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Friday, February 19, 2016

Less Stuff, Less Baggage - pt 4

More is not always better.  Supplies, tools and appliances can make life easier, but there's a limit to how much you really need.  Physical possessions can require an extensive amount of your time, maintenance, resources and space, so you must choose wisely.  Less stuff often means less baggage.

Many people assume that man-made objects, especially large and complex structures, will stand the test of time, or stick around forever, which simply isn't true.  Some folks marvel at the sight of beautiful buildings, skyscrapers and bridges, and give praise to the works of men.  Yet, buildings and bridges will fall apart over time, without year-round maintenance and labor from men.  Usually, the more complicated and expensive the machinery, the more maintenance it requires.  You need a full-time staff to take care of a large bridge or skyscraper. 

If you make an idol of an object, it eventually owns you and you'll be enslaved to it.  The worldly and carnal seek perfection in the works of men, desiring the philosopher's stone, and turning to carnal knowledge, or the key of solomon, to become immortalized (so they think).  They don't realize that the stone that they've rejected is the Chief Corner Stone, Jesus CHRIST, who also holds the master key, the Key of David.

Psalm 118:22  "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner."

Psalm 118:23  "This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."

Matthew 21:42  "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the LORD's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

Jesus CHRIST is the master key holder; He is Truth.  The key of David opens all doors to truth, unlocks the parables, and provides understanding of the two genealogies, or seedlines, beginning in Genesis.  The Adamic seedline (Adam and Eve - Seth) is the lineage from which would come the Messiah, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ.  The other seedline belongs to the serpent, or satan, and his offspring are known as the children of cain (from the sexual union between satan and Eve - cain).  Genealogies in the Bible are accurate and detailed, which is why Adam's genealogy is listed separately from that of Cain.  The occult's obsession with "false" duality and the number "11" start from the "sin" in the Garden of Eden.  The original wheat and tare grew up together as twins - Abel and Cain.  With the key of David, you don't need a mountain of keys to open doors.  One Key starts the journey in the Word and the Key is Jesus Christ.  Now go back to the "Origin" or "The Beginning" in the Book of Genesis.

Accumulation of material things is worthiness only in the eyes of men.  Of course, there's nothing wrong with saving for a rainy day.  But let's face it, for many of us, the bulk of our material possessions have little to do with rainy days, and more to do with just wanting more - bigger, fancier and better.  Come out of babel, or confusion, come into the Light, which is Jesus Christ.  Put His yoke upon you, for His yoke is easy, and He'll lift your burdens and free you from bondage.  

Matthew 11:28  "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:29  "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

Matthew 11:30  "For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

Isaiah 46:4  "And even to your old age I Am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you."

There's no heavy weight or burden, when you're yoked with Christ and carry Him in your heart and mind.  Love GOD and love your neighbor as yourself.  Don't love things.  Seek Truth as for hidden treasures.  Remove the excess in your life and put your focus on CHRIST.  If you spend too much time dedicated to physical objects, you end up spending less time with loved ones.  There's only 16 hours in a waking day; it will only stretch so far or spread out amongst so many things and persons.  Make time for your FATHER.  Your time can be better spent as One-on-one time with the HEAVENLY FATHER, or in ministering to others, as well as spending quality time with quality people, or with the spiritually meek and hungry.  Satan's world system can never waste your time, when you spend it studying the Word of GOD.

With wisdom and experience, you'll also cast your pearls less often.  Share the Light and the love of our Heavenly FATHER and our Lord Jesus CHRIST.  Yes, you'll be rejected at times, but know that they rejected Christ first, and therefore, you'll be rejected, too.  Seek open fields, with fertile ground, and open doors to plant seeds of truth with the spiritually meek and hungry.  Sometimes, an opportunity with someone is a one-time thing.  If the ground turns out not to be fertile, you move on.  Christ didn't come for the self-righteous, He came for sinners.  Those sinners that want to hear the truth are out there, so it isn't fair to them for you to spend all of your time on soil that isn't fertile.  You can only plant the seeds, but they need the former and latter rain from GOD to sprout and eventually produce fruit of their own. 

Your spiritual rewards come from sharing truth, doing truth, ministering and living truth.  It can be in any field of work, in any country, and among any kindred or tongue.  You put loving and serving GOD first in every area of your life.  Put in the effort and work and do your very best in all that you do for GOD's glory.  Be a fisher of men.  A fisher needs sleep; a fisher needs food and water; a fisher works; a fisher needs shelter and tools.  Seek the kingdom of GOD and His righteousness and all things shall be added unto you.  Let GOD show you how to live and become a successful fisherman with His blessings.  FATHER's blessings and hand will help, encourage and guide you to do your work with all of your might.  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD.  Do it His way and not according to worldly wisdom and the precepts of men.

Mr baptist.