THEME : PURSUING VALUE SYSTEMS
BIBLE TEXT: Mattew 10 vs 27-31
MEMORY VERSE : Mattew 6 vs 33
Pursuing value system is to help us phatom some Kingdom realities and some keys to dominion in this terrain. To pursue means to chase or follow a preceded pattern for the aim of attaining it. Value systems is molded by one's virtues or vices. A person' standards and self-discipline set, based on the common sense and the amount of willingness to see themselves and others abide by them. This is one of the cogent key or dominon that all men to submit to. The reality of pursuing value system rest on the agenda of following an established norms that qualify men.
This pursuit remain relevant if men that chase value system also know that they carry some iota of value. It is amount on the value system that we represent that light up our race on the right track. The value systems are made available but where are the men that want to pursue it. The eyes of our understanding must be opened to Kingdom values that are available for us to know the dexterity of the pursuit. Men ought to discern what they want to chase from the stand point of what thy represent. The value systems seem abstract but is real to men that pursue it.
Mattew 10 vs 27-30 " Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light an what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin ?". And not one of then falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head at all numbered . Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows". The first paramount thing that men need to understand is that we carry a value system and but the activation of this value system has been the real challenge. The Mighty God himself has created men with great deposit imbedded in them . We are in the World system where devil doesn't want Men to really dominate in the cosmos God has placed men.
Literally , Our Lord Christ made a distinct comparison of Men with sparrows. The house sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) is a bird of the sparrowfamily and it is always associated with human habitation and can be found in urban settings. Christ was trying to bring out the comparison of men and sparrows. The bird Sparrow don't just loose value anyhow and they don't just fall to the ground because they always stay high and for a beauty. The vaule system that God placed on men is so mighty and that was clarified by Christ to prompt Him by saying we are of more value that sparrows. Many are pursuing sparrows at the expense of the value systems they carry. This is one of the law of dominion and not until we come to the experiential knowledge of this, many value will remain unseen.
The pursue with give to value systems rest on the context of how much more we can discern the visibility of the values. We live in a world where many pursue what they see. Kai , its as much like wasting Kingdom resources when we chase things are no associated with value. Speed up your pursuit for the things of God because this are things that carry values in this Kingdom.
Luke 14 vs 34-35 " Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its falvor, how shall it be seasoned?. It is neither fir for the land nor for the dinghill but men throw it out. He who has ears let him hear. ". The value of Salt make it relevance and good for people to pursue. This trend on the path of men too that men that doesn't pursue value systems can't be chases in this Kingdom. The value of a thing demand how men chase it in this kingdom. Salt is one of the most important content that light up the efficacy of things. As biq the preparation of a compartment may be , men don't despise the importance of salt because it carries values . Salt don't chase it users, it users chase it because its of High demand.
The cardinal point for pursit should rest on the shoulder power of what value its carries. We don't just chase things in this Kingdom, we chase what that carry values. It is a requisite to dominate many territories in this kingdom. The eviction from this pursuit can hinder the value systems men need to activate. It takes divine light of God to pursuit things in this realm, when men realize the amount of light they carry, then they would be able to phantom the value system of on their path. There a lot of value systems on the path of men. Where are takers of values that carry light in this Kingdom?. Do men even realize they carry value to chase value systems?. Consciously or unconsciously men pursue something in this kingdom but how does men discern things they purse in this realm.
The values are in segregation and in diverse forms . What we pursue determines who and what chase us. The keys values system that men pursue are categorically outlined to be four.
1. Transactional Values
2. Revelational Values
3. Experiental Values
4. Sovereign Values
1. Transactional Values :
A paramount value system that the devil has manipulated in this Kingdom is what we refer to as transactional value. A value system you pursue by giving something in exchange. It is a delicate value system that can build and destroy men if not properly transacted. Even devil understand this value system .
