It’s frustrating to know intellectually that God has made awesome and wonderful things available to us, but not know how to lay hold of them. This type of frustration isn’t God’s will for us, and it’s not His nature to dangle something unattainable in front of us. Whatever we’re hoping and praying for, we must believe it’s already done through the finished works of Christ. Having faith in what grace has made is important, because otherwise we’ll waste our efforts trying to get God to do something He already did.
We’ve been promised healing, peace, joy, prosperity, abundance, and everything good we could possibly imagine, but our response to situations that rise up determines whether we receive those manifestations. A fear-based response keeps us in the situation but a faith-based response speeds up the resolution for the better. When Jesus fed the multitudes, rather than responding in doubt to what looked like insufficiency, He gave thanks; when He was at sea with the disciples and a storm threatened to sink their boat, He responded in faith. When we have faith in the authority over every situation that Jesus has given us, we can speak to our storms and they have to obey us.
Our trust in God, not our works, is the key to unlocking the promises. Faith gives us access to the grace in which we stand. Even when our own faith fails we can depend on the faith of Jesus that’s given to all who believe.
We’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ, which empowers us to have success in every area of life. To experience physical blessings we must first receive them in the spiritual realm. We speak them into existence in our lives by acknowledging every good thing that’s in us through Christ Jesus. Christ is in us if we’ve been born again; because the blessings are in Him and He is in us, we have access to everything we need.
Lord, You revealed Your many promises to us through Your Word, and You also tell us specifically how to access them. You’ve made available to us everything we’ll ever need for a victorious life. Thank You for the faith to claim it all. In Jesus’name, amen.
- John 6:5-13
- Matthew 8:23-27
- Romans 5:2
- Ephesians 1:3
- Romans 3:22
- Philemon 1:6