But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:
“The LORD is my Shepherd I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1. Many people know and even memorize Psalm 23, and yet they, even those who sincerely say they love Me, are not living it. Multitudes are living in lack, poverty, worry, sickness, pain, and fear. How can that be when My Words are truth? Simple, it means you are living a lie if you are not receiving what My Word says you have. And that is the truth.
I know people like to blame Me and others, like Adam did, for not living My Word but I have given you everything you need for life and godliness, to have all sufficiency for yourself and an overflow for every good work. Jesus emptied Himself for you so that you through His poverty might become rich, so that you might never perish. I have given the flock of Christ My Kingdom. So what is the problem? You have exiled yourself from My Kingdom. How? By lack of knowledge of My Word, and by lack of knowledge, lack of application, and by lack of application, lack of manifestation.
Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude is parched with thirst. Therefore the pit (of hell) has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure. Isaiah 5:13-14.
And what happens with a people who does not know My Word and apply it though they profess belief in Me? They will call evil good and good evil for they are living a lie, saying that I am pleased with such things as poverty, pain, sickness, and sadness. And it goes farther than that, they will call immorality and perversion good, and purity constricted and oppressive. They will call murder of babies and the elderly good and life evil. This is from the enlarged throat and opened mouth of hell. It is the curse. And My purpose is to bless, not curse, from the beginning.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! . . . For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5:20; 24.
I do not hide My Word from you. My Word is very much available, but many have rejected My Word, it has been stolen from their hearts by Satan in the lies, troubles, lust, persecutions, that is, the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things which he seeks to plant in you and have you cultivate in place of My Word. And when you adopt these lies they enter in and choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.
In the Word that David declared by revelation, “The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want.” The Hebrew word translated “want” is “chaser (חָסֵר),” which means to lack, need, be lacking, decrease. You should not be decreasing but increasing if you are a saint, that is, have entered covenant with My Son and in Him, with Me.
But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18.
But it is not automatic, I give you the power to make wealth. What is that power? It is My Word which is the power that made all and sustains all and creates and recreates all.
And He [Jesus, My Word made flesh through whom I speak to you] is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the Word of His power. Hebrews 1:3.
And I am referring to My Word and My Spirit when I say that I have given you power to make wealth, that is, to increase more and more, so that all you need and a surplus is added to you as you follow your good Shepherd to green pastures and rest there as you eat from the table I set before you in the sight of your enemies. You see that in the next two lines in the context of when I give you the truth of your covenant power to make wealth, not toil for it, not run after it but to make it.
It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 18:19-20.
My sheep hear My voice.
And what I told Moses I witness again to My prophet Isaiah, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being (shalom) would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18.
My Words are Spirit and life. Spirit breathed and Spirit revealed. And they are My Covenant with you.
“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your seed, nor from the mouth of your seed’s seed,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.” Isaiah 59:21.
Jesus told you that He is the revelation of Psalm 23, when He identified Himself as the good Shepherd that lays down His life for the sheep. He leads you into the green pastures, He came to give you abundant life and undo the works of the devil, which He reveals are to steal, kill, and destroy you. But how does He tell you He leads you? His sheep hear His voice. And He is My Word and He spoke nothing but My Words because in them is eternal life, which is a quality of life making your days filled with good things, that is, days of Heaven upon the earth.
You are in the world but not of the world. To His flock, those who follow My Word and have received salvation in His Name, born again by receiving My Word of truth over the lies of Satan, are citizens and members of My Kingdom. In fact, I have given you the Kingdom.
And Jesus also addressed lack in His sermon on the mount, and many people repeat the solution to lack that He spoke, from that you cannot serve two masters, i.e. Me and the devil (represented here as worldly riches that are the fruit of sin and are fleeting, limited to this life only), to not to worry about tomorrow, to the line “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33.
My Son Jesus, who is My Word, has given you the solution to lack and the answer to having the hundredfold increase (and you see this in the parable of the sower as well, Mark 4:8, 20), and in that solution is the answer to why many, even believers, are in lack and are not increasing: They have not learned to hear My voice and they do not know how to seek My Kingdom and My righteousness first.
My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. Be appalled, O heavens, at this, and shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD, “for My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. Jeremiah 2:11-12.
Those who seek Me want for no good thing. Psalm 34:10. What are good things? My benefits. They are yours so never forget them or you will not take and receive them, apply them, or enforce them.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:1-5.
