Our health is one of the greatest blessings that we can have. Do you agree with that? Is there anyone in this world who wouldn’t ask for a healthy body and a sound mind? We can have all the riches that this world has to offer, but if we don’t have our health, how can we enjoy them? We can have the greatest family in the world, with lots of children and grandchildren, but if we aren’t healthy, we can’t have a good family life? When we are sick, we are miserable. We don’t care about anyone or anything, we just want to be well. We will do anything to be healthy. We will pay any amount of money to be well, but money can’t buy our health. Money can buy the best doctors, the best medical procedures, and it can buy the best medicines, money can’t buy your health.
The Lord wants you to be healed. It is in His plan. He wants you to be well, so that you can enjoy life. How do I know this? Jesus came to deliver you from the curse!
What was the one thing that Jesus did all the time during His ministry? Did He walk on the water all the time? Did He calm the storms all the time? What did Jesus do wherever He went? He healed the sick!
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38 NKJV)
Communion is what we are talking about, then what does Communion have to do with what we just read? What is Communion and why do we take it? Do we take Communion because it is a ritual or do we take it because it is a traditional thing we do in church? Why do we eat the bread and drink the grape juice or wine? Is the bread, just bread or is the juice, just juice?
I want you to understand the real reason why Christian’s take Communion. I want you to know the truth of why Communion is so powerful! I want you to see why Communion brings healing to your body! I want you to partake of the true “Fountain of Life.”
To understand everything about Communion, we have to take a trip back in time. Our trip through time takes us to the time when Adam sinned. During this time, just after the fall of mankind, the earth was going through devastation because of sin. Judgement had fallen upon mankind. Man was aging, because of sickness and disease, and death. Love was being replaced by fear. These curses were the results of sin. God never intended that man was to die. He never wanted us to age. He never wanted us to be sick or have any diseases. It wasn’t in His plan. This was why He sent His Son. He sent Jesus to take all of our sins, all of our sicknesses and all of our diseases on His body and die so that the curse was paid in full. This is also why Jesus established Communion. Communion was established to offset the judgement that is in the world. Communion is the supernatural way that health and wholeness can enter into our bodies. The world around us is becoming sicker and weaker, but I believe that as we partake more in Communion in faith, we will continue to become stronger and healthier.
The early church knew the meaning of Communion. They knew how powerful Communion was. They didn’t just take Communion at services as a ritual, because they broke bread from house to house. (Acts 2:46) When the disciples met for services, they met for “Breaking Bread.” (Acts 20:7) The church came together to have Communion, because they knew what power was in the Lord’s Supper. They knew what healing virtue was inside the “Breaking of the Bread.” We must go back to our roots and begin taking Communion in this way. We are not to just take Communion at church or on special occasions, we are to also take Communion in our homes, at work, school or anywhere we choose. We take Communion in remembrance of what Jesus did for us.
