April Letter: The Blessed Life
Love Greetings of Goodwill and Bliss be unto you in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to “Preach the Full Message of this New Life” to the peoples of this world.
Welcome to the Month of April: Our Month of the Blessed Life. God ordained the Christian Life to be a foretaste of heaven on earth. Jesus Christ Himself said we should pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Think about. God wants you and I to start enjoying the heavenly quality of Life from here. See Matthew 6:10
John the Beloved Apostle of Love and Life said, “As He is so are we in this world.” This lets you know that Christianity is call to a better and higher quality of life: Life as God has it. Oh the Love of God so amazing and overwhelming. Why would He want mere mortals to enjoy His quality of Life. Thank you Sir! Thank you so much my Father. See 1 John 4:16-18.
In Paul’s account in the Message Translation, in 2 Corinthians 5:5, Paul said, “The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.” You were meant to enjoy a life of heaven on earth. You were never meant to suffer sickness and affliction. Really? Some may ask? Yes. See Isaiah 53:4-5 YLT; Acts 10:38; John 10:10; 1 John 3:8; Exodus 23:25.
Do you know that under the Old Covenant whenever the children of Israel needed anything that was not available on earth, they could get it from heaven. Manna was angels’s food. Think about it. There was no food for them in the wilderness so God opened the windows of heaven and poured out Manna. God was willing to give His best to people under the Old Covenant how much more we under a Better Covenant. See Hebrews 7:22; 8:6; 11:39-40.
We have a Better Testament in Christ based upon better promises. That means God has opened unto us His riches in glory. Our days of shortage and lack are behind us. Do you not know that you are “Blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” This means all the resources, graces and riches of heaven are available to you. Think about it. See Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 1:3-4: Philippians 4:19; Colossians 1:27-29; Ephesians 3:20; Colossians 3:1-3.
Now you see why Paul tells us to set our minds and our affection on things above. We are not limited to the natural sphere like natural men. We are born from above. Our citizenship is in heaven. So as heavenly citizens. We can expect the resources of heaven to flow unabated in our lives. Please kindly read the Scripture below:
John 1:16 AMPC
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
God is not withholding anything from you. He makes all that He is and all that He has available to you through Christ. That’s why the Apostle wrote, “Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” See 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; John 17:22-23; 17:26; John 1:16; Colossians 1:19; 2:9-10 AMPC; Ephesians 3:19-20 AMPC.
All things are yours. All the promises of God are yes and in Him Amen. In Christ, we have a Father that is committed to our wellbeing. A Father who wants to give us our daily bread. A Father who passionately wants us to prosper, be in health even as our soul prospers. He wants to give good things to those that ask Him. A Father who freely gives us all things. See Matthew 7:7-11; 3 John 2; Matthew 6:11; Romans 8:32 NIV; James 1:5 AMPC. What a Dad! Abba! Papa! You are too good.
An in-depth study of the Word of God reveals a God far better than we think, more loving than we know, more caring than we can imagine and more concerned about us than we know. Do you know that God thinks about you? Yes I mean you. He constantly thinks about how to do you good. You are His child. His very own child. Your Father cares. Let Him help you. Be free to talk to Him as you would talk to your closest friend. He is waiting. It’s your move.
To be continued….
In His Majesty’s Service,
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations