Serving The Interest of God’s kingdom: Lk.2:49 (AMP)
And He said to them, how is it that you had to look for Me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?
Jesus, at the age of twelve understood the position of a true son when it comes to the father’s properties/ estate and kingdom.
💥 For a child of God, God is more than a father to you. He is your Maker and Owner, your Sustainer and Finisher. Ps.100:3, Heb.1:3, Rev.22:13
💥 It is therefore your responsibility to be jealous over and seek after the wellbeing and expansion of His kingdom on the earth. 1Kings.19:14, Ps.122:6-9
💥 Jesus told us to take over (occupy) this business, till He returns. Lk.19:13
💥 Our major business being the reconciliation of the lost back to God. We are to take back what the devil has stolen (the souls of men) and give it back to the rightful owner (God) 2Cor.5:17-18, Ezek.18:4, Jh.10:10
💥 A born again child of God is an ambassador of Christ on the earth . . . a person representing the interest of the kingdom of God on earth. 2Cor.5:20
How do I do this as a Christian teenager/youth?
💕 Identify with Jesus everywhere you find yourself. Don’t blend into the crowd, rather stand out for Christ. Matt.5:14-15
💕 Live a life that glorifies God . . . it speaks louder than words. Matt.5:16
💕 Be a member of a local assembly of Christians (a church) and also identify with the body of Christ at large.
💕 Serve the interest and seek the wellbeing of your local assembly (church) and work towards its expansion. Mk.11:15-17, Ps.122:6-9
💕 Preach the good news of Jesus to friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers alike. Matt.28:19-20, Mk.16:15
💕 Pray for the release of the devil’s captives (the lost) and see to their establishment in church – for their nourishment. 1Tim.2:1,4, Isa.49:25
Note this: – Every true and responsible child of God should be able to stay like Jesus – ‘Don’t you know that it is necessary to be in my father’s house, doing his business?
💢 Jesus showed us the right example to follow. He did his part; you must do yours.
Prayer- Father, in the name of Jesus, I take grace to go about my father’s business, and to serve the interest of His kingdom from now onwards.
💢 Please do me a favor by sharing this with the youth that you know
✔️ Everything about life answers to the command of Gods word.