A Mayim Hayim Bible Study:
"Take No Thought"
"Therefore I say unto you, take NO thought for your life" -- Matthew 6:25
It was Yeshua (Jesus), who said THIS (Matthew 6:25) to His disciples during His Sermon on the Mount series.
I believe it is here Yeshua was drawing a dividing-line between money and riches, and what it means to really know and trust in God. Here Yeshua was teaching on placing our hearts on God's "true treasure" - His Kingdom. However, in fact, Yeshua was also teaching here so much more then that. He was teaching us to FULLY put all our weight and TRUST IN His Father's provision, and not our own. Yeshua indeed was drawing a-line-in-the-sand for us between this world and its system, and between "the Kingdom of God" (Heaven) because they are NOT the same. In His KINGDOM there is NO LACK for anyone who puts their confidence and TRUST in Messiah Yeshua finished work on the cross (tree). And it is the Holy Spirit of God that sees to it, that this "faith fact" is 100% true!
It is interesting, however, how Yeshua starts this off because by saying: "take NO thought," and I of course put the emphasis "NO" making them all caps because it is very important to us to stress in this teaching. "NO" is a word of rejection or rebuff here that Yeshua spoke. He knows that the thoughts of our heart and mind are really one and the same. The "NO" is totally His Hebraic thought and most of us just do not understand how truly "epic" this little word is in this scripture. It is here (our mind) that the battle is decided, if we "choose" blessing or curse from this vantage point. It is all about the "choice" He has given us to make, yes, He has gave to each of us freewill! It is also from here that we can be drawn away from our great God, or from here be drawn closer to Him. Okay, what do you choose is the question I pose to you today?
Fill in the blank if you are printing this out. However, be sure to "think first" before you do so. I want you to fully evaluate in your mind where you are with God right now _______________. This is a very important step. But in fact, you may not have a clue where you are at right now, and if that be the case, don't answer until you read all of this and seek God for the right answer.
2 Corinthians 2:11 says: "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are NOT ignorant of his devices."
The key word here is "devices" in the KJV (Strong's #3540 'noema' in the Greek). It is interesting that this very same word also means "thoughts" or could also mean "concept of the mind." So we are NOT ignorant of the devils thoughts or what his mind concepts are because we know he is evil. The devil is real, he is not some notion people have, he is a very real powerful fallen angel.
The mind, as well as our thoughts, can also be strengthened to do God's will; the Word of God tells us so. (Let's read: 1Corinthians 2:16, 1 Peter 4:1-2).
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But you and I being Believers have the mind of Messiah. -- BD
Since the Messiah suffered and underwent pain, you must have the same attitude as He did; you must be ready to suffer too (for Him). For remember, when your body suffers, sin loses its power, and you won't be spending the rest of your life chasing after evil desires, but you will be anxious to do the very will of God. -- AGI
Now, 1 Peter 5:7 in the AGI says: "Casting ALL your CARE upon Him (Yeshua); for He cares for you." Do you believe that? But look what follows in the next verse which most people never read: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, goes around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour:"
So when our "thoughts" turn into WORRY, look who is waiting to attack us! Ouch!!!
Yeshua says in Matthew 6:31-33: "Therefore take NO thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles nations seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you all have need of these things. But seek all of you first the kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these other things shall be added unto you."
In 1 Peter 5:7 we read: Casting all your care and anxiety upon Him; for He cares for you. We see that we really need to REMOVE our own "thoughts" because they are tied up in this WORLD SYSTEM. Our true treasures are NOT here on this earth, but in heaven. He wants us to take these earthly CARES, (all of them) and HURL or CAST them (like this Discus Player below) upon HIM, for it is HE who CARES for us.