1 Corinthians 11:23-24, “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”” Jesus sacrificed His body, having His body beaten and broken for us, so that we will be healthy and whole. We must always be mindful of what Jesus has already done, when we break the bread. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV)
When we take the cup, we should look at the cup and see what it means. The cup represents the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross. I like to look at the liquid in the cup and I see that it doesn’t represent the just the blood, but it represents the love that had been shed for me. This is the blood that was shed for me for redemption from sin, sickness and disease. This is the love of the Son so that I can have access to the the Father. “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28 NKJV)
“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,” (Colossians 2:13 NKJV)
Why then are Christian’s sick? If God wants us to be well and Jesus’ body was broken for us so that we can be healed, why are we sick and suffer from diseases? You know as well as I do that there are many Christian people who are in the fight for their lives. They are battling cancer, the coronavirus, and other serious illnesses. Maybe someone that is reading this knows someone or they themselves is in this battle. I want you to know this, it is okay to have doubts and questions. Jesus knows what you are going through, and He wants you to know that He is right by your side. I know that in your present suffering, you doubt that He is there, but He said, He will never leave you, nor forsake you. He knows that it is hard for you to trust Him, when you are in such distress, and He understands this. He is your best hope! “God is your refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1, NKJV)
Let me share with you the story of three young men who believed God could take them through anything. Daniel chapter three records their ordeal. You see, they worshipped God and they refused to worship anyone else. These three young men were “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.” A king by the name of Nebuchadnezzar, had erected a statue of himself and he declared this, “Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”” (Daniel 3:4-6 NKJV) As the story goes, these three men refused to worship the image, and they were bound and thrown into the fire. Remember what I said earlier, I told you that God said that He will never leave you, nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He never left these three young men, matter-a-fact, He even went into the fire with them. “Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he arose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”” (Daniel 3:24-25 NKJV) Even though, these three men were going through a “Firey Trial,” (No pun intended) God was still with them. Amazed by what he had seen, King Nebuchadnezzar called the young men to come out of the firey furnace, because he could see that the fire could not hurt them. Not a hair on their bodies had been singed, their clothing wasn’t burnt, in fact, there wasn’t even the smell of smoke upon them. Because of what the king had witnessed, he declared and proclaimed that the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego was the One and true God and it was Him only that should be worshipped.
Jesus said, “Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
How do we escape from being weak and sick? As I said before, there are many Christians who are in this battle. Paul may have discovered the “reason why!” He said, “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.” (1 Corinthians 11:29-30 NKJV) I want you to notice that Paul gave a “reason” not “reasons.” I am not saying this is why Christians are weak and sick, I am only pointing you back to what the Word says. This is a good thing…it shows us a way to avoid getting sick.
The “reason” that Paul is talking about, is “Not Discerning the Lord’s Body!” If we look into Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for discerning is “diakrino” (pronounced dee-ak-ree’-no), the word means “To make a distinction.” There are many who believe that Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sin, but there are many who do not understand that Jesus’ body had to be broken for our bodies to become whole. There are even those who bring the bread and the wine together as one, saying that they both are for the remission of sin, instead of separating the two.
Jesus didn’t just suffer and die for your sins, He also did it so that you would be healed. Look at this, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” (Psalms 103:2-3 NKJV) Jesus removed all of your sins and He healed all of your diseases. What Paul was saying, is that failure to discern (failure to make a distinction) of what Jesus’ body was broken for. Jesus’ body was broken in order for yours to be made well. Because people aren’t discerning, this leaves many Christian people weak, sick and dying prematurely.
If there are those who don’t understand why Jesus’ body had to be broken and they are weak, sick and dying prematurely, then the opposite must also be true, if we discern (make a distinction) that Jesus’s body was broken so that we are healed, then we should gain strength, become well and live an abundant life, when we partake of the bread at Holy Communion.
Every time that you partake of Christ’s body, you are eating health, vitality, strength and life. If sickness or disease is in your body, then it will be supernaturally removed. If your body is deteriorating because of disease or sickness, it will be reversed. All pain will have to go. This may not come to you instantly, but you can be assured it will come. Why? Because all of this is the finished works of Jesus.
My friends, God has prepared a table for you. He has prepared a table in the presence of your enemies. This table wasn’t prepared with human hands. This table was prepared by the perfect One. It cannot fail, because it was prepared with the nail scarred hands of Jesus. The hands that were nailed to the cross for you. Jesus prepared this table in the presence of your enemies (sickness and disease) and Jesus is calling for you to come and eat the bread and drink the wine so that you can remember what He has prepared for you. He has given you, life abundantly. He has healed your body! He has has redeemed you! He has made you righteous and He has made it possible for you to be in the Father’s presence. All He wants you to do is to come and partake of this Holy Communion and receive everything that Jesus has already done.
I challenge you! I challenge you to take communion daily wherever you are and then testify of what God does for you.
