DIG for Thursday the 14th of May…..forget not all his benefits…..Psalm 103 v 2

I started our last MGF Sunday service by reading the start of Psalm 103.

It is a Psalm of encouragement telling the people what was coming in the future; it was a prophetic word about the finished work of Jesus Christ.

“Forget not all his benefits”, says a number of things to me.

It says there will be a number of things that Jesus will provide.

It also says that we people forget some of the things that Jesus provided for them.

For me this is a fact in the church today; many believers recognise Jesus as the source of their salvation, in terms of a “ticket into heaven”, but then stop there!

They have forgotten (if they ever knew in the first place) all the other benefits that Jesus died for.

We have had all our sin forgiven and we have been healed of all our diseases (Psalm 103 v 3).

This is an awesome verse of Scripture is we would only take time to ponder and meditate upon it.

There is a very key word used in this verse and it is used twice.

I am talking about the word ALL.

We were not forgiven of some sin but ALL.

We were not healed of some disease but ALL.

God did not ignore some of our sin, maybe out bigger sins, when forgiveness flowed along with the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).

God did not ignore some of our disease as the stripes were laid upon Jesus (Isaiah 53 v 5 and 1 Peter 2 v 24).

God and Jesus did not forget about any sin or any disease; let’s not forget about this ourselves!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that He dealt with all sin and all disease”.

Psalm 103 v 2…..Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits

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DIG for Wednesday the 13th of May…..don’t just ignore, but resist…..James 4 v 7

As Christians we sometimes give the enemy more credit than he deserves, however he is not to be ignored.

If we read the whole Word we know that he is a defeated foe but he is still active in the world today.

Even though he is defeated he can still cause grief and heartache if we let him.

If and when he comes our way what are we to do?

Of course we turn to God and submit to Him, but at the same time we are to resist the enemy (James 4 v 7).

Resist means to stand against or to oppose; it is an active measure and not passive.

Ignoring the enemy is no good, we must be active and stand against him, we must get angry and not let him have an effect on our lives.

If a robber came into your house to steal your goods and hurt your family would you stand aside and let him do what he wanted?

No, you would stand against him and fight!

Let’s start doing the same with the enemy.

At the same time we are to turn to God, to trust Him and believe His Word; that is what it means to submit.

The Word is clear in this matter; if we submit to God and resist the enemy, the enemy will have to flee.

He does not have a choice, he has to flee; that is what the Word says.

Is the enemy coming against you or your family today?

Stand up and fight him, tell him where to go!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through the finished work of Jesus Christ the enemy is a defeated foe and I can, and will, resist him”.

James 4 v 7…..Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you