John 10 v 10 has always been one of my favourite verses; ask the guys at MGF about how I nearly always manage to get this verse into the Sunday message!
There is a significance in this verse however that I did not really see until quite recently.
If a thief comes into your house he can only steal what you own, he can only steal what you already have. If you do not have a laptop he cannot steal a laptop.
Now I’m sure you are saying, well Vic, that is pretty obvious and I would agree.
This verse says the thief (or the devil) comes to steal from you and Jesus comes to give you abundance.
He wants to steal what Jesus has for you in terms of abundance; he wants to steal your joy and peace, your acceptance, your prosperity and your healing.
He can only steal what you already have. His job is made easier because so many of us do not know that the work of Jesus Christ is finished and He has ALREADY provided all we need for a life of power, abundance and godliness.
He has already given you all you will ever need from Him.
A thief cannot steal what you do not have!
Jesus has already given you everything He has for you (Ephesians 1 v 3 and 2 Peter 1 v 3). His work is finished and He is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
A thief can only steal what you already have and Jesus has provided you with everything already. It is a done deal, a past event.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have all I need from you through the finished work of Jesus Christ”.
John 10 v 10…..The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and kill and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly