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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

His Truth Kills the Lie


 

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

—John 12:24 (NKJV)

 

Jesus speaks in this Scripture, knowing His time is almost upon Him. His life—given for the sins of the world—will produce much grain and much fruit in the lives of believers. But that one grain must die for life. Jesus has to die for this miracle to happen. What is the miracle? Death is the lie. Newly Resurrected life in Him is the miracle of Truth. 

 

How many of us allow a lie to hold us back from the fullness Jesus wishes to reveal in us? You might believe one of these lies: 

 

“You will never amount to anything. You will never be good enough. Jesus loves someone else more than He loves you. Jesus doesn't have time for your problem. Jesus doesn't forgive you. You will always be a failure. You will never have anything. You will be sick forever. If you don't feel something, it is not real.”

 

And the enemy berates you and continually throws your lie in your face.

 

That lie is not Truth, and it rules your life. Instead of trusting God, you put all your energy into trusting a lie. And without realizing it, that lie becomes your idol. The lie you believe—just like a grain of wheat—must die for you to live in the fullness Jesus has given you. When the lie, which has owned your life instead of Jesus, is finally rooted out, then the Holy Spirit—without any hindrance—flows in your life. 

 

What you go over and over again in your mind is what directs and consumes your life. If it is a lie, then you are in bondage to that lie instead of living in the freedom of God’s Truth. When your mind is fixed on God’s Truth, you live in His perfect peace.

 

What have you rehearsed over and over in your mind? Perhaps, a condemnation that was hammered into you as a child or something that happened years ago or a sin from the past keeps you from understanding God’s love for you. When you don’t know God’s Truth, you have no weapon to destroy the lies the enemy uses.

 

What are you battling right now? If you want to get to the lie that holds you back, look at what you are going through. The struggles in your life and how you handle them reveal the lies you believe and the truths you need to defeat them. You choose to allow the Holy Spirit to teach you His Truth.

 

Do you realize Jesus has healed you in spirit, mind, and body? Until you believe what Jesus says about you, you will continually struggle to know who you are and what you have as a new person in Jesus. When you allow the Word to transform your mind and defeat the lies that have stolen your freedom, you will know who you are in Jesus. 

 

The knowledge of His Truth sets you free. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the lies you have believed. Allow God to be on the throne of your life and not any lie. You are new in Christ. Die to the lie of the old person you were. When you know the Truth of who you are in Jesus, the Holy Spirit flows freely and produces more than you ever believed possible.

 

You have His authority to defeat the lies. Believe who God says you are. Exercise who He is in you.

 

©2021 Lynn Lacher

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Are You Convinced



“Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else” (Romans 8:32, NKJV)?

 

You are loved. God loves you so much that He did not even spare the life of His Son. And if He let His Son die for you, what else would He possibly keep from you? Nothing. He gave you the most exorbitant gift. Nothing else can surpass it. God would never give you the life of His Son, and then hold back forgiveness. Why would He hold back the healing of your spirit, soul, and body? 

 

“Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us (Romans 8:33-34, NKJV).

 

Even before you knew Him, God chose to love you. You responded to His love, and He delivered you from the power of darkness and moved you into the Kingdom of His beloved Son (Colossians 1:13-14). You’re no orphan! You BELONG to Him. The enemy has no power over you. No one has any authority to condemn you—not Satan or the opinions of men. God is the one who validates and justifies you. Not only is your sin nature crucified with Christ, everything about you is whole. Sickness is crucified and under His blood. Your spirit has been reborn with the Spirit of the living Lord. You are a new person with a new lineage. The enemy may try to tell you that you will never be well, but the love of God says differently. God is the author of life, and the enemy is the author of death. You are delivered from the power of darkness and the enemy’s clutches. You are saved, healed, delivered, and complete in God.

 

Jesus Christ, who was dead and then raised to life, now sits at the right hand of God interceding for you. Jesus doesn’t beg God for His blood to be enough for you. No! Jesus reminds His Father that the work of the Cross is complete—that His blood is enough. Jesus intercedes for you with God with the freedom His life purchased for you. Your intercession doesn't beg God either. Your prayers remind God what Jesus has purchased for you—the forgiveness of sins, healing, and an abundantly fulfilled life. You don’t need to beg for God’s love when He has already given you everything.

