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Point to Jesus, Your Qualification

From Joseph Prince’s Destined to Reign Devotional:

1 Corinthians 1:30: But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

When the devil accuses us of having done wrong and tells us that we don’t deserve God’s blessings, what should we do? Well, the
Lord showed me one day what we are to do. We are to point everything back to Jesus, who qualifies us for all of God’s blessings.

So when the devil says, “You are not righteous enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my righteousness!”

When the devil says, “You are not holy enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my sanctification!”

When the devil says, “You don’t deserve to be healed,” just look to Jesus and declare, “By His stripes I am healed!”

When the devil says, “You don’t qualify for the blessing,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my qualification!”

Each time you point everything back to Jesus, the devil has nothing to say because Jesus qualifies you for all of God’s blessings. In and of yourself, you do not qualify. Without Christ, there is nothing good in you which can qualify you.

But with Christ, your disqualification becomes your qualification for the undeserved, unearned and unmerited blessings of God. And because God puts your life in Christ (Colossians 3:3), who is the all-deserving One, you become all-deserving. Because you are in Christ, you are qualified.

Jesus qualifies you because He died for you and gave you a blood-bought right to every blessing of God. You have a blood-bought right to a life full of meaning, purpose and abundance. You have a blood-bought right to walk in divine health. You have a blood-bought right to prosperity even when the economy is bad. You have a blood-bought right to preferential treatment because God favors you. You have a blood-bought right to the good life!

My friend, you have a right to all these blessings not because you are good, but because Jesus shed His blood and qualified you to have them. So don’t let the devil or anyone tell you that you can’t expect to walk in the blessings of God!

Thought for the Day
You have a right to all the blessings of God because Jesus shed His blood and qualified you to have them.
Destined to Reign Devotional

The Blessing of Favor

From Kate McVeigh’s Blessing of Favor – a really great book for both seasoned & new believers:

You are God’s favorite child. This revelation transformed my life. I have so much favor operating in my life now that I believe I’m God’s favorite child. When His favor begins to manifest and you see Him do so many good things in your life, you can’t help but believe that you must be His absolute favorite child. (Deut. 32:9,10;Matt. 7:11.)

I believe that one day of favor is worth a thousand days of labor. God can do for you in one day what could take years to accomplish alone.

The blessing of God’s favor in your life is not based upon your background, talents, abilities, or anything you have earned. It is promised to you in the Bible, and all you have to do is believe it. Uncommon favor is available to every born again child of God.

A Prayer for Favor on the Job

Father, I thank You that promotion doesn’t come from the east or the west or the south but from You. Because of Your favor upon me, I will be lifted up and promoted at my job.

Just as You were with Joseph, Lord, so You are with me on my job. Thank You for showing me mercy and loving kindness and for giving me favor with everyone I come in contact with today, especially my superiors. Thank You for making whatever I do prosper.

Father, I purpose in my heart to be diligent. I am giving my all at what I do for a living, and people are noticing. The world may think that education, brilliance, or being well connected “maketh rich,” but even though those things can be helpful, I thank You that Your Word says, “…the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Because of You, my superiors like me and favor me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Blessing of Favor

How Desperate Are You?

From Andrew Wommack’s Every Day With Jesus:

And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. Mark 10:48

It’s amazing how much influence other people have on us. There is an intense desire for each of us to conform to those around us. We want to be part of the group. We don’t like to stand out from the crowd. We want to be accepted. But the crowd is never going to go all the way with God. Those who receive God’s best always have to buck the crowd.

Bartimaeus was compelled to conform to what others expected of him. Other men could choose where they wanted to live or what they wanted to do for a living, but a blind man had no choice but to beg. However, when Bartimaeus heard about Jesus and the miracles He was performing, suddenly he had a choice! He could choose to believe and be healed.

