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The Bible Hunger Games

August 13, 2013 | By | No Comments

The Hunger Games is a popular book and movie series that speaks of survival, revolution, and the choices in life.  Twenty-four contestants are put in a gladiator environment where only one can be the victor.  As I watched the movie, Hunger Games, I was reminded that the original Hunger Games is in the Bible.  Jesus and His Word teach us what we must do to survive in the spiritual warfare of life.  One of those aspects of survival is what we Hunger for:

Hunger for righteousness
Hunger for intimacy with God
Hunger for Christlikeness
Hunger for the Bread of Life
Hunger for revelation knowledge
Hunger to witness for Jesus
Hunger to glorify God
Hunger for Holy Spirit power
Hunger for spiritual gifts
Hunger to do the will of God

I am sure you could add to the Biblical list of what we are to hunger for in this life if we are to walk in victory and endure until the end.  This hunger is a gripping desire for the Person and values of God.  As the deer pants after the water, so my soul longs for You; Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled; I am the Bread of life.  He who comes to Me shall never hunger; Pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; they prayed all night for boldness to speak the word of God…for signs and wonders…and when they had prayed the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and thy spoke the word of God with boldness;  Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts..; He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but He Who seeks the glory of the One Who sent Him is true and no unrighteousness is in Him; For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will, but the will of Him Who sent Me…

We have born into the Hunger Games of life.  What we hunger after will determine our destiny in life and eternity. May we seek Jesus and the things above, set our minds on the things of heaven and intimacy with God, so that we will survive the storms of life.  Hear and do the words of Jesus and you will be a wise man in this world, prepared for the next age to come.  Let us live not for this world but for the kingdom of God and we will be with Him in His glory forever and ever.

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