DIG for Monday the 27th of April…..we already have all spiritual blessings……Ezekiel 34 v 26

One of the offering envelopes in our collection yesterday had the verse from Ezekiel 34 v 26 written on it.

This is a wonderful verse of prophecy telling us what is to come under the new covenant; it is such an encouragement.

It speaks of the Lord blessing His people, and not only blessing them but showering them with blessings.

These blessings have already been showered down and this is now a reality for every new covenant believer.

We have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1 v 3).

We already have all the blessings we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).

Old covenant prophecy is wonderful to see what the Lord is going to do.

It is better however to live under the new covenant when He has actually done these things.

We should be enjoying his blessings rather than asking for them.

In a similar way we should be enjoying the presence of the Holy Spirit instead of asking God to “open the heavens and pour out His Spirit”.

We live under the new covenant where God has done what He is going to do; He sent Jesus, He sent the Holy Spirit and He has blessed us.

Quit asking and start enjoying!

Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that we now live under the new covenant”.

Ezekiel 34 v 26…..And I will make them and the places around about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing


DIG for Sunday the 26th of April…..fearfully and wonderfully made…..Psalm 139 v 14

Wandering over a footbridge this morning I had what I thought at the time was a pretty obvious thought.

I thought, “wow, can’t we see detail really well”.

I was looking at the trees and bushes and just marvelled out how our eyes and brain worked together to produce such amazing detail.

From the thin branches to the different greens on the leaves, from the petals on the cherry blossom to the wisps of cloud in the sky, the detail was astounding.

I then thought back to yesterday when I was watching 5 hares running around in a field, along with a peregrine falcon plucking the feathers from her “lunch”.

The eye and brain (and optic nerve and eye socket and eye lid and all the other bits that facilitate our sight) are amazing pieces of engineering.

And the world tells me that this evolved!

In order for sight to bring a competitive advantage it would all have had to evolve at the same time.

For example what advantage has an eyeball without an optic nerve to take the signals to the brain; what advantage has a hole in the skull without an eyeball etc.

Also, my Bible tells me that everything in this universe was created as an act of God’s will through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1 v 2 and Colossians 1 v 16 and 17).

Sight is a wonderful example of the creative power of Almighty God, an awesome tool to enjoy this amazing creation that we live in.

Pop out today and have a look around you, or even take a look at your open hand.

What detail, what structure, what a marvellous creation.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Your wonderful creation, and thank you Lord that you created me”.

Psalm 139 v 14…..I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well