Inside that blind beggar’s body was the heart of a believer. Bartimaeus longed for the day when Jesus would pass his way, and one day that came. He wasn’t going to let anyone stop him from receiving his miracle, and the moment he knew Jesus was close by, he began to yell, “Thou son of David, have mercy on me!” Other people were embarrassed by his outburst, but he had spent a life of embarrassment and shame and wasn’t about to continue that way. If he didn’t make a spectacle of himself, things would never change. It was now or never.

There’s something powerful about desperation when it is mixed with faith in Jesus. Are you desperate enough to do whatever it takes to touch Jesus and receive all He has for you today? Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from receiving His best.

Every Day With Jesus

Prayer to Rejoice in the Lord

From Germaine Copeland’s Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative:

This is the day the Lord has made. I rejoice and I am glad in it! I rejoice in You always. And again I say, I rejoice. I delight myself in You, Lord. Happy am I because God is my Lord!

Father, thank You for loving me and rejoicing over me with joy. Hallelujah! I am redeemed. I come with singing, and everlasting joy is upon my head. I obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing flee away. That spirit of rejoicing, joy, and laughter is my heritage. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty – emancipation from bondage, freedom. I walk in that liberty.

Father, I praise You with joyful lips. I am ever filled and stimulated with the Holy Spirit. I speak out in psalms and hymns and make melody with all my heart to You, Lord. My happy heart is a good medicine and my cheerful mind works healing. The light in my eyes rejoices the hearts of others. I have a good report. My countenance radiates the joy of the Lord.

Father, I thank You that I bear much prayer fruit. I ask in Jesus’ name, and I will receive, so that my joy (gladness, delight) may be full, complete, and overflowing. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Therefore, I count it all joy, all strength, when I encounter tests or trials of any sort because I am strong in You, Father.

I have the victory in the name of Jesus. Satan is under my feet. I am not moved by adverse circumstances. I have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I dwell in the Kingdom of God and have peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! Praise the Lord!
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative

You Are Complete in Christ

From Joseph Prince’s Destined to Reign Devotional:

Colossians 2:10: You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

When you look at yourself, what do you see? Do you see someone who is imperfect and lacking in many areas, or someone who is whole and complete in Christ?

There are believers who see themselves as incomplete. This is because they are conscious of their lack and imperfections. They say, “There are so many things imperfect about me! How can I be complete if there are so many things I am lacking in?” They see their weaknesses, condemn themselves and feel inferior to others.

The good news is that God does not see the way man sees. Man sees the flesh. God sees the spirit. He sees us already complete in Christ. In spite of our imperfections, He sees us as new creations, partakers of His divine nature and more than conquerors over our faults. And He wants us to see ourselves the way He sees us.

What we think we need or are lacking in, whether it is godly character traits or physical health, we already have in Christ.

I used to think that I had to ask God to make me more patient, until I realized one day that Jesus is my patience. Since then, I no longer ask God to make me wiser either, because Jesus is my wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30.) I am not waiting to receive more healing because Jesus is my complete healing at this moment. And I am not yearning for peace and rest one day because Jesus is my peace and rest today. Right now, I have everything because I stand complete in Christ!

My friend, you are not going to be complete in Christ some day – you are already complete in Christ! And what remains for you to do is to walk daily in that completeness by believing that it is true and confessing that what you need right now, Jesus is to you. He is your complete forgiveness, complete righteousness, complete favor and complete protection.

So don’t focus on the lack you see in your life. Focus instead on how in Christ, you are complete in everything at this moment. And instead of weaknesses, lack and defects, you will see His strength, wholeness, soundness and completeness manifesting in you!

Thought for the Day: Don’t focus on the lack in your life. Focus on how in Christ, you are complete in everything at this moment!
Destined to Reign Devotional

Kinda Wilson & Kevin Moore signing tomorrow more info: http://ping.fm/23hQs

Come join us for an author signing with Kinda Wilson & Kevin Moore Sat the 13th @ 11 a.m. at Mardel’s, 71st & Mingo in Tulsa!

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