As I lay in bed attempting to grab a little more sleep, I clearly heard the Lord say to me, “Don’t forget your benefits.” Now I know God doesn’t just speak for no reason. Unlike some of us who talk just to hear ourselves, God actually has intention for the words He speaks. So I opened my bible app and found these verses.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5
1. He forgives ALL your sin.
Not just a part of your sin or most of your sin, but ALL of your sin. He forgave your past, present and future sins. There’s nothing you have ever done or could ever do that would separate Him from you. Satan always reminds you of what you did, but Jesus reminds you of what His blood did.
2. He heals ALL your diseases
Just as He completely annihilated sins grip on you, He healed all your diseases. Everything! No, that too! There’s no new sickness or disease that’s not included in His benefit package. I think this seems to be the one we forget the most. We simply don’t believe that this part is for us. We let the enemy talk us out of what is rightfully ours, but it’s very clear that this is a benefit.
That’s just two of the benefits listed above. There are so many who just don’t know these are benefits. They just take what comes their way without ‘fighting the good fight of faith’ instructed by Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18.
I close with these verses from Isaiah 43:25-26; And yet, I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am. I will not hold your sins against you. “Let us go to court; bring your accusation! Present your case to prove you are in the right!”
Father, I present my case before You today. The doctors have had their say, but Your Word has final say. People have accused me of being delusional, but I take Your Word at face value. It’s what You said, and I believe it. Your Word benefits me. I will not forget Your benefits! If it’s in the package, I take it ALL. It’s in Jesus Name I claim my rights. Amen