“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
What God has purposed for His Children who are walking in His Will, seeking Him first, no man can asunder. We may stumble but the Blood of Jesus Christ remains for us and not against us. The Child of God is washed in the Blood of Jesus because we are loved. We are not loved because we are washed.
It is satan’s will to get us out of God’s Will and the devil will throw us snares for stumbling. The devil was tempting Jesus in the wilderness trying to get Him out of God’s Will. The stumbling I speak of is not going out to the bar on Friday night and repenting on Saturday morning. The fact of the matter is, the Believer who has found themselves at the bar stumbled long before they ended up there. Sadly, their heart turned from God long before and the result is a backslidden state. However, to be clear, there is always forgiveness for a repentant heart this side of glory…no matter how far in darkness one has gone.
Many attempt to seek ye first the Kingdom of God without the Blood of Jesus Christ. We cannot separate Jesus from His Work on Calvary’s Cross. It is WHO He is, Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God (God manifest in the flesh), and His death on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe and break the power of sin for the Believer that redeems mankind to God. Knowing this, there is no doubt as to His Resurrection. We know that the Atonement paid the sin debt in full because Jesus Christ is alive and sitting at the Right Hand of God. Furthermore, our Redeemer (Jesus Christ) has the power to possess that which He has redeemed…namely, the Child of God.
That being said, I remind you – what God has purposed for His Children (who are walking in His Will), He is fully capable of fulfilling.
“19 But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20.
Stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord.
-Donna Clark Warren