Reign In Life
HOW DO YOU SEE GOD? --God blesses me not because I am good, but because He is good. He is my loving Father in heaven.
Matthew 7:11 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
Our enemy the devil is well aware that the moment you learn to receive God's grace, you will start to reign in life. So he has been working hard to prevent you from receiving the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. The devil has been using controversy as a device down through church history to prevent believers from having access to the most powerful truths of God. He has built fences of controversy around healing, prosperity, and grace (calling them heresies) to keep believers from reigning over sickness, poverty, and sin. You can always tell how powerful a truth is by the number of controversies the devil surrounds it with!
Please pay close attention to what I am saying. Not all controversies are based on the truth of God's Word. We have to test everything against what the Bible says. Nevertheless, controversy is a tool that the devil uses to prevent God's people from accessing His truths. He is a crafty liar and deceitful thief, so we have to base what we believe on the Scriptures and test everything against it. If you know the truth about God's grace, study His Word yourself and see what it has to say about grace!
Pastor Prince you are one of those "prosperity gospel" preachers?
My friend there is no such thing as “prosperity gospel.” There is only one gospel in the Bible - the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, when you believe the gospel of Jesus, which is based entirely on His grace, it will result in health and abundance of provision. In fact, the gospel of Jesus Christ leads to blessings, success, healing, restoration, protection, financial breakthroughs, security, peace, wholeness, and much more!
God blesses you not because you are good, but because He is good. It is based on His faithfulness and goodness toward you. It is not contingent on your performance, but on His undeserved favour. If it were contingent on how good you are, then it would no longer be grace but the law. It would be deserved favour. This is the difference between the old covenant of law and the, new covenant of grace:
Law is deserved favour - When you obey the commandments perfectly you will be blessed.
Grace is undeserved favour - Jesus obeyed God perfectly, and you will be blessed by believing in Him.
My friend, which covenant are you under today? Law or grace? Deserved favour or undeserved favour? How do you see God-as your Judge or loving Father? If you think that being blessed by God today is dependent on your doing, your ability to keep the law, and your ability to make yourself righteous, I ask you to test your understanding of grace against the Scriptures. Read today's Scripture again and open your heart to what it says about God and His grace toward you: God is your loving Father in heaven who loves you and has nothing but good gifts for you. He sent His Son to die for you so that you enjoy every one of these good gifts. Today, receive His abundant grace!
Dear Father in heaven, open my eyes to always see You for who You are and to see Your love and compassion for me. I thank You that though I have done nothing to deserve Your love and blessings in my life, You have given me the covenant of Your grace that is completely unmerited. I humbly receive the abundance of Your goodness and grace and Your precious gift of righteousness in Jesus' name. Amen.