Just Receive

(2 Corinthians 1:20)

Do you know that you do not need to try to be blessed? That is right! You do not need to try to be blessed because if you are in Christ, you already are. Ephesians 1:3 states, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Notice that God “hath” blessed you—that means you are already blessed. Blessed with what? All spiritual blessings! That covers every need you have—forgiveness, healing, finances, wisdom, peace—you name it, if it is a need, God has met it through His Son.

In 2 Corinthians 1:20, Paul reiterates the same truth when he proclaims that all the promises of God are yes in Jesus. That means, every promise God ever made to the righteous finds its fulfillment in Christ. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to heal you because Jesus is your healing; of God’s promise to prosper you because Jesus is your prosperity; of God’s promise to give you wisdom because Jesus is your wisdom; of God’s promise to make you holy because Jesus is your holiness. So you see, God does not need to bless you because He already has in Christ. When He gave you Jesus, He blessed you with all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge and made you an heir of everything He owns. And when a person receives Jesus, he receives the answer to every need at that time!

But do those blessings automatically show up in our lives? Do we have a part to play? According to 2 Corinthians 1:20, all the promises are “yes and amen to the glory of God the Father.” Here we see that we do have a part to play. Our part is to say “Amen” to what God has already done, and thereby bring Him glory. “Amen” is a word of submission. When we say “Amen,” we are choosing to agree with God’s Word; to say what God says and to accept what He says as true, no matter what our outward circumstances may look like.

“Amen” is also a word of command. It can be translated, “So be it!” Once we submit to God’s Word and accept it as true, then we are to declare that Word with authority to our circumstances. If we have symptoms of disease in our body, we are to speak God’s Word of healing to our body and command it to receive that healing. If we have financial needs, or any other type of need, once we submit to God’s Word and see that the need has already been met in Christ, we should speak with authority to our circumstances based on what we know God has already done for us in Christ. Believe and speak—that is our part! And don’t forget to abound with thanksgiving as you await the manifestation of your miracle.

God’s part is to cause what He has already blessed us with to manifest in our lives. He will do so faithfully, just like He did for the woman with the issue of blood, who was supernaturally healed when she believed that Jesus was the Healing she was looking for and proclaimed her faith in Jesus with boldness. Just like he did for me when I believed and boldly declared that He had made a way for me to attend Oral Roberts University and would finance my education for me. Just like He is doing for a dear sister in our church recently, who was recently diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given little hope medically, but who is confounding the doctors and making a full recovery.

It is important to see that God has already met your every need in Jesus; to see that you are already blessed in Him. Don’t try to purchase with good works any of the blessings which Jesus has already obtained for you with His blood. Instead, start receiving His blessings daily by believing that all your needs are already met in Christ and that whatever you need right now, Jesus is to you. Believe this. Speak your agreement to God, to the devil, to yourself, and to your circumstances. Then, watch the Lord manifest Himself in your life with signs, wonders and miracles, as He supplies all your needs according to His riches in glory.

You do not have to work for God’s favor and blessings because they are already yours in Christ Jesus. Don’t try to achieve them. Just learn to receive them.

2 Comments on “Just Receive”

  1. I think this is a challenging message because, at least for me, I feel I always have to do something to get approval, but I guess that’s where our relationship with God differs from everyone else! thanks for this, your life is so inspiring!

  2. My Dear and Beloved Bishop,

    Your messages all the times touches my heart and make changes in my life and entire ministry. God Bless You so much. We will be pleased to receive You here in Goma, North kivu province, Congo DRC so that You may come to restore hope of God’s people here after these wars here in the country.

    Proverbs 22:29 Job 36:11

    IN Christ,

    Bishop John Paul Munganga

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