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No More Price to Pay

Some Christians believe they have to “pay a price” to get God’s approval, attain certain blessings or get to certain heights in their lives, but it doesn’t work that way. Some even have the notion that praying and fasting is a form of price to be paid to experience a greater measure of the anointing, but that isn’t right. Prayer and fasting is for devotional purpose.

If you’re planning on paying a price for the anointing or anything for which Jesus already died, then you don’t believe what Jesus already paid was enough. No more sacrifice is required for you to walk in, and manifest the glory of God. Think about this: God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:2, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” This was simply God’s choice.

Abraham didn’t do anything to impress God first before God chose to make him great. The Lord said this to him even before he believed, and his believing was accounted for righteousness. Coming over to the New Testament, it’s the same thing; it’s about Christ and all that He’s already accomplished for us. It’s not about our works.

The Bible says not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:9). Colossians 1:12 (NIV) says, “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”

What a marvel this is! We couldn’t qualify by ourselves to become heirs of God and partakers of the divine nature. Neither your good works nor your self-righteousness was good enough to qualify you for the divine heritage you have in Christ. Therefore, there’s no need striving or struggling to be good enough for God. Simply accept all that Jesus did for you. He paid the price for you to have, and enjoy all things that pertain to life and godliness. Therefore, live in His glory.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.
1 Peter 1:10-11 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

We have healing available to us just as much as we have forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 8:17; "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."
You need never bear infirmities or sicknesses because Jesus bore all of our sicknesses and infirmities.
Isaiah 53:4-5;
4. Surely he hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
1 Peter 2:24; "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
Psalms 103:2-5;
2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalms 30:2-3; 2. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3. O LORD thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit."
Psalms 34:19; "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all."
Jeremiah 33:6; "Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth."
Isaiah 58:8; "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward."
Psalms 41:3; "The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness."
Psalms 30:2; "O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."
Psalms 107:28; "Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses."
Psalms 55:18; "He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me."
Job 4:3-4;
3. Behold thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
4. Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees."
Psalms 27:14; "Wait on the LORD be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Psalms 28:7; "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth: and with my song will I praise him."
Psalms 31:24; "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

We thank You today because You are our Father. Because we have been born again, You are our very own Father. Thank You Father for Your plan of redemption that not only provided for remission of sin but also for healing of our physical sicknesses. What He bore, we need never bear because Jesus bore our illness, disease and sickness. His body has provided healing for us.
There is never a need to fear.
Psalms 56:3-4;
3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4. In God I will praise his word, in God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me."
Fear is something that is common. It can be an indication of human frailty. The problems we face are beyond our control. Therefore we fear. This is when you need to have faith and trust in God. In the realm of your spirit, you can remain strong and not fear. When you feel afraid, simply praise God. Remember the words "fear not" are written in the Bible 365 times. That's reassurance we never need to fear. Jesus is our all in all. God's perfect love cast out all fear.
                

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