Staying Hungry And Thirsty For God.

Posted: March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Staying Hungry And Thirsty For God.

And what I mean by this is if you and I don’t stay hungry for God we will die we will get weak we must stay hungry for God.   We never want to come to a place where we lose our hunger for the Lord. I want us to stay hungry.

Matt 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”KJV

This is one of the Beatitudes and each beatitude comes with a condition and a blessing and this one is If you Hunger and thirst after righteousness you will be filled

What does hungry mean here: Experiencing a desire or need for God. Extremely desirous; avid:  Characterized by or expressing hunger or craving to eat and drink and consume God.

The word Thirsty means: Desiring to drink. parched:  Craving something:  Very absorbent feeling an eager desire for needing moisture to be in need of something to fulfill the soul and body

The bible says when you and I hunger and thirst for God we shall be filled

The word filled means: To put into (a container, for example) as much as can be held: To supply or provide to the fullest extent:  To build up the level of  To stop or plug up To add a foreign substance.  To satisfy or; fulfill:  To complete To supply with material,

You and I must stay hungry and thirsty and this comes with a promise if we stay hungry and thirsty  the promise it we will be filled I want to stay filled the opposite is empty, and Dry

The opposite of this verse is if you keep going on not having a hunger or not drinking God you will be unhappy not satisfied not complete dried and stale not having the blessing of God in wanting bored and malnutrition and eventually die.

We need this in our life’s you might say why do we need to be thirsty and hungry for God because it’s when we are not that we lose our joy our blessing 

***When we are no longer thirsty and hungry we fall back into just living a normal Christian life without God and without the fire of God.

****You see I believe that God has  done some great things in the  last past 5 months I have seen people hungry and thirsty and wanting the fire of God in there life’s I have seen people taste God.

****I have seen people excited and with a new passion in there soul.

****I have seen prayer increase in lives and I have seen people get there fight back and realize there’s gotta be more than just coming to church it is a beautiful thing to walk with God.

***I have seen people understand what true worship is and seen how people are using their gifts they are realizing serving God is awesome.

*****I have seen people wanting and desiring to see God move in sign and wonders and to           .                                                believe God for miracles.

******I have seen a great awakening in the people of God were people are sensitive to his voice

*****I have seen both men and women want the fire so bad in there lifes that they have cried out God hear I am save me forgive me and they have realized that the fire of God would burn away all the things that are getting in the way of God.

But there is a danger when you have touched the heart of God.  There is a danger when you have been in the presence of God  There is a danger when you have walked in that fire. And that danger is  you stop fighting for it.. The danger is You stop seeking God for it.

Listen It takes sacrifice and prayer and a heart that is humble and hungry and thirsty to get that! But it also takes even more sacrifice and more heart and more hunger and thirsting to keep it.

It’s one thing to get the fire but the hardest thing is to maintain it…. and some of you know what I am talking about you can feel yourself going back into your same old Christian life as you had before when you were just going through the motions.

And I am here to tell you  You got to get hungry you got to get thirsty for God.  Or it will .       .                                                                       die in you.

This is biblical. Heb 6:4-6“Once people have seen the light, gotten a taste of heaven and been part of the work of the Holy Spirit, 5 once they’ve personally experienced the sheer goodness of God’s Word and the powers breaking in on us —   6 if then they turn their backs on it, washing their hands of the whole thing, well, they can’t start over as if nothing happened. That’s impossible. Why, they’ve re-crucified Jesus! They’ve repudiated (that word means to refuse to recognize to act like it didn’t happen) him in public!”MSG

You see we must not fall into the temptation of going back to the way we use to live a life of not fighting a life of not desiring and praying and seeking and crying out to God.

We must not go back to a life that doesn’t have the fire of God.

I don’t want to go back to what the world calls normal Christianity that is not normal there is so much more and God wants to show you even more.

Like that song we sing Gotta be more gotta be more Gotta be more…. there is more than this.

Don’t allow yourself to get satisfied with the hum drum life of the world cry out to God.

If you think this is all that there is you need to get thirsty you need to get Hungry for God.  And when you do you will be filled. satisfied complete.

The fire has been started but we must keep it ablaze

The Holy Spirit has been ignited in our life’s but we must keep it lit

Always remember its of a nature for a fire to go out but this one we must not they did it in the Old testament what it shows us we can do it in the New Testament.

Lev 6:13“The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.”KJV

We must sustain the super natural power of God in our lifes in our church..The hard part is keeping it and excelling it… That means we must uphold it we must bear it up And the reason why it feels like you can’t get more is because of the devil he is starting to take notice.

You see when God takes notice so does the devil, and God wants his people to press on. We must recognize what is happening. The enemy wants us to back down God wants us to step forward. Listen this is not the end there is so  much more that God wants to do we will never reach a point in our life’s where we cap of where we hit a stopping point.  The Devil is a liar

Look what God says about his spirit  John 3:34“For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.”NIV

Do you know what it means you can get more of God the spirit of God is never tapped out you can never reach the point where God says I can’t do no more

It means sky is the limit it means God wants to do greater things. It means we must stay thirsty we must stay hungry. It means we need his presence… We need his Wisdom His anointing His knowledge. We must know what Got us here today will not sustain us or keep us for tomorrow.

God is a Fresh God we must seek his freshness.

Lam 3:22-25“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.”KJV

They are new every morning freshness God wants to give. The Devil wants us as a church just going through the motions without power and anointing.

We must press in…we are at war we must keep the fire of God… Prayer and obedience and wanting more of God wears our bodies down this is why so many stop and they no longer stay hungry and thirsty. Rest if you have to but get up and praise God worship God desire God… Get into the fight and fight get hungry and thirsty for God

Listen Church this House of God is to be a place of freshness…. It is to be a place of Joy… a place where you get strength… a place where you meet God.. a place where you get revived…a place where you get vision…  a place of equipping  are you getting it? If not why Not fight for it get hungry for it get thirsty for it but don’t you walk out of here without it..

This  issue of staying hungry and staying thirsty has been in the minds of all of God’s people.  And God constantly warns us not to back down why because he knows you and I..

Look what God says. 2 Tim 1:6 “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”KJV

Fan the flame make it bigger because if you don’t fan it or stir it .. it can die.

Matt 24:13“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”KJV We must endure to the end its not over….

We must not get tired of doing good or seeking God or get sidetracked Gal 6:9“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”KJV

We can get tired and fatigued…the battle takes a toll on us…  we can sleep when we are dead…Joke! Heb 10:36-39“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”KJV

Message bible says Heb 10:36-39 “But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.  37 It won’t be long now, he’s on the way; he’ll show up most any minute. 38 But anyone who is right with me thrives on loyal trust; if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy.  39 But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.”MSG

Church let’s get Hungry…Church let’s get thirsty

As I Close let me give you some words that we overlook but are powerful when you understand them.  and start being them.

Enthusiasm Means:  Having God Within,  to be possessed with God it also means possession by  God formed from en, “in, within,” and theos, “god.”

We know the word Enthusiasm to mean great excitement on fire alive fresh extreme

It’s impossible not to be excited because how can you not if you have God inside of you

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm

Confidence Means:  is a word from the Greek:  “con” meaning with;    “fidence” meaning faith, It means with Faith!

Kenosis means to empty oneself to pour out” or “to humble

When it comes to the kenosis, we often focus too much on what Jesus gave up. The kenosis also deals with what Christ took on. Jesus added to Himself a human nature and humbled Himself. Jesus went from being the glory of glories in Heaven to being a human being who was put to death on the cross.

Let me give you some promises… God is on time and will always come through.

Hab 2:3“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”KJV

Heb 6:1-3 “So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; 2 baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. 3 God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it!”MSG 

Stay Hungry Stay Thirsty and we will be so blessed filled

 

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