Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 7:22 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Seek the face of God whose Word is truth. Searching for our Father in Heaven is like a lost man who treks to the top of a peculiar mountain thirsting for water. As he ascends the mountain, he grows wearied and weakened but his resolve increases upon remembrance of what is at stake. Climbing with all of his heart he finally reaches the summit and enters into an opening amidst the peak. Within there is a majestic King sitting upon a throne with servants compassed about carrying the bounty of his royalty. He invites him in with gladness and tells his servants to prepare a feast for the man. While the table is set, the king refreshes him with water, tidings and gives him the finest of apparel to wear. The man walks around the dwelling place and with amazement find that no number of vessels could contain his surplus. His springs send water infinitely into unseen valleys, fomenting into fine mist from the water falls. Luscious greenery covers the ground and rainbows dilate the walls with prisms of color in this sacred place. The storehouse is filled with meats, grains, oils, bread and fine spices. Marveling the man sits to eat, however, remembering the people of the cracked desert beneath he asked him, “Why have you withheld your splendor from the people below?”

the King replied, “It is because I did give to them that they now dwell in this desert. The land surrounding this mountain before was a flourishing grassland. I gave them plenty with joy, and offered them the knowledge of right-ruling by which I have maintained this bounty myself, but because their eyes sought gold and not wisdom, they usurped over one another. Now they lie in desolation below. Yea, because they have dealt with wickedness towards one another they lie in heaps. Until men have repented of their ways and humbled themselves, I will not come down to them, lest it be for naught. For now, I will give them time to dwell in the land and learn of the truth on their own accord, and if they should call upon my name, I will come to them in gladness. Should they grow in strength and set up their borders again and seek to overthrow my kingdom for desire of my riches rather than to know me for my compassion, instead I shall come down in vengeance with the power of my kingdom and bring their world to ruin. Then, my kingdom shall rule over all the earth in peace and righteousness and there will be bounty and abundance for all. Yet I lie in wait, extending my grace to those who would claim it that all may know that I have forced my ways upon none, and that none may say I have done wickedly to them. Rather, I have said, if any thirsts let them come and if he wishes I will teach him the ways of the everlasting that there forever be peace with them. But that one that comes to obtain my riches and rule over rather than to help others abound, I will cast down the mountain side for his vain seeking.”

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