Matthew 6:19-34 19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Do Not Worry
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. **********
There are too many Christians spending too much time seeking an earthly kingdom, but we are not citizens of this world. Rather our citizenship is in heaven. Seek Jesus first.....
The Lord promises to be with us even to the end of the world. Will we remain faithful?
American Standard Version......if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land....
New American Standard Bible ..... 16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.................................... This same power is available today to save, heal, deliver, set free, and cause a new creation to take place inside of you. This power is only found in Jesus, the Word of God which created and maintains all that is, and who became flesh and dwelt among is as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
There is a power to change, to heal , to deliver, to make brand new, to cause a new creation to take place within you. The dynamite power of God; the dynamite power of love; the dynamite power of love that is only found in Jesus, who is the Word of God that created and maintains ALL that is.
Vincent Leone: True Christianity is NOT religion but a relationship with the Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Even when the bible refers to PURE RELIGION it has to do with visiting the widows and fatherless in their distress and keeping oneself unspotted from the world - to include bridling our tongue. These are simply the result and fruit of a true love RELATIONSHIP with Christ. REF James 1 : 26 - 27 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Vincent Leone No matter what we go through-there is ONE who will be a friend that sticks closer than a brother. HIS Name is Jesus. You can live for Him today Vincent Leone Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else you need will be added to you. Matt 6 : 33 Dynamomin.. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. ROMANS 1 : 16 Dynamomin New International Version (©1984) Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the ...LORD. (NASB ©1995).
American King James Version
1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. **************************************************************************** His delight is in the law of the Lord. His delight is in the Word of God. And in this law (His Word) does he meditate day and night.
Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.
Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory
I think you get the picture. Delighting in the Lord and delighting in His word. There is nothing in this world that can compare. I don't care what it is because I have been there. There is nothing that can compare to being in the manifest presence of the creator.
Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Think about a time when you were so very thirsty. Your mouth is extremely dry and you are famished for thirst. Think about the refreshing feeling when you drink that cool, clear water. Jesus will do that for our dry and thirsty souls.
You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.
PSALM 1 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
What a promise!!! And when you read verses 4 through 6 you can ask yourself, Why would you want to not be a christian? Now I am not saying that life will become peaches and plums, because as a christian you will have trials and even persecutions. But you have trials whether you are a christian or not. However as a christian, when you have trials, you have the Holy Spirit to refresh you, comfort you, and encourage you.
And the LORD, he it is that does go before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, neither forsake you: fear not, neither be dismayed.
YOU CAN COME TO JESUS TODAY. JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER: Father, in the Name of Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and fall short of Your grace and deserving of eternal separation from God, but I know that Jesus died in my place for my sins. I ask You to forgive me of my sins, and I receive the free gift of Jesus in my heart. I believe that You have forgiven me and I am now a new creation in Christ Jesus. I commit my life completely to Jesus for the rest of my life and I believe I now have eternal life with You. Thank you Father, in Jesus Name, that I am saved. If you prayed this prayer we would like to know. E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at: Dynamo Ministries Vince Leone 303 Gurley St #434 Prescott AZ 86301