Your beginnings will seem humble,
so prosperous will your future be.
In the Kingdom of God we are to live life on an elevated level! I do not necessarily mean in a material sense, but in a spiritual sense. Life lived on a higher plane, sanctified, purified a holy life. And do not think this is something that you cannot achieve, with the help of the Lord. Life elevated to a level in which one is walking
with the Lord all day long, on a daily basis. Life elevated in which His Presence is evident. Life elevated in
which your every move and thought is, " How can I please God in this which I do?" Life elevated in which God is the sustenance of your life, the core of your being in tune with Him. Glory to God, Life elevated in which,He is the banner which goes before you.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (Message Bible)
God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry."
God is with you, Beloved! An elevated life is one in which your every sense is alive in Him! This is so far above
and beyond simple material blessings. Do not limit yourself. There is so much more to God than that! An elevated life is blessed in that sense. But material goods are not the only indication of a life lived in harmony with God. Do not be deceived. Judge righteously!
1 Timothy 6:5
The Lust for Money These are the things I want you to teach and preach. If you have leaders there who teach otherwise, who refuse the solid words of our Master Jesus and this godly instruction, tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumors. Eventually there's an epidemic of backstabbing, and truth is but a distant memory. They think religion is a way to make a fast buck.
There are some who suppose gain to mean godliness, and that is not always necessarily the case. It is religion, though. We are speaking of life elevated through relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Kingdom of God in which one lives an elevated life, there are to found other characteristics:
"....righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." Romans 14:17
That is the Kingdom of God! An elevated life, even the higher life lived in the power and under the unction of Holy Spirit, is just what is missing for those of us who are "weary in well doing". You are living beneath your means, is the problem. You need MORE of God! We all need MORE! MORE! MORE! Not more things, it is not about "retail therapy" for a quick, temporary fix. A fix in which one feels better for the moment because of a new outfit, a meal, a car, or a house: Only to wonder why something is STILL missing. Your flesh will never be satisfied!
Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
Abba Father would say, "More of Christ", including The Cross, to you! Have we been willing to pay the price, REALLY pay the price for an elevated life? For Life elevated means your own plans and goals are counted but dung, and we tell Our Father in heaven, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done". I heard a man of God quote, "When you lay down your life, you pick up gifts." When one is anchored in Christ, just rooted and grounded in Him, the material blessings will not get him or her "off" or so caught up that they end up shipwrecked. Life elevated life in and through Christ is so very valuable that nothing and no one can surpass it. God's love is priceless! It takes one into the rafters, into an elevated life.
‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
We are His offspring, children of The King, heirs and joint heirs with Christ. We are called to live "life elevated" in Him, our lives being "Hid with Christ in God." ( Colossians 3:3) And we know Christ is ascended and on the right hand of the Father. Therein lays the elevated life! I will write it again: We simply have to pay the price for more of Christ. "God I need more of you! help me to be willing to pay the price. Make me willing to be made willing!" Oh, I know it is worth it. I KNOW it is! I am not a "prosperity preacher" in the stereotypical sense. My desire for you is a life of prosperity, Kingdom prosperity through Christ Jesus. Everything we need is in the Kingdom of God. Yes, it is all in the kingdom! We are to be so spiritually prosperous in Him, that our beginnings seem humble in comparison. My desire is a boundless
and all that comes with that, truly Christ-centered, for the Body of Christ universal. Selah!
Soul peace,Prophetess Vickie Lee