A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
I was sharing some things that were on my heart with my fiancé the other day, and she replied with a saying that I have not heard in a long while. She simply said “It’s already alright.” Three simple, yet powerful words when combined together.
These three words point to the Divine Solution, in the form of three invincible Deities: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Who, when combined, broke hell in half for us and defeated sin and death once and for all for every believer!
The much-loved saints John and Matthew testify in unison of this collective truth as it was birthed from the heavens: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’” (John 1:14, 3:16; Matthew 3:16-17).
It is in the Book of Matthew where we recount the defining collaborative work of the Triune Godhead: In order for God to become flesh, He needed His Son to become incarnate and walk among us. His Holy Spirit was sent forth to impregnate the willing Virgin Mary, which brought forth the fully divine and fully human birth. Jesus’ body then needed to be broken so that God’s Holy Spirit could be poured out among the earth.
Every problem: past, present, and future, was already solved when Christ went to the Cross. It was there, that the Son of God and Son of man took captivity captive, and provided a way out for all humanity (Psalm 68:18, Ephesians 4:8). It was at this Divine Intersection where solutions swallowed up problems, health overtook sickness, and life conquered death.
If you need healing, then call on your Jehovah Rapha (the Lord your Healer), who whispers back: “It’s already alright. I became the solution for your infirmity before it even came upon you.” If you need a financial or employment breakthrough, then cry out to your Jehovah Jireh (the Lord your Provider), Who promises “It’s already alright. I became the solution for your lack before it even came upon you.” If you need deliverance from a sexual addiction, sexual perversion, or drug or alcoholism, then stretch your arms up to your Jehovah HaPalat (The Lord your Deliverer), and watch Him pull you out, as He roars “It’s already alright! I became the solution for your addiction before it even came upon you.” If you need to be made clean, then allow your Jehovah Mekoddishkem (the Lord Who Sanctifies you) to wash you with His Words “It’s already alright. I died so that you could be made clean and whole.” I can go on and on, as there are infinite Names for God, all which point to every solution that He already provided for every situation and circumstance.
There is nothing left to say, because Jesus said it all through His selfless act on the Cross. And when He uttered his last Words on earth “it is finished” (John 19:30), He knew that it was already alright.
Father, so many of us need a right-now touch from You. We need Your assurance that it is already alright. Pray for us, Jesus. Breathe on us, Holy Spirit. Comfort us, Loving God. Help us to experience Your great love, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Strengthen us, Sovereign Savior. Encourage us, Most Excellent Counselor. Make everything okay, Omnipotent Author. In Jesus Name, we thank You that you took the Cross and died in our place so that we could have life, and have life abundantly (John 10:10). Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to silence every circumstance with the Word of God. Determine to praise your way out of your situation. Be like King David, who encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6). And continue to fight the good fight of echoing the promises of Heaven; for God, Who already finished what the devil started, 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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