Matthew|17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
>Strangers and sons. We (Christians) have the fellowship of Jesus Christ. God does not require that we leave that fellowship nor to gain another fellowship. Satan has different plans, but Satan does not have authority over God or his children. We are in the world and not of the world. Jesus said be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. Jesus is Lord. All power and authority has been given unto the Son of God and he is seated (position of honour and power) at the Right hand of God. May we remain in that fellowship. We are strangers to the system of this world.
Haggai|2: 7-9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
>Father, we praise your Holy Name. Thank you Lord for Jesus and his perfect sacrifice and resurrection. We, who have received him, have fellowship with you and are your sons. You are Lord and owner of all. Thank you lord for that fellowship that we have with one another in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit. You provide all our needs according to your riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. Your kingdom come, your will be done in Earth as in heaven. Amen. Thank you Father.