For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Colossians 1:16 KJV
So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas c or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God. I Corinthians 3:21-23 NIV
Resources! We all need them and many of us could use more resources. In the midst of looking for more there is a tendency to overlook many times what we already have. We began this by talking about the variegated resources of Jesus. Psalms 23:1 says, “The Lord IS My Shepherd I do not lack. In many cases there may be a tendency to let one’s mind go immediately to money but that is the least of the list when you are talking about someone Whose home has streets that are not paved with gold but made completely from gold. Jesus died so that we do not come behind in not one good thing. This means we do not lack in health, strength, wisdom, favor, boldness, patience, joy, peace, gentleness, meekness, goodness and faith. Those are more important than money although money is important. Allow me to focus on and pin point four things that Jesus has obtained and has given to you that you may not be aware of or not getting the full benefit from. Now this is a long post but I encourage and implore you, stay with it until the end. These are things you absolutely need to know. These four things are:
ETERNAL SALVATION * ETERNAL REDEMPTION * ETERNAL LIFE * ETERNAL INHERITANCE
After He had finished His work, He became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who obeys Him. Hebrews 5:9 KJV
Salvation there is the Greek word soteria and it means welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation of saving and safety. Now we could stop right there and have a good shout but allow me to define the word welfare for you. In the Websters 1828 dictionary welfare is defined as – Exemption from misfortune, sickness, calamity or evil; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; prosperity; happiness; applied to persons. You need to chew on that because that is what is yours presently forever. In each case the word eternal means perpetual and everlasting throughout the age. When you read Ephesians 2: 5 & 8 you see that by Grace Who is Jesus you have been saved completely in past time with the present result that you are in a state of salvation that persist through present time. Now when you read later about eternal life you will better understand how time has no bearing on your state. You are in s state of salvation which means you are in a state of welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation and safety that persist. What you see has no bearing on this, this is simply the state you are in as a believer when you receive it by faith.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12 KJV
Redemption here is the Greek word lutrosis and it means a ransoming or deliverance specifically from the penalty of sin. That penalty was and included poverty, sickness and death. Christ in Galatians 3:13 has redeemed us from the the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. He became poor so that we might be made rich therefore WE ARE RICH. He bore ALL our sickness and disease on the Cross. You really have to understand this so you can live free from sickness and disease totally. God the Father looked into all of your years here on Earth and every sickness from an ache to a pain to a cold to any and all disease that would ever come on you and He took that and placed it on Jesus on the Cross. YOU ARE FOREVER FREE from sickness and disease. Don’t accept it twice when Jesus already bore it.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. I John 5:13 KJV
Poppa does not desire for you to have to guess or wonder if you HAVE eternal life. He desires for you to KNOW. He just said so in The Word. The word eternal here needs to be defined as well as life. From the Strongs dictionary, the word eternal is the Greek word aiṓnios derived from aiṓn which means (“an age, having a particular character and quality“) it is the unique quality (reality) of God’s life at work in the believer, i.e. as the Lord manifests His self-existent life (as it is in His sinless abode of heaven). “Eternal life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – i.e. what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet is also time-independent. Aiṓnios does not focus on the future per se, but rather on the qualityof the age it relates to. Thus believers live in life” right now, experiencing this quality of God’s life now as a present possession. (Note the Gk present tense of having eternal life in Jn 3:36, 5:24, 6:47; cf. Ro 6:23.)]
The word life is the Greek word zoe and it means to have both spiritual and physical life. When you combine the two it means to have the same quality of life as God the Father Himself perpetually.
And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:15 KJV
Inheritance here is the Greek word kleronomia and it means an inheritance, property received by inheritance or what is given to one as a possession and heirship. All of the other 3 aforementioned things are part of your eternal inheritance. Along with these and as a result of Jesus you get Jesus as well since the Father has given Jesus to us as a permanent gift and us to Him as a permanent gift. Read back over the other three things and realize you have been given a rich inheritance one that will never fade away because it is eternal and it is yours now. One obtains an inheritance after someone has died. In that case Jesus has already died and was raised so the inheritance is yours now legally. Every blessing is our inheritance including the blessing of Abraham.
These four resources alone will take care of you until Jesus returns. You need to know these like you know your name. Just as sure as you know your name is your name you need to know these things are yours presently. You need to be intimate with these things knowing they are the will of God for you.
All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!