Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

Seek First

Matthew 6:31 – “Don’t be anxious, asking, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? Or how will we be clothed?’.”
Matthew 6:33 – “Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 7:7 – “Everyone who keeps asking receives; he who keeps seeking finds; and to him who keeps knocking, the door will be opened.”

Many interpret these verses as follows:
If I seek the Kingdom of Yahweh first, then I will get food, wine, clothing, possessions, money, a spouse, children and grand-children. I will get all the material toys and things my heart desires. Yahweh will refuse me no earthly pleasures. If I’m sick, I’ll be instantly healed. And the list of wants and gets goes on and on.

Proper Interpretation
A more proper interpretation looks toward eternity and Yahweh’s restoration of the entire cosmos. Only when Yahweh has restored the Earth and the Universe to its initial sinless, uncorrupted state as it was in the beginning, will “all these things” be added to each person.

At that time, everyone will eat from his own vine and fig tree, and will drink water from his own well (Isaiah 36:16). Yahweh will clothe us with salvation (Isaiah 61:10). Each person will have an especially prepared residence (John 14:2). The wolf and the lamb will be at peace, as will all the animals and humans (Isaiah 66:25).

Making it Happen
Isaiah 62:6-7 – “You who call on Yahweh, give yourselves no rest; and give him no rest till he restores Yerushalayim and makes it a praise on earth.”
The verse above is key to the restoration of all things. If you want “all those things” to be added to you, give yourself no rest and absolutely give Yahweh NO REST until he restores Yerushalayim, restores the Earth, and restores the Universe! Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray . . . unceasingly. That is his command!

Food, clothing, and possessions will be given to each person by Yahweh in full measure – but only after the full restoration of all things. Want to see it happen? Get busy praying – give yourself and Yahweh no rest. Pray unceasingly.

Final Thought
The great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.