Romans 14:7 “The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in THE HOLY GHOST.”
God created mankind in His image and for His good pleasure. Secular society, choosing to leave God out, produces a dysfunctional world that endeavours to show us how to live, but only God and His principles can bring order out of chaos. Life is in Jesus Christ. How do we live it? By the indwelling of the Holy Ghost, but so many in the world are trying to seek out the key to a better life by the wrong source.
1Timothy 6:17 Timothy charges us not to trust in uncertain riches but to trust in “…….the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” God desires for us to enjoy this life He has given us! His purpose is that we enjoy life and function in the Holy Ghost – “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
We all claim something, but without the Holy Ghost we cannot even know Jesus. How many of us learn to function by the Holy Spirit? So very often we leave Him behind, trust in ourselves, our acquired knowledge and the world’s ways, resulting in ship-wreck! We have so much to un-learn. Countless times we repeat the scripture that our ways are not God’s ways………yet we go on to prove it again and again by doing things according to pattern and tradition independently of God, and getting things wrong, instead of being led by the Holy Ghost.
There is a certain school of thought in the Church that thinks functioning in the Holy Ghost only relates to manifestations of healings, miracles, soul-saving – but what about every day living? We need Him to function in daily relationships with one another, decision making, to live lives that glorify God without the stresses and pressures of the world. Stress, anxiety and pressure are not of God. The world is full of it. The Holy Spirit shows us how to live at peace amongst it, – “…in the world but not of it.”
We know Jesus said, “Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” – but do we do it? Do we walk in the birthright of a Believer? – rest, by the Holy Ghost, our Teacher, or do we continue to stress and fix our lives our way? I need the Holy Ghost to keep humble.
God’s purpose was to make an incomplete man that we might find our completion in Him. God completes me! Only with the Divine Guide, the Holy Spirit, can we do it as we lean on His direction and dependency.
BENEFITS OF THE DIVINE COURTS OF THE KING
“Blessed is the man whom You choose, and cause to approach to You, that he may dwell in Your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house.”
We may often think that we started something in our walk with God. This Psalm of David clearly states that right at the beginning, God CAUSED me to approach Him. There is a “cause” that comes from the Spirit of God that He would be “all in all.” God chose me that I might dwell in His kingly courts. I just responded to His call.
In the natural realm, in times past, it was highly sort after to be in the king’s court. It was a position of great favour to be in the King’s presence and receive all the court benefits. So it is with us with our divine King, Jesus.
What a comforting, settling thought that God started this. He caused me to come and chose me that I might dwell in His courts and enjoy His presence. He has made a divine deposit inside of me, His treasure that stretches beyond me and will have an effect in spite of me, for His glory!