After doing this consistently, for awhile, he went and looked in the mirror again. To his surprise he was in great shape. Did the mirror get him in shape? No. The same goes for godliness, which is being spiritually in shape. The trainer is the Holy Spirit. The water, meat, and vegetables are the Word of God (Holy Bible). The exercise program is Godliness (living by faith and being like Jesus). In a nut shell…when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior…you become a child of God and receive the Holy Spirit. If you walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh and therefore you are demonstrating godliness. Now look at the Ten Commandments and tell me what you see? You should see Jesus! For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes.
Jesus preached that the kingdom of God is here. He told His disciples to spread the good news of the kingdom. What exactly is the kingdom of God? The kingdom of God is simply God’s government and He is King. In a kingdom everything belongs to the king. All the land, resources, crops, livestock, ideas, inventions, beliefs, and people belong to him. The king is responsible for taking care of everything. If you own anything it has to be given to you by the king. The king is responsible for taking care of his kingdom.Amazing Grace Paul talked about a thorn in his flesh. He said he asked God to remove it three times. God told Paul that his grace was sufficient. Sometimes we have troubles to keep us humble even though they seem grievous to our heart. I tell you today, that God’s “Amazing Grace” is sufficient enough to sustain us and get us through.