Matthew 4 vs 8-10 " Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him , " All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me. Then Jesus said to him, " Away with you Satan !. For it is written , 'You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only you shall serve " . Devil want to transact the value of this World in the pursuit to get the worship of God. What an ironically question from a condemned devil ". If he had only knew that Christ understood this transactional values he wouldn't have lured him into it at first. Many have lost value system in this Kingdom of the account of what they have fall and bowed to. Kai, may I not bow to what I have more value than . Listen , its not pride there are things in this world that when you bow to , their expectation is to make an exchange in value systems.
The transactional values are like a reward to what we use in exchange for it. They are so many things men chase in this Kingdom to transact their value for what that doesn't worth it. Many are chasing money at the expense of real value systems. Money is not a value in this Kingdom but one of the requisite to measure money in this Kingdom. Its shameful when men commit just to chase money and its currency. All men neee to come to the efficiency of value system that we attract things for what and not we chase them in this Kingdom.
Mark 8:35-37 " For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?". Our Lord Jesus Christ was talking about transaction and an exchange here. The gospel carry a huge Kingdom value but those that can have life saved are those that can lose their life for to access it. At the domain of God, the tactics to obtain value system is how much risk we have applied .
The mystery of what shall it profit a man was a big question from Christ. Now Jesus is talking about transaction between the World and the Soul. The two carry values but there an exchange to attract the other.What profit will a man to transact something of more value, the soul for something of less value. The soul of man carries a great value in the Sight of God and many have transacted just for this Worldy assert . Listen to this reader , it doesn't worth it when we do transact for values that doesn't equate the deposition of man. The ultimate value of me has a lot to do with what they bow and make their soul in exchange with. If we continue to chase the World and it contains, a time will come when it will drive us to a point where It will want us to exchange our soul just for the value of wealth.
Gen 1 vs 27 " So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them " . The Kingdom value that God placed upon men was His image, a representation of who God truly His. He placed what even the devil couldn't get upon our lives and yet you still see pursuing what is not as not compared to what God has placed upon our lives. The Almighty God placed a kingdom deposit upon our lives and so therefore we must seek things are heavenly before any other things. It is unfortunate that the carrier of this Image cry at the door step of devil seeking for the assets of this World. The Scripture confirmed to us in the book of mattew that we should seek first the Kingdom of God i.e pursue this System first and then other values can be added unto you. What are you transacting in this Kingdom , your worth is attached to how of the values you have tapped from the Kingdom of the Most High.
2. Revelational Values :
There are kingdom values that are seen in this realm, abstract value indeed that when God give men to enlarge their coast. It is the value system that upright the call of God in the Life of someone. Its one of the value that many don't see because they're spiritually discern. The effectiveness of this value system is not pursuit dependent but activation dependent which is only done by the Spirit of God.
Gen 37 vs 5-8 " Now Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers ; and they hated him even more. So he said to them, Please hear this dream which I have dreamed. There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaves arose and also stood upright and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf. And his brothers said to him Shall you indeed reign over us?. Shall you indeed have dominion over us ?. So they hated him even for his dreams and for his words ".
There is a revelation grace of value when even God place it upon you that you expect even your family to hate you .
The revelation is a batton in the spirit passed from God to you . Its carry an evorgence of God's dealings and values system and most importantly a value system that we don't usually pursue in this Kingdom. We don't run and chase for revelation values; you must stay honorably in the cave of Adullam until you carry the staying power to move with it . Sincerely I love men that have strong appetite for Ministry and all it contains but this is where the values of Ministry are unlocked. You don't just start a ministry and beg men for values and funds to raise it. Your pursuit for this revelational graces abide solely on the staying power until such graces come. The value of this great mystery is what speak for men. You only utter the mystery but the coveyner has already activated a vice for your sake. The only way to pursue revelation values is by staying honorably till you're qualified to carry all it fortells.
Daniel 2 vs 18-20 " That they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret , so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said : " Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His ". There is always a secret reading for unlocking in every revelations. It is the highest value that a revelation carries to unlock so many mysteries. Daniel knew he can only pursue this by seeking for mercy and at night the secret was revealed in a vision. What Even the King has been pursuing coupled with the magicians, astrologers, the sorcerers was revealed as a value system unto Daniel. The Explosion of this secret gave Daniel a Kingdom value ever resting on Him that led to His promotions and many other gifts.
