…I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. – John 17:4
If you have been with me for any length of time, you know that I get on my soapbox, and I start to teach what I think the church as a whole is missing. Things that seem so simple to me that people look at me and said, “Huh?” This may be one of those.
We, for the most part, live in the realm of trying to accomplish our goals, trying to accumulate our wealth, our health, even our salvation.
Only that is not what the Bible says.
On the Cross, Jesus cried, “It is Finished! (John 19:30).
Not that it is half finished. Not that we need to finish the work.
No, He gave us everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). He gave us all things for us to richly enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17).
“Annagail, that’s right. All of our wealth and health is being stored up for us in Heaven.,” I can hear some say.
That statement, that belief, has keep us from believing that we already have the victory, that we already have healing, that we already have the financial blessings we need.
Think about it.
What do we need health for in Heaven? We have new bodies.
What do we need wealth for in Heaven? We don’t have the homeless, the need to preach the Gospel, the sick, houses to pay for, bills and taxes to pay.
For us to need those things in Heaven is ridiculous.
God is a practical God, though.
When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, He taught them the phrase, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 NIV).”
Is it God’s will for us to be healed? Yes, I Peter 2:24 (KJV) clearly says that “by whose stripes you were healed.”
Jesus took stripes on His back for our healing.
Is it God’s will for us to be blessed financially? III John 2 (KJV) tells us, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” and Philippians 4:19 (KJV) states, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
He wants our needs meet–financially and physically. In Genesis 12:2, He mentions that He wants to bless us so we can be a blessing to others.
We don’t have health and financial prosperity in the Great By and By. If it is God’s will for us to be healed and financially blessed in Heaven, it is also His will for us to be these things on Earth.
They are ours now. Jesus paid for these things at the cross when He paid for our salvation.
They are a done deal just as our salvation is. They are sealed and are ours.
All we have to do is believe they are already ours. We need to make that shift in our minds. Whatever you believe in your heart and mind will happen in your life.
When we stop fighting, stop striving, to be healed, to be blessed to be a blessing, when we know we are already in possession of it, we fight from our victory ground instead of fighting for victory.
The battle is already won. Jesus has already given us the victory.
Make that shift in your mind today!