Bless The Lord And Forget None Of His Benefits, Part I
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits. Psalm 103:1,2
We as believers have a benefit package unlike any the world has ever known in that our total well being is provided for. In the world, employers offer 401K plans, medical insurance and stock options, etcetera, but our heavenly Father has an out of this world benefit plan that not only insures our provision in this life, but also in the life to come.
Within the plan of God is forgiveness of sin, not only our sin but our ancestor's sins, iniquities and diseases passed down to us through the generations. The total healing of our mind, body and soul are also included in this supernatural gift, given to all who would submit their lives under the control of His Spirit. We have been redeemed by His blood, delivered from the powers of darkness and saved from eternal damnation because of His love for us! The problem being, most will never take advantage of their heavenly benefits because they never appropriated them in their life.
To appropriate is to take possession, and to take possession of that which God has given requires two things: faith and knowledge, faith to believe that the benefits our actually ours for the asking, and the knowledge of His word to know what these benefits are. In other words, if you went to work for a company that offered a benefit package, but never read it, you would not know what is rightfully yours and would miss out on the things offered in it. The scripture says not to forget what God has given you, take advantage of the supernatural gifts of provision that God has provided you and be blessed!
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin