DIG for Saturday the 14th of October…..He does not give and take away, He has given and He has taken away…..Psalm 103 v 2

I’ve often written about our words, telling you that what we say is very important.

With this in mind there are many lyrics to worship sings that I will not sing, I try not to deliberately sing (or speak out) words of doubt and unbelief.

There is one song that has the line, “He gives and takes away, He gives and takes away” and I will not sing this.

In my view this is an inappropriate statement for a New Covenant believer to make.

God does not give and then take away, contrary to ‘popular belief’.

He will not give you health for example and then take it away, He will not do this with prosperity and abundance, and He will not do it with His other blessings.

My understanding of New Covenant scripture is that God has already given and God has already taken away.

He has given us reconciliation and forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus and then has given us healing, prosperity, adoption, acceptance and peace (for example) as a gift of grace through faith.

Also as a gift of grace through faith He has taken away the eternal consequences of sin, poverty, sickness, pain, disease and rejection; He took away the curses that could be placed upon us (Galatians 3 v 13).

He has given and He has taken away; this was accomplished through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Please don’t think that God will ever take your healing, your prosperity or your blessings; this is just not true, He will not take away what He has freely given you!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have blessed me through the finished work of Jesus and you will never take this away from me”.

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


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