“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33, KJV)
There are 3 main things that you need to know about the Kingdom and the three works together.
- The Matter of the Kingdom
It is important to understand what the kingdom is all about when you begin to pray. The Bible says, “The Kingdom of God is not in meat and drink…
This is what differentiates a King from a servant. The knowledge of the matters of the kingdom ensures that the king does not lose his kingdom.
After Samuel anointed Saul as the first King in Israel, he was met on the way by an uncle and the Bible says, “And Saul said unto his uncle, He told us plainly that the asses were found. But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.” (1 Samuel 10:16, KJV)
You cannot leave the matters of the kingdom and run after other things. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33, KJV)
The matter of the Kingdom as it relates to prosperity is a covenant—Deuteronomy 8:18
What is a Covenant?
This is an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified.
“My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” (Psalm 89:34, NKJV)
Why the Covenant?
- For you to continually play your part:
- For you to know:
Ephesians 3:2-6; 9-12
When you do not know what is available to you or what you are worth, you cannot make a demand.
Mephibosheth did not know so he was in Lodebar for a long time. He actually ran away because of David not knowing that he was connected to him via a covenant. This is the way some of us run from our blessings.
When Jesus saw a woman bent double by the spirit of infirmity all he said was, “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (Luke 13:16, KJV)
By the terms of the covenant, he was not supposed to be sick but she did not know.
- For it to speak:
“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:22-24, KJV)
Though Mephibosheth did not know but the Covenant spoke
- To automatically trigger events to avert a disaster.
Genesis 9:11-17—when I see the rainbow
Therefore when the word of God says, thy kingdom come, it is much more about who we are in him than anything on the outward because, Law of Success in the kingdom is different from that of the world
- Loving leads to unfathomable lifting (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
The first four commandments that God gave to us can be combined together to mean love the Lord. This is not pretense love. It is a requirement for higher heights with God—Deuteronomy 10:12. 1 Kings 3:3
- Giving leads to Prosperity (Luke 6:38, Proverbs 11:24-25)
You know that when you give, you are not giving away but you are giving your way out of every present and future predicament. It is important that you realize that your tithe is a spiritual transaction between heaven and the earth. Hebrews 7:1-9 Be generous and be a blessing to others—Proverbs 11:25
- Waiting leads to winning (Isaiah 40: 28-31) Here I am not talking about settling down for the status quo and doing nothing with your life. This is knowing that your life is safe, settled and secure in His hands because with him is the everlasting arms for there is no searching of his understanding. In a twinkle of an eye he can bring a glorious turnaround therefore you embrace Godliness with contentment that brings great gain. 1 Corinthians 6:6
- Joy leads to strength (Nehemiah 8:10) The radiance of your face is not determined by the size of the contents of your bank account or the fatness of your wallet. You know that hope does not bring shame—Romans 5:5
You are not fixated on your present lack because there is the strong realization that it is temporary and you continue to do what it is necessary for you to do. You may not have the desired but the available becomes the accelerator. 1 Peter 1:8
- Sacrifice leads to reward (Matthew 19:29)
- God first and everything else is released (Matthew 6:33)