Hello, again on this grace filled Monday! Romans 5:2 says, we have access to this grace by faith. If you have followed the last few devotionals, I have shared how your faith grows based on what you hear about Jesus. (It is clear then that faith’s source is found in the content of the message heard; the message is Christ. (Romans 10:17 Mirror Translation)).
My desire is that as you hear the good news of His grace, what Jesus has done for you, your faith will rise up on the inside of you, and cause you to excel in you occupation, and every area of your life.
We have looked at many examples over the last 14 weeks about how much you are loved, and it gives God good pleasure to prosper you in your occupation and businesses, (Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. (Psalm 35:27 NKJV)). No matter where you are in life, even if your retired, you set your hands to something, and God desires to bless whatever you set your hand too, (Deut 28:8). We also understand that it is by grace, through faith. You have been fully redeemed, in every area of your life; you can now reign in life because of Jesus.
The more we see Jesus and His grace, the greater our revelation of our redemption, and how perfect and complete it is. It truly is a gift, not a reward. God loves you so much that He sent Jesus to the cross, that through the cross you might receive His abundance of grace (unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor), and His free gift of righteousness, so that you could ‘reign’ in life! This is a gift; you can’t earn it, if you could, then it would be a reward, so rest in the goodness of God and what He has done for you in Christ. Rest in Christ Jesus in your business, He had your best interest in mind 2000 years ago when He redeemed you. Rest in your mind, Jesus wore the crown of thorns so that you could be at peace and not worry; moreover, so that you would know that you are forgiven and declared innocent. Be at rest, for your redemption was more than enough to give you perfect peace, and provision in abundance, your promised land referenced in Hebrews the 4th chapter, is to be at rest in the finished work of the cross. The enemy was defeated, and you are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
God’s desire is for you to reign in life, which means your business, occupation and everything you set your hand to! The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV).
He wants you to reign. Because of what you have ‘heard’ about Jesus and His finished work, I believe faith has arisen in your heart, and you may not have even noticed it, because we have been beholding Jesus and His goodness in this article, (our focus has been on Jesus and not our faith); it has caused your faith to increase. Now with greater faith, go on reign in life today, for your faith has saved you. (saved in the Greek is sozo: to make “safe”; to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):–heal, preserve, save, do well, be (make) whole).