Taking Righteousness From the Righteous
When powerful people live for the kingdom of this world, their weakness is their disregard for the elements that come from the Kingdom of God. Within the power structure of the world they consider themselves wise and they consider themselves prudent. In other words, they build for themselves a future here on Earth, but the only future that is viable is within the New Jerusalem that comes from the Kingdom of God. As it is written, seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. Instead of living by that advice, they take away the righteousness from the righteous. In a sense, there are negative consequences for the Spirit of Righteousness while positive rewards are given to justify the wicked. The mighty drink wine, but are not called drunkards and men of strength indulge in strong drink. In other words, men who are similar to Chief of States and men of “character,” are indulging in unethical behavior while extinguishing the influence of righteousness. Meanwhile, they consider themselves wise and prudent to build a future on this Earth.
We hear a lot about corruption from world leaders all around the world. Corruption of every type imaginable from those who are mighty in politics as well as those who were once thought of as strong men of character. I suppose they consider themselves to be wise and prudent because they are always talking about building a better world for future generations. Those strong and mighty men talk about saving the earth, restoring the flaws in the Ozone layer, thoughtful about water supply, concerned about massive melting ice, bringing social justice, recognizing self-respect and dignity for every individual, as well as letting people be whatever they want to be. Within their own eyes, the world leaders see themselves as being capable of repairing this world, but it is written; seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. Meanwhile, forest fires rage every year, earthquakes are constant, hurricanes and tornados bring destruction, tsunamis are recurring, violence and conflict snowballs forward, drug addiction is out of control, social division and chaos is turbulent, disrespect is vicious and comes from those who say “we are,” and people being all they can be is mockery of any form of righteousness. Earth is more turbulent than ever. The spirit of the anti-Christ is in the world as Satan steals, kills, and destroys the righteousness of the righteous.
The wisdom and prudence within the kingdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of the Living God. The massive amount of knowledge and information that flows from the modern god of this technological age definitely does look like foolishness in light of the destruction happening to and on Earth. All treasures from the Kingdom of God come to us through the Cross of Jesus Christ. The New Jerusalem and the Holy Ghost are among those treasures. We must seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. The wisdom of the Living God is seen at the Cross of Christ, and at the Cross is where the foolishness of the kingdom of this world ends and a real future in the Kingdom of God begins. By Christ abiding in us, sin is made dormant, inactive, and does nothing. That means we focus on the wisdom and prudence of the Living God, through the Spirit of Christ, and we realize that the wisdom and prudence of the kingdom of this world is destruction. Christ abiding in us wants to impart His Righteousness to the whosoever, and through that righteousness we find the future that His Father has for us! Faith in what Christ did for us on the Cross is to bring the remission of sin, to infill us with the Holy Ghost, to reconcile our spirit to the Spirit of God, to set us apart from the spirit of this world, and to place our focus on the future of the New Jerusalem.
Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord.
“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him.” Isaiah 5:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33