A Believer's Blessing
That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.
As believers, we are endowed with certain blessings in Christ.
1. An Identity Card
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name John 1.12
When we believed in Jesus and were saved, He gave us an identity card. That is, to be sons and daughters of God. This is our greatest blessing. Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3.1
Even when parents see their children as being worthless, God sees your value. He takes you under his own wings and protects you.
2. A Devil-Proof Jacket
When we were joined to Christ through baptism, God gave us a devil-proof jacket. Many question the rationale of water baptism. But when you do it in obedience to God’s Word, He places a spiritual jacket over us . Thereby Satan has no right over us. We can trample over all powers of the enemy.
1 Corinthians 10
speaks of how the Pharaoh came up to the Red Sea, and no further. The children of Israel passed through the sea with Moses. Similarly once you pass through the waters of baptism, the enemy loses power over you. You can shake off every bondage by the authority of the jacket placed over you. Chains have no authority over you: the enemy cannot touch a child of God. As you worship Him with all your heart, yokes of enemy will be shattered.
3. A Power Jacket
Jesus had asked the disciples to remain in the city until they were clothed with power on high. (Luke 24.49). God gives you a power jacket when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. When you have this jacket, you will get the strength to all challenges and mountains. It is a blanket of anointing that helps you take authority over the enemy. Jesus had this power-suit so he started his ministry where no one wanted to go – the areas of darkness near Galilee. You will be enabled to go into the darkest spiritual areas when this anointing is upon you. You will have victory over every evil spirit in the name of Jesus.
2016 will be a year of demonstration of God’s power in this church. Evil spirits that discouraged you by questioning God’s power will be chased out by His miracles. It will be a year of the manifestation of the divine holy power of the Holy Ghost. Prisons doors will open and slaves will be freed. The supernatural anointing of the power jacket will come upon whoever claims it.
4. A Bodyguard
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1.14 .
God’s angels stand guard over you constantly, because you’ve received Jesus into your life. Allow the depths of God’s Word to penetrate your heart and you will see the divine protection surrounding you.
5. A Health Insurance
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matt 10.30,31 .
God is your health insurance. He has numbered each hair on your head; He protects you from head to toe. Cooking gas is stored in iron cylinders yet the dynamite power of the Holy Spirit has been deposited in earthern vessels. This is because the anointing of the Holy Spirit keeps your body safe. Paul was stoned, dragged on the road and left for dead. But the next day he was up proclaiming the gospel, because the fire of the Holy Spirit was inside him. Ask for a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. It will bind your wounds and keep your mind and body from decay. We have the full armour of God, as mentioned in Ephesians 6.10-18. It is more than sufficient to quench all fiery darts of the enemy.