Summary: You need to realize in that feeling of unworthiness is when the accuser is stealing, killing and destroying your peace and blessing, knocking them right out from underneath of you and you don’t even know it!
The promise of Peace
Matt. 7:11 NKJ
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
This is what Clarke’s Commentary has to say,
If ye, then, being evil - who are radically and diabolically depraved, yet feel yourselves led, by natural affection, to give those things to your children which are necessary to support their lives, how much more will your Father who is in heaven, whose nature is infinite goodness, mercy, and grace, give good things -through his grace and Spirit, the Holy Ghost
Ephesians 2:10 ISV
For we are God’s masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.
There are a lot of fathers all over the world this morning, who need to realize who they were created to be like. Far to many feel the Inadequacy of the responsibilities they carry with the job of being a father.
This scripture can literally be applied to every person and situation. But today being Father’s Day, I want to apply this word, this gift of peace the spirit gives and the peace that is associated with it.
Fathers are Gods masterpiece, they are created in Christ Jesus and the love He represents. Fathers are created to do good things in their children’s lives, things God has lined up and prepared for them to do from the beginning.
There should be a peaceful feeling associated with being a father, sure there will always be test, but with all tests Gods love and Peace is always available to help us through each and everyone of life’s test!
Philippians 4:6,7 NASB
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The accuser may try to tell you and convince you that you don’t matter to God, and that your not worthy of the blessings that He has for you, but that’s not what the word says is it?
Not to sound redundant, but we need to be redundant when it comes to Gods word, and the word says “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” and no matter how many times we hear this, no matter how much truth is in that spoken word from God, the devil still tries to steal the word from us, each and every time its spoken!
That’s why TBS to him who has ears, let him hear!
Well, I just don’t feel worthy this morning! Listen, it’s when you don’t feel worthy you need to realize in that feeling of unworthiness is when the accuser is stealing, killing and destroying your peace and blessing, knocking them right out from underneath of you and you don’t even know it!
TBS and we read earlier, but let’s revisit our text and attempt to move Gods promise from head knowledge to heart knowledge!
You are God’s masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.
It’s time to start acting like and taking the authority over the accuser in our lives that we have been given!
You are somebody in Christ Jesus, because God has made you worthy to be somebody worthy of reward! Because the gift of Jesus presence in your life has made you worthy, to receive His Fathers peace and continually partake of His Blessings, not your feelings!
Do you remember the story of when Jesus was baptized and God said these words about His Son, even before Jesus had performed one miracle, He said "This is my beloved Son, in whom I Am we’ll pleased"
This is how God feels about us the moment we accept His Son Jesus as our Lord and Savior. At that moment it’s no longer about us and our condition, at that moment it becomes about the righteousness of Jesus that He covers us with!
1 John 4:17 NKJ
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world!
It’s the same with us, our works don’t make us worthy, or qualify us to have the righteousness of God! Our relationship with God through Jesus does and that’s the only thing that does!
Genesis 22:1-14 NKJ
Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”