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Summary: We as Christian are to go after the things of the Kingdom of God and not this world. In this message we will see how important it is to seek the kingdom

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Seeking the Kingdom First

Matthew 6:25-34 (NKJV) “ Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “ So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “ Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat? ’ or ‘What shall we drink? ’ or ‘What shall we wear? ’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Luke 12:29-32 (NKJV) “ And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

32 “ Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:31 (NLTse) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God or Seeking the Kingdom First.

God want us to seek Him, and as ministers of the Gospel I believe that it is our responsibility to seek the things of the kingdom so that we can bring it to the people.

The children of Israel were told to gather fresh mana everyday, and so we are to gather the things of the kingdom so we can bring a fresh word or revelation of the kingdom to the people that the Father has entrusted to us for care, protection and feeding.

V/ 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 (AMP) But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Dake’s bible brings out that the word [seek] means Hunt eagerly.

One thing that I see in life is that things don't always come easy.

In the wild food isn't delivered to the animals, they have to hunt for it. And so it is with us, our messages and words just don't fall out of nowhere, but as we seek the things of the kingdom and hunt for them, they do come.

Psalms 34:10 (NKJV) The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

Again look at how it says it in the amplified:

Matthew 6:33 (AMP) But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Aim at and strive after. Do we aim at and strive to know Him.

Proverbs 8:17 (NKJV) I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.

In the Fire Bible commentary it says this:

Those who follow Christ are urged to seek–above all else–God’s kingdom and his righteousness. The verb “seek” means being continually absorbed in a search for something, or making a long and consistent effort to obtain something (cf. 13:45).

God’s kingdom and righteousness are not passive matters; they are things we must actively pursue. Christ refers to two objects, or focuses, of our seeking:(1) “His kingdom” (i. e., his power and authority over all, his purposes and way of life both on earth and into eternity) –we must desperately desire for God’s authority and power to be evident in our lives and in our Christian gatherings. Our own desires should never get in the way of what God wants to do in our individual lives and our churches. We must pray that God’s kingdom will operate in the mighty power of the Holy Spirit to save people from sin, to destroy demonic power, to heal the sick and to bring honor to the Lord Jesus in every way.

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