For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord – Romans 6:23
The statement above reiterates a fundamental truth of the Gospel—the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. However, as you get higher in the understanding of the Gospel, you discover that He really doesn’t stand away and give you eternal life; He is eternal life. So, He actually gave you Himself.
1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “…all things are yours”; this is so because all things are in Christ, and He’s in you. Therefore, you have all things in Him. When you come to this realization, it’ll change your thinking and prayer life; you won’t need to be asking God for things, because He already gave you everything! He already gave you Himself.
Now you can better appreciate why Jesus said, “… take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on” (Luke 12:22). This means, “Don’t bother about anything!” Everything good that you could ever imagine is already yours in Christ. His Word says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3).
God has given you the key to all things, because you’re His heir (Romans 8:17). Hence, there’s no need asking or “begging” Him for anything. If there’re things you think you’re in need of, once you identify them, take possession in your spirit. The Bible says He has set eternity in your heart—in your spirit (Ecclesiastes 3:11). This means there’s no limit to the extent and reach of what you can possess with your spirit. You have the capacity to contain eternity itself, in your spirit.
Now think about this: If eternity can dwell in your heart, much less the whole world! No wonder the Word says out of our hearts are the issues of life; meaning that you can bring forth anything you want from within your spirit.
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Dear Father, I thank you for giving me all things in Christ Jesus. I cast all my cares upon you and lay all burdens down at your feet! I rejoice, knowing that you’ve supplied all my needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I live in abundance today, and always, celebrating your goodness in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 1 Corinthians 1:30; John 17:10