But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness

I just read this excellent post: The Charisma of the Message by Neva.

You know what? I think it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. It ain’t gonna happen. Not the way we do it and have done it for 2000 years.

How many times must we go around this mountain before we figure that out? It’s the blind leading the blind, blindly!

I believe that there is a reason generations after generations, 2000 years later are still not able to reach the heights that Jesus said we would reach. We have failed. Let’s admit it. Let’s learn and change and then go on to new things.

We are just like the Jews in our stubbornness.  WE CAN DO IT, we cry loudly and we rush forward yet again. I once saw a war movie called “Hamburger Hill” where they assaulted this hill over and over, the multitudes were killed in carnage. slaughtered.

The Jews could not do it

What did the Jews do? God said they should be righteous, so they tried and tried for 2000+ years. And failed. No amount of teaching or trying could make the Jews achieve their goals. The law was a TEACHER/TUTOR to prove that we cannot do it.

And neither can we!

Well in that same way I believe after 2000 years of abject failure in living as Jesus said we should… we have to conclude no new exhortation or new teaching will do it.

What’s the solution?

What would do it for the Jews is God, is what will do it for us. Jesus. Meaning… we need to be filled with Him and to invest into the Kingdom of Love.

But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. – Matt 6:33

What does that verse say?

  • Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God – which is love

Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you] – Luke 17:21

  • Seek His way of being righteousness – well that is a clear reference to Jesus being the ONLY way to make us righteous by faith
  • AND THEN these things are added to us.

If we don’t FIRST go for love and righteousness we won’t achieve anything. And this is pretty much where I believe Christianity is today. Many buildings, few healings, few miracles, little authority – because like the Jews we have not listened to the actual teaching. We’re still trying our various programs. Our programs are like addictions. They draw us away from the teachings of Jesus.

I know in my own life that things took off like a rocket when I entered into HIS righteousness (not mine) and focussed exclusively on love and loving in practical ways.

Yesterday I prayed and saw COMPLETE healing for an animal… but the animal I prayed for was DEAD. Yes. Dead. Yesterday I raised an animal from the dead. I’ll blog about it next week.

Two words:  love and (His) righteousness

I’ll leave you with this verse:

For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. – Gal 5:6

Faith (righteousness) and love. It’s all that matters. If you’re following any church teaching that doesn’t match up with what Jesus taught, you are free to reconsider and be set free from it.

4 responses to “But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness

  1. hello brother,

    How are you mate!!!!! Well here I am replying to your blog and guess what I love it.

    I have really enjoyed these posts and love your visits when you come into our fine establishment to eat our YUMMY BURgers.

    god bless your cotton socks off

  2. Hi, i’m just somebody who had a burning question, where i’m at a crossroad, whats my next step in life?

    The Lord answered me and i stumbled upon your site. Seeking first His Kingdom and Righteousness and then we will be able glorify God in what we are doing. It is pretty clear.

    Just wanted to say thanks and yes you have used your personal page to bless this stranger.

    May God bless you too 🙂

    Hi Daiyan.

    I’m so glad you “get” it. It’s actually remarkably simple IF we listen to the teaching of Christ Jesus. He said to use what you have got (your talents) to love other people. It’s so simple. It’s just religion that messes things up. So go ahead and study something after your O’s (yes I visited your blog! hehehe) that can be used to love someone.

    And if you love one another, Jesus said He will bless you with more. And if you use that “more” to love, then He will give you still more! That is the message of so many of the parables – we are blessed IN ORDER TO be a blessing to others. This is how we are Christ’s body… or the body of Christ. He loves through us. Just go ahead and love someone. He will increase you and increase your gifts and increase the blessings. Go ahead and love. It’s so simple.

    And the other great command was to love God… but of course you’ll do that too!

    God bless you!

  3. Yes I agree with you, the church today is far from the model that Jesus has planned the church to be. If you look at the church today, most local churches are not functioning in the patterns, the blueprints that God has intended, that can be found in scripture. All denominations have structures that are not totally biblical, there are parts that are okay, but so much that is not on the real foundations of Christ. The church has not been functioning in divine order. Thus, such a need for real New Testament apostles and prophets to arise, to put the house in order. Much courage and boldness will be required. It will require some to stand up apart from the rest, and stand up for the real blueprint patterns found in scripture. There will be persecution, there will be suffering, but it will be worth it all, to see the House of Gods come into maturity, to become the spotless bride of Christ, the army of the Lord.

    Who will stand up for me in this generation?

    I will. I am. I do. But will they change? heheheh. God bless you John. – Mark.

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