Grace to you kingdom citizens and peace be multiplied to you as you walk in victory daily!
Thanks be to God for you always as I keep you in my prayers making mention of you that you all be filled with the knowledge of His will with all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
It is a joy to minister this Word of Joy to you this month. Last month we looked into the life God gives us “In Christ Jesus” as being loaded with unlimited unfoldings of revelations and insights into His grace and His Kingdom. We want to give you more with this letter of faith. Jesus said before He left this world He wanted to give us a Word of encouragement with confidence!
“And now I am coming to You; I say these things while I am still in the world, so that My joy may be made full and complete and perfect in them [that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts].” John 17:13 (AMP Classic)
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11 (KJV)
Isn’t it wonderful that our king Lord wants His joy, delight and pleasure to remain with us as we walk in victory right here on this earth in the world? In I John 5, the Word declares that when we know that God hears us we know that we have the petitions we desire of Him.
The good thing is about these verses above is that Jesus fully intended for us to be left to the welfare of His kingdom. Most of us look to the word ‘welfare’ with bad feelings as if the word implies some sort of curse. That is because we live in a democracy, supported by capitalism, and if the government can’t really take care of its citizens then welfare is only looked at as a handout. While Jesus wants us to abide in the welfare of His kingdom we are too busy trying to make it. We are out trying to make a living. Instead of allowing the principles of His kingdom to work for us we find ourselves over-stressed, desperate and disillusioned. If we would spend half the time on keeping the principles of the kingdom as we spend on making it we would be a great society with all our needs met. The gap between the haves and the have-nots would be greatly closed.
“And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:22-24 (KJV)
Jesus realized that His leaving would bring great sorrow because He was one with God and His Kingdom. He realized that there would be a great sense of loss at His departure He knew that when the Spirit of Truth would come He would reveal Christ to us and it would bring comfort to us. You should know, however, a real king’s reputation is based on how his citizens are faring thus we are not only to be comforted but to be rejoicing that His kingdom (government) is here! His welfare system is a thing to be desired not shunned.
God must be your source of hope to have your joy made full. Hope is a target of intense expectation and faith is designed to pull that expectation into your present. God will not share your source of hope with anyone else. A king wants your dependency upon him and our King is no different. A governor's job is to make sure the citizens are partaking of the rights and privileges afforded them by the kingdom. The Holy Spirit’s job is to reveal what those (rights and privileges) are and lead you to them in Christ Jesus! This is the delight of Jesus Christ. This is His joy!
“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.” Romans 15:13 (AMP Classic)
This verse is not for the sweet by, and by. It is for the here and now. This is why Jesus said: I will not leave you comfortless for I am sending another one like me. Not a substitute but another one like Him. He is here and He will guide you into the truth of the purpose for His kingdom if you will listen and drop your dependence upon this federal government and trust in, rely on and adhere to the Word of the Kingdom. This way the wicked one won’t steal the Word that has been sown in your heart.
“When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside.” Matt 13:19 (KJV) underline my emphasis
Satan wants to keep you from being satisfied. He knows that once you get a taste of satisfaction from the principles of the kingdom via the covenants of the King you will never be the same. If satan can keep you distracted, discouraged and stressed he can keep you in his prison even though you are really free. Jesus said that you will know the truth and that the truth you know will make you free. The joy of Christ will bring satisfaction and will be your strength. Worship opens the door to this joy from the inside out.
“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.” Proverbs 19:23
“They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.” Psalms 36:8
This is the will of the king. We are to be satisfied with the life He gives. Not because we are demanded to be but because He will bring you to a place where there are more blessings than you can deal with. He knows it’s more than enough and that we can be abundantly satisfied with it. You will have to manage what He brings you and if you can’t manage it you will lose it. His life In Christ is loaded with many beneficial things but worship is the key to entering into the joy of the Lord and abiding there.
Satisfaction comes when the bills are paid and the children are healthy. Satisfaction comes when the job or business is doing well and there is peace in the home. God has made even your enemies at peace with you and you are amazed at how good life is. That is what satisfaction looks like. Your prayers are being answered for you and also those who call on you to pray for them. You are not moved by money; money is moved by you and you are not afraid of evil tidings because your heart is fixed trusting in the God of your salvation. One harvest is lasting long enough for the next harvest and you are still having power to eat thereof. Look at what king David said.
“May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace. May our barns be filled with crops of every kind. May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands, and may our oxen be loaded down with produce. May there be no enemy breaking through our walls, no going into captivity, no cries of alarm in our town squares. Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the LORD.” Psalms 144:12-15 (NLT)
Did you notice that the king said “our sons and daughters?” This is what a king desired for his people and Jesus our King is no different except he guarantees success when obedience to His principles are followed. His government gives us order! His government gives us influence and administration power! His government gives us distributions and protection with maintenance! God is responsible for our outcome when we are accountable. Joy is made full when our businesses are flourishing and we are replicating ourselves. Let’s allow the joy of Jesus to remain in our souls as we prosper and be in health. It would be so much better if we stopped making excuses for God and trust in Him to do His part Amen?
I trust that this Word of the kingdom message has been a blessing to you. Pass it forward to increase your harvest of hope and expand the kingdom territory. Loretta and I love you and thank God for your praise reports and seeds of faith-giving into this ministry. If your Holy Spirit has spoken to you about partnering with this ministry, simply visit Kingdomtimeministries.org, click on the Become a Partner tab and follow the prompts. This is a way to make money work for the king and for you!