10/13/16 Ponder the Gift
“I ask you to ponder thoroughly what you were given when you were bought by Jesus. Think past all the usual blessings and begin to consider deeply the wonders that are yours in Him. Allow Me to show you how blessed you really are to have access to spiritual wealth and knowledge with Truth as your guide. Sit with Me and My Word to discover how you have been brought into safety and what that really means. Wait patiently with Me and accept My Word deep within your spirit until its truth becomes part of your inner being and releases you from every high thing that has held you in bondage of any form.
"Understand fully the freedom that is yours because you are Mine. Take hold of the truth of your life. Discard everything that does not line up with My Word and My nature. You will move from where you are to where I want you to be because you are in Christ. You will live above the world and its ways.”
Ps. 51:6 AMP
Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
Ps. 119:160 AMP
The sum of Your word is truth [the total of the full meaning of all Your individual precepts]; and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.
Romans 2:4b AMP
…Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent (to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?
Ephesians 1:17-19a NIV
17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better.
18) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints
19a) and his incomparably great power for us who believe…
Phil. 3:10-11 AMP
10) [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
11) That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
Religion makes us cold and dead. Our relationship with Jesus brings us into a life that is full of wonders and love. We, as children of God, were never supposed to be part of the world and its ways. We are designed to rise above its horrors and bondages.
Once we fully understand how free our relationship with Jesus has made us, we will never again be touched or influenced by the fears, cares, temptations, and riches of the world. We will finally grasp what true freedom means.
Show me Your truth, Lord,