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Claim your benefits

Benefits packageBenefits package

Anyone who is in the job market, looking for a job will always be more interested in jobs that offer benefits. Although we may not think strongly about benefits, they are essential and add value to us and our family’s lives. Many organizations are seeking to make their fringe benefits package more attractive so that they can attract and retain the best professionals in the market. Some of those benefits are tuition assistance, flexible medical, childcare spending accounts, medical insurance, 401k disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and much more. We love good benefits and feel a sense of security about our well-being because our benefits allow us to go to the doctor, take vacations, stay home when we are sick and enjoy our perks. As Christians we do not realize that we have benefits too, benefits that far outweigh the benefits of our jobs, but we seldom claim them. David praises God in Psalm 103:1- 5 and describes the benefits that he receives from God.

Psalm 103:1-5

1Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

He forgives our sins, he heals all our diseases, he redeems our lives from destruction, he crowns us with loving kindness, and satisfies our desires with good things.

Jesus has purchased the greatest benefits package for you, unwrap it and take full advantage of it

These things are already in motion for us, as the children of covenant. Join David and praise God for the benefits you already have. You do not have to work hard to achieve it or better yet, try to earn it, these benefits are not dependent on your performance level with God. Whether you have met God’s level of holiness or you fell short a little. In fact, we really did not qualify for any of these benefits. Yet he made provisions for us even before we showed up in the world (Roms. 5:8). The price has been paid, it’s now time for us to access and enter into God’s provision through the door Jesus Christ. The greatest part of this is that, as long as Jesus is a part of our lives, we will always have access to of all God’s benefits (James 1:17).

Regardless of what’s happening in your life, do not leave any benefits on the table. All belongs to you (2 Corinth. 1:20). And do you qualify? Absolutely, you have a blood bought right to all the fullness of God in Christ Jesus.

I join my faith with yours today to believe God for whatever you need to be accomplished in your life.

Unwrap your benefits daily

OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH AND DECLARE THE WORD OF GOD OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Declare the benefits of God over your house daily. Command your day by declaring that you have a blood bought right to possess all the benefits of God. You are a child of covenant, therefore your inheritance is secure in Christ. According to Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” You have a great benefits package, unwrap it and take full advantage of all its content. Find your package in the Bible, God’s inspired words to you.

Forget not all his benefits

  1. His forgiveness of all sins (Psalm 103: 3, Luke 7:28, Romans 3:25, Romans 5:8, 1 John 1:9)
  2. Eternal and abundant life (John 1:12, John 3:16, John 10:10, 1 John 5:11, 2 Corinth. 5:1)
  3. Physical health and divine healing (Jer. 30:17, Psalm 103:3, Matthew 8:17, Isa 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 118:17, )
  4. Peace and tranquility (Isa 9:6, Psalm 23:2-3, Isaiah 26:3, John 14:27, Phil. 4:7, Rom. 8:6, Rom. 14:17-19, Col 3:15, 2 Thess. 3:16,  )
  5. Physical Needs Met (Psalm 23:1, Psalm 81:16, Psalm 23:5, Psalm 37:25, Psalm 103:5, Phil. 4:19, Matt 6:25-34)
  6. Strength in weakness (Psalm 68:35, Psalm 29:11, Psalm 28:7, Psalm 73:26, Psalm 118:14, Isaiah 40:29, Isaiah 41:10, Philippians 4:13, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3 )
  7. Wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30, James 1:5, James 3:17, Psalm 51:6, Psalm 37:30, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 4:5 )
  8. Protection and Safety (Psalm 91:11-12, Psalm 23:4-6, Isaiah 54:17, Psalm 46:1, Psalm 91:1-3, Psalm 121:7-8, Psalm 138:7, 2Timothy 4:18)
  9. Prosperity (Psalm 1:3, 3 John 2, PSALM 84:11-12, PSALM 115:12-16, MATTHEW 6:31-33, PROVERBS 3:9-10, JAMES 1:17, PSALM 85:12, PSALM 35:27)

These are some great resources that will help you claim and walk in the benefits of Christ

Speaking God’s word brings the victory!

God's word isWhat words are you most likely to speak in every situation?
Your first words are as important as every other word that proceeds from your mouth. We have heard the famous saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” I think we have lived long enough to know that this statement is far from the truth. For some of us, words have become more powerful than sticks and stones. The truth is, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Prov 18:21).” The words that flow from the abundance of our hearts are exactly what our mouths have been saying.

What is in your heart ?

Now examine your heart in the light of the word to see what is in your heart, and begin to change your heart and your heart will produce words in keeping with your desire.  From the abundance or overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Jesus compares the words that come out of a man’s mouth with the fruit of a tree. A good tree will not bear bad fruit and a tree is recognized by the fruit it bears (Luke 6:43-44). In much the same manner, “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart… (Luke 6:45)” Words have molding and destructive powers.

We never want to eat the fruit of destruction regardless of our situation. What a tragedy to see our words bringing our own demise. No one wants to experience the negative effect of words, spoken in haste, anger, or hurt. Even when we are seeing situations that are going contrary to what we are believing God for, speaking God’s word will bring victory. Therefore, examine your words and examine your heart.

Jesus is the answer

So what shall you say then, when your world is falling apart and there seems to be trouble on every side. Surely, no one knows the hurt you feel and the pain that you are carrying, yet, you cannot give up as if your circumstances have defined you. That’s not the time to give up and quit on life. When there is no answer, Jesus IS the answer, when there is no solution, Jesus IS the solution, where there is no way out Jesus IS the way, when all around my soul gives way He then IS all my hope and stay. Christ is your salvation, and your strong tower. Jesus is your shelter from the storm. He is your great place of refuge. He is the perfect hiding place from the storms of life and the perfect haven from a world of turmoil.

Let the word of truth dwell richly in you

Jesus said the words that I speak they are life and they are spirit. Great opportunities present themselves for us to say all the negative things we want. Someone even said, tell it like it is, well truly, tell it like it is in the word of God. Let the word become your world.  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Col 3:16).” When you allow the word to dwell richly in you, the word of truth, will flow out of you. When the enemy brings lies to cause you to walk in fear, the word of truth that is in you, will raise up a godly standard against the lie of the enemy.

Watch the WORD become flesh through your declarations

I urge you today, make daily declarations from the word of God. You may not see results right away, but rest assure that God’s word will accomplish what it was sent for. According to (John 1:14) “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Watch the same word you believe and stand on become flesh in your situation. Jesus, the Messiah was prophesied thousands of year before he actually showed up in flesh form. That did not hinder God’s prophets from declaring, the coming of the Christ, who will save his people from their sins. Many prophets declared the WORD until the WORD became flesh and dwell among them. God in the same way wants his word to become flesh for you. If you will not give up on God’s word, his word will sustain you in weakest moments of your life. If there is one thing God cannot do is lie. Will you speak his word and give it time to become flesh in your life?

When you change what’s in your heart, you will change what’s in your mouth and your life will produce the fruits of your lips.

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