 

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:35,37, NKJV).

 

NOTHING separates you from the love of God. You fight the power of darkness with the power of God's Resurrection love. You fight sin. You fight sickness. You fight fear. You fight hardship and persecution. When you know how much God loves you, you fight every lie that comes against you with the Truth of Calvary. In all these lies, you are more than a conqueror. Every sin, symptom, sickness, emotion, feeling, and attack of the enemy is defeated. You more than conquer the enemy with a revelation of God’s love. You don’t just get saved. You get healed through and through with His miraculous grace.

 

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, NKJV).

 

Are you convinced that nothing that comes against you—no death or life situation—no power of darkness—nothing in all creation can separate you from the love of God you have received in Jesus? Nothing CAN separate you from the power of God's love. When you believe this Truth, you are convinced of God's love. You live the confidence that His love gives you. You persevere and believe in what you are promised.

 

“Endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation” (Romans 5:4, NIV). 

 

Persevere for the promises of God. Develop a strong character that exhibits confident hope. Faith is your response to the finished work of the Cross. You choose to believe that Jesus is more than enough. If God gave His Son, won't He give you all things? Confident hope takes root in your heart and blossoms as God's Truth transforms your spiritual understanding.

 

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36, NLT). 

 

Hold on to God’s Truth, and claim the promises of your new life in Christ. He is the Lord who completely restores—your Healer of sin and sickness and fear and grief and every pain of life. God’s will for you is living life in the fullness of His grace. Persevere and believe by faith. You receive from the bounty of His overwhelming love for you.

 

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:20, NKJV).

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Healed



Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

—3 John 2 (NKJV)

 

 

There is power in the living Word of God. It is absolute Truth. When the Word is believed and received, nothing can hinder its power. Many fight illnesses and struggle to believe in healing. The Word makes it very clear that God’s desire is for us to be well. But so many have trouble believing it.  

 

“He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death” (Psalm 107:20, NLT). Do you know that God is the Word, and God sent himself as Christ to forgive your sins, heal your illnesses, and deliver you from all oppression?  That is what Christ’s grace purchased for you—a complete and finished work of healing.

 

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies” (Psalm 103:2-4, NLT). Yes, He forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. You are redeemed by His grace. Don’t ever forget this Truth. 

 

“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 1:24, NKJV). By the wounds Christ took for us, we WERE healed. The finished work of His grace has already healed you.

 

God sent His Word to heal us. He forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases. He redeems us from death. God sends His Word to accomplish His purpose in our lives, and that purpose is to believe and receive His Truth. 

 

“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him” (Acts 10:38, NLT). Jesus didn’t do anything on His own. God was with Him, anointing Him with power. Jesus healed all those who were oppressed by the enemy. He never placed sickness on anyone, because illness is not of God. 

 

“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death” (Hebrews 2:14, NLT). God is abundant life. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy life (John 10:10). But Jesus in dying for us broke the power of the enemy and of death.

 

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9, NKJV). We receive healing like we receive salvation. We take the gift Jesus offers. We choose by faith to receive Jesus' gift of salvation. In the same way, we also accept His gift of healing. We believe in our hearts that God wants us to have good health.

 

If God wants us to have good health, then it is His will for us to pray for healing. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (I John 5:14-15, NKJV). We can pray for healing because it is God's will. And we can have the confidence that if we ask, He hears our requests and grants what we ask.

 

Why do we have trouble believing in healing? Because we hurt and often don’t see immediate results. We must hold on without wavering. A double-minded man who wavers in belief can’t receive what he only believes some of the time. We must ask in faith, without doubt, for anyone who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. He won’t receive anything from the Lord (James 1:6-8). Don't waver. Sometimes God heals immediately, but most often, He heals progressively as our souls prosper in Him—as the Truth of God's Word transforms our minds.

 

Believe in His Truth that "by His stripes, you were healed."  Believe for yourself and others because God is no respecter of persons. He regards each of us the same (Romans 2:11). Take in the Word of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into His Truth. