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Work and faith

(1 Ki 8:46 KJV)  If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,)

(Eccl 7:20 KJV)  For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

(2 Cor 10:5 KJV)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

(2 Cor 10:7 KJV)  Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? 

Like even me, we all have been negatively influenced by the world, and most of our supposedly positive spiritual values are infested corrupted with worldly values, and these weeds need to be removed but also replaced by God's truth as per his  Word... 

(1 Pet 2:2 KJV)  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

(Mat 12:43 KJV)  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Firstly  "Church" is not at all the too common  religious practise of MAINLY  going to a Church building 1, 2 or 3 times a week.. and living like Hell the rest of the time. "Church" rightfully to me is 7 days a week as I see it.. so if you walk and  talk  with God,  and you are having Christian fellowship with other believers,  you are going to Church.  Remember this. God wants first your DAILY fellowship with Him not just a fellowship with a building or  with the others.

(1 Cor 6:11 KJV)  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

We all seem also to wrongfully think that our next "getting a good job and getting more work experience is good for us" and  some would say " I'm trusting I'll get one eventually"  but is GETTING  a job now really good for us? and is the JOB  also good for God more importantly? for there are bad and demonic jobs now as well and how do you discern the difference? by the pay? by the hardship of work or what?

A father had asked me to urgently pray for his son to get a job so he would not hang around the House doing nothing. When I prayed about it God said it was better if he was not employed. The father clearly disagreed and was very indignant with me that I had told him so. Shortly his son got a job, got partying with bad friends, doing bad things and next was found murdered at the age of 21. God was right when he had said it was better if the son was not yet employed.

This may come as a surprise to you, but God has all things under control and he knows what now is best for you, and why he allows something to happen to you. If you also will look at  your life through the eyes of Paul, you can echo with him, "The things that have happened to me have actually helped me and others." "Philippians 1:12,13 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest,"
 
(2 Cor 1:3 KJV)  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5   For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6   And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7  And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
 
(Rom 8:28 KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be  conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.31   What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us  all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34   Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,  that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35   Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall  tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,  or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;  we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors  through him that loved us.

So instead of always asking why Lord?.  I do rather praise God that he always, always  knows what he is doing, and why he has allowed something into my life. Even the undesired delays, the set backs, the unexpected..

(Mat 10:30 KJV)  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many  sparrows.

(Psa 63:3 KJV)  Because thy loving is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in  thy name. 5  My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and  my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: 6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in  the night watches. 7  Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of  thy wings will I rejoice.

(Jer 51:58 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

(Hab 2:13 KJV)  Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

(Hab 2:14 KJV)  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

REMEMBER ALSO THIS THAT NO MAN OR WOMEN CAN SERVE GOD EFFECTIVELY IF HE OR SHE HAS NOT LEARNED FIRST THAT GOD ALONE SUPPLIES ALL HIS OR HER NEEDS. AND NO MAN CAN SERVE GOD IF HE OR SHE IS TRYING TO PLEASE SELF OR EVEN OTHERS.. AND IF YOU ARE NOT SERVING GOD YOU ARE ON THE ROAD TO HELL. ALL SIMPLE TOO..

THE SOLE WORK WE SHOULD DAILY BE CONCERNED ABOUT IS WORKING FOR GOD, LETTING GOD ALONE BE OUR BOSS. Many people  are only concerned about a career, becoming rich, famous, and they have sadly left God mostly out of the picture.

(Luke 9:25 KJV)  For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. 27   But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

(Mat 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Mat 6:34 KJV)  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

(Mat 10:32 KJV)  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him  will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also  deny before my Father which is in heaven.

We also was still need God's words and his will, his truth  to daily leads us, not the World, the flesh, self or the devil, and then we also will see God's miracles as a direct result more openly in our own lives.

In my first year of University, I took an unpaying  job at a Christian church organization  counselling place and God clearly allowed it.. I had worked free for the Lord there most of the summer, and after working there God next spoke to me and said to me that he  had a secular job that he want me to take which  it paid twice the normal salary and I next  earned in 5 weeks  the money I needed for next year's college.

Let me tell you that God can help you find a right  job and he God does  desires to do so but he also he waits for you to ask him to do so. (1 Chr 28:9 KJV)  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

(Mat 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Mat 6:34 KJV)  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

God also says if we have not come to grips with handling our money more effectively as good stewards we cannot fully next serve him, nor next be given more spiritual gifts even..

One can can spend much time and a significant amount of resources looking for a job , like I often did, or one can rather spend more time, resources praying  that God will help you to find His job, his will.. I by now have learned now  that praying should be 90 percent of the work in looking for a job, even my praying "Lord where should I work? and also what do you want me to do in the job?"  Next thus in almost every secular Job I had someone was saved there by me also sharing the gospel.

You should really always want God alone to supply your needs, and want to work for him alone, seek for him God to be your boss? I too had to learn to let God become my boss. 

You can unhappily work for yourself or rather work happily for God, you have a free will.. Sadly most Christians choose to work for themselves or money.. And it is not that God wants you to work really hard,  the devil is the slave driver but God wants you to work effectively with Him, for God. " I do want to work for God, wherever he wants me to be in whatever job."  

We all also do need to realize that it was not our parents or the governments, or any others  who supplied our needs but only God through them  and he God can bless you any way he wants next too. So you need always still to please him God, firstly, and mainly too.

The jobs God gave me sometimes paid really well, or sometimes paid just the minimum but I was always much more happier in God's jobs.. always.  About 50 percent of the jobs I got I never even applied for them for God opened the doors for them. Once I had received about 5 job offers and I prayed to God and said "Lord which one should I take/" and God replied" and  which one will you serve me in?" for  that was the more important issue to God? and still is!