“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’””
Matthew 1:21-23 NLT
Day Nine: God is With Me
Did you know that you have so much of God’s favor that He wants to be with you forever? The name of Jesus means “Immanuel” meaning God is with you. Isn’t it great to know that the “Living God” wants to be with you always. This means that He is with you no matter what you are facing. He never leaves you, even for just a moment. He is that faithful.
All the struggles you face, He is there with you. All the self-effort you do, He is there with you. Nothing can drive Him away. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you. One thing about Jesus is that He is faithful to be with you. When you are weak and you cannot go on, He will pick you up and carry you.
Sickness and diseases should not trouble you. Why, you ask? It is because He has already defeated them for you. This is how much He cares for you.
To know that He is always there with you, will give you strength. Even when everyone else thinks there is no hope and they leave you, Jesus will never walk away from you. This is how much He loves you.
What does it mean when God says that He is with you? It means that you are going to be successful in everything that you do and say.
Whenever God’s presence was with Israel, they were protected and always victorious. They were never defeated. No enemy was able to overcome them. No sickness or disease was able to hold them. When they were in the presence of God they were invincible.
When Jesus is with you only goodness can come.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Pray: “Father thank You that You always hear me when I call to You. Thank You that You are always with me through thick or thin. Thank You that You always want to be with me.”
Declare this: “I am always in the Father’s presence. He is always with me. No sin or sickness can hurt me, because I am loved and protected by God Himself.”
“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
John 3:16 AMPC
There are many people who don’t believe this. I believe that it is because they don’t have a revelation that God really loves them. Look at what God says, “I love and dearly prize you that I gave you My Son, My only begotten Son, so that if you believe in (trust in Him, cling to Him, and rely in Him) you will not perish (come into destruction, or be lost to sin) but you will have eternal (everlasting) life with Me.” Unless we believe that God loves us, we will never have true peace.
Maybe your thinking to yourself, “How can anyone love me? I have done so many wrong things.” When we say things like that, we reveal that we really don’t know God’s love. “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And [yet] not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God. But [even] the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be struck with fear or seized with alarm; you are of greater worth than many [flocks] of sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7 AMPC)
Did you know that your Heavenly Father knows every hair upon your head? Did you know that you are the apple of His eye? You are the precious stone that He cherishes. He only wants you to be blessed. He has given you everything and in return all He wants is for you to love Him.
Is the world’s problems more important than you? No, He wants you to only live in peace. His love for you is personal, detailed, and in-depth. He only wants to share His heart with you. Every minute of everyday, He only wants to shower you with His favor.
Prayer: “Father thank You that You love me so much that You saved me. Thank You for loving me personal, detailed and in-depth. Thank You for Your favor. Thank You for all things. Most of all thank You for sharing your heart with me. “
Say this: “I am loved by God, yes God loves me. I have favor, blessings and most of all I have a personal relationship with Him. Nothing can take the place of God’s love for me.”
Day Seven: God is Willing and He is Able.
The picture that you see above, is a wheelchair that belonged to a beautiful and lovely young woman who had massive seizures every time that she would get out of it. Her total existence was wrapped up with a life being bound to this chair. One day, during a tent revival, this woman and her husband came into the tent and received healing. Today she is completely free of this chair and she is free of the seizures. Jesus did it all.
“And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
Matthew 8:2-3 NKJV
We all have the belief that God can heal, deliver, prosper, bless and give success. We understand that God is able to do all these things, but just like the leper in the Scripture you just read, the leper knew in his heart that God could cleanse him of his disease. He knew that God was able to do this, but he wasn’t sure that He was willing to do it.
The leper, didn’t doubt that Jesus had the ability to heal him, he just wasn’t sure that God loved him enough to show him grace and mercy.
I don’t know what the young woman in the wheelchair thought when she asked her husband to take her to see what God was doing inside of a tent in the middle of a field. I believe that she knew something was happening that was supernatural. I believe that she was drawn into this place by God Himself. In her heart she came expecting something to happen. Yes she knew the Lord was able to heal her, but just like the leper, she didn’t know if He was willing to heal her.
