“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28
There is a curiosity to Calvary’s cleansing tide. In order for the lost to truly be found, they have to admit they are lost and seek help to find who they really are. They cannot find themselves, but they can find the One who can restore the true them to their true purpose, power, promise, and position in His Kingdom, but only once they have truly, fully, and thoroughly abandoned their own. In other words, to be saved, they have to seek salvation, but more then that they have to seek the savior. They themselves have to abdicate the thrown in their own heart and over their own life. Only then can they seek a new King to take the thrown of their heart and exchange their own kingdom for His!
“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:12-13
The problem that many have when it comes to receiving salvation is that they want to be saved but they don’t really want a savior. They want the benefits of a Heavenly Father (therefor they love “The Parable Son“) but not the humility of serving a Lord or submission to a savior (therefore they ignore the parables of “The Talents“, “The Sewer“, “The Sheep and The Goats“, “The Wheat and The Tears“, and “The Good and Bad Fruit“)
Pride is surely the root of all sin, yet for some it is more then what causes them to sin but is also the very bondage that keeps them in their sin. Too prideful to admit they’ve been wrong, too prideful to admit that God can do what they could not, too prideful to humble, too prideful to relinquish control, too prideful to seek a savior, too prideful to submit to a better King and Master then themselves. O how we want the blessings of a father but not submission to the Lordship of a King and Savior. We want to feel like God owes us something, but not that we owe Him.
The simple truth of real salvation is this, that Christ came and humbled Himself unto the cross, which was shame, suffering, and death to Him for us, that He might provide salvation to all. Now we are required to humble ourselves unto Him to receive it. He has done His part and made Himself an example to us that we would have no excuse. We must now seek Him out, putting Him (and communion with Him) before everything else, every other desire, every other agenda. We can’t be saved if we come seeking prosperity from salvation, we can’t be saved if we come seeking a husband or wife out of salvation, we can’t be saved if we come seeking power, position, prestige, platforms, or even a ministry out of salvation, we can only be saved when we come seeking Christ. We can’t seek the benefits of salvation, we have to first seek the benefactor. When we truly seek Christ and Christ alone, with all our heart, without agendas, dethroning our own will, wants, ideas, and plans, we empty the thrown of our heart and truly open the door for Him to come in and fill it. Then and only then will our lives be changed by the Lordship of a new Master, our loving King and good father, who does indeed desire to give good gifts to His children.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” – James 4:3
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” – Hosea 10:12
“Hidden” – United pursuit
“I Want To Seek You First”