Sunday, September 29, 2013

Seven Truths Every Child of God Needs To Know. 5

Your rewards in life, are decided by the problems you solve for others.

Every get into trouble? Be it legally, Financially, Marriage? Who do you call? A Lawyer. Get sick, Doctor. Mental issues? Psychologist. These people make lots of money, solving the problems, you now find yourself facing. Hungry, a Cook will cook your food, a Server will bring it to you. They solved your problem. Refrigerator breaks down? TV on the fritz? Electrician. AC? AC repair person. Pluming? Plummer. Car? Auto Mechanic. What do these people all have in common? The solve problems in other peoples lives.

I know some Preachers will teach you that this is all about money. And it can be. That if you want to be rich, find big problems of others and solve them. By doing this, you also put them in your debt. In truth, this is true. Money can and does come with success of solving the problems of others. Think about that. Any job you have ever had is receiving a paycheck for solving someone's problems. However, sometimes it is just the right thing to do, and the Blessings you will receive from God are far more important than any amount of financial gain.

Let's look at some of the people that solved some problems in The Word. Look at Nehemiah, Son of Hachaliah. Nehemiah inquired into the condition of the Jerusalem and the Jews there.

Nehemiah 1:
2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.

3 And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
He heard the news, and knew, something had to be done. He prayed and fasted. Remember "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." {Proverbs 3:5} And "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." {Proverbs 3:6}Nehemiah did not say I have the answer, he went to God. God put it into his heart to rebuild Jerusalem. He went to the king and got the resources and permission to do so. So he did. Not only did he rebuild, but he cleansed the Temple and rid of all things not pure.

He first, Identify the Problem, Went to God, Sought possible Solutions, picked a Solution, and completed the job. He was greatly Blessed in doing so.

Look at Noah, he save all of mankind.

Look at Moses.

Look at Joseph. He had the gift of interpreting dreams. He solved many problems, but the greatest was to prepare Egypt for the coming 7 years of famine. He was placed in charge of all of Egypt, with only the King over him.

Look at David. He fought a giant. He fixed the problem. He became King.

There are of course many more examples in the Word. All these people solved problem for others.

Jesus told His disciples,

Luke 6:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
He also said this..

Luke 22:
24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
This desire to be a Leader. A Ruler. One in charge, is a secular one. He with the most toys at the end wins, is NOT a Spiritual matter. Used to be, if I wanted Eggs, I would give you Milk. If I wanted Wheat, I gave my other Neighbor Milk. It used to be that we would all gather our goods into the House of God, and those in need would come and trade for what they had. Also, those who could not produce for themselves, Widows and such, would be taken care of.

Problems arose when some became lazy. Why should I work. I can go to the Church, and receive whatever I need, and they were not contributing. So we, as a people, chose a new system. Money. We all agreed that these little pieces of paper were worth whatever they say on them. A Home is worth a lot of those little pieces of paper. Even necessities such as food now costs these pieces of paper.

So God made it simple. Give and it shall be given unto you. God has no need of money. He arranges for you to have money because of the system WE set up. But giving does not end with money. Give love, it will be added unto you. Give aid, you will be aided in your time of need. Give Forgiveness and you will be Forgiven. So on.

Be a problem solver for others. If you see one hungry, feed them. If you see one naked, cloth them. If you see one sick, hurting, or downtrodden? Visit them and Pray for them. See a lost Soul, tell them the truth. God Blesses you TO BE a Blessing to others. Jesus used Himself as the example. Here is the LORD of lords, King of kings, laying down his Godhood and coming to wash our feet. Coming to die for our Sins. Strive to be like Him.

Luke 18:
28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
"For the kingdom of God's sake," "manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting." Notice what Jesus actually said here. If you give up things for the Kingdom, and God's Will, you lose nothing. As a matter of fact, you will gain more.

Nearly everything that God asks of you, as now His Child, is that you do for others. Your rewards in life are based on that formula. Give and it shall be given unto you. Forgive that you may be forgiven. Bless that you may be Blessed.

The simple formula is made even simpler to understand when Jesus said.. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." {Matthew 6:33} Want to be a Leader? Follow. Want to be great? Serve. Want to be Forgiven? Forgive. Want to be Blessed? Be a Blessing. It is really not that difficult to understand.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

Until next time, be blessed, be a blessing, and Jesus IS Lord of all!

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