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A man saved all his money and bought a ticket from his country to come to America. His dream was to be free! He only had a little money left and he bought cheese and crackers for his month long trip. Day after day, he watched the other passengers eat from the buffet and go into the dining room, but he ate his crackers and cheese, thankful he was on his way to freedom.

At the end of his journey the captain asked him if they had offended him in any way to which the man emphatically said no.  The captain then asked why he never ate from the ships food. The man told the captain that he only had enough money for the transportation and nothing else so he had bought cheese and crackers and had been eating that. It was then that the captain informed him that the food was included in the price of the ticket.

It is so sad that many Christians today think that salvation is the only gift they received when Jesus died on the cross.  They make their entire life’s journey living in poverty, sickness, depression, lack and turmoil. They watch as others eat at the table of blessings, not realizing that the whole package was included in that one price so long ago.

My friend, if you received Jesus as your Savior but don’t understand Luke 10:19, that all authority was given to you over all the power of the enemy, you need to read your contract. Everything you will ever need for life and godliness was provided by Jesus when he died on the cross. Healing provision, deliverance, freedom, peace, all of it was included in the price he paid.

Perhaps you’ve not read Psalm 103:2-5; Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Perhaps you’re not familiar enough with Isaiah 53:5 which states that Jesus took all of our punishment for sin on the cross and by His stripes, we are healed.  If you knew the power you contain on the inside of you, you would know that healing was included with your ticket.

It’s time, child of God! It’s time to let the fire of the Holy Spirit that is in you burn! It’s time to pay attention to what’s on the inside, not what’s on the outside! He sent you out into the world to heal the sick and raise the dead but you can’t even get out of your bed because you’re so focused on what’s going on with you. Please don’t let the devil deceive you into believing his lies. Romans 8:37 says, you are more than a conqueror through Him who loved you.

Father, I must know the truth before it can set me free! You have prepared a table before me in presence of my enemies. I won’t focus on my enemy, but on the table You prepared. I will rest in Your finished work. I thank You for putting Your Spirit in me. He helps me to love and leads me into truth that I could not know on my own. I pray for others that will cross my path today. I ask that You would open the eyes of their understanding and that they would know You in all of Your fullness.  Most of all, I will not be afraid of what I see in the natural realm because all of that is subject to change by the power that works in me. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory. Amen

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