Instead of worrying, we are to THINK of His Kingdom which is Eternal because it will NOT fade away and then all these other things we ask Him for shall be added unto us. When our thoughts are on HIS PLAN, HIS KINGDOM, it is then that we can BEAR FRUIT pleasing to Him. Our good fruit will be of Him and not of ourselves. He said: "I Am the VINE, you are the branches: anyone that abides in Me, then I abide in them, the same then brings forth 'much fruit': for without Me (THE VINE) you can do or bear nothing." -- John 15:5 AGI
Do you SEE what Yeshua is doing here for us? He is replacing our thoughts or cares with what? "His Faith!" If you believe Me, Yeshua said: you MUST also believe in My Father in whom I am in.
Yes, we are to take off our own thoughts of what will be, and replace them with FAITH in The Messiah because without The Messiah we can do nothing, not even understand the TRUTH of what will be! (John 15:5).
"be NOT conformed to this world or its system: but all of you be transformed by the renewing (daily) of your MIND, that you all may PROVE what is good, and acceptable and the perfect will of God." -- Romans 12:2 AGI
We have to RENEW our MIND in His Word daily, but He is THE LIVING WORD made ALIVE in us by His Holy Spirit. We have a Living Breathing Word that is God. Amen!
1 Corinthians 2:12 says: "Now we have received, NOT the spirit of the world, but the SPIRIT who is from God... SO THAT WE MAY KNOW the things freely given to us by GOD" and verse 16 follows... "But we HAVE the MIND of Messiah."
So we have the mind of Messiah, I think it is TIME to claim that MIND. Let us use it for God's glory, and be less worried about what's going on in this world because in fact, we cannot change anything, only God can. Pray yes, every day for sure, but WORRY not! This is a message for me!
1 Peter 4:1-2 says: "So then, since the Messiah suffered physical pain, you must ARM yourselves with the same 'attitude of mind' He had, and be ready to suffer too. For if you are willing to suffer for the Messiah, you have decided to stop sinning. 2 And you won't spend the rest of your life chasing after the evil desires of the flesh, but you will be concerned to DO the will of God." -- BD
We can live in victory and fruitfulness if we put on the MIND of the MESSIAH. Amen! So let us do that now!
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says: "The weapons we FIGHT with are NOT the weapons of the world or its system. On the contrary my friends, they have 'Divine Power' to demolish any stronghold. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the pure knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT TO MAKE IT (our mind) OBEDIENT TO THE MESSIAH." - AGI
Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that our life is not all about us, but it is about You and Your glory, and Your plan, Your honour and Your praise. Abba, we accept that our life is NOT our own, for we know we were bought with a PRICE and a very high one at that, the blood of Yeshua (Jesus). Help us Lord God to RENEW our thoughts with Your Holy Word by Your Holy Spirit in the coming days when we see evil happening all around us. We do acknowledge that we are living in evil days. Yet we desire to take every THOUGHT captive, and to make them FULLY obedient to Messiah Yeshua, our Saviour.
We pray today, let our heart give You all our thoughts. Let it be so Abba and for Your great glory. In Yeshua's holy name I pray and release it to you now. -- Amen.
SOME SUPER SCRIPTURE KEYS TO PUT INTO YOUR MIND
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whose case the GOD of this world has blinded the MINDS of all the unbelieving so that they might NOT SEE or perceive the Light of the gospel of the glory of The Messiah, who is the expressed image of God Himself. -- AGI
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2 Corinthians 3:14
But their (the unbelieving) minds and hearts were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the Old Covenant (Torah) the same veil remains uplifted, because it is removed in Messiah (only). - AGI
1 Peter 5:7-8 KJV
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Matthew 6:25 KJV
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Among whom also we all had our conversation in past times in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and heart; and were by nature, yes the children of wrath, even as others (are). - AGI
17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of God. - AGI
1 Corinthians 2:12-16
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world or its system, but the Spirit who is from GOD, SO THAT WE MAY KNOW the things FREELY given to us by GOD, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught us by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of GOD, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them (at all), because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But WE have the MIND of Messiah. - AGI
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Messiah. - AGI
2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices, or schemes or thought (noema)
Colossians 2:18 KJV
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Matthew 6:24-34 KJV
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
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