But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ~ Matthew 6:33
Sounds pretty simple right?
OK, so we have a goal. Our first goal is to seek the kingdom of God. If we were an archer, we would now have a mark for our arrow. So how do we discover the Kingdom of God? How can we make this our goal?
The prophets of old spoke of the Kingdom of God so we know it wasn’t something new that Yahushua or Paul or any of the other New Testament writers initiated when they preached their message. We know that the Kingdom of God isn’t ‘within’ us either, like so many people wrongfully understand. Yahushua was talking to the Pharisee’s when He said that and we know that they were out to destroy Him so the Pharisee’s couldn’t possibly have the Kingdom of God ‘within’ them. He, (Yahushua) being the very personification of the Kingdom of God was in their midst that day and that is what He meant. They were just too blind to accept the offer.
The coming Kingdom of God was the heart and soul of Yahushua’s message. One day He will return to earth and He will establish and rule in this kingdom. The Bible tells us that one day a trumpet will sound and the seventh angels message will be announcing that the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. So the announcement of the beginning of the Kingdom of God will one day be heard loud and clear and everyone will hear this announcement. More importantly, the complete goal of our spiritual nature will finally be met. We will have achieved and arrived at our mark.
Here we are in this miserable mixed up world of chaos and calamity and one day all of humanity’s inability to choose the right way to live will all be laid out before them and nothing will ever be more sweeter and more at peace, than man’s heart. The world desperately needs a perfect peaceful solution and make no mistake about it, man has tried. Man is going to unsuccessfully try and try and try again until they think that they have solved the world’s problems but they will NEVER succeed. WHY?
The answer is very simple. Humanity wants to live by its own rule and its own way and does not want anyone telling them how to live. However, all of humanity’s problems is rooted in its own desire to live the way they want, because to mankind, there is a way that seems right , but the end thereof are the ways of death. Man has not been able to solve the internal conflict going on inside the heart of himself. He yearns for something better and tries very hard to go about obtaining or creating a better way of life. The truth is that the better way of life does not even exist in this world, the way it is now. The truth is…. it NEVER will.
We must seek first His Kingdom. When His Kingdom comes into power, God will replace all the earthly kingdoms with His Kingdom. And in the days of ‘these’ kings, The God of heaven will set up a Kingdom which will NEVER be destroyed; and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all ‘these’ kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
The focus of Yahushua’s message was about a coming rule of government that will not be ruled by selfish motives. This Kingdom of God will be under the direction of God Almighty. The first coming fulfilled a vital part of the gospel of the Kingdom of God because His sacrifice made possible our forgiveness, justification and ultimately, His death paved the way for our entry into the Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, His second coming will bring about the establishment of the Kingdom of God with royal power, sovereignty and dominion; a world ruling monarchy that God will establish.
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. ~ Daniel 7:27
Daniel wasn’t the only prophet to talk about the coming Kingdom of God. This Kingdom that is coming will live in an unlimited and unprecedented peace.
Micah 4:1-3 ¶ But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more.
Isn’t that awesome? NO MORE WAR. This Kingdom will be established as a world of completely unparalleled peace. We won’t even have anything that resembles a weapon of any kind. We will learn to live the way that God always intended and we will all finally be walking in His path and learning His law as we never have before. Not only that, but His law will forever be etched in our heart. God Himself will put His laws into our mind, and write them in our hearts: and He will be to us a God, and we shall be to Him a people. All mankind will be living by the same house rules and the same government will be established for everyone. All nations will learn of God’s ways.
For the first time in history, mankind will begin to recognize the blessings that come from living obediently to God’s ways and His law. All disagreements will be settled once and for all and no one will reject His direction and establishment ever again.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. ~ Isaiah 9:6-7
Yahushua will rule over this kingdom.
This Kingdom on earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD. ~ Isaiah 11:9
This Kingdom will be a world of agricultural abundance. ~ Amos 9:13-14 & Ezekiel 34:26-27
This Kingdom’s wastelands will be transformed. ~ Isaiah 35:6-7
In this kingdom, sickness and disease will be healed. ~ Isaiah 35:5-6
In this Kingdom, mankind will be given a new heart and Spirit. ~ Ezekiel 11:19-20
One day, we will all have access to the tree of life from which humanity has been cut off from ever since the time of Adam and Eve. This access will only be given to those who obediently ‘do’ all of God’s commandments. Those who ‘do’ His commandments will forever live in the blessings of our Father.
Blessed are they that do His commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. ~ Revelation 22:14
Are you preparing yourself for Kingdom living? Are you seeking His righteousness, His ways and His law? Are you ready for ‘all things’ to be added unto you? Or are you content and happy to be living right where you are; right here and right now?
If not, then might I suggest to you that you first seek His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you? Repent and turn from wickedness. Ask the God of Creation to forgive you for not accepting His way of living and get busy learning His ways. Seeking His Kingdom is something that begins to grow in our heart on a daily basis as we recognize that this world is completely falling apart. This world isn’t for us. This world is not the Kingdom of God. This world is under the rule of the enemy of darkness. If you want to know a glimpse of what you are missing, read the Torah. Study the Torah. Read and study the already established rule of the Kingdom life to come. One day, as it is written, it will be forever etched in your heart anyway so why not begin to prepare yourself now?
Human kind and the government of man have had plenty of time to experiment its own administrative lifestyle. Time and time again, they have failed miserably. The final analysis is that mankind has simply and continually rejected God’s way to live and have suffered greatly because of their own rejection of His truth. Mankind has been warned that it isn’t even in man to walk and direct his own steps. We NEED His kingdom to come and this is why we pray the way that we do.
Our Father which art in heaven, hollowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done. His will…. His way…. His kingdom…. equals to our perfect benefit.
Yahushua said, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” ~ Matthew 24:21-22
Man will come to the brink of completely annihilating itself and all life from earth. From here on out folks, It is not going to get better. In fact, from here on out… everything will get worse and worse on a daily basis. It has already begun. Mankind will become so susceptible to evil that when evil begins to abound, the love of man will wax cold. That has also already begun too. We are already becoming immune to seeing our brothers and sisters heads being chopped off. It really hasn’t been all that long that ISIS has been on the scene.
Here in America we have accepted on a daily basis that it is easier to turn a blind eye to our government as it slowly and bit by bit takes away our freedom that America was built on through the blood and sweat of history to achieve its freedom. In the span of one president, we have seen many of our freedoms become unraveled and we just look the other way.
I am not even sure that we will reach the 2015 elections or if there will be an America left by then. When this current president took office we were only 4 trillion dollars in debt. Now we are 14 trillion dollars in debt.
Even though we know the difference between good and evil, people have already begun to call evil good and good evil. People have already begun to put darkness for light, and light for darkness; bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Rather than departing from evil, doing good and pursuing good, we are beginning to call evil…. good.
We are mixed up and messed up and until we have come to that breaking pint and seeing no way out, we are going to continue down the path of destruction until there is just about no way out…. THEN…. we will cry out and recognize that we NEED HIS HELP. By then, we will be more than ready to accept His will… His ways and His Kingdom.
One day, we will hear Yahushua say: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” …… Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Seek His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.