Saturday, June 20, 2009

So Much To Thank Him For

God has been very good to me.

To be honest, my current pay is VERY comfortable.
This sum, has allowed me to pay off my initially huge credit card debt as well as to enjoy little luxuries like my Nokia 5800, more family time, dim sum sessions with parents, etc.

Now God is opening doors for me to earn another (quite significant) sum just by working an extra 8-16 hours a week. And it's a guaranteed sum - so no multilevel nonsense here.

Initially, I thought I was on goal to buy a house end of next year.
But by the look of things, I might be having that house sooner that I expect.. possibly an apartment by the end of the year or a REAL GOOD property by the middle of next year.

I can only credit all these to Jesus. After all, God is the one to bless me. And He wants to make you rich too. And for that matter, Christ came poor to make us rich (2 Cor 8v9).
[BTW, If you ask any Jew, they will tell you physical wealth is a SPIRITUAL BLESSING]
Romans 15:27 - They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.

Many Christians today can accept the Spiritual blessings in Christ, but are unable to believe that physical blessings are a form of spiritual blessings.

How is it that Christians are unable to believe Jesus - who walked on this earth in a spiritual and physical body, who was filled with the Holy Spirit, and healed the bodies of men, who can create wealth in an instant - by turning water into wine, feeding the thousands, and that same Saviour CHOOSE not to even turn the littlest stone into bread for His own benefit - that in such extreme poverty, He sought to gave us immense wealth!

Yet Christians today, took that epitome of a poor Jesus as a 'law' that they tried to follow 100% with their own efforts. [I find this an irony that it is the rich preachers would be the ones to preach a poor Christian life to believers]

And still they forget it is through the Holy Spirit that they are sanctified - Romans 15:16
Still, they try to be like Jesus on account of their own efforts.

Your Holiness, Righteousness, Justification and Sanctification has been made possibly through the Cross - not by what you do, that you can give yourself credit.

Your Holiness - that God see you Holy as He looks down as sees Jesus in you
Your Righteousness - that by the blood of Jesus you are declared so that you may inherit all the benefits of the Righteous
Your Justification - that each and every sin of yours has been taken and punished in the body of Jesus at the Cross
Your Sanctification - that through the finished work, the Holy Spirit rests in you and He is the one that continues the washing of you feet to make you more like Jesus.

Believe and be extremely blessed with abundance Grace!
You are a NEW CREATION in Christ!

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