Morning by Morning, September 16 - "Take Possession" of His Promises and Our Inheritance
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let faith arise in my heart, as I settle down and draw close to You in my spirit, to begin my day in the deep communion of prayer. ...
"See, I have set the land before you; go in and take possession of the land that I swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their descendants after them" (Deuteronomy 1:8).
Open the eyes of my heart to see all You've set before me. Give me the courage and the faith to take possession of all that You've already given to me by the grace of God.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love. He destined us for adoption as His children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved" (Ephesians 1:3-6).
You are the God "who has blessed us." It's already done; it's already accomplished; it's already ours. And You've already blessed us "with every spiritual blessing." You've held nothing back from us, but given all to us. We didn't deserve it; we didn't earn it. But it's ours "in Christ" because You "destined us for adoption as (Your) children through Jesus Christ." It's all by Your "glorious grace that (You) freely bestowed on us (already) in the Beloved (our Savior Jesus Christ)."
And now, just as You spoke to Moses and the children of Israel to go in and "take possession" of the land of their inheritance in the physical realm, You speak to us in Christ to go in and "take possession" of the land of our inheritance in the spiritual realm. "In Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham" has become ours as well, "so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (Galatians 3:14).
It's already done. You've already blessed us. And now it's up to us -- as best as we can and all by the power of Your grace -- to go "take possession" of all You've freely given to us through the sacrifice of Christ. Let us never "neglect so great a salvation" (Hebrews 2:3). Let us never take for granted this "indescribable gift" we have through "the surpassing grace of God that He has given (us)" (2 Corinthians 9:14-15). "For in Him every one of God's promises is a 'Yes.' For this reason it is through Him that we say the 'Amen,' to the glory of God" (2 Corinthians 1:20). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
I pray you will take possession of the fullness of your inheritance of every spiritual blessing God has already given you in Jesus Christ and experience the surpassing glory of His grace every day, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, Thank You for all your prayers for our first week of our Level 1 Rapha God Ministries School of Ministry in San Antonio, where I'm teaching the Biblical Foundations and Spiritual Principles of Inner Healing and Freedom through Prayer. The Holy Spirit is moving mightily as we learn but also as are embracing the healing and freedom of our inheritance in Christ every night. Please keep us in prayer. DVDs are available to order and experience it with us! God bless you!