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08/04/2014 - Your success is inevitable

“For all things are yours” (I Corinthians 3:21b)

It is due to lack of information that people allow suffering in their lives. In fact, behind all bad events there is a negative spiritual activity that oppresses millions of people worldwide. In the study herein, we will debunk this evil force so that you can expel it from your life, making your success inevitable. In the 70s, the story of a woman who had died of starvation shocked the United States. She weighed less than 25 kg; she begged for alms from door to door until she died of hunger in an asylum. It turned out later that she had a fortune – more than a million dollars in assets. With that money she could have bought the best restaurant in town; however, she died of hunger.

By analogy, we know that there are millions of people who, in spite of having accepted Christ and being co-heirs with Him, live exactly like that North American woman; Their suffering is the result of moral, spiritual and physical poverty despite the fact that the Lord Jesus has made them rich: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich (II Corinthians 8:9).

A paradox – Millions of Christians around the world go through financial woes. What do they lack? Are they second-class children? No! God does not have that kind of child. The Bible declares that all who accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior receive the power to become children of God (John 1:12). It is up to them to use that power to transform themselves until they reflect their status of sons and daughters of God. They are His children already but, paradoxically, they live as the devil’s progeny. When the Bible tells us about something that belongs to us, we must take possession of the blessing immediately and start claiming it in Jesus’ Name. The Word says He made us rich; therefore we have everything we need or will ever need. Nonetheless, very few Christians enjoy these riches. They could enjoy the abundant life if only they believed what the Scripture says. The Bible says: All things are yours (I Corinthians 3:21 b). Whoever you are, open the door of the “celestial vault” – prayer and faith in the Name of Jesus – and start enjoying all the riches that belong to you.

Who the real prodigal son was – In Luke 15:11-24 Jesus recounts the parable of the prodigal son. The story is clear: the younger son was a rebel and a spender. One day, however, he decided to seek help from who actually loved him: his father. Many Christians need to immediately resume fellowship with the Father because while they are “taking care of the pigs,” not even their food

will satisfy them. The riches of the Lord are available, but they are wasting them.

At the beginning of the parable, we read that the father divided the farm between his sons. Likewise, our portion is with God, but when we need it we just have to ask Him. The text also shows that the second son was a complainer (Luke 15:25-30), i.e., he was the true lost son. If his needs weren’t met, it was because he had never declared them. Do not be a spender of blessings. Just ask God to do the work: “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13).

You may die in poverty – Even with God an individual may live and die in spiritual poverty. If you are not bold and do not “open the door of the heavenly vault”, obtaining all you need from there, you may die in a state of total misery. We can say that whoever does not accept what is theirs in Christ, lives in spiritual poverty. They lack prosperity, accomplishment in life, health, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, etc. However, those who take possession of what belongs to them enjoy abundant life without a guilty conscience. In order to enjoy all the blessings that He has conquered, we don’t have to be religious but rather doers of the Word.

The prodigal son came to his senses. He took the initiative, wished for it and told himself that he would rise and go to his father; he was not just standing there feeling sorry for himself. That American woman did not enjoy her wealth; she died of starvation. She was the only person who could do something for herself. You are the only one who can help yourself. What will you do? Will you live the way you have lived so far or will you assume a victorious position?

An unfortunate fact – Some of God’s children are not enjoying His riches yet because they still harbor a sinful conscience, thinking they are undeserving. Somehow, many preachers confuse more than help when dealing with the worthiness of God’s children. In fact, we have no merit in ourselves, that is, there is nothing in us that makes us creditors of the Lord. However, everything we have achieved (or should achieve in Him) was given to us by Jesus, who conquered all the blessings through His victory on the cross; therefore, the merits are all His. However, we are entitled to everything that Christ has purchased, for His work on the cross was made for us, not for Him or the Father. While an individual carries guilt upon himself he will not have the courage and enough faith to draw near God or take possession of what belongs to him.

Bear this is mind: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1). Be sure of one thing: it’s not your spirit that brings you sinful memories; after all, it was recreated in Christ Jesus and therefore is pure and free. Nor is it the Lord Jesus, because He has already forgiven you.

The devil is the one who reminds you of these horrible things because he wants to isolate you from God. If the devil insists on bringing back memories of the past, keep a firm grip on the Word of God and tell him: “You cannot spread rumors about me. I am a new creature and as such I don’t owe you anything. In Jesus’ Name, I bind all your actions. You will get nothing from me!” My dear reader, enjoy the abundant life that Jesus offers, knowing that nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate you from the Father (Romans 8:35-39). You’ve been destined to be successful; your success is inevitable. Do not give the devil any opportunity to oppress or defeat you with sickness, sadness and lack of willingness for life.

If you have not accepted the Lord Jesus as your Savior and Lord, do it now. If you do, He will forgive all your sins, He will give you a new life and make of you a blessing. Do not forget to look for an evangelical church where you can learn more about God’s will for your life. My prayer is that your lips may be always used for the glorification of the Lord God.

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