For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)
As we receive the Word of God with a receptive heart of faith, the Word works in us effectively. Through the Holy Spirit it will mold us and shape us from the inside out, producing in our lives the very nature and character of who we are in Christ.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
Ezekiel 3:10 (KJV)
God is telling us to let His Words take root in our hearts. As we hear the Word, meditate on it and speak it out loud, we are receiving it into our hearts. And the supernatural power of the Word of God becomes apparent once it has become a living reality in the heart of a Believer!
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 54:10 (KJV)
No mistake or shortcoming on our part can remove us from God’s covenant of peace. Knowing this frees us from the condemnation that came with the law, and it reminds us that the foundation for our right standing is never our own performance but the finished works of Jesus Christ. This enables us to grow in our walk with the Lord, and to always become more fully who He has created us to be.
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
Romans 15:29 (KJV)
There is a blessing that comes with the Gospel—the Good News—of the finished works of Jesus Christ. To be blessed means to be empowered to prosper. And so living in the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel means that we are living in His victory, favor and goodness in every area of our life. Expect that good things are coming your way as you continue in faith!
Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
Psalm 106:4 (KJV)
Salvation is directly tied to the favor of God. When we receive salvation through placing our faith in the finished works of Jesus, we enter into the favor of God. This means that God blesses us, not because of our works or our efforts, but because of our faith and trust in Him. Today, receive the unmerited favor of God that has already been provided for you!
What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
Knowing that God is for us gives us a confidence and an assurance that, no matter the situation, victory has already been made available. We can now move forward with boldness, fully expectant that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives. There is not an obstacle in the world that can stop a Believer who knows their right standing with God as a result of the finished works of Jesus Christ!
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 (AMPC)
When seeking God has become a vital necessity, we may rest assured that He will make Himself known to us in ways that will be obvious. Living lives where God has become a priority will always lead to His goodness and favor showing up.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 1:17 (KJV)
The just are called to live by faith. Living by faith means we agree with what God has said about us, we believe the promises of God for our lives. We purpose in our hearts that we will not be moved by what we can see in the natural or feel in our emotions, but that we will be moved only by the Word of God! Faith enables what is true about us in Christ to manifest in our day to day lives.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
God is working in us, transforming us from the inside out. As we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit goes to work on the inside of us, producing in us the desire and the ability to live right. When we believe that Jesus has already made us righteous, the Holy Spirit will enable us to live and act in ways that correspond to what we believe.