But whosoever hath not

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath  (Matt. 13:12 KJV).

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The truth revealed to us in the verse above is   life-changing. It shows us what we have seen happen naturally over and over again, where the rich keep getting richer and the poor poorer. The crucial part of it all is that this is not just a natural but a spiritual principle by which God operates.

God gave  spiritual abundance to the 12 disciples who had believed in Jesus(had  Jesus who gave them understanding) and took away the privileges of  the promised kingdom from the other Israelites  who did not believe in Jesus and therefore lost the kingdom temporarily. The keys of the kingdom were therefore delivered to the 12 disciples, adding to what they already had. On the contrary, the other Israelites who had these promises but did not have the spiritual wisdom and understanding in believing in Jesus not only  did not receive any further mysteries of the kingdom from the Lord but   the kingdom itself was taken away from them.( Matt. 21:43).

One key lesson I learned from the scripture above, amongst others, is that there are things in life that if you don’t have them, you will lose something else that  you have. If you do not have patience and self-control, for example (fruit of the Spirit), you might do things that will eventually cost you a promising relationship or even your marriage for those who are married. Have you met athletes  who had talents  that took them to the top of their career  but lost everything because they lacked humility? As believers, we have privileges in Christ, but those rights are being taken right before our eyes each day because we lack spiritual maturity. There are things in life that if we do not have, we will lose others.

MEDITATE

Are there things in your life you are losing because you lack something?

APPLY THE WORD

If you lack control over your finances, something will be taken from you. If you lack a consistent prayer life, something will be taken from you. The list continues. Be conscious of the fact that there are things that we lack that are costing us a lot.

PRAY

Ask the Father to help you grow and increase and close every gap that is costing you dearly in life.

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