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Something stirred in my heart last night, and hence I couldn’t sleep. I felt someone needs to hear this right now.
Two verses came to mind and both must be read together. The first:
No weapon formed against you shall prosper … this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord… and their righteousness is from the Lord. Is 54:17
When I was younger, I would always hear people tell me the “positive” verses like the one above. I always doubted and wondered why did I ever qualified to receive such a promise. After all, I’m not a prophet like Isaiah, neither am I part of the covenant people God promised to. Even so, haven’t I made too many mistakes? Why would God favor and bless me since I am a sinner?
You qualify because of Jesus, and not because of your own efforts.
20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Cor 1:20.
When we conform to God’s purpose AND covenant, God secures your future and gives wisdom liberally (James 1:5) and provision for all good works (2 Cor 9:8). Don’t let anyone ever tell you that God is stingy, or selfish. He is not what the Pharisees described Him to be.
Guess what connects us directly to His purpose and covenant of Grace?
If you are feeling oppressed, or fearful because of something bubbling under the surface in your family or career, this is for you.
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