Many people today are just like this, they believe God is able to heal, deliver, remove demons, and prosper them, but they just aren’t sure that He is willing to do it.
This is a tragedy today for many. You may have a need that needs to be met, you know that God is able to take care of that need, but like many people, you are not sure that He is willing to do it. I want you to hear the words of Jesus, “I am willing.” Yes He is willing to meet your needs. He is willing to heal you of your sickness and diseases. He is willing to deliver you from any problem. He is willing to prosper you. He is willing to make you successful.
I want you to see how much Jesus is willing. Not only did He say that He is willing, He touched the leper when He said it. He did this to not only enforce what He said, but to heal the emotional scars that the man had suffered for years. Jesus was not only able to heal the man physically, but He healed him emotionally as well. This is the God who always says, “I love you and I am able to heal you, deliver you, and prosper you, and yes I am willing to do it every time.”
Pray: “Father thank You that You hear me when I pray. Thank You that You are able to deliver me from all my problems. Thank You that are not only able to do these things, but that You are always willing to do these things for me. Thank You Jesus for everything that You have already done and thank You for Your favor and Your love…Amen.”
Declare this: “I always have the favor of God upon me. I am loved by Him. I know that He is always willing to bless me.“
Day 6: God Saves Me
“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.””
Matthew 1:20-21 NKJV
In Hebrew the name “Jesus” is “Yeshua.” This is name of God. It is translated to mean that “God is our savior.”
Every time that you call the name of Jesus, you are calling God to save you. Saving you is what God desires to do. Whatever crisis that you are in, whatever problem that you have, and whatever circumstance that is before you, God comes to your rescue when you call upon Jesus.
You have so much to gain when you learn the names of God. Learning the names of God are great, but they mean nothing until you call upon the name of Jesus to save you from your sins.
As you know God is all powerful, but His power is useless unless you believe that He is only interested in your success. What you need is the full revelation that you have a Savior who loves you so much that He was willing to pay the ransom for your sins, that payment is death. Yes, Jesus came to save you from your sins. What is He famous for? To save you!
What is it that you need saving from? Call upon Jesus’ name and He will save you.
Pray: “Father thank You that You hear me when I pray. Thank You that You loved me so much that You saved me from my sins. Thank You that no problem is too little or too great for You to save me from. I receive all wisdom, protection, and provision so that I am successful in everything that I do. Thank You Jesus for everything that You have already done…Amen.”
Declare this: I have Jesus in my life, therefore, I have salvation from every circumstance.
Day 4: It’s All About Who I Have
“AND JOSEPH was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain and chief executioner of the [royal] guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. But the Lord was with Joseph, and he [though a slave] was a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”
Genesis 39:1-2 AMPC
Would you consider Joseph a successful man? No, but God said that he was. We have to remember that God’s ways are not our ways. In our world today, success is measured by what we have done, what we have accomplished and of course what wealth we have obtained. It is completely based upon time, energy, titles and our accomplishments.
We can see how this selfishness has led to financial ruin, with money being spent unwisely. The world’s model of prosperity is set upon a foundation that is shaky and unstable. It is a foundation built upon sand and not rock, therefore, when the winds of tribulation blow upon the structure it is likely to collapse. Having wealth is appealing, but without a solid foundation it can quickly dissipate and be gone in a second.
Success is not measured by what you have, it is measured by who you have. Joseph didn’t have anything, he was a slave, therefore, he could not possess anything materially, but he really did have everything, because he had God’s favor. What you have materially and what you try to achieve is not going to give you success, only by being in the presence of God can give you have complete success. This is why Joseph was so successful, he was continually in the presence of the Father.
You must stop pursuing material wealth and start pursuing the face of God. Your relationship with the Father is all that you need to be successful. Joseph was stripped naked, placed into a pit, and sold into slavery. He had nothing. He had no money, no home, no education, and no connections with influential people, he had nothing that he could call his own. The Bible gives you this picture of Joseph, so that you can see that with faith you have hope. Just like Joseph, you may think that you have nothing, but if you are willing to seek out the presence of God, you will always be successful. Right now where you are, start looking at Jesus and claim the promises.
