People fail to realize that God does not settle for sloppy seconds, He requires your first in everything. You either give your all or nothing, you have to be totally committed to Him, before you can call yourself a Christian. You can’t do wrong or evil and expect Him to be happy, because He hates sin but loves the sinner. Unfortunately, most people conveniently forget Him when everything is going good in their life;they’ve acquired or accomplished all they wanted on their own now they don’t want anything from God. Sadly, that’s the time they are vulnerable to sin, and if they are not careful they will fall.
Most people are like the rich man or ruler in Luke 18:18-25. They obey most of the commandments, yet forget the most important one which says, “You shall have no other god besides the God of the universe,” our Creator and Heavenly Father. The rich man failed to realize that he was so attracted to his earthly possession it became his god. So when Jesus told Him in verse 22, to give it all away to come and follow Him, the rich man had a problem with that. God is not against us having wealth or fortune, just don’t let it replace Him and consume you to death. This is why in Luke 18:25 Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” That’s why Romans 12:1-2 tells us not to conform to this world and it’s greed but to be transformed by renewing our mind; because if you sincerely give it all up for God, like Job did, we may receive double just as Job received or we will receive many times now and in eternity as is confirmed in Luke 18:29-30.
Yes, it is true. What is impossible to us, is possible with God. Remember, He does not lie and He is faithful to His promises. Luke 18:27-30 shows us that when we put God first, above everyone and everything, we will be blessed on earth and in heaven with all of life’s necessities met. 1 Peter 1:7 reminds us that if we are sincere with our faith in God it is more valuable than gold because gold cannot save us but God can.
Don’t allow earthly treasures to keep you from God and your heavenly treasures. This is why Jesus tells us to follow Him, because He owns the world, yet did not allow it to deter Him from the will of His heavenly Father. 1 Timothy 6:10 points out that the love of money is the root of all evil. However, when you love God and seek Him over earthly things and people Hebrews 11:6 and Matthew 6:33 tells us that he rewards us and adds to us all the things we need.
Are you ready to give your all to God? Are you ready to leave everything else to live the life God has purposed for you? It is a hard decision but if you are ready head on up to the top of this blog, click on to the Salvation page and follow the instructions.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.