Saturday, December 22, 2012

Author: Pastor Chidi Onyesonwu

In mathematics, physic or chemistry, the moment one gets the right formula, problems are solved! Concerning the issues of life, the moment you understand the procedure, you will no longer struggle! This article is for someone who has been searching for the best solution to his or her problems. It could be in your job, your marriage, academics, relationship, and etcetera. I have come in the name of Jesus Christ to give you the best Formula! There is hope for you. Every good and perfect gift comes from God.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (2 Timothy 3:16). God’s Word does not show us the solutions, it creates solutions when believed. Therefore, the Word is not just informative, it is essentially creative (John 1:1-5). Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). So, the Word remains as creative today as it was in Genesis. All that God said, God saw. So, the Words that were spoken by God created what God planned.

Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:33). Beloved, this is the greatest formula! The meaning is as direct as it sounds. We are to seek the things of God as a priority over the things of the world. Primarily, it means we are to seek the salvation that is inherent in the kingdom of God because it is of greater value than all the world’s riches. That does not mean that we should neglect the reasonable and daily duties that help sustain our lives. But for the Christian, there should be a DIFFERENCE IN ATTITUDE TOWARD THEM. If we are taking care of God’s BUSINESS as a priority—seeking His salvation, living in obedience to Him, and sharing the good news of the kingdom with others—then He will take care of our business as He promised. If that’s the arrangement, we are not expected to worry at all. It’s a matter of simple obedience! But how do we know if we’re truly seeking God’s kingdom first? There are questions we can ask ourselves. “Where do I primarily spend my energies? Is all my time and money spent on goods and activities that will certainly perish, or in the services of God, the results of which live on for eternity?” Believers who have learned to truly put God first may then rest in this holy dynamic: “…and all these things will be given to you as well.” The trusted formula! God has promised to provide for His own, supplying every need (Philippians 4:19), but His idea of what we need is often different from ours, and His timing will only occasionally meet our expectations.

The clash we must be aware of is that the earthly is the first thing we see. The spiritual is not what comes first. The natural comes first. This is what impresses our heart first. The heart of men will easily fall for the flashy glory. The spiritual lies hidden, though it is in fact the reality.
We should be careful of the devil and his tricks. He has the dangerous formula. He wants man to fall down and worship him before man can get anything! (Matthew 4:8-10). Truly, many have been deceived. People have worshiped the devil for the things of this world. If the devil could confront the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no one he cannot come to. The devil confronted Jesus with all the glory of the kingdoms of the world. “All these things will I give you…” He continued, “But there is something you must do to get them; You must fall down and worship me.” The glory of this world is always insisting that you cannot get it except you fall down and worship the god of this world. The Lord Jesus Christ ignored him! Praise God!

The choice is yours! One thing must come first! If all you want is the glory of this world, you must fall down and worship the devil. But my prayer for you is that God should open your eyes to understand the end of the devil and those who worship him. The lake of fire!!! Forever and ever!!!

Jesus Christ said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” Are you still confused? Narrow is the way for those who seek first the Kingdom of God. Jesus addressed the common questions each of us faces in order to survive (Matthew 6:25-34). How am I going to meet my needs? Will I have food and drink? Will I have clothing? Addressing these questions, Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. In essence, Jesus was cautioning us not to worry about these human concerns and to instead place our greatest priority on seeking God’s Kingdom.

Pastor Chidi Onyesonwu is the Gatekeeper, Saving Ark Christian Ministry Arab Road Kubwa Abuja. Tel:08164344458.Website: www.savingark.org