In our lives, there are many times where we have moments of enlightenment.   These moments seem to happen at the most inopportune times. They rarely come when we are searching for them and they tend to come unexpectedly.  God decides when He will give us revelation because He know us so well. Psalms 139:16 states, “You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Therefore, in reality these moments come in God’s timing and when we are ready to receive them. For me many of these times of enlightenment come after I have studied God’s Word, prayed and just done the mundane things of life. (Joshua 1:8, Matthew 6:6) It is like He pours all of these things into a bowl and when they are fully mixed together, this lifechanging revelation appears.

Today I had one of those moments.  As I listened to Andrew Wommack, he was doing a series called, “You have already got it”.  As he read Ephesians 1:3 and 2 Peter 1:3, the lightbulb came on concerning Jesus Christ’s finished work at the cross.  In John 19:30 it states in reference to Jesus’ last breath as He hung on the cross, “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”  This is the moment when Jesus died but three days later, He would be resurrected and show Himself to the disciples.  He would spend forty days giving them instructions on how to proceed before He returned to be seated at the right hand of the Father. (Luke 24:50-51, Acts 1:1-3)

There are many scriptures that give insight into why Jesus came to earth.  But the most relevant is He came to become our Lord and Savior.  He came and fulfilled the many scriptures which spoke of Him in the Old Testament.  He became a sacrifice once and for all so we could be reconciled to our Father in Heaven (Hebrews 10:1-18).  He came so we could be restored into our original position which was lost after Adam sinned.  His statement “It is finished” shows He completed the work that was to be done and I am an heir to the promises of God as a believer in Jesus Christ.

Therefore, we do not live in a place of asking God to do something for us.  But we know it has already been finished and we thank Him for what has been done.  As we continue to grow in faith, it is important to realize He has planted seeds of faith, gifts, talents, and so much more within us because we were made in His image (Genesis 1:26).  Therefore, by meditating on God’s word and applying the wisdom found in His word, we will reap a great harvest.  On my journey to the Healthy Place, God wants us healed and whole.  But we have a responsibility to be obedient to His word and work the Word.  Living a healthy lifestyle requires a partnership between ourselves and the Holy Spirit.

This is what makes our journey different than those who do not believe Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).  We have a restored relationship with our Father and we may obtain guidance as we fellowship and have communion with Him.  There are so many things He wants to share with His sons and daughters.  However, just like a teenager who wants to just spend time with their friends and may draw away from their parents, we sometimes do the same thing.  We spend time looking for wisdom from our surroundings rather than looking for wisdom that only can be found in Him.

Jesus has already finished the work in us, it is time for us to do those things that will nurture and develop the seed God has placed within us.  Taking our journey to the healthy place is a process to become whole and at perfect peace in our lives.  It is living an abundant life which begins on the inside and manifest outwardly. 

Think about the times you have prayed for God to do something.  And begin to thank Him for what He has already done.  Then ask Him for wisdom on what to do in order to see the manifestation in your life.  As you begin to read God’s Word then you will learn more and more of His promises. As a believer, you have access to all of them because God is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11).  He just requires you to believe.

Meditate on the following scriptures to develop the mindset that God already has promises in store for us and with praise, worship, and fellowship with God along with obedience to God’s will those promises will be manifested in God’s timing.

Read all of Ephesians 1 and 2 to understand who we as believers are in Christ.

Ephesians 1:3 (NLT), “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”

2 Peter 1:3 (NLT), “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.   We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 

Ephesians 1:18-20 (NLT), “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.  I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.  This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”

3 John 2, 4 (NLT), “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit……I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.”

Philippians 1:6 (NLT), “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV), “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplications, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds thorough Christ Jesus.”

John 14:27 (NKJV), “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Mark 11:24-25 (NLT), “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.  But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. Joshua 1:8 (NLT), “Study this Book of Instruction continually.  Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it.  Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”

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