The Cart Before the Horse
This basis is the cause of believing in lies. If a lie is thought to be truth and rehearsed in their thinking, the end results in wrong actions. Then the law of sowing and reaping in it's affect causes all sorts of calamities. Man is a creature of his beliefs. What ever he believes is what he speaks. And what ever he speaks he will do. And what ever he does will produce after it's own kind. This is the way of all men.
Along came Jesus; he preached "the kingdom of God". This is not what we have seen in the earth, but a heavenly kingdom. Jesus declared it to be eternal, never ending. This is news, not as the earthly where all men die. Jesus declared it to be unchanging ruled by God the creator of all things. Not as with men who are subject to the flow of power and authority. Jesus declared it to be without evil or darkness, but in righteousness. Now this is news! The order of "the kingdom of God" is just to all with-out any of the things that corrupt. This is a place where there is no lack, no sickness, no trouble, nothing unpure will ever enter this kingdom. Every need is supplied, every desire is pure, and God is enjoyed forever.
Jesus provided the way to enter this kingdom, through His sacrifice and resurrection. We who have believed are now the citizens of this "heavenly kingdom". The prayer of Jesus was; "thy kingdom come, THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven". This is very instructive. We see that the will of God is done in heaven. We see exactly what kind of kingdom it is, "righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost". Where there is no lack, no sickness, no sorrow, no poverty, but abundance of life in all avenues. Even the streets are pure gold, there is no limit to our joy.
So here we see THE WILL OF GOD. He has given us this picture of heaven to know what is established by His good will. Any thing that doesn't belong in heaven, is not God's will. His kingdom is already established, as the example of the life we are now to live. Your life should be a reflection of the heavenly kingdom, here, now in this earthly realm. "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN". This is God's will.
This brings us to our issue; "the Cart before the Horse". In our ignorance of the will of God, we as all men, have believed lies. Now that we see the truth of God, we will have to dispose of all the fables of the past. There is no mixture with God. The old and the new will not work together. The Lord alone is to be our life. And His word stands alone.
Where the will of God is known, faith is born. Where faith is born the mind and the speech will think right thoughts, and say right words. Where these are at work the person will act in accordance with there words. Where these words and actions are working in a life; the good and the blessing of the will of God will be manifest. And the world will see the glory of the Lord rest upon you, and will be drawn to Him.
This is the news; "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." IICor5:17-19
So take a look around at your life, if anything is there that is not the goodness of God, get rid of it. Sickness, illness, confusion, sorrow or pain. Or any thing that is not in heaven. God didn't give any one any of those things. He has given us His name to use against them, to heal, to cast out devils, to set free, to preach His good news of the gospel.
The ministry of reconciliation in the "SUFFERING" that we are to endure, to be open to the injury of rejection by the world. This is our "SUFFERING", and to endure the temptation to sin, by the grace of God. That's the only Godly suffering. To suffer with Christ in reconciling the world to God.