Rom 8:32 (KJV)
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
I was watching a former church’s Resurrection Sunday/Easter broadcast this morning. I heard Dr. Dee Dee Freeman mention the word prosperity. She broke it down by saying that it meant “whole life prosperity, prosperity in every area of your life.” But still, I imagined that when people heard her say the word prosperity, even with the clarification, it was a turn-off for them.
On some level, we all realize that the greatest debt cancellation that we will ever experience was Jesus canceling the debt of our sin (sins prior to salvation and sins after) on the cross. On this day, in particular, we reflect on the magnitude of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us in paying for our sin with His life, paying a debt that we could never afford to pay.
However, somehow, we have been tricked by the devil and/or by following the traditions of men into believing that He won’t take care of our lesser debts and needs. The same Jesus that cares about your sin/salvation cares about your housing, health, relationships, transportation, finances, and children.
He cares about every area of your life. How do we know this? Because we read in Scripture about how much He loves us, and we have seen that love manifested in His death on the cross.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
1 Jhn 4:8
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
1 Jhn 4:9
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”
3 Jhn 1:2
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
The revelation contained in Romans 8:32 has become more and more powerful to me over the years. If God didn’t spare Jesus, if God gave us Jesus, how will He not with/through Him freely give us everything else we need?
Breaking it down further, if He would give us Jesus, why wouldn’t He give us a place to live, a way to get to work, help with our kids, nice things for the house, a promotion, healing, wisdom to run our business, book ideas, grace and help for every area of our lives?
As you read this, you might say it’s not working for me like that right now. There was a point in your life where you pressed in and learned about salvation until it was “working for you,” and you received it. Perhaps with a little more study and sitting under a ministry that would teach you more about the Bible and its truths, it would begin to work for you in other areas of your life.
The old folks say, “God is good, and all the time. All the time, God is good.” That’s a paraphrase for all the Scriptures I shared, which summed up, say, God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our greatest need so that we could one day live with Him in Heaven, but He also with/through Jesus made it possible to meet the needs we have here on Earth.
HAPPY EASTER/RESURRECTION SUNDAY!!
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