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take no thought for tomorrow

There is no ‘standard’ anything when it comes to things of the Spirit

Many Christians actually assert that most Biblical doctrines are fully known and settled.  To them, they know what God said, what He means, and there is little room for new revelation on old issues.  I have even heard some proclaim that they understand the meaning of the Book of Daniel!  (which is sealed until the time of the end).

The truth is, we understand very little of the scriptures.  On an infinite beach, we have perhaps a few grains of revelation.  These truths are so profound, we “assume” we understand everything.   However, thinking we know more than we do, closes us off to further revelation in Him.  In fact, I believe the cumulative effect of books like “kingdom of the cults” by the late Dr. Walter Martin and organizations like CRI, has been to strike fear into the hearts of believers.  We are taught to fear false doctrine so much, that we have a type of “circle the wagons” mentality.  Seems Christians fear everything these days, thus we are open to practically nothing.

Here is a truth,

Using our natural minds to figure out spiritual truths is futile, all true understanding comes purely by God’s revelation

God says,

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

Genesis 2:15-17

I ask you, “If the knowledge of good and evil is forbidden by God, what knowledge can you have?”  Answer “Only knowledge received by direct revelation from the mouth of God”

God never intended us to live our lives by what seemed right to our own understanding.  We were literally to “take no thought for tomorrow”, living each moment of every day as God leads.  In the beginning, we were one with God and if you saw us, you saw the Father.  When we spoke, it was the word of God.  When we touched each other, it was God manifest in our flesh touching us in love.

Once we engage our natural reasoning, we have left the realm of the Spirit

The moment that Adam engaged his natural mind rather than listening to the Spirit of God, he fell from grace.  The Holy Spirit is easily grieved and as Adam chose to eat of the forbidden fruit, the Spirit departed and his natural mind was darkened.  Even the smartest people who ever lived can be thought of as fools next to a Spirit-illuminated mind.  Adam, in all his natural perfection, became a spiritual idiot the day that he traded a life lived by revelation for a reasoned existence.

When you sit down and think about what you are going to do, you err.  As we study the scriptures and pour through Greek and Hebrew lexicons, do word studies, and consult commentaries, we leave the realm of the Spirit.  Though God wants us to “take no thought for tomorrow”,  as we plan our days, months, and years ahead, our lives fall from grace and we leave the path YHWH foreordained for us too.

Walking in the Spirit is the only time we truly “touch” perfection

The perfection of the Church and thus of its members can only come through walking in the Spirit.  The only time we truly touch perfection is when we take no thought for tomorrow, but simply live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God today.  This is the pattern that Jesus laid down for us to follow.  If you want to be like Christ, simply go by whatever God says at any given moment of any given day.

To many, this seems like a mountain that is too tall, a river that is too wide, or a desert that is too vast.  People live by the knowledge of good and evil every day which makes living by revelation seem impossible.  However, when you live by revelation you do not do so on your own, but God in you lives through you.  Walking in the Spirit is not what you do, but what you allow Him to do.  Since Jesus has all power on heaven and earth, the Spirit-led life is effortless once you take no thought for tomorrow.

God desires you to live by His Spirit

Many find living in the Spirit difficult at first.  Most of our lives we have made even the smallest decisions based upon what makes sense to us.  We plan our days by what we think we should do, based on our limited knowledge, and hope for the best.  However, when you allow God to live in you and make those same decisions, you now have access to unlimited knowledge by faith.  God sees the end from the beginning and, if you listen to Him, can lead you through the most difficult times without a worry in the world.

David, a man after God’s own heart, lived this way.  David, hunted by almost everyone in Israel at one time or another, still died in peace.  The greatest king of Israel died in his own bed, because He trusted God. To die like David did, live as he lived: not by might, not by power, but by God’s Spirit.

Take no thought for tomorrow.

Here is a truth,

“If you are in control of your life, God can’t be”

In conclusion, take no thought for tomorrow.  Tear up youto do list” and start over with input from the Holy Spirit.  Perhaps you think you need to do this or that, but God is leading you towards calling an old friend.  Put God first and your natural reasoning last and make the call.  Honor God’s voice rather than your own reasoning. Take no thought for tomorrow and simply allow God to live through you today.  Putting God first is being Spirit led and demonstrates you are son or daughter of God.

Here is a truth,

“The more you yield to the Spirit of God, the more satisfied you feel.  Everything that God made inside you begins to light up and work as YHWH intended.”

Hidden In My Heart Volume III: Take No thought For Tomorrow by Scripture Lullabies