³⁴”Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. ³⁵For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; ³⁶and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ (Matthew 10:34-36 NKJV)
There will be those that will believe in Him, trust in Him, follow Him and serve Him. Their very act of serving Him will bring a sword. It will bring a sword from between a man and his father; the father and son will bring a sword between a daughter and her mother. Jesus is saying, one is going to serve Me, and one is not. If you serve Me, it will bring a sword until the other one chooses or doesn’t choose Me.
In loving Jesus with all your heart, He will show you how to serve Him and love Him more than you love, daughter or son.
This is blowing your mind! It’s causing you to have a different way of thinking. It’s saying, “Don’t conform to the world’s way of thinking about this. Transform your thinking.”
Don’t let personal relationships be the highest form of your lifestyle. Let a personal relationship with Jesus, Father, the Holy Spirit, let your relationship with Him be the highest level of life that you choose. If there are others that don’t wish to follow you in that, follow Him anyway. Rather, let your following Him become the standard of your life. If you are not prepared to take up that standard, then you are not worthy of what Jesus wants you to do and become.
Blood family relationships are not higher, they are not more important than the Blood of the Lamb relationship. If you have a blood relationship in the Lamb of God with Jesus, it becomes the highest form of relationship because Jesus died and gave His life for you. He shed His blood for you to be free from yourself, to be free from your eternal future that would have been in darkness, and your eternal future that would have been away from the life of God.
When you receive Jesus, you walk into any eternity that is full of the life of God; it is full of all the good things of God.
⁴¹He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward (Matthew 10:41 NKJV).
You have to have an understanding of who you are in Christ Jesus and what you represent in Christ Jesus. You have to recognise that when you go somewhere, you go as a born again Christian. You go with the life of Jesus in you. When you go with the life of Jesus in you, and you declare that life, and you give out that life, the person on the other end has got to make a decision whether they receive it or not. If they don’t receive it, they put themselves against God.
Prophets function on the earth because they’re called by God to speak for God. They’re called on the earth, and they speak on the earth because they hear what God speaks. If a prophet comes into your life, and he begins to speak, if you receive what the prophet says and what has been spoken through a prophetic voice. When you receive that, you receive the context of that message; you also receive the fruit that message is supposed to bring out. That is your prophet’s reward!
A righteous man, this is a man that understands that he has a right relationship with Jesus Christ. He is in right standing with God. He stands before God with all of the knowledge that he, in himself, has no good thing, yet of Christ, he is everything. He knows who he is in Christ Jesus, and he walks in the ways of Jesus. He is a disciple of the Word of God. He loves the Word of God, and he walks in the ways of the Word of God.
If I receive a righteous man, here’s a person who’s bringing life to me the right ways of God to me, the right order of God, the right conversations, the right ways of God. As I receive that man into my life, as I receive that person into my life, wherever there is disorder in my life, immediately the righteous person that comes into my life will help me elevate the disorder and bring it into order, will help bring me out of my chaos, and it will bring me into the life of God. It will bring me out of darkness into light if I receive the righteous man.
When you renew your mind, you become a righteous man. You become a man that directly discerns the Word of God. You rightly understand how to walk in the ways of God, and then as you walk with God that way, and you are ready to give up your whole life and lose your whole life, you will gain it, and you will gain all the good things that God has for you.
When you made Jesus Lord and Savior of your life, He put everything inside of you. He gave you the heart. He gave you the ability. He gave you the power. You got everything it takes to seek Him first, receive a prophet, receive a righteous man, become a righteous man, you’ve got it all. Just change your thinking. Blow Your Mind. Don’t be conformed to this world, be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
We pray: I submit my heart, my thinking, my emotions to the ways and the Word of God, and I put it under the blood of Jesus. And I say, no weapon formed against my thinking, and the Word that has been placed in my heart, will be formed against me and will prosper. It will not come and will not steal what God has put in my heart.