Qualified by grace for God’s best
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”. (Ephesians 1:3)
Some folks have the idea that God blesses them when they live right, but withholds His blessing when they’ve done wrong. So all the time they’re looking into their lives to settle any “scores” they think they have with God, so they’ll `deserve’ His blessing. That’s wrong. God doesn’t bless you for doing well; neither does He withhold His blessing if you aren’t living right. The reason for this is that when you were born again, you were saved by Grace and was blessed with all spiritual blessings! The Spirit of God wants you to know today that grace not works qualified you for God’s best.
God has already blessed you with every blessing that exists in Christ, and He left nothing out. Health, prosperity, victory, success, joy, peace and every blessing you can imagine are already in you. They became your possession the moment you were born again. What you should do now is give thanks unto the Father, who has made us qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12).
So, if for example, you were feeling pain in your body and you’ve prayed expecting healing, but it looks like nothing has changed, don’t say “Oh, maybe it’s because of something I did wrong.” That’s the wrong mindset! Healing is your birthright as a child of God. God already healed you over two thousand years ago, therefore it’s too late for Him not to! This is the reality of the gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this year of favour, you need to meditate consciously on the fact that you’ve been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ by grace. Since the lesser is included in the greater, all the physical blessings you require to enjoy life are wrapped up in the spiritual blessings, so you actually have all that you need. This is why the Bible says “…His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3).
There’s absolutely nothing that is lacking in you, but it is only through your knowledge of this grace that you can begin to walk in the light of your God-given inheritance.
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Posted on January 9, 2013 by Christ Embassy Online