A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, April 22, 2015
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” – Ephesians 1:3
Tired of your account always being negative, my brother? Looking for some overdraft protection, my sister? Then I have good news for you! The good news is the Good News—the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The Bank of the Holy Bible provides you with an endless supply of provision for every area of your life.
God created us out of His abundance. We are the living manifestation of God’s overflow. The truth that we were created with the immutable, indisputable, incorruptible, life-giving Word of God makes us creative beings! We have the power to create, because God created us with the power His Word! And it starts in the spiritual realm.
Are you overdrawn in your account of joy, peace, love, gratitude, wisdom, forgiveness? Then go get some more! Fill up with the Word. Need a supply of finances, physical healing, godly friends or spouse? It’s in there.
“Oh Bother Matt, you think decreeing and declaring the Word is going to fill up my refrigerator, or help me pay my bills?” Yes I do! I have been there, and I can testify as a living witness that when we call on the Name of Jesus, when we believe what God said He will do, when we come into agreement with what God has already established and spoken concerning our lives, the Word will work for you, and bring forth the manifestation of what you need.
But therein lies a possible blind spot: maybe you are looking for it to come one way, and missing the provision that God has prepared for you. You may walk right by your ram in the bush if you are more focused and preoccupied on planning your pity party, or entertaining your preconceived notions.
First, we must believe. Believing is seeing. Call that provision in! Tell lack it must go! Lack, you showed up at the wrong house, and I am going to arrest you with the Truth of God’s Word! Tie lack’s hands with the restraints of Heaven, and then give it the boot! Jesus declared “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18). The Son of God and Son of Man declared “truly.” Not “sometimes,’ or “maybe.” The One Who defeated and defied death, and took captivity captive declared “truly.” Where’s your “truly”? Is it sitting on the shelf of doubt, full of dust? Or maybe left abandoned, long forgotten on the table of unbelief. It’s time to get truly off the shelf and put it to work for you!
Start binding and loosing some stuff! Bind lack, and loose overflow in whatever area of your life you are in need. As sons and daughters of the Most High King, we should never be in need because of Who our Daddy is.
Feel better, family? Me too! Now let’s go to the bank and cash some checks of provision!
Father, Thank You for Your Word. We bless Your Holy Name. We praise You. Like Haggar, help us to always see the well of provision that you make available to us (Genesis 21). Father, we believe, help our unbelief (Mark 9:24). With Your Word, Jesus Christ, Who was with You in the beginning, You created everything good. We thank You that when we speak Your Word in agreement with what You have spoken, we shall have what we say (Mark 11:24). In Jesus Name, we thank You for taking such good care of us, that we constantly walk in Your overflow. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to stop focusing on what you don’t have, and start thanking God for what you do have. Determine to be thankful for your current provision, and from that place, more provision will flow; thus displacing lack. And continue to fight the good fight of walking in your Divine Daddy’s overflow; for God, your Eternal Rivers of Living Water, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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Matthew is founder of HMD Ministries, and sits under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Don Lyon of Faith Center Ministries International in Rockford, Illinois, where he serves as an associate pastor.
All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2015, unless otherwise noted.