Matthew 6, Jesus is teaching here on two kingdoms.  The Kingdom of God is one of the kingdoms and this kingdom is the kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 

Everybody, no matter what country they are in, what kind of religion they have; everybody in the world is looking for the Kingdom of God.  Everybody is looking for peace. Everybody is looking for provision.  Everybody is looking for the Kingdom of God though they don’t know it unless we tell them about the Kingdom and demonstrate the Kingdom.  In this Kingdom there is no government shutdown.  There is no such thing as the Kingdom of God shutting down its Kingdom operation. Everything is always in full operation all the time.   

In Matthew 6, Jesus is giving them knowledge of the Kingdom and Jesus did that all through His ministry while on earth.  He was constantly talking about and teaching them about living independent of the system of this world.  I call it living independently wealthy.

Somebody might ask if they can share with you how to live independently wealthy and you want to listen to see what they got to say.

Well Jesus was doing just that, and He was showing them how to do it.  He starts this teaching on how to live independent of this world in Matthew 6:24,

Matthew 6:24 (KJV) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

So, you can’t depend on the world and depend on God at the same time.  One of them is going to be your master.  Of course, we want God to be our Master.  He is our Father, meaning, Source and Sustainer.  He is the One who takes care of His children.  So, we can trust Him.  He is the model Father, and not only does He want to take care of you, but He wants you to live like Him.  He wants you to live on the same level that He lives on and you aren’t going to find anything but wealth in Heaven.

Some religions take a poverty vow.  Well if God liked poverty so much, why is He not poor?  The reason why God is not poor is because He hates it because it is a curse and He doesn’t want His children living under a curse, a curse of poverty.  Our Father has redeemed us from the curse, so we don’t have to live in poverty.

The truth is, without the wealth, your royalty is in question.  So, God plans for you to have abundance.

In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches about the Kingdom and He teaches them there is no need to worry about their needs being met.

Matthew 6:25-30 (KJV) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

So, Jesus is making all of these comparisons; if God will take care of a bird, if God will take care of the lilies of the field, if God will take care of the grass of the field, won’t He take care of you?  Have you ever seen a bird that didn’t have food to eat and just falls off of the fence it was perched on and died?  You will never see that. 

The thing we must remember is, even though God has provisions for you, it takes faith to get it.  So, when you sow a seed, you are going to sow in faith.  You are going to believe God that as you sow a seed; then God will meet your need.  Now this is a principle of the Kingdom that a lot of God’s people talk about, but I am not sure a lot of them live it.  I am going to tell you why some of God’s people are not living it.  This is my observation.  They don’t quite trust God, that either He will get it back to them or He will get it back to them on time.  If you deal with God, He’s going to put your trust to the test. 

God is going to see that you don’t stay at one level of faith.  If you are at one level and stay there a long time, that is you and not the Holy Spirit.  God doesn’t let anybody stay at one level and so you are going to have to learn to trust Him more and more. He wants to get the glory out of your life and the glory is the fullness of whatever your life can produce.  Your potential is limitless.  Wherever you are now is not what you can do.  God put the potential in you and so now He wants to expose it.

There are a lot of religious people in church and they are quick to say amen; but we got to live by faith and trusting God.

Jesus put His own disciples to the test to see if they were just saying amen to His sermons or they actually were exercising their faith and trusting in God.

Matthew 14:15-16 (KJV) And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

Jesus was saying, they don’t need to go anywhere to get something to eat.  You feed them.  Jesus’ disciples listened to all the sermons Jesus taught on the Kingdom of God and its system of increase and it was about time they acted on it.

If you are hanging with Jesus, He is going to take you from faith to faith.  He is going to tell you to do things you can’t do.  You can’t hang around Jesus if you don’t want to feed them; because He is going to have you to do something to stretch your faith; but it is time we get off the system the world just as they did to feed the multitudes and trust God so He can do some miracles.

Each time you take the step and do what He tells you to do that looks impossible, then more of you, the carnal man who doesn’t trust God, dies and more of Him lives in you. Pretty soon you will be walking and talking like Jesus.  People will see you coming and say, there’s Jesus or no, that’s you.  You are now living independent of this world and living independently wealthy.

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