.
Our foremost need is to return to
transfigured Eternal Spiritual Body
once had when God knew us as His Spirit Children....before we came into
these earthly bodies in this physical realm....due to a previous (unknown
to us while in the flesh) circumstance involving that which was counter to
Our Father in a time past.
When and how does He supply this need? All who believe in Jesus Christ
and accept Him as their Sheppard and follow Him, putting Him as
the Top Priority
in their life
....and endure to the
end, will receive this transfigured body, either at resurrection, or while
still in this flesh body when the time comes that we are changed in a
twinkling at the last trump, just before Christ returns as Lord of Lords
and King of Kings in all of His Glory.
As Believers we may go through an entire lifetime of poverty, hunger,
tribulation.....and we may wonder about this promise in our moments of
feeling sorry for ourselves as humans are prone to do from time to time.
(During those times we should concentrate on the
ways we can love others...which is key to expressing the Holy Spirit that
resides within us....that same Spirit which will make it possible for us
to be transfigured.)
When we realize that 83 years of our time is only 2 Hours of the Lord's
Heavenly time......we see that He does indeed quickly answer our most
important need.....which is to be restored back to Our Father.....through
LUKE 14: 26=If any man come to
hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and
brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my
disciple. 27=And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple. 28=For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have
sufficient to finish it? 29=Lest haply, after he hath laid the
foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to
mock him, 30=Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to
finish. 31=Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten
thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32=Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an
ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33=So likewise, whosoever
he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my
disciple. 34=Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be seasoned?
|The above seems harsh
to our modern ears. But what it means when it says "hate" is that
we choose Christ Way over our mother and father's way...over our need
for human validation. Christ
comes first. We love Him the most. Don't forget that He also
taught us that we are to honor our father and mother, and put others
first before us....God put it right
in the commandments....and many scriptures teach us to love and take
care of our family. The "bear his cross" part means our daily sacrifice
of self, putting others (who are not evil) first over our desires.
The verse 33 sums it all up...we are to forsake all things by putting
Christ at our head, by desiring the attainment of maturity in Christ as
our goal, by conforming ourselves to Him as our foremost goal upon this
earth....repenting of past ways and walking a new with Him. We are
to love Him more than anything else. We are to be "needy" for HIM
and His Ways.....not the ways of man. We need to seek His approval
first, not the approval of man. This is something that most
American Christians do not understand about their faith. If God
asked them to sacrifice their son, as He did with Abraham.....most
Americans would give Him the finger (I hate using this
expression, but it is so appropriate to express the attitude under this
scenario)....and abandon their faith.....walk away from
God. This is the very reason that most Americans do not understand
the potential danger in the radical Islamic religion....because they do
love their God more than their life....they are taught from birth.
73:23-28 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before
Nevertheless I am continually with
hast held me by my right hand. Thou shall guide me with
counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven
but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside
My flesh and my heart fail: but God is the strength of my heart, and
my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from
shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in
the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Thy works.
2:3= Seek the LORD all of you meek
of the earth, who have upheld His
righteousness, seek humility.
It may be that you will be hidden in the
DAY of the LORD's anger.
PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY
The second time I received a one on one message from God was
after I got to work from a one hour drive from home. I had
experienced an incident which caused me to lose my temper
while driving due to the thoughtless and ignorant actions of
(I flipped the finger.)
I had been working on a character issue (temper/anger) for a
long time. I knew that losing one's temper and expressing
the anger is the bottom rung of murder. I got to my office
and I was so upset at myself for loosing my temper that I
cried out to God internally..."I've
killed again,...why....why...do I do this?" Immediately
within my head came the words, fully formed and complete:
IT IS BECAUSE THEY DON'T LOVE
YOU. IS NOT MY LOVE ENOUGH FOR YOU? I DIDN'T PUT YOU ON
EARTH TO BE LOVED. I PUT YOU HERE TO LOVE MY PEOPLE.
Straight forward and true! So simple. We
were not put here on earth to love ourselves, but to give to
others others all that love that we would apply to
ourselves. I immediately turned and typed out the message
and will never forgot it....which is amazing because my mind
was not blessed well with "memory".