By: Tim Sader
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Last week we learned what Jesus said about us being the salt of the earth spreading the flavor of God everywhere we go. If we believe in Him we are salt and a friend of mine said we are salt and we are supposed to make people thirsty for the Lord. When we stray away and don’t serve Him we lose our salty flavor and cannot make others thirsty so we have very little value and are thrown out. To stay salty we must do good because salt is good so when we do the right thing we keep our flavor. Christ went around doing good he was full of salt and because He is the source of the salt in us we should be at peace with others and spread His flavor. When we give to the Lord or make a covenant with Him it should be done with the right aditude so it is seasoned right and has good flavor to the Lord. Our offerings being sprinkled with salt means we gave to the ministries affected with the right flavor and we are blessed with peace for putting salt on what we gave. David had good flavor to the Lord because he always trusted Him and for the most part he did the right thing so since he stayed salty the Lord blessed his line with kingship that remains still in Christ our King. If we have accepted Christ we have entered into a covenant with the Lord and Christ being our saltiness means we have His flavor so we should sprinkle Him wherever we go until they are properly seasoned.
If we have His flavor that means we trust in Him to do what we ask Him to when we pray according to His word. Matthew 7:7-8 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Whatever we need from the Lord we must understand that He is the one who can supply our needs. When we ask He is faithful to answer and when we seek something in Him we find what we are looking for. If there are any doors closed to you He will open those doors and you will walk right through them. Everyone who asks, seeks or knocks in the Lords direction will be heard from heaven and will receive what they need from God. Matthew 7:9-12 says, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” What we ask of the Lord he gives according to His word and because God is good and he loves us what He gives us will be a good thing. Since God is so much higher than our father here on earth who loves us and only gives us good things how much more will our Heavenly Father give to us? He will give us so much more than we could ever want, hope or desire He created us so who would know better than Him what we need.
I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know. The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen. Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world. Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message. Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was. He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.
I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: email@example.com and I will help you do that.
Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from firstname.lastname@example.org this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light. Psalm 118:26-27