Is there anything you need from God today, do you need a favor?
Back in August 2011 just before our grandson was born my wife attended a baby shower for him. The hostess of the baby shower offered up a prayer for our grandson and while she was praying, the Lord spoke to my wife saying “do you know why I always say yes? Because Jesus paid it all!”
2 Cor 1:20 “For ALL the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him amen, to the glory of God through us.” Does that sound too good to be true? Well it is too good, and it is true! He paid for whatever you need. When that verse says “in Him” it is referencing what Jesus paid for at the cross. The amazing thing is, Jesus took care of everything at the cross, complete redemption. He overpaid the full price with His blood, completely and perfectly finished restoring our innocence. It is His desire that you live the abundant life. Health, provision, safety, peace, happiness, favor and His rest. That is the abundant life He paid for! Believe it, receive it, rest in His finished work for you!
Jesus said “all things are possible to him who believes.” Do you believe? What is it that you believe? Do you believe that if you try really really hard God will recognize your efforts and help, save you? Do you believe if you pray long enough, hard enough, study the bible enough that that is the answer to get God to do something for you? Do you believe that if you’ve done something bad, God will punish you? Jesus took all your punishment for you, He loves you. My friends that describes a lot of self effort, which actually produces self righteousness. Romans 3:21 & 22 “But the righteousness of God APART from the law is revealed… Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all who believe…” His righteousness doesn’t consist of your self efforts, as we just read it is “to all and on all who believe!” Romans 4 tells us in verse 5 “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness…” All you have to do is believe what Jesus finished for you at Calvary! Believing what He has done is all that is required, your self efforts will only void your faith. “For if those who are of the law (works righteousness) are heirs, faith is made VOID and the promise made of NO effect.” Romans 4:14.
Today just believe and receive what Jesus has done for you, and begin to rejoice in the yes and amen’s for you concerning all the promises of God. He loves you, Jesus paid for everything, so don’t try to repay by your self efforts, that will only void your faith, enjoy what was done for you. He loves you and His answer is: “in Him yes, and in Him amen.” Reign in life today!