Today I want to share a couple of things that have been a real blessing to me! First, Joseph Prince's "Grace Inspirations":
Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you…
God loves to bless you. He has even declared that “blessings shall come upon you and overtake you”. This means that you can’t run fast enough to escape them! When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you. When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing!
Now, you may think that you don’t qualify for God’s blessings because of the preceding verse which says that these blessings will come to pass only if you diligently obey God’s voice and keep all of His commandments. You know that no matter how hard you try, you just cannot keep all of God’s commandments. In fact, the Bible says that if you fail to keep just one commandment, you fail to keep all. (James 2:10)
My friend, I have good news for you: Jesus is the one who qualifies us for every single blessing because He has kept all of God’s commandments. When He died for us on the cross, He not only fulfilled all of God’s commandments, He also redeemed us from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13) Note that He did not redeem us from the blessings of the law, so the blessings are still ours today!
As you read the list of blessings in Deuteronomy 28, starting with “Blessed shall you be in the city…in the country…the fruit of your body…your basket…when you come in…when you go out…” (Deuteronomy 28:3–13), I believe that Jesus is saying to you, “Like the blessings? Then take them by faith!”
You may say, “But I don’t deserve them.” Yes, you don’t deserve them, but you still get them because of Jesus. That is God’s grace! The law says, “You must deserve the blessings.” But the law is no longer here. Grace is here. So take the blessings by grace through faith. Believe God for the blessings.
Today, it is no longer a question of how much or how well you have kept God’s commandments. It is a question of how much you can believe God for His blessings. All the promises of God in Christ are “Yes”, and because you are in Christ, you can say “Amen!” to His blessings! (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Thought For The Day: Jesus is the one who qualifies us for every single blessing because He has kept all of God’s commandments.
AMEN! We have only just begun to understand God's most wonderful GRACE! It has nothing to do with US and everything to do with JESUS and what HE has done FOR us! AMEN! The other thing I want to share with you was a quote by Oswald Chambers that comes from his book "The Highest Good":
“When the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?” We all have faith in good principles, in good management, in good common sense, but who amongst us has faith in Jesus Christ? Physical courage is grand, moral courage is grander, but the man who trusts Jesus Christ in the face of the terrific problems of life is worth a whole crowd of heroes. The Highest Good
I LOVE this! The REAL heroes in our lives are those who refuse to back down from the Gospel of JESUS Christ! Pastors, such as my Pastor, Bill Novak, who continue to teach the uncompromised Word of God even when some do not want to hear it, are my heroes! Those who continue to teach and preach the FULL Gospel that includes eternal salvation and the healing of sickness and disease here, in this life, are my heroes! Evangelists like our partners the O'Dells and their entire team of evangelists, pastors, teachers, prayer warriors and supporters who continue to take the Gospel to some of the most radical and dangerous places on earth, fully resting in the protection, provision and safety, and the plans and purposes of Almighty God, are my heroes! YOU, who read this blog and then go and share the teaching with some who have never heard the Word taught so before, are my heroes! Don't look for famous people for inspiration. Look for the unashamed and unafraid ministers of the Gospel of JESUS Christ, for THEY are affecting eternity! And remember that we are ALL called to the full time ministry! The Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5)! Here is Hillsong with "GO"!
Shalom in Him!