Friday, March 27 2020
THE PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION
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 destruction, 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
We as believers have the greatest benefit package in the world or should I say, "Out of this world!" All the benefits of the kingdom of Heaven are available to us through the sufferings of the Lord Jesus Christ! For instance all of our iniquities are forgiven, past present and even future. All of our diseases are healed and all of our needs are provided!
In other words Jesus has paid the ultimate price for our well being and all we have to do is appropriate that which has already been done! In this series of devotionals we will appropriate the benefits of the seven places Jesus bled for us, from the garden of Gethsemane to the cross at Calvary, taking advantage of all that has been done for us!
This is the "Good News" that the Gospel of Jesus Christ promises, but in order to receive it you must be born again! To become a born again believer you must believe in the fact that Jesus died for you and shed His blood to set you free from sin and eternal death. First, you must acknowledge your sin by confessing that which you have done in rebellion against the Most High and then surrender your life to the Lord Jesus by repenting of your sins, transgressions and iniquities and by faith receive His blood to wash you white as snow!
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again (born from above) he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin