Thought For The Day GOD'S SUPER-ABOUNDING GRACE FOR YOU!- See the kingdom of God ever-present in every situation, with superabundant supply for your need or area of lack.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
If you were in the same synagogue as the man with the withered hand (Luke 6:6–11), how would you see him and what do you think you would say to him?
Jesus was preaching in that synagogue when He saw the man with the withered hand. But He also saw superabounding grace around that hand for healing and wholeness. He sees differently from us. He sees the invisible. He sees that the kingdom of God is here, ever-present in any situation, with superabundant supply. We see only the visible, which is tangible, temporal and which seems so real to us.
But Jesus saw superabounding grace on that withered hand for healing because you do not tell a man with a withered hand, “Stretch out your hand,” unless you see the supply, the superabundance for wholeness for that hand. Jesus called forth the superabounding grace to envelop that man's withered hand, and the hand was made whole.
It is possible for someone who is sick to have superabounding grace on him and yet that superabundance of grace does not heal his body. That is because he keeps acknowledging the lack or the problem he sees. He is more concerned with that which is visible and temporal.
Instead of calling forth, and acknowledging and confessing the superabundance of God's grace, he confesses his negative circumstance all the time. So even though the superabounding grace is there, it is there in vain. Isn't that sad?
Jesus called forth life, and life sprang into visibility. We must call forth what we want to see. Say, “Father, I thank You that right now, though my health is under attack, there is superabounding grace available for my healing and health. I call it forth and receive it now in Jesus' name. Amen!”
My friend, don't be conscious of what you see lacking or missing. Be conscious of God's superabounding grace for you and avail yourself of it!
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (Colossians 3:17).
There are three important factors about prayer that we’ll study in the next three days. The first is praying in the authority of the Name of Jesus. As Christians, when we pray, we do so in the Name of Jesus; which means we’re standing in His stead. Jesus gave us the power of attorney to use His Name, in prayer.
There’re those who pray "through" the Name of Jesus, and that’s wrong. To pray "through" Jesus is to make Him a medium or an intermediary to the Father. However, to pray "in the Name of Jesus," which is the right way to pray, means you’re standing in the place of Jesus; you’ve become His voice! So, in praying to the Father, do so in the Name of Jesus.
In John 16:23, Jesus said, "…Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full." Notice that Jesus didn’t say, "whatsoever ye shall ask the Father through my name, he will give it you." Before you were born again, the Name of Jesus was given to you so you could come through that Name to the Father and be saved.
Now, having accepted His invitation and come to the Father at the new birth through Christ, you now have eternal life; the life and nature of God. You now dwell in Him, and live by the power of His Name. Philippians 2:9 says, "…God also hath highly exalted him (Jesus), and given him a name which is above every name." His Name is the greatest Name in heaven, and in earth. God has vested all authority in that Name. Whatever you ask the Father, in the authority of the Name of Jesus, will be granted you.
The Lord Jesus has delegated His authority to you; the same authority He had on earth to request anything of the Father and have it granted.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for vesting all authority in the Name of Jesus, and for granting me the privilege of praying in His Name and effecting changes in the circumstances of life. I declare that my life is glorious, and your perfect will is fulfilled in me today, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
F u r t h e r s t u d y: John 16:23-27
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan:Luke 16, 1 Samuel 1-2
2 Year Reading Plan: Romans 11:25-36, Psalm 119:129-144
Thought For The Day REDEEMED FROM EVERY TYPE OF SICKNESS!- As surely as Jesus took every curse of sickness, your healing will break forth!
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
The One who cleansed lepers, opened blind eyes and made the lame to walk took your sins, sicknesses and every curse when He hung on Calvary's tree. The curses that were meant for you because of your sins fell on Him instead. He was cursed in your place to redeem you from every curse that comes as a result of breaking God's laws.
What are these curses? They are listed in Deuteronomy 28. It is a long and detailed list. Don't get frightened when you read the curses, but rejoice because Christ has redeemed you from every single one of them, including those curses of sicknesses! That's the reason why God made it so long, detailed and exhaustive, so that you are assured of all what Christ redeemed us from.
Are you stricken with tuberculosis, fever or inflammation? (Deuteronomy 28:22) Christ has redeemed you from every one of these conditions!
Do you have painful boils, tumors or an itch which doctors say cannot be healed? (Deuteronomy 28:27) Christ has redeemed you from every one of these conditions!
Perhaps yours is a serious and prolonged sickness. (Deuteronomy 28:59) It doesn't matter. Christ has redeemed you from every prolonged sickness!
“Well, Pastor Prince, you have covered tuberculosis, fever, itch… but what about my disease? It is not covered in Deuteronomy 28. Did Jesus forget my disease?”
No, His work is perfect! Look at Deuteronomy 28:61: “Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed.” That covers everything. So if Christ has redeemed you from this curse, then He has redeemed you from every type of sickness! I don't care what new type of sickness the world discovers because Christ has redeemed us from every type of sickness!
Now, if you have a particular sickness, say, “This (name the sickness) is part of the curse of the law. But Galatians 3:13 says that Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I have been redeemed from (name the sickness)!” Believe and confess that every day, and as surely as Jesus took every curse of sickness, your healing will break forth!