You can’t give away what you don’t own (or don’t know you own). I say that because Heaven is invading earth through those who know what they possess. And too many Christians are ignorant of what is theirs through Jesus.
Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Every spiritual blessing have been given to us (past tense, meaning already done). God’s grace (provision for every human need) was given to us 2,000 years ago and is available through our faith in Jesus (Romans 5:2).
You can tell when people don’t know what’s theirs by 1). the lack of faith in their prayers and 2). the lack of God’s presence in their lives.
They pray with unbelief for things God has already promised us. For example: “Lord, please give me more of your power to overcome the trials I’m facing.”
The kingdom of God (His power, authority and might) came to reside in you and me the day we declared Jesus as Lord and Savior (Luke 17:21). “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4b).
They also pray: “Lord, be with us” when God already told us in Hebrews 13:5 that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Let’s find out what’s ours in Jesus’ last will and testament (the New Testament).
The other sign of not knowing what’s yours is a powerless, ineffective Christian life because you live without the tangible, manifested power and presence of God. We have the form of godliness but lack God’s power as described in 2 Timothy 3:5. We can’t release what we don’t know we have!
Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 4:3 and 4 that Satan tries to blind us from seeing and believing what we possess through Jesus Christ. It’s like having an uncle who leaves you a million dollars. But you can’t enjoy it or give it away if you don’t know it’s yours.
The Apostle Peter knew what he possessed. In Acts 3:1-6, he and John meet a man, crippled from birth, who every day begged at the gate called Beautiful. Peter responds to his request, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
The disciples understood that they carried Jesus’ presence and they were commissioned to give it away to anyone hungry for it.
Transformed minds will transform people who, in turn, transform cities. When you get the revelation that you possess God’s precious presence through Jesus, wherever you go you will release solutions, healing, deliverance, and breakthroughs which will change regions!
The ministry of the gospel isn’t just in words. Jesus came into this world to reveal His Father to His creation by releasing His presence to heal the sick, raise the dead and preach the gospel of the kingdom!
First John 4:17 says, “…as He is, so are we in this world.” What you are possessed by is what you possess, and what you possess you release through your life. Do you know what you possess? To know it is to show it.
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