Are We So Doing
by Jeannie Kirkpatrick
"...and He delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come." Luke 19:13
The word "occupy" means to carry on a business.
What is the business we need to be occupied with?
"Blessed is that servant, whom His Lord when He cometh shall find so doing?" Matthew 24:46
What does the Lord want to find us so doing?
We need to have God's Kingdom within, and if we have His Kingdom within, we will already be doing Kingdom principles. It is time to press in. Act now. If you wait until you have entered into God's Kingdom to make needed changes in your walk it will be too late.
What does God's Word say we should be doing?
"But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves."
Do not deceive yourself.
We must be "actively doing" God's Kingdom principles found in His Word.
"And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you." Luke 10:9
We need to be about the Father's business of healing the weak and those without strength. We need to ask ourselves, "What can we do to ease another's burden?" What act of kindness can I impart to another today? There are many sicknesses in this last hour besides physical sickness. We need to earnestly pray on how we can be healers of the inner turmoils of others. One of the fruits we must be occupied with, NOW, is the fruit of peace. How can we bring healing peace to a weak, stressful people?
Are you earnestly contending for the faith?
Are you showing love to a sin laden, sin sick world?
I challenge you to become actively involved in preparing for the Kingdom within.
Now is the Day to work.
God's Word alone will instruct us towards God's righteous Kingdom
"...Repent (change your mind for the better). For the Kingdom of God is at hand." Mat. 4:17
"Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of the Father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21
"But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you." Matthew 12:28
"Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the Kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of His treasure things new and old." Matthew 13:52
"And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven." Matthew18:4
"Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:23
"Then shall the Kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise and took oil (preparedness) in their vessels with their lamps." Matthew 25:1 and 4
Mark tells us if we love God with all our heart and show forth God's love to everyone we are
"...are not far from the Kingdom of God..." Mark 12:34
"And He said unto them, I must preach the Kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent." Luke 4:43
"...preaching and showing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God..." Luke 8:1
"And He said, ... Follow Me ... Let the dead bury the dead, but go thou and preach the Kingdom of God." Luke 9:59-60
"And Jesus said unto Him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is it fit for the Kingdom of God." Luke 9:62
God's Word instructs those who desire to walk into the Kingdom.
Are we so doing?
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