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For those of us who are New Testament believers, saved by grace and engrafted in as children of faith. We not only have the New Testament writings, we have the Old Testament too. A wealth of knowledge is poured upon us and it really comes down to taking the time out to embrace it. I recently had a question about the Old Testament, and I did a little search. I came across several scriptures which answered my questions. As I stand before you in this article, I realise how the old Testament is an answer book for all of us who are post Christ’s coming.
Looking at the scriptures and watching programmes about the Bible, it made me realise a few things. If you have scripture telling you something in advance, what is the best thing to do? I would say position yourself the best you can, many people did not do this before Christ came and I fear that many will make the same mistakes as their ancestors, according to the opportunity of inheritance by faith. For all of us who are interested in the Bible and more importantly Jesus, we must understand that Christ is coming back. Will you be Pharisee-like and debate with Christ or will you be prepared (Christ warned us to be – “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” )? They did and these were the men supposed to be learned in scriptures. I am definitely striving for the masteries as Paul explained it (2 Timothy 2:5). If Christ is coming back AGAIN what should you do, knowing the people who expected him rejected him at his first showing? Who is expecting him now?
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
I was going over some things recently, looking at some stuff I’d done in the past previously, and things meant to come. It suddenly came to me…In order for someone to get to a place, there is a journey. This being said, after the journey is completed, there is more to come in most cases. Only by living in your vision, can you progress and continue to move forward. Living in your vision is the only way the vision will remain reality to you.
It is easy to forget what you desire to do if you never surround yourself with it. Once you are surrounded in it, the real nature of it comes back. I was recently talking with someone about the way people are enslaved today. This is because there is no vision, the Bible says without a vision the people perish…Where there is no vision, there is no life. People may not understand this, however the principle is very clear. When there is nothing to look to, how do you expect where you are currently to be exciting or productive?
Living in your vision keeps you challenging yourself daily to be better. The passion is still there and you are motivated about the steps you are walking into. True passion comes from doing what you know you need to, not doing something for someone else. Jesus could talk the talk about being a servant for the people because he knew he was destined to provide the ultimate service for the world. I know teachers who have limited themselves, just teaching in any capacity. I have seen friends who were gifted in sports/athletics let go of these ambitions for trivial things. How many times do you ask yourself, are you doing the right thing? How many times do you review what you have done/are doing and decide whether you’re actually doing what you need or are just settling. If you never make yourself accountable to something, you can easily lower your standards and soon you will be on the ground.
Life is what you make it!
I started like this for the following reason, for the past two days the same thing has happened to me and the same ending has been the result. I started off my tasks bad and came back to end in a very good position. The difference is, I have continued to stay positive, kept the faith and it is paying off. When Jesus Said we could move mountains with a teeny weeny bit of faith, I believe most people believe it was a buzz statement. To some degree I did so too. When I started testing it out and tried to believe for things, things definitely changed.
God is not some backstreet drug dealer promising you the best product on the market, neither is he the salesmen in the inner city, making millions a year by enticing people with deception. What God says, he does and he means. God can’t lie because it goes against his nature.
I was reading about inheritance recently and saw a character of someone, who really desired to receive an inheritance. This was to the point that he was really upset to find there was no special inheritance for him. What is an inheritance to you? Is it the main goal in your life, is it something you partially think about or is it something you don’t really pay much attention? The fact is, we should all try to do our best, despite what is going on around us. If I was told I had an inheritance of $1,000,000 waiting for me, I would still strive to be the best I can be, and if that made me a millionaire then good on me. If my best didn’t make me a millionaire but took me close, I would be glad in the assurance that I gave my best.
Like this person I read about, they later got over the situation and went on to be great. One person could have easily decided that their life was therefore over, another person will get up, rising from the situation they find themselves in. Build your inheritance from today and look to add to it everyday.