Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Psalms 103:2 KJV
Yesterday we talked about the various benefits that the believer has as a result of the finished work of Christ. We also talked about the Lord’s instruction to us to make sure we don’t forget those benefits. We ended with a very powerful scripture from the book of Romans.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 New International Version
In this verse it seems as if a question is being asked and it is but the answer is also being given with the question. If you are a believer, you have been given and received Jesus and with Him, you have received all things. All things is just what it says all things. Lets call to mind this scripture as well.
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22 New Living Translation
Jesus has been made Head over all things for the benefit of the Church. You are a member of the Body of Christ so that means YOU. So you have two scriptures confirming a major purpose of Jesus life, death burial and resurrection: thru these Jesus secured all things to give Himself and them to us. Always remember this. Jesus did not just give His Life for you, He gave His Life to you! You have to sincerely think about this and use your Holy Ghost imagination to understand the full meaning of this statement. All of His Life, His Health, His Strength, His Authority, and even the glory that He received from the Father Jesus turned around and gave even that glory to us. As I say so often, don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; John 17:22 New American Standard Bible
So many times in churches you hear from the pulpit, “God gets all the glory, we get none! God will not give His glory to another!!!” But this scripture tells a different story and its told directly from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ. So the glory even is a benefit as is Him making us the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. As a matter of truth righteousness is an means to an end, a progression of sorts. Read the progression that took place in God the Father knowing us when is another benefit to be known of by the Father.
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30 New International Version.
So we have a second scripture confirming our glorification by God the Father Himself. These are all benefits and they are worth meditating studying and knowing. When you do the enemies avenues to put doubt in your mind become less and less and your confidence and assurance in Christ becomes stronger and stronger.
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!