Summary: Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus! And brother let me tell you, that’s as real as it gets! Praise God!!
The Full Benefits Package
“there all yours, every single one”
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young accountant who was fresh out of school,
"What starting salary were you thinking about?"
The Accountant said, "In the neighborhood of 100 to 150,000 a year,
depending on the benefits package, of course."
The interviewer sat up straight and said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation,
17 paid sick days, in addition to every federally paid holiday as well, including Valentines day,
full medical and dental, Company Retirement Fund to match 50% of your salary every year,
Executive Share Option Scheme to boot, Profit Related Pay and a company car leased every 2 years -
With your choice of a BMW, Mercedes, or a Cadillac?"
The Accountant sat up straight, could hardly believe what he was hearing and said,
"Wow! What a benefits Package!
Are you kidding?"
The interviewer replied, "Yes, but you started it."
In the real world, sometimes things sound to good to be true and they usually are.
But in Gods world, as an heir and a part of the kingdom of God,
As a believer, even though you may not be using them, you are entitled to all of the benefits and promises, that the Lord has given to all of us,
That are abundantly stated in, the last will and testament He also gave to you, called the Holy Bible.
66 books, penned by 40 authors, most of them we know, but there are anonymous writers too.
Some of the authors wrote one book, some wrote several,
The first five books of the Old Testament (called the Pentateuch) were written by Moses.
He lived about 1,500 years before Jesus was born and John wrote the last book of the New Testament (Revelation).
Most scholars believe that he had finished this book by about 96 A.D.
The time from when Moses wrote the Pentateuch until John completed Revelation is about 1,600 years.
Quite an amazing document, by anyone’s standards, can you even imagine, all the preparation, thought and time,
that went into sharing the Gospel message of God’s own Son, Jesus?
And the all the promises of God He fulfilled, when He came, lived and sacrificed His own life for the sin of the world,
Ultimately becoming victorious over death, when He arose three days later,
and took away the keys to the gates of hell from satan forever.
Praise God Forever, Amen?!!
So as a believer, you could be and are entitled to all of the benefits and promises,
that God has promised you, delivered by Jesus, Completed and Finished Work!!
2nd Corinthians 1:20-22 NKJ.
20. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
21. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,
22. who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
The MSG. says I this way,
20-22. Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
And TBS. He is always faithful to complete the work He starts, Praise God!
“always faithful” not sometimes faithful, or every other time faithful, but always faithful!
So many times, we hear God’s tremendous word like this with our ears, but not with our hearts!
You see, promises can go through our ears and be forgotten like idle words,
but when your heart gets a hold of a promise, that’s when it becomes real to you,
Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus! And brother let me tell you, that’s as real as it gets! Praise God!!
Its not that we don’t believe, that God can do, what the scripture says He can do,
We just have a hard time believing, that His promises can be applied to our lives and our situations and our sicknesses.
Its easy to believe for some one else’s miracles and needs to be met,
but when you’re the one, that every one is gathered around praying and believing for,
For some insane reason, you think it’s a completely different story,
But you see, that’s a trick and a lie from the father of all lies and contrary to what God’s word proclaims,
Recognize it for what it is, rebuke it and remind him of some victorious facts of history,
#1. Jesus has already defeated you and everything you represent to threaten me with, so get out of the way of my miracle now and forevermore!