Say this: “Jesus, I know that You are with me therefore, I am successful.”
Begin to see this as your reality. Remind yourself daily. Remind yourself as you go to work, as you go to school, as you care for loved ones, and throughout your day. Remind yourself that because Jesus is with you, you are always going to be successful, there is never a plan B. YOU ARE A SUCCESS!
There is no reason to try to be successful, because with Jesus, you are successful.
Pray: “Father thank You that You hear me when I pray. Jesus thank You for always being with me. Because of Your presence, I can always have success. Everything that I put my hands to, will be successful. Thank You Jesus…Amen.“
Day Five: We Have Jesus, “Full Perfection.”
“His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, And this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!”
Song of Solomon 5:16 NKJV
There is someone I know and some of you may know Him too. He is someone who you can hang out with. He doesn’t judge you and you can let your hang down when you are around Him. You can talk to Him about anything. He likes to talk to you about your dreams, desires, loves and your hurts. He wants to heal you of any ailments that you may be suffering from and He wants to deliver you from the hand of the enemy. He wants to know about your problems and the challenges that you face. He wants to comfort you in your weaknesses and He wants to rejoice with you in your victories.
He is love wrapped up in a perfect package. He is tender hearted and yet He is strength. He is meek (gentle and quiet) but He is majestic (showing impressive beauty and dignity). He is all man yet He is all God. He is smooth as silk, yet He is strong as steel. Who is He? He is Jesus the lover of my soul.
To know Him, means turning away from yourself. You must look at Him. He is the one who has defeated death and hell itself.
Within a moments time, He can cause a murderous mob of religious hypocrites to lay down their stones by saying, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”” (John 8:7) He can then say to the accused, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”” (John 8:10-11 NKJV) This is Jesus!
This is my God. In times of trouble, He comes and protects you. He is one hundred percent Man and He is one hundred percent God. As a man He understands every temptation that you may encounter. As God, He knows how to get through those temptations. As God, all His love, strength, power and authority has been given to you, so that you can live an abundant life. Rest easy, perfection has come and perfect love casts out all fear.
Say this: “I have Jesus, therefore, I have perfection.”
Pray: “Father thank thank You that You hear me when I pray. Thank You for sending me Jesus, because of Jesus I have perfection. Help me keep my eyes upon Jesus and help me to become like Him. Thank You Jesus for not condemning me, but loving me. Thank You Jesus for who You are and for everything that You have done. Thank You Jesus for giving me favor in all things. Amen.“
Day 3: Jesus Wants To Prosper His Servants
“Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.””
Psalms 35:27 NKJV
Do you believe that Jesus wants to prosper you? Jesus delights in blessing you. He wants you blessed in every area of your life, therefore, don’t put a limit on His blessings. The Lord doesn’t only bless us with material wealth, He is far more interested in pleasing you in ways you can’t imagine. He wants to bless your family (wife or husband, children, and grandchildren to the fourth generation). He wants to bless your career, He wants to fulfill every need. He wants increase your marriage. He wants to increase your ministry. He just wants bless every part of you.
When it comes to blessing you, Jesus wants to bless you all over. He wants you to know that no request is too big or too small. If it matters to you it most definitely matters to Him. He will never ridecule you or make something seem small, because everything that you desire is His desire as well. You are important to Him. Jesus only knows you perfectly, He never sees any defects in you. When you learn to accept that, you will only come to Him with expectation. Always expecting His goodness. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, created in His image. When you accept this, you will see Jesus’ unmerited favor.
This unmerited favor will keep you from lack, addictions, fears, sicknesses, diseases, and broken relationships. This favor will protect, deliver, prosper, and give you the ability to live a life in abundance. This favor will transform your mind into the mind of Christ. Wisdom will surround you and will know God.
