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Kingdom thinking

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More than anything in his message to the disciples, Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God. He introduced this to them in parables and in his messages and even in his examples. The very thing that he said in Matthew chapter 4 verse 17 Jesus told the multitudes he preached to "Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand" This is not mere theology, but rather truth. The King of glory Jesus is our king and where he is his kingdom, and to all who believe we are his subjects/ heirs to the throne. He came to be our king but we did not receive him, but when he returns all will bow to him, for he is King of kings and Lord of lords!

Are you following his kingdom principles? Are you studying his teachings and applying them? How have his teachings strengthened your relationship with the King? 

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Temptation

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1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

God never said we would not have temptations. In the literal sense of the Lords prayer it states in the King James "lead us not into temptation" but is that the fuller context of the statement? Certainly God temps no man (James 1:13) So why pray this if there is no temptation from God?

Well the translation needs to be examined.  New Living Translation Luke 11:4 "and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don't let us yield to temptation." God is the protector of those who must endure temptation. In fact the Aramaic Bible in Plain English states 'And forgive us our sins even as we forgive all who are indebted to us, and do not lead us into temptation, but save us from The Evil One.'” It's important to know that God would never lead us from the divine purpose he has for our life.

Facing temptation is never easy. Perhaps you face something dramatic you are tempted by. Remember that he is there for us and leads us through it. He has so much for us and wants the very best for us including personal growth. Why is that you might ask? Because spiritual maturity reminds us of the goodness of God no matter the seasons of our lives. Can you think of when God helped you through something? Was there a promise in his word or a song that helped you weather the storm of that moment? We'd love to share this with you! And remember Jesus truly loves you!  

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