How much they do pay on a job is not the issue.. for  God half the time supplied my needs and money outside a job, even when I was going to college or working..

I will gladly pray with you here on this too.  Heavenly Father I pray in Jesus name that you will be with us, as we prepare for all of the changes of life, as we seek to work for you and do your will,  help us all to know and to do your will. Heavenly Father help us all also to find only your job, the one where  we will also be happier in your job, that you will help create, get for us.. and we will be there really more  happier serving you, than serving the world, the flesh, self, the devil. Father help us also now  to be clear in our own minds even  to fully know and to follow after your will, for we all will be happier  if we do that, and will next we will even be happier with you too.

I really do and will continue to pray for you EVEN in regards to all of your employments,  job needs, because I have also walked in your shoes and know what it is like too have stress in life even looking for work, and trying to do it too..

Yes, getting God's job  it is certainly much better than finding any worldly job

God also wants to talk to us daily too,  then he can and will help us more.. our own talking with God is still the most important start..

(Psa 51:17 KJV)  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

 Faith is talking to God. The just shall live by faith means all Christians are to also live by faith in God and  daily now too. Most people still wrongfully do not talk to God. Last night I prayed Jesus forgive me I have not talk to you lately.. and next he immediately did.. I then said Jesus I know you like me to to talk to you, here are my concerns, needs I want also to talk to you about and deal with them too now.

 (Heb 11:6 KJV)  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

God by faith will supply all of our needs still only if we serve the Lord faithfully.. God tends to meet the needs only of his servants.. something sadly too many pastors do not tell you.. if you work for yourself God himself is not obligated to help you.. this is really true!

(Jer 17:5 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

(Jer 17:6 KJV)  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

(Jer 17:7 KJV)  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

(Jer 17:8 KJV)  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

(Jer 17:9 KJV)  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

 I also do expect only God to meet my needs in his way and his time too  and not any man. 

The sin of presumption is doing what God has not commanded.. it is a serious and unacceptable sin too. I  too had to start in small things to listen to God.. in my purchasing, in my work, and then when the hard times came God looked after me cause I was faithful to him.... 

(Mat 6:6 KJV)  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

(Mat 6:7 KJV)  But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

King David learned to trust God when he was young so he could next trust God to supply his needs when he was old too.. many people do not have this faith.. there is an academic, intellectual, useless faith.. it is still not a real God based faith..

(1 Sam 17:34 KJV)  And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35  And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36  Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

The devil will always tell me where to waste the money.. but I need God to tell me rather  here to properly spend the money and to have God  confirm where it should be spent. 

Let everything be established in the he mouth of two or three witnesses.. even though God says something for me to do.. I do often still  ask Him to confirm everything.. by a verse of scripture, or by even another believer.. that way I am sure I am listening to God and not my own inclinations.. 

(Phil 4:6 KJV)  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Hard times come on us all but we will not be blessed if we have not walked with God..

I have often got now tangible gifts from God, gifts I did not work for, large sums of donations too from unexpected sources and gifts  and God would say he gave these gifts to me  me because of my exercise of my faith, and because I loved him and served him.. God also eventually took them away too when I did not need them or was not using  them adequately.

  Further more I tend to prefer that God first tells me what it is when he gives me money and gifts and  that way I am less tempted to abuse it too. God often gave me cash gifts  where he specifically had told me what it was for too..
 
When we do steal God's money.. believe me many persons do.. when we thus do nor use God's money  properly for God's work but for ourselves God will cut off the supply.. Sadly too many persons do initially  promise to use the money for God and do next rather use it elsewhere.. they steal it this., abuse it.... I have seen Bible college students, pastors, Christians do this and too often.. and God stopped the donations, his gifts to them next

This is  needed to be said again to us all.  Rule number one God first cannot bless you personally, meet your needs, till either you really put your faith in him or you personally do something for God..  (Heb 11:6 KJV) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

(Heb 12:15 KJV) Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

We have to diligently seek God, seek God to meet our needs, diligently means making a concentrated personal effort on our part.. praying (Mat 6:11 KJV)  Give us this day our daily bread.

(Phil 4:6 KJV) Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I also do see nothing in the word of God  about us trying to do it by yourself firstly

(Acts 6:4 KJV)  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

So please do personally, and often talk to God about your needs, even as to what you should be doing.. and not just at prayer time.. but do often say Lord help me to do thy will now too, show me what to do for you, help me to know what I need to do..

 We need to pray about everything we do still.

I also like to talk to God ask God questions and I wait and within a few days till God  clearly speaks to me and answers my questions.. often from his Word, the Bible too.

Even questions such as "why am I in this city?"  God says to me "I have work for you to do here as well."

and "God what about Tomorrow?" and God often says "wait on my word first today"..

and when God closes a door on you it is likely cause he has another window open for you.. remember that too, and look for the window..

(James 1:5 KJV)  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

There is nothing God likes better than us talking to him, and there is no greater joy in the world than when we do hear God talking directly to us personally.. nothing is greater.. it fills us with joy, love and faith when we hear him talking to us so we all still need to be doers and not just hearers of the word.. we need to claim personally the promises of God, applying them to our own situations daily as well such as

(James 1:5 KJV)  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  7 For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

(Psa 37:23 KJV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

(Psa 37:24 KJV) Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

(Psa 37:25 KJV) I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

and these stated promises of God is was what the devil has tried to not have me share with you too..

 (Jer 6:16 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

(Isa 42:5 KJV) Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 6  the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people,  7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison houses 8  I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. 9  Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

All of this now that is God's words to you all of  you as well.  God bless you.

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