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Friday, November 15, 2013

A Rightful Heir

Roman 8: 14 – 17, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. NKJV
 Do you have a need in your life? Have you been petitioning the Lord for a while in order to have that particular need supplied? I believe it is safe to say that all of us have needs. However, the Holy Spirit has given me a specific word to share with you today so that you might have the faith in your heart to receive your long-awaited miracle or breakthrough. The Word of God declares that the promises of God in Christ are yes and amen.
As human beings, who are recovering from the fall of man and learning how to live and operate in our new identity, we sometimes struggle with faith when it pertains to us personally. I’ve heard people make this statement my entire life: “I can believe for someone else’s need much easier than for my own need.”
Nevertheless, since God is no respecter of persons, it isn’t God that makes us feel inferior, it is our own hearts that do so. Therefore, we must take our focus off us and who we are in the natural, and we must begin to fasten our attention on who we are in Christ. It is only in Christ that we are made the righteousness of God. It is also through Christ that we have become the children of God; and as His children, we are heirs of God’s promises.
Christ gives us the “right or the power” to become sons and daughters of God. Jesus has made us legitimate children of God. We have a legal and binding covenant with God through Christ that gives us access to receive His promises. We have the right to be healed and to walk in divine health. It is our right to prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. You and I have the right to be delivered from bondages and to walk in spiritual liberty.
As Christians, we need to know what our rights are so that we don’t allow Satan to rob them from us through spiritual ignorance. Please note that we’re not being arrogant to God when making such audacious proclamations. Instead, we’re being bold to Satan. If Jesus needed to declare the Word of God about His identity and about God being the source of His needs, then we must be able to quote the Word to Satan as well. When we tell our adversary what Christ has done for us, and we recite the promises of God over our lives to the Devil, it lets him know that we’re not standing in our strength; we are standing in faith. Without faith, we can’t please God. However, when we stand on God’s Word, this allows God to rebuke the devourer from our lives and to release His promises upon us.
Therefore, if the manifestation of your healing, your deliverance, or your breakthrough has been prolonged, then allow this word to get deep into your heart and begin to declare: “In Christ, I am a child of the Most High God, and I am a rightful heir of God’s promises. Christ has paid the price for my redemption and has given me an inheritance.” It is my prayer that you will take a stand of faith today against the demonic forces that have invaded your life and have robbed you of God’s blessings. Take back what rightfully belongs to you as an heir of God.
Standing in Faith with You,
Pastor Asa Dockery

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