As a teacher of The Written Word my goal is to provide revelation and understanding that can be lived out as wisdom. I've had the same conversation twice in one week about the topic of believers doing their best to get everything free instead of investing in The Kingdom and themselves.
Yeshua paid it all. And yes His work at Calvary was complete, but we have to pay and invest, too. Believers don't have any trouble buying name-brand bags, shoes and clothing (I know I don't have any problem paying what my favorite companies charge) but too often we want to undercut Kingdom entrepreneurs instead of supporting them.
That's dishonor and it's the exact opposite of everything Proverbs (and The rest of The Word) instructs. God's not gonna prosper an unrenewed, selfish mindset. Watch this short video for some real heat.
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Knowing who we are in Christ affects how we act and what we receive from Him. We must know who we are and live from that realm continually.
Kingdom living is a whole 'notha level and most believers are not actually living like Yeshua lived while He was on earth. Fix that. Get some revelation and implement it. Qualify. Stop being a begging believer.
In Psalm 139:16 David teaches us that all of our days are written in God's book of us before a single day passes.
It's true, Dad wrote out a glorious destiny for every single person He would ever create. But those events and blessings and prunings aren't set in stone. We have to submit to Him, learn through intimacy and choose by our will to live out what He imagined for us.
What He has is always for our great so don't ever be afraid to give up your best human efforts for His spectacular, supernatural abundance.
Deuteronomy 29:2-6 gives us insight into how God works in our lives. We can ask for and receive understanding about our circumstances and use the wisdom as a testimony and witness to others in times of need.