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You begin to read the Old Testament in the Bible and you start to discover how powerful Jesus is. You are then able to see how much He actually changed (even though the changes were so small). The book of Hebrews shows us how God had witnessed so many great people and him having a better plan, knew those coming under Christ’s’ reign and covenant would have a better promise and would seal those righteous of the past. The book of Hebrews does a good job differentiating between the two times and also puts you in remembrance of how powerful these people were. All this to show how great we have it now.
The level to which we are reliant on God has changed dramatically. This is not to say we don’t need God, far from it. The point I make now is, God sent his Son in order to break certain barriers which were present before. Now Jesus wanted to leave his followers with power, power which would rest on us if we allowed him to. Something which we could speak out and confess and see. This is like the Rod of God Moses carried around. He went to meet God with the rod he carried, and the Bible then starts referring to it as the Rod of God later. We know it to be the mind of Christ, the Spirit which was leading Jesus. Jesus imparted this to as many as believed on his name. Now we can do so much through the Spirit, in the name of Jesus. We liken this to a tap with unlimited amount of flowing water, we are the only one’s who have the ability to affect the water-flow.
Prayers are now much different, although we search the same source for power.
With God all things are possible. Joseph was strengthened in Egypt because God was his maker. God kept Joseph in all he did because he was faithful to what he believed in. Even when Joseph was thrown in prison, God still favoured him and this result was Joseph being selected before others to be the captain of the prisons favourite inmate. These are situations people would look upon and think things are going bad. Not actually knowing that Joseph was kept safe and God was with him.
Jesus spoke about the strong man having to be bound before his house can be ransacked. Joseph was strong, so all the things which happened to him were not able to defeat him or spoil him. God gave us power to succeed, not to fail, and we fail because we do not take up the mantle most of the time. So many times in the past I allowed people to waste me and defeat me because I did not walk in the true power of Christ, our Lord and Saviour. The Bible says to as many as believed on him, to as many he gave power to become the Sons of God. What Jesus did was set something up which allowed us to execute in this realm whenever we pleased…How many of us actually use it though. When you feel strong and empowered you want to stay there, this is why I know many people are not tapping in to it.
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.
Many years ago I was ignorant…I was young yes, but was not aware of some of the things I know now. Recently I was reading something in a book which described one of the laws I refer to. By doing so, it shows us that the first law is in fact present, due to the mere differentiation. The final rule is the biggest, best and most productive rule.
The three rules are as followed…
- The poor
- The rich
- The righteous
Rule number one is the common rule, which we are told by the media, which we see in TV shows and we here on the radio. This is the rule we hear about the most because the poor cover the majority of the population. Most people are poor in one way or another. Poor people are conditioned stereotypically to continue in the same manners and principles. The poor rarely make it to be rich because it is hard for people to leave what they know best…
The second rule is rarely spoken of but once you come across it, you cannot deny it any longer. The rich are different from the poor so why would they follow the same rules? When you think of it like this, it all makes sense. This rule was highlighted to me recently in something I was reading. I have also written about these things before in my fact Vs. Opinion articles. A man was talking about how he had broken several rules and wound up detained abroad in a foreign country. Instead of facing the “COMMON” procedures, he was released from detention with no indictments and was also cleared through customs and checks without being searched. In the past I have been through airports and have been checked so what is the difference? At the time I was poor and was unknowing anyway so it made no difference. Society tells us that we need to be checked but this rich man walked through with ease. The fact that this person could do something most people couldn’t suggests and only points to one thing…There are different rules.Not surprisingly, they had just come off a 1st class fight.
The final rule is the righteous rule… This is the rule I live by. The righteous rule is no respector of person and allows anyone who desires to be there a place. You can choose to live life rich and be richer than those who dwell in rule 2, or you can be poor and dwell here. Whatever you decide you are accepted. It occurred to me however, the rich think they control the world but they don’t, the righteous do. Many of the righteous just don’t know it…You are given the education, the skills, the opportunity. All you have to do is make a decision to change.
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.