Living is for Everyone
LIVING IS FOR EVERYONE but not all people are living as they should because they have allowed themselves to become so inundated with problems that their zest for living has been squeezed out of them. This is not living life to the fullest as we were designed to do, it is just scraping by. Life was God’s idea, it wasn’t mans. Life is a legally binding contract between God and humanity of which man is legally obligated to abide by God’s laws so that we are entitled to enjoy the benefits of eternal life, including the present. If we fail to fulfill our part of the contract; we have jeoparized our rights to eternal life and will suffer accordingly in this one.
In case anyone didn’t understand my opening statement, God says in Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” It is pretty clear from this statement that God has staked His claim to earth and all that dwell upon it. This is a blanket statement whereby God informs us everyone is accountable to Him, thus making them subject to His rules and laws. None withstanding. He also tells us in Roman’s 14:7-8, “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” These two statements should clear up any misunderstanding as to who God is and who we are to Him. He is the greater, we are the lesser and under contractural agreement with Him to live our life according to His dictates.
Now we know that not all men understand that we mere humans are accountable to someone far greater than ourselves. If we did, we would not make light of His laws nor make plans to exclude Him from our life. As I write this article I am chuckling because I can see God sitting on His throne and laughing at the foolishness of men who turn to other men to solve their problems when the problems men encounter are not man made. Our problems are rooted in a realm in which we cannot see and have absolutely no control over. And if we are to understand our problems we will have to realize problems are a distraction specifically designed to draw our attention away from the answer and onto our situation. Nothing more, nothing less. And once we are distracted, we become vulnerable. And trying to solve our problems using the things of this earth that were put here to meet the needs of our fleshly body and its level of comfort is a complete waste of our resources. There is an old saying that a person is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other, indicating we can see some things but miss the majority. We are kind of like that in understanding our problems. We may not understand our problems are only distractions, but yet we use the art of distraction to confuse our enemy on the battlefield so we can defeat him. It’s amazing how little we really understand about our world for being such intelligent creatures.
Natural things cannot span the gap between our world and the one by which we are influenced. If we are to deal with our problems we will have to deal with them on their level and that means we have to be able to tap into their world to exercise authority over those who are causing our problems. Otherwise we are wasting our time trying to solve problems for which natural man does not have answers. In the bible there is a story where Jesus came upon a fig tree that had nothing but leaves on it. Jesus was hungry and a fig tree that should of had figs on it, had nothing but leaves disguising its barrenness. This fig tree represents the problems we encounter in life. The fig tree had no fruit on it to satisfy the hunger of Jesus, but it had leaves to disguise the fact it had no fruit. And our problems like the leaves on the fig tree are only there to draw our attention to them, but can’t meet our needs. If we have read the story of the fig tree in Matthew chapter 21, we know that Jesus cursed the tree and it died. That tree would not distract another person with a hunger problem, nor would it draw needed resources away from the other trees in the vicinity. Now the way Jesus dealt with the fig tree is the way in which we are to deal with our problems. We go directly to the root of the matter the same say Jesus did with the fig tree. He didn’t curse the leaves on the tree, He said, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Well we know fruit doesn’t get its nourishment from the leaves on the tree, but from the soil through its root system. The story says the tree died immediately, (and it did) but it wasn’t until the next day that His disciples noticed the leaves, limbs, and trunk had died.
If we read the scriptures, we would know that Jesus always used natural things to explain spiritual principles, and this example is just one of many. In the story of the fig tree, He is teaching us how to take control over the spirits causing our problems. Notice He didn’t curse the leaves because they disguised the barreness of the tree, He cursed the root of the tree for not producing fruit. If we are to remove our problems, it will do us no good to curse the results of our problem, ie; lack of finances, etc, but rather curse the root cause of the problem which is always spiritual. When we curse the root cause of the problem in Jesus name; the spirit behind the problems ceases his work right then. It may take awhile before the leaves, limbs, and the trunk of our problem dies or any noticeable results or physical evidence becomes visible to our naked eyes that our problem has gone away. But when the root that supports the life of the tree has been severed, that which we can see, dies.
If we understand that LIVING IS FOR EVERYONE and we begin to take measures to solve our problems God’s way, we would soon find we are not only having fewer problems but we would know exactly how to handle them. And if we share this information with people and one other person learns how to deal with their problems, and that person teaches someone else; it won’t be long before God’s people can start reclaiming their lives and living life to the fullest instead of spending it trying to overcome problems for which man doesn’t have the answer. Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day in the Lord. DThrash