Daily Discovering the Blessing

We come across them every day – people in fear, in want, in poverty, in sickness, in confusion, in denial concerning the grips of sin.  Mark 14:41 defines “sinful men” as those “whose way or nature is to act in opposition to God”.  They refuse to receive from their Creator that which He so longs to give them (Matthew 23:37).  In stubborn rebellion they imagine that freedom begins and ends with their own agenda, their own perspective at the center of their own reality.  In point of fact, their freedom, their true identity, and their fulfillment are found only in restoration with their Heavenly Father – their Abba.  Truth is not relative – It never changes. Our God, our Lord, Jesus, is everyone’s answer!

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.  So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. (Isaiah 26;3-4)

The Word of God explains fully what Heaven’s answers are for every situation.  God does not keep secrets from His children.  Not only do we have His Word on the matter, we have been given, through His gracious enabling, the Holy Spirit to live in us and to direct and guide us into every blessing that is ours in Jesus. Many are easily deceived because they do not make it their intention to discover all that our covenant with God contains.

Poverty is undone:

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) in that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied). (2 Corinthians 8:9). [Emphasis mine]

Strong’s Concordance defines the Greek word “plouteo”, translated in the above passage as “rich” or “enriched”, as “wealthy, increased with goods, abundantly rich”.  Do not diminish this Truth by spiritualizing it!  Spiritual richness is certainly a direct result of life in the Spirit, but we are speaking here of Heaven’s answer to an impoverished life – bills that need paying, uncertain futures hindered by income issues, lack of funds that prevent the abundance that Jesus came to give (John 10:10). God’s covenant with His people includes financial prosperity.  In fact, God tells us in Deuteronomy 8 :18 that the prosperity of His people is a direct reflection of the establishment of His covenant with us.

Our God-Who-is-More-than-Enough (El Shaddai), our God Who Provides, Jehovah Jireh, our God Who came that we may have and enjoy life “and have it in abundance (to the full till it overflows)”  (John 10:10) is best reflected to the world around us when His goodness and provision is apparent for all to see.  It is a powerful testimony in your life to His character, His love, and his faithfulness to His Word.

God’s Word on the subject:

Matthew 23:37       Romans 8:15-16         Philippians 4:7

3 John 2

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