David sang that he sought one thing, and yet if you consider his life he had everything added to him. He sought to abide in My house to gaze upon My delightful beauty and to inquire in My temple. In other words, to abide in My Word in My Kingdom where the answers were there to all things.
And in the great psalm of the good Shepherd, He leads you to green pastures and peaceful life-giving waters, He guides you in paths of righteousness, bringing you safely through the dark valleys and shadows of death under His perfect protection until you enter My house, My Kingdom, with Me now and forever by eating at the table I set before you in the sight of your enemies, which is the banquet table of My Word filled with good things and benefits, and receiving the anointing that runs your cup over, which is the Holy Spirit, for I anoint you with the Spirit and power so that you go about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil.
Eat and enter. Be anointed and overflow. There is a reason I call Myself and My Son your Shepherd. A shepherd feeds the sheep. I told Peter as leader and pastor to feed My sheep.
What does the good Shepherd feed you? Jesus told you, “man does not live on bread alone but on every Word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” He feeds you My Word to make you grow and to prosper in every way—spirit, soul, and body, to make you complete, lacking in nothing.
I liken you to sheep, so consider sheep. What do sheep do when the shepherd leads them to the green pasture? First, when he calls them to come, they know his voice and they follow him in complete trust and obedience, knowing the way he guides them is leading somewhere very good. They will not follow a stranger’s voice because they do not recognize it. Second, they trust the pasture where he takes them to feed is good for them and they obey and eat, in fact, they enjoy eating and make it their primary pastime for the day. They eat and then rest, they stretch out in the sunlight and the warm grass and chew and chew the cud of the food until it is ready for them to take it in and make it part of their own bodies.
Does this sound familiar to what I tell you to do with My Word?
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3.
My son, give attention to My Words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. for they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Proverbs 4:20-21.
And Jesus tells you clearly how to seek My Kingdom. You must not worry and make your life one of toil running after the provisions you need to sustain your life. I know what you need and I have provided you with the power to make wealth. Everything you need is already there for you. I know what you need and prepared it all in advance so you can walk out the life of good deeds I prepared you as My workmanship in Christ Jesus your Lord and your good Shepherd.
And the more you eat the Word your good Shepherd feeds you the more you will be transformed from glory to glory.
Jesus, My Word, tells you that the lack that you are worrying over and fearing shows that you are of little faith. And this is actually your problem if you lack. The lack of things is not the problem. The lack of faith in My Word is your problem because you can receive nothing from Me without faith. That is the connection that flows good into your life. You cannot be saved without faith in the salvation you have in Jesus, you must believe in the good news of your Salvation in your heart and confess that good news with your mouth by confessing Jesus as Lord.
And it is the same with all My benefits. Jesus first asked the person coming to Him for healing if he believed Jesus could heal him, and when he replied with faith, the connection was accomplished and healing power flowed into the one seeking healing.
And Jesus told you further that lack will not be an issue if you seek the Kingdom first and My righteousness.
How do you seek that? You have to eat at the table I set before you before you are transformed to enter and receive My Kingdom. And that is the solution to little faith. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing My Word concerning Christ. And you eat My Word by hearing it, chew it by meditating on it and speaking it, and as you digest it as your own it will manifest in your mortal body and physical circumstances. You can only apply it when you know and understand how to do that by knowing and obeying the instructions in My Word.
Abide in Me is abiding in My Word, letting it remain in you and you remain in it and that is the way you learn My voice and the way you seek the Kingdom and become established in righteousness, for Jesus took your sins and gave you My righteousness. Your search is over. You already have it. And that is where lack mentality stops and abundance mentality begins. Grow thereby.
I love you. Do not worry about what you will eat, drink, wear, or have for shelter, it has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom, and when you make the gospel your goal I give you beautiful houses you did not build, vineyards you did not plant, wells you did not dig, children, family, and love, and Heaven as well, along with persecution, for the devil is always trying to get what you have away from you by deceit, by doubt, by fear, but you know what to do when that happens, run to the table I set before you of My Word in the sight of you enemies and eat, eat, eat, until you die to your old self and emerge entirely a new creation in Christ. Metamorphosis. When the caterpillar eats enough to get big enough to burst it old skin that contained it, it is ready to die to itself and rise again out of the tomb of its cocoon to fly off as a beautiful butterfly. Keeping feeding on My Word and it will transform you.