Psalm 92:4 For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
We ‘have been’ blessed. We are not trying to get blessed. We are, right now, already blessed. There is nothing we can do to improve on Christ in us. We can offer nothing that would add value to Christ. No, our journey is unpackaging this gift. We pray. We feed on His Word. We awaken to what has been achieved for us. We appropriate it. We make it real.
When Jesus died upon the cross, His last words were, ‘It is finished’.
He had accomplished a complete salvation.
From here He simply trusted Himself to the Father. ‘Into your hands I commit my spirit’ Luke 23:46… the greatest act of faith, ever. There’s nothing you can do when you’re dead. No amount of ‘positive mental attitude’ will get you up again. No matter how motivated you are before you die, when you’re dead, you’re dead. Another power beyond your own has to come into play. Jesus connected with that resurrection power through faith. God raised Him from the dead.
This same God had told Joshua He has given him the entire land of Canaan. (Joshua 1:3). The truth is, it has actually been theirs for forty years. Tragically, because they had refused to believe God, they had not been able to ‘unpackage’ this gift. However, now a leader and a generation who believe God get together, and they are able to begin possessing their possessions.
Obadiah 1:17 ‘But on Mount Zion…the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
It seems a highly unusual statement that the house of Jacob would possess their possessions. If we possess something, why is there any need to still possess it? This is the constant truth of New Testament life. Even though we may possess the same inheritance as Jesus Christ, it remains dormant unless we constantly step into possessing that inheritance. We must choose to walk by faith in the Word.
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