REST IN HIS GRACE
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
I have said it before and it bears repetition: you must learn to rest in the finished work of Calvary. When Jesus died on the cross, He boldly announced “IT IS FINISHED”, in other words, God has completed the work concerning you in eternity. You were saved by grace, how then do you want to sustain yourself by works? The work of Jesus is total and complete – nothing to add. Your part is to appropriate it to yourself.
Now don’t get me wrong, and I will build on that tomorrow, you still have a part to play. However, don’t ever limit yourself. Do not think that the blessing and the goodness coming to you is because of the effort you have put in. No it is not. Your salvation is a product of grace and your salvation is not only from sin, it is salvation from everything the devil have to offer – sin, sickness, poverty, etc.
All you need has been paid for in FULL; but you appropriate it by living in agreement to the word. Realise that you are not the sick in search of healing, you are the healed the devil is trying to make sick. You are not the poor looking for money, but you are the rich the devil is trying to make poor.
When you understand your position in Christ, then you will learn the art of resting in His grace. The work has been concluded in eternity, your part is to enforce it in the now. Don’t let the devil hoodwink and deceive you. The symptom is not the sickness, it is a mirage to make you drop your healing. The lack of money is not the challenge, it is a setup by the devil to make you change your confession and embrace lack. When you understand the trick of the devil, you can put him where he belongs and enforce your right.
Further reading: Ephesians 2:1-9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Gen.18,19 / Evening- Matt. 6: 1-18