God Is for You
If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Have you ever received a “word” from someone that brings your sins to remembrance or instills an expectation of punishment for sins in your life? If you have or do in the future, don’t fear it, just throw it out the window! Understand that all prophecies and messages you receive today must be filtered through the cross.
Don’t allow anyone to tell you that something negative has happened to you or will happen to you because of God’s punishment against your sins. Reject such bad news in the name of Jesus.
Instead, start receiving the good news of Jesus. When you are faced with difficult circumstances, keep on believing in His love that was demonstrated on the cross for you and He will cause whatever the devil meant for evil to be turned around for good and for His glory! When the devil throws lemons at you, God will turn them into lemonade for your enjoyment!
There was a young couple in my church who had lost their baby due to some complications. And I was furious when I learned that a so-called “prophet” had told them that they had lost their baby because there was sin in their lives. That was really cruel! The couple was grieving, and instead of being a source of encouragement and edification, this “prophet” took advantage of the situation to appear prophetic at the expense of God’s precious people.
We may not have all the answers, but we can have full assurance that the negative circumstances we sometimes experience are not the works of God, neither are they His punishments for our sins. When we have this confidence that God is for us and not against us, we can believe for restoration, breakthroughs, and good things to happen to us.
Our church leaders told the young couple that it was not the Lord punishing them for their sins. They reminded them that all their sins have been punished at the cross of Jesus. This helped them to remove all the guilt and condemnation that they were carrying in their hearts. Since then, the Lord has blessed them with a beautiful baby.
I have also received testimonies from other couples who received God’s restoration in this area. I noticed that these couples had one thing in common: after they heard the good news of the gospel of grace, it liberated them from all guilt and condemnation. Instead of believing that God was against them or punishing them, they started believing that He was for them. They started trusting aggressively in His grace and goodness. And without fail, restoration always came.
Now, that’s God! When He restores, His restoration is always greater in quantity or quality. But think about it: if those couples continued to believe erroneously that God was punishing them because of their sins, they would never be able to muster the courage and trust God for restoration, for a new child.
My friend, to reign in life it’s important you believe with all your heart that God is for you and not against you. His truth, His righteousness, His gospel, His salvation, His Word, and His Spirit declare that your sins have been punished on the cross. God is on your side. And if God is for you, who can be against you?
This devotional is taken from the book Reign in Life—90 Powerful Inspirations for Extraordinary Breakthroughs.
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