Pray: “Father thank You that You hear me when I pray. Jesus thank You for loving me and wanting to see me prosper. Thank You for wanting to shower me with blessings. Thank You for Your favor. Thank You Lord for wisdom to deal with any problem. Thank You Jesus…Amen.”
Declare this: I declare that I am prosperous in everything because I have God’s favor upon me.
Day 2: Meditate Upon Jesus Gives Success
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17 NKJV
Whenever we meditate on the Word, we are meditating upon Jesus. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:1-3 NKJV) When we are willing to meditate upon Jesus, we see His love for us, we see the finished works, we see His forgiveness, grace and mercy and most of all we see the Father. Jesus said, “I and My Father are one.”” (John 10:30 NKJV) When we see Jesus, we are seeing the Father. When we meditate on one verse in the Bible we are seeing Jesus. Take for instance, Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” This is a verse that we have read over and over, but when we look at Jesus it somehow becomes more than words on a page. It becomes alive. When I meditate on it I see the face of Jesus and I find myself saying, “Lord Jesus You are my shepherd; I shall never want anything, because I have You. You are all that I want and You are all that I need. Nothing can take Your place Jesus, for You are my shepherd.”
What does a shepherd do? He takes care of the sheep. He provides for the sheep’s needs. He feeds His sheep. He protects His sheep from predators. Jesus is our shepherd, therefore, we will never need anything but Him. We shall never want anything, We shall never lack wisdom because He will give it to us. We shall never lack direction because He is there to guide us. We shall never lack provisions because He will always give us more than enough. He is always with us, always protecting us and always loving us. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. In every situation meditate upon Jesus.
It doesn’t matter if you a big business man or woman, a homemaker, a teacher, a student, a grocery clerk or a person who is homeless, Jesus is there for you. It doesn’t matter if you a black, red, white or yellow, Jesus is there for you. If you will take the time to meditate upon Jesus you will have success. He will propel you into success without you knowing it. He will devise the plan for you and then He will direct your steps. He will cause doors of opportunity to open up for you and you will be amazed when you step through them. He will take you to places you only dreamed about and He will promote you because He has given you favor. I will say it again, when you meditate on Jesus (Word), He will give you success. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8 NKJV)
Jesus will make your way prosperous and you will have good success. The world believes prosperity is all about what they can achieve. Once they get their first million or two they want more and they will do whatever it takes to get it. Take a look at some corrupt politicians and you can see this for yourself.
When Jesus gives you prosperity, financial blessings go with it. But know this He will never allow prosperity take you away from His presence. Prosperity will never take the place of the Word, family, and yourself.
Meditate on the face of Jesus and hear His words spoken to you.
Pray: Father I thank You that You hear me when I pray. I want to learn to meditate upon Jesus. I want to see His face and hear His words spoken to me. Jesus, You are my shepherd and I shall not want. Guide me Lord, teach me Lord to know all about You. Open Your Word to me so that I can see Your face and be able to hear your heart beat because I need You everyday. Your Word is my success. Thank You Jesus for everything that You have already done…Amen.
Declare this: As I meditate upon Jesus, I have only prosperity and success.
Beginning today, I want you to go with me on a journey of “100 Days of Favor.” Everyone of us need this journey, especially now with the Coronavirus, racial division, governments striving for power and rising hate in our world. You, like me, want to experience peace and joy. The way to get this is through Jesus Christ. My friends, we were never supposed to live in a state of confusion, but we were supposed to live in heaven upon the earth.
So today let us begin our quest for God’s favor and today we put aside all our differences and trust in our God. This means that we make a commitment with God to trust and rely completely upon Him.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
What is the value of looking toward Jesus? How does this help us when the mortgage is due and there is no money in the bank? How does it help us when we go to the cupboard and find no food to eat? How does it help us when our children are suffering because they have a lack of fellowship because of mask mandates in school and social distancing? How does this help us when people are so full of fear that they want to take their own lives? These questions flood people’s minds daily, but when we look to Jesus, miracles happen. You don’t believe it, that is what Peter thought, he let everything that was bad dominate his beliefs until he looked at Jesus.
“Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.””
Matthew 14:22-33 NKJV
When a boat is the middle of the sea, the practical thing for any person to do is stay in the boat. Science says, if you step out of the boat into the ocean, you will sink. This wasn’t the case with Peter, this was the night that one of the greatest miracles happened in his life. It is the night that he looked to Jesus and stepped out of the boat. On this night, the sea was rough and the wind was boisterous, but that didn’t matter to Peter, he stepped out of the boat onto the water. As long as Peter looked to Jesus the miracle continued and he put one foot in front of the other and walked toward Him on the water. Jesus was walking upon the water and when Peter looked to Jesus, he became like Him and was able to walk on the water to. God’s Word declares in Second Corinthians chapter three, verse eighteen, “that we (everyone of us who are born again) with unveiled faces (God’s children who have a personal relationship with Him) beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image (the image of Christ Jesus) from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (Emphasis added)
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.”
I John 4:17 NKJV
The Word declares that as we look to Jesus, we are transformed to be like Him. Notice it only said we have to behold Him, not do any work. When we see that Jesus rises above troubled waters and above the storms, we will experience peace when the storms of life rage around us. Nothing inside of Peter physically could allow him to walk on water. It was against all of mans interpretation, the science made it unlawful. Nothing natural can make a man walk on water. What Peter did was because he looked to Jesus.
On the other hand, look what happened to Peter when he stopped looking to Jesus. What happened to him when he looked at the rolling waves of the sea and saw and heard the boisterous winds? There in that moment, Peter became natural. He sank into the water. Let us turn things around for the moment, let’s just say that the wind was not blowing and the sea was very calm. Could Peter have walked on water then in his own power? No he could not.
Walking on water is not something that we can do naturally. I know, because I have tried it several times. Every time I have tried it, I sank. We can’t do it whether the storm is present or it is calm. The weather conditions don’t matter. In Peter’s situation, the best thing that he could have done was keep his eyes upon Jesus. If we would stop looking at the insurmountable odds that are against us and turn our eyes upon Jesus, we will see change come. The supernatural will rise above the natural. This may sound scientifically impractical, it may be, but it is the most important thing that we can do because when we look at Jesus, we experience the supernatural.
Five years ago my wife and I received a bad report from my wife’s doctor, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and it was already in stage three. The doctor told her that she would have to have surgery, then after surgery she would have to go through weeks of chemotherapy followed by weeks of radiation therapy. The doctor also said that after having all of this, it wasn’t a guarantee of complete wholeness. Our children were called because the doctors gave my wife no hope. We prayed, spoke God’s Word over the situation and I am happy to report that Jesus healed her and she is now free of cancer, all tests negative. My wife and I looked to Jesus and the impossible became possible.
If you think that a simple look to Jesus is impractical, I am challenging you right now to see that it isn’t. Matter-a-fact, looking at Jesus is the most practical thing that you can do. Every time that you look at Him, you are changed to be like Him. The more you look, the more you will change. Hey, what do you have to lose? You tried everything else, so why not look to Jesus? You have so much to gain.
Pray This: “Father, I know that a man cannot walk on water, whether in stormy or calm conditions. Likewise, whether there are problems in my life or not, I cannot reign in life without Jesus. Apart from Him, I can do NOTHING. Therefore, I ask that You help me keep my eyes on Jesus despite the many things that I have to deal with today. I thank You that as I look to Jesus for all my needs and wants in the midst of every difficulty and challenge, I know that He will place me at the right place at the right time and provide me with every resource I need to experience good success! Thank You Jesus for what You have already done…Amen.”
Declare this: I can walk above any problem, any situation, and any circumstance that comes my way, because my eyes are on Jesus.