Fundamentally, there huge power and values that some revelations carries that promote men . It would enroll other men to subscribe to your God and forever glorify Him for the value the revelation has created. Seekers of this values are few because we don't use the proper law of waiting to unlock this value system. You don't push for revelation graces, it's gifted to as many that wait and can sustain the bestowing power.
3. Experimental Values :
This is a value system gotten from the pre order that men have obtained from God. You're bestowed this value as a result of something that has been committed into your hands. In this Kingdom some values are well understood though the experimental part of God that men see. Our Spiritual awakening will prompt us into a new dimension of value once you pass the one that was given unto us.
Men don't pursue this value system, it comes as a matter of knowing and experience. It is value system that men function extremely for God in this Kingdom. That when this Experimental value system come as a light upon you, instantly it unlock you into a new dimension of grace and influence. Paul the Apostle one of the rugged Apostle for Christ had a personal experience with Jesus and a value system came upon Him.
Act 9 vs 3-6 " And as he journeyed he came near Damascus , and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell asleep to the ground and heard a voice saying to him. " Saul, Saul , why are you persecuting Me?.". And he said , "Who are You Lord? ". And the Lord said . " I am Jesus whom you ate persecuting . It is hard for you to kick against the goads. So he trembling and astonished said , "Lord what do You have want me to do?" And the Lord said to him. , "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do. " . The journey of Paul to meet the experimental part of God through Christ that appeared to him. When you want to receive this value system, the first thing that come upon you is Light. Yes sir, yes ma ; Light is a real prove that you met God and that you experienced a part of Him . Its a beholding light that come with a full evorgence of values. You bend when this light come, it's not you again because the currency of this value do come with the intensity of Light it brings.
Reader, men ignorantly contend for this light that doesn't come as result of your request for it. Mostly bestowed as a requisite for an assignment because Gods thumbprint must be upon you for that special assignment. A bit value system in the Kingdom of God that we don't pursue, it is experienced as a result of our encounter with Him. The best way to seek it is to continue whatever you're doing, a time would come that even you won't be able to deny what you saw. Show me a man that carry an experiential value in this Kingdom and I show you a man that's difficult for Satan to bring down. When the serpent see them , he don't see them again but he perceive the value system in their with respect to what they encountered.
Exodus 3:2-5 " And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. ".
There was a need for Moses to carry out ancient assignment that demand urgent result. Then the Angel of the Lord have to appear to him and speak utterances for Moses to see. A value system to release the Israelites the Egyptians has come but the appearance of this came first as a burning bush. Moses chased this value system till the point of killing an Egyptians and yet he didn't see it. There are value system to command to result in this Kingdom that you don't chase, they come as a result of experiential encounter . Moses didn't just the see the burning bush burning in flame of fire, He met the God that deposit value systems into Lifes. The value came upon Him richly even after he disqualified himself, but yet the experience he had enough shifted him into a new value system. Show me the burning bush you encountered as a proof of your experience and I show you a man that has carried a great value system. Wait earnestly for the burning bush and you await your experiential value.
4. Sovereign Value ;
This is the highest value system that came directly without passing any channel to Men. This is a supreme value that it's authority is validated by God the monarch of the Universe. It is a kingdom file that when passed into the life of men, generation upon generation benefit from the value system. We don't pursue this value system, we are graced to have it. Its an undisputable and incomparable value that God himself share as a token of his cake to men. Even devil wish to have this value but failed in claming it. A value system that compel nations and the universe to dispute God in your life. We can't over emphasize this value system because those that this value find I difficult to explain the source.
1 Kings 3:5-7 " In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. ".
The Excellent God himself came to meet Solomon in a Night vision in order to bless him with a sovereign value. It compels men to receive a blank cheque from God. You remain speechless when its about to be installed. Your night must surely come before the request can come to such men. You don't chase this value system during the day when all men see you, it comes to you in the night to request of you what you really want. I have seen many pleading for the finger and wealth of God but just view understand how it comes. This is not a value system that can come upon a man during the day, it come to meet you when your night has come. It is a value system that when God is about to lift a man, He come himself to request of your need for the value. The value system do phantom questions and this led Solomon to be echoing the past of his fathers. The highest ranked value that unless God come to give you, No one can give you or bestow it into your life.
1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Based on the account , Solomon choose not pursue a long life nor riches or life of his enemies moved God to deposit an unending value that cut across spheres of His life . A value system that when it pursue you and get you nobody will be able to stand and challenge the worth.
The sovereign value sustain the capacity to help men beyond natural realms but it give speed in the spirit to help men actualize purpose and destiny. The staying power this value give men cut across all territories. Where are men that are ready for the night to obtain this Kingdom value. A highly ranked value system that would draw God from Heaven to meet men on earth. We don't measure this value system because there is not accurate measuring tool in this Kingdom to measure it. That a God is heaven can come to give unto a share of soveringn wealth.
How do we Chase Value System in this Kingdom. Its a question for this generation that pursue things that they have more value than .
They way to pursue value system are
1. By Context of Attraction
2. By Context of Serving
1. By Context of Attraction :
Attraction in this Kingdom means what we represent . It is a Kingdom a force by which things are pulled towards each other. We don't run after things in this Kingdom, but by virtue of What we represent. I see many youths in this generation chasing money. Ahh, No sir we don't chase money in this Kingdom, we chase value and by doing it we represent value that we attract. You can't get close to flame of fire and not be radiated by its intensity.
2 Corithians 4 vs 18 " We do not look at the things which are seen, but the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” This bible verse scares me so much that if man look and chase money which is something physical automatically he has began the race for perishable assets. Our focus Is to pursue things that are unseen and there reside the Kingdom of God and the eternal reign of Christ, His everlasting and sovereign wealth. Seekers of the things unseen are real seekers in this Kingdom. Stop chasing money and it's countenance, its perishable and a point will come when all it will give you will be the World . If men chase money , indirectly they are chasing the World because at a point o pursuit, they money will reappear to be World and demand your soul for the money you have asking for. Chase things unseen, chase things eternal, chase Kingdom value and see who follows you. What you pursue determines who pursue you in this Kingdom .
Philippians 4 vs 8 " Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” . Alas, it time to attract Kingdom values in this Kingdom. Enough of our chase for money and its countenance. The bible verse gave a clearer view of what we should attract, where are the men that attract truth, honor, righteousness, purity, love, good repute, excellence of the Academia, and anything worthy of Praise. I sober in my heart seeing the value system I ought to attract in this Kingdom. That the secret behind having value system in this Kingdom is by chasing all these mentioned above.
The Law of value system in this system is by virtue of what you attract and not what attracts you. Yes sir , Yes ma we can't continue to chase the minor an leave the major unchased. That if a man that showcase truth, He already has a value system, that if a man represent honor He has value in this Kingdom. These value system are much and not until we attract all, we have gotten the real value system. Show me a man that is known for truth always and I show you a man that carry Kingdom value in this part of cosmos. The law of value is by not by what you chase but by the attraction you have created in your cosmos. I have a key that If I live by truth alone , have value in this Kingdom and okay irrespective of the money I have. Money measures value in this Kingdom, when you loose your Kingdom value then what will then be the essence of money. We live in a world where many are living for money and not value systems . Alas Chasers.
2. By Context of Serving :
Men that can't serve dont really want value in this Kingdom. To serve in this Kingdom is to honor grace and dimension of God in someone's life. The world doesn't want to hear this basic truth because its a law of value that they find difficult to comprehend. Your context of value is measured on the jurisdiction of who you have served in this Kingdom.
Matthew 23:9-11 " And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. ". The real value of greatest is serving. To pursue the value system of greatness is as much going as low to serve as many. Its a kingdom law of dominion. Men of honor and values are not men that appear every time on stage frequently , they are currently payijgvthe price of serving for that great value. Where are men that chase value system , but we don't ask where are the men that wish to serve .
The longetivity of your value systems matters on the dexterity of the men you serve. In this Kingdom you serve graces and men of value. Listen to me, some values are activated on the agenda of men you have served their graces. Their is an Eljiah in your Life you need to serve till he leaves you, the value may not come when you're serving that Elijah now. The value system you're pursuing can even come in double folds if truly you walk closely and serve that grace within your reach.
Mark 10:44-45 " And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. ". To be chief in this Kingdom is not about the amount of seat you occupy but about many dignitaries you serve. Even the Son of the Highest Majesty came to serve to dispense His value to the World then who are you not to serve in this Kingdom. We are pursued and we pursure things only when we serve in this Kingdom. Our paddle should be channeled to signal of men that we serve. Many serve money instead of men. Show me a man that serve graces in this Kingdom and I point out men that can surely command value system. The world is so full of fake value system and behold the eyes of understanding when we serve to see the one that is really of virtue. To chase and serve money is a wrong concept and a wrong value system. We can't overemphasize on this scale of error that devil has injected into the body of Christ. Let's be directional an serve graces and by doing so we chase value system in this Kingdom. Its takes to put off the pride of men to be able to honor men and serve men. Alas, our understanding of waiting for men to serve us should stop and chase the real value system. You serve men because of their person but because of the value system they carry. The continuous serving you give men evolve the value system you're pursuing.
Welcome to the new part of the World where many didn't want to serve until they receive the value system. The bible confirmed it to us even the first among them shall be last and the last shall be the first, for many are called but few are chosen ( mattew 20 vs 16 ). Our concept able remaining at the top for people to serve us must change. The only Kingdom way to renew your value system is by serving others, where are the men are ready to serve . Our Lord Jesus Christ in the days still find time to wash the feet of His disciples despite His hierarchy in Heaven of Heavens. Let's wake up to this pursuit and readjust our race on how we chase value system.
The Limelight of Every value system must evolve from the seat of Christ. All we see in Christ should be what pursue in this Kingdom and not what's outside of me. For what that's inside Christ is eternal and of glory to God the Father in Heaven. Let me tell something reader, through Him was all things made in this Kingdom then what are you looking for that you can't find in Him. Show me your pursuit and I show the dimension of it in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 55 vs 5-6 " Isaiah 55:5-6 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near" . This bible verse emphasize that will thou call a nation that you knowest not as your standard for pursuit. Don't limit yourself brethren pursuing what the nations upon this earth can bestow and give unto for there is one up there that can install the value system in the Life of Mine.
Earlier this year, when I was posted to Kebbi state in the Northern part or Nigeria. It was really a call to serve my father's land in which I risk all I have to tune to this great call because of the requirement for any graduate in Nigeria. In all respect it was really good to travel that far for the first time in my life but a point came when I conceived if I can travel far just to serve my worldly fathers land then how far how I gone to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ . Literally, I saw this as a bit challenge for me and wake up call for things we pursue.It was a wake up call for me to go back to where I left it undone and get the writings started. We chase values in this Kingdom by sitting down to learn new value system and unlearned our day ways.
Alas, it's time we change direction and focus on what we pursue in this Kingdom. The night come is almost here men won't be able to make business or any transaction. The most value system that Heaven recognize is men that chase His Kingdom and Its Righteousness. Search and work for it earnestly now when the days are still much available. A time would come when there would be light when many won't see but those that Search would use light and see the value system.
John 9:4 " I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. ". Even our Lord Jesus Christ understood this law and anxiously pursued the effectiveness of the work assignment assigned unto him. He new the days are here and the night has not come. You don't pursue all days, you only purse value during the bright days when night has not come. Wait for it and pursue the value systems until you have found it because your Night would request for it. Pursue value systems and not what measure value system. God bless you as you change focus in this season of reawakening.
ARASI KEHINDE ABIOLA