Sunday, 30 November 2014

Word : RECEIVING THE KINGDOM AS A CHILD

RECEIVING THE KINGDOM AS A CHILD

Luke 18:16-17                                  
16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. {Mark 10:15}
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.{Mat 18:3}
From the scriptures above, you will discover how God wants us to come to him as a Child.
Meaning . . .
v    The undiluted and original features, God created is found in a child.
v    As a result of our experience here on earth, we have been polluted.
v    We cannot enter heaven, if we don’t retain those features God has deposited in us.
Characteristics of a Child

    1.    Humility: As a little child there is no pride, does not defend any ego.  
    2.    No Figuring Out: An adult will usually figure out all things. Some people even want to analyses the existence of God. Don’t prove out God.
    3.    Trust: A child will usually believe any promise. 

        The child will not doubt a promise and think about it; what if?
    4.    Powerlessness: To enter the kingdom, you need to leave your capability, Strength, wisdom out. Only depend on God, as a little child depends on the mother.

--> Smith Wigglesworth was man of faith
He was an uneducated plumber. Except the bible which his wife smith taught him.
God used him to do astonishing miracles.
Smith Wigglesworth attended a burial and commanded the dead to rise.
He did not bother like the educated, what if the dead man didn't rise.
His brain was dead.
We as believers should not operate in our own power.
   5.  Quality of Purity: A little child is so pure and uncontaminated. They have no attachment of the world or pollution. We as believers should also be pure in our thinking and thoughts.
   6.  Innocence: A little child is not guilty and sinless. We as believers should also guiltless of any known sin.

   7.  Total Dependence: The little child is solely dependent. Has no self-dependence. We as believers should also solely depend on God.

   8.  Loving: A child always loves unconditionally. Even if the child was scolded some moments ago, the child will still love. 

    We as believers should love God and also show love to our neighbors.
   9.   Plot No Evil: The little child does not device any evil plot. We as believers should endeavor to shun from evil plotting and indeed we should associate with Godly building.
  10.   Teachability: A little child is teachable; always ready to learn. 

   We as believers should always be willing to learn new things.


  11.   No Bitterness: A little child will not keep bitterness, no matter what you do to them. We as believers fight the spirit of bitterness because it damages the soul.



PRACTICE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT TODAY.


have a blessed day
and keep sharing the word.

3 comments:

  1. The message has said it all. We all need to be childlike to inherit the kingdom of God.

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    1. My Brother it is not easy o,God will help us sha

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