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