THINK IT (continued)-
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
Beloved child of God, number 7 (I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor 5:21)) to me, is the greatest honor you can give to Father. When you say and confess that one, you are giving to Him the greatest appreciation because of what His Son, Whom He loves so much, did on the cross. He took our sins in His body and shed His blood that we may be forgiven and be put in right standing with Father. The Father let His Son do what He did because He loves you so much, so the Son decided to do it because He loves you just as much. God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son. That little word, SO, means a great deal. Beloved child of God you will understand and realize how much God loves you when you understand how much He loves His Son Jesus and He loves you just as much as He loves Jesus(John 17:23). The One Who knew no sin became sin that we might be the righteousness of God in Christ(2 Cor 5:21). You are so loved by God, beyond measure. This one confession speaks of the cross and the finished work of the cross of Calvary. Heb 2:1 says-Since all this is true, we ought to pay must closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away. Heb. 2:3 says-Neglect not such a great salvation. 2 Cor 4:13 says-Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak. Faith speaks! To get faith into your heart, it has to be spoken. Beloved child of God, I encourage you to make these truth blessings a part of your self talk to yourself this year.
PRAYER- Father, thank You so much that You love me! Thank You for the Lord King Jesus, Who through His precious blood redeemed me back to You! I am the redeemed of the Lord! Glory Father! Hallelujah! Thank You Father for the marvelous Holy Spirit Who glorifies Jesus in me. Thank You for these two Great Gifts. I’m so appreciative Father. Thank You SO much! I love You Father because You first loved me! You are beautiful Father! Father, Let Your Holy Spirit remind me to speak these blessing truths to myself(John 14:26). I want to be a partaker of the divine nature by drinking in these divine truths(2Pet. 1:4, John 7:37). It is an honor to be able to speak Your Word for they are the REJOICING of my heart(Ps.119:111). I treasure the words of Your mouth more than my necessary food(Job 23:12). I want to find Your words and eat them, for Jesus is the Bread of Life(John 6:35). Your words are a joy and rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Your name(Jer. 15:16). Thank You Father for the privilege to speak Your Word! You are good. In Jesus name, Amen.
THINKIT-Lord king Jesus says if any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. I want to pray a blessing for you beloved child of God. I pray you will meditate upon these blessing truths and drink of them. I pray you mutter confess them to yourself because faith comes by HEARING and HEARING and HEARING(Ro. 10:17). Gal 3:5 says the Holy Spirit works miracles among you, because of the HEARING of faith. So I pray you will take these blessing truths and say them to yourself continually. It will be spirit food and living waters. You want to feed your spirit, spirit words. You will be drawing strength from your union with Christ Jesus(Eph 6:10 Ampc). It will bless your spirit and strengthen you, because His words are spirit and life(John 6:63). Consent and submit to these words of blessings. Apply your mind to this blessing knowledge-it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them] ; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them so that your trust(belief, reliance, support and confidence) may be in the Lord(Pro. 22:17-19). HEAR your way to strength and be blessed.
I pray blessing upon blessing upon you-may these blessing truths be exhibited in your life by the Holy Spirit as you confess them to yourself perseveringly.
- 1) Greater is He Who is me than he who is in the world(1John 4:4)
- 2) No weapon formed against me shall prosper(Isaiah 54:17).
- 3) I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me(Phil.4:13).
- 4) I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might(Eph 6:10).
- 5) I am a praiser of God and His Grace and Glory(Eph1:6&12).
- 6) I am accepted in the Beloved(Eph1:6).
- 7)I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus(2 Cor 5:21).
- 8) By His stripes I am healed(1Peter 2:24).
- 9) Jesus is my Refuge( Ps. 91:2).
- 10) I have the mind of Christ(1Cor 2:16).
- 11) I am the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus(Eph 2:10).
- 12) I love God because He first loved me(1John 4:19).
- 13) I am so grateful to God(Eph 5:20, 1Thess 5:18, Ps.66:8).
- 14) Jesus is my Peace(Eph. 2:14).
- 15) The joy of the Lord is my strength(Neh 8:10).
- 16) Jesus is my Wisdom. (1Cor 1:30)
You can take one or as many as you want and meditate it for the day.
Check back tomorrow for part 2!
Beloved child of God, there is a corporate anointing when when you are assembled together with other believers. In Rev 3:11, Jesus says I am coming quickly. We are to have an expectancy of looking forward to His coming and keeping ourselves spiritually fit. I believe, beloved child of God, having this hope keeps you healthy because it keeps you positive and gives life to your being. Pro.4:22 says of His words-they are life to those who
find them, healing and health to all their flesh. So keep this hope alive in you! Meditate on it. Speak it to yourself. Read the scriptures on it. It helps to keep depression away, having a positive attitude about His coming. Beloved child of God, we are not look forward to death, but to look forward to the return of the Lord King Jesus, which is strengthening. This does something for your soul. Looking eagerly for the coming of the Lord is a bible directive. 2Tim 4:8 says that Paul the apostle said, the Lord will award him with a [victor’s] crown of righteousness on that [great] day and not only him but also to all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing(His return). Be encouraged beloved child of God and encourage others in the Lord with this great hope. Be blessed!
PRAYER-Father, thank You first of all, for Who You are! You are a God of mercy and loving kindness and of acceptance and forgiveness and of no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus and a God of salvation. Thank You for Your Great gift of Christ Jesus Who made it possible for the Holy Spirit to come and indwell us, in order for us to live this Christian life. Thank You Father, that I am now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus because of the blood of Jesus. Thank You Father for the blessed hope of Jesus’ soon return! Help me Father, through Your Holy Spirit to develop a great awareness of the blessed hope and that I may be eagerly awaiting and looking for the return of my great God and Savior Christ Jesus and that I may keep myself spiritually fit. Help me to run my race that I may lay hold of the prize and make it mine. Every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but I do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness that cannot wither(1Cor 9:24-25). Thank You Father and I ascribe all glory and honor to You and to the Lamb Who sits in the midst of the throne! Glory to Your name, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Word of God has inherent power to purify. Titus 2:14 says-He gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us(purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people [to be peculiarly His own, people who are] eager and enthusiastic about [living a life that is good and filled with] beneficial deeds. Heb 6:11&12 encourages us to be diligent in the things of God that you may have full assurance of hope. (11)-And we desire for each one of you to show the same diligence [all the way through] so as to realize and enjoy the full assurance of hope until the end (12)- so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.
Luke 19:13 says-Occupy till I come. This hope encourages us to press on in God. 1Cor 15:58 encourages us to be firm, steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose]. Col 4:2 encourages-Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving. Heb 10:24-25 says-And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing( warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the DAY APPROACHING.
Check back tomorrow for the final post in this series THINK IT: The Blessed Hope (PART 4)
We are always, beloved child of God, to be eagerly awaiting and looking for the blessed hope of His appearing. 1John 3:2-3 says-Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children, it is not yet disclosed( made clear) what we shall be [hereafter] but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [as God’s children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is. And everyone who has this hope [resting] on Him cleanses (purifies) himself just as He is pure(chaste, undefiled, guiltless). How is purifying accomplished? Eph 5:26 says-So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word. (27)-That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things[ that she might be holy and faultless]. So beloved child of God, it’s the Word of God, with the Holy Spirit which purifies. 2 Cor 3:18 says-And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very Own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
Check back tomorrow for THINK IT: A Blessed Hope (PART 3)