God wants men and women to seek His Kingdom, not the kingdoms of men. We are to be broken and yielded to His Holy Spirit. Our pursuits are to be toward His purposes; not our own desires. In reality, the children of God no longer pursue their own interests in this world. They endeavor to yield to the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to change them for His own purpose, to advance His Kingdom on earth.
In our present society we see member of Christian churches and Messianic congregations who profess to be followers of Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah; yet, they are pursuing their own personal goals. Many are not seeking the will of God for their lives. Their lives reveal a different fruit from the true believer in the LORD Yeshua. For example, in the Epistle of James, it is written: “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4; cf. Romans 8:7-8). The Apostle John wrote in his first epistle: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:15-16). Clearly said, wouldn’t you say?
To add to what we have already said, the writers want to say this: For several years we traveled in the United Statesand Israel, ministering in the Master’s service wherever the Holy Spirit opened the door for us. We found as men build their own kingdoms, they often lie to deceive others for the purpose of material gain or power. In the Scriptures we are told that Satan is the father of all lies, not God (John 8:44). And while we’re on the subject of lying, the Bible tells us that all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire burning with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:8). This is another fruit of the world; Lies in contrast to truth! Yeshua said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me…Sanctify them through Thy Truth; Thy Word is Truth” (John 14:6; 17:17).
We have personally observed many abuses by those who claim to be followers of Yeshua the Messiah. This is not to be considered unusual. In 1990, we were invited to become part of a rather large ministry in New York. The organization was well-known and respected as a Christian ministry. However, their fruits revealed a different kingdom than that of Messiah’s Kingdom. The senior pastor, for example, asked us to donate a large sum of money. We were told the money would be used to begin a new evangelistic work in a metropolitan area nearby. Within several months, after donating the money, we were told they “changed their minds and the work would not begin.” However, we later heard that they used the donation we gave for other things. We asked ourselves this question: “What was the real motive for this pastor in asking for money?” If God had been the director of this project, once the funds were received, the work toward furthering His Kingdom would have begun. We don’t believe this ministry was submitted to Yeshua with the goal of furthering the Kingdom of God. When we lived in Israel, we observed further abuse by the satellite congregation of this same organization. It was a common practice for the leaders to print lies in their newsletters, which they sent around the world to raise money. Oh, how we need the mercy of God to keep us out of Hell!
In the book of Jude, the Spirit of God teaches us how to pursue true faith which is based on pure motives. Yet, men’s hearts are wicked! The Word of God teaches us that men corrupt that which is good. This is why we are told to put to death our own selfish desires and to pursue the Spirit of Messiah alone (Romans 8:1-12). As we seek Him, He transforms us through His Word and molds us into vessels for His own use and honor. True believers in Yeshua are to produce the fruits of the Holy Spirit which are listed in the book of Galatians. The Apostle Paul said,
(22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. (24) And they that are Messiah’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts (Galatians 5:22-24).
As believers in Yeshua the Messiah, our lives are not our own. We are told that we have been purchased with the blood that Yeshua shed on the Tree outside the gates of Jerusalem, as He died for the sins of all mankind. Through our faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua, we become new creatures dedicated to the service andKingdom of God.
We are attempting to show the contrast between Yeshua’s Kingdom and the kingdoms of men; to emphasize truth revealed in Scripture. The Kingdom of Yeshua will produce the works of God and bring forth the fruits of Ruach Ha’Kodesh/the Holy Spirit, which are repentance, devotion, loyalty, kindness, service, and true worship. These attributes can be found in the book of Romans. Paul said, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1-2). This set of Scriptures gives us the antidote for developing the mind of Yeshua, as well as overcoming the flesh which is hostile toward God.
GOD’S HOLY WATCHERS ARE ATTENDING TO HIS WORD AND HIS PLAN — DON’T FRET BRETHREN! Daniel 4:17 – The guardians have announced this decision. The holy ones have announced this so that every living creature will know that the Most High has power over human kingdoms. He gives them to whomever he wishes. He can place the lowest of people in charge of them.'”
Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
Jeremiah 27:5 With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.
Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Daniel 2:37 Thou, O King, art a king of kings: for the God of Heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, strength, and glory.
GOD SPEAKS TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR (An unrighteous King set in place by God Himself):
You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.
——PRAY, WARN, LIVE HOLY YOURSELF, DON’T JUDGE, DON’T CAUSE DISCORD OVER POLITICAL ISSUES, CAN’T YOU SEE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES?? LET GOD JUDGE ALL WITH HIS RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT FOR THEIR ERROR AND FALSE WAYS – YOU HAVE A DUTY TO WARN WITH COMPASSION — GOD LOVES ALL —HATE IS NOT A WITNESS FOR GOD BUT FOR SATAN!
BELOVED – IF THEY DO NOT HEED THE WARNING YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN —THEIR BLOOD IS NOT ON YOUR HEAD! CAUSING DIVISION BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT YOU KNOW EVERY WORK AND/OR PLAN OF GOD IN THE EARTH —-WILL EARN YOU A SEAT WITH THE WORST OF SINNERS. DON’T PARTAKE WITH EVIL — SIMPLY AGREE WITH GOD— AS JESUS DID —-WE KNOW THE END OF THOSE THAT CHOOSE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!
HEART ISSUES ARE SENDING ALOT OF WELL MEANING PEOPLE TO HELL ALSO. You may be right in one thing —but in the wrong spirit and causing division in another —this is not of the Lord. Walk righteous in all areas of your own life —-STAY IN YOUR LANE—-DO THE WORK THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU TO DO DILIGENTLY AND WITH A HOLY ATTITUDE –KNOWING THAT YOU WILL ANSWER TO HIM —HE IS GOD —HE IS THE SUPREME JUDGE OF HIS OWN CREATION —-live Holy and Perfect before this HOLY and PERFECT GOD! Don’t try to win the opinions of men —see what God is saying beyond the natural circumstance —sit quiet in His Presence—-let Him reveal to you your part in His PLAN!!!!
DON’T BE SURPRISED OR DISTURBED AT THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES OF THESE LAST DAYS —THEY WERE SPOKEN OF OLD & MANY OF GOD’S PEOPLE HAS BEEN GIVEN A TRUMPET VOICE TO SPEAK HIS WARNING—THE SIGNS ARE ASSURING US THAT THE DAYS – HOURS – MOMENTS – OF CHRIST RETURN IS SOONER THAN WE REALIZE.
Beloved of God – Don’t lose your salvation stuck in conversations that stir up strife, negativity, hate, division, discord, bitterness, judging of others without considering the sins you hold in private that the Lord has been speaking to you about!
~ Vanessa Ann