Friday, December 22, 2017


Today I want to encourage you by reminding you of some powerful TRUTHS revealed in reading along with today's Spoken Word Bible reading Plan! Proverbs 23:3 says this:

May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!

HE has already blessed us with every blessing! We need to find out just what those blessings are and how to appropriate them! AMEN! Look at verses 4-6:
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]— [So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Notice in the underlined verses that it was the plan of God, all along, that WE should be blessed beyond measure! As if that were not enough, we see this in verses 7-10:
In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him, 10 [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth.

God did NOT just come up with the wonderful Plan of Salvation as a 'fix' when Adam sinned! God created us with the ability to choose for ourselves so that when we DO choose HIM, it will be from genuine hearts and not as mere programmed robots! WHEN He created man, with the ability to sin, He had our eternal salvation in mind to begin with! NOW, we do NOT merely walk WITH God, as Adam ad Eve did in the garden. We walk everywhere with GOD IN US! We are in a far better place than Adam ever was! HALLELUJAH!!! AMEN! Meditate on this TRUTH as you prepare to begin another year in close, intimate fellowship with the ONE Who loves you MOST and BEST! This should be your very best and most blessed year yet! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "You Crown The Year":

Shalom in Him!