31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
We hold back from God—not because we are weak, but because we do not know how complete and strong we are in Christ. This thought is actually rooted in unbelief and watered by doubt and confusion. This is why we often ask God for more anointing or more power without realising our Father has already freely provided us with all things through Christ. Then, we become desperate for God in a wrong way—because we are looking to God for what He can give us instead of desiring God for who He is to us.
You don’t need more from God other than believing that He has already made it possible for you to access everything that is yours in Christ by grace through faith. This revelation will radically change your prayer and worship life for the better. Instead of uttering “begging” prayers like forsaken orphans in distress, we pour forth “believing” prayers as beloved sons and daughters to our most gracious Father who hears us.
Having all things in Christ is the essence of being united in Christ. This is your legal standing (what Christ had done for you on the cross) in the New Covenant. Don’t settle for just knowing this truth, but live out the implications and reality of this truth in your daily life. This truth is not just a knowledge thing, but a relational thing that reveals our God who holds nothing against you and who holds nothing back from you because of the finished work of the cross.
You may ask, “How am I supposed to live my life knowing this truth?”
Ask the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of truth, to open your eyes and fire your heart to what Christ had done and continues to do for you, not just once in a while but all the time. It will supernaturally transform you to go all out for God and you will accomplish things you never thought possible. As the Apostle Paul would say, “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). It is to be so fully grounded and rooted in Christ that you find strength, contentment and rest because of who you are in Him and who He is in you, no matter your season of life.
Do I recognise the presence of Christ in the season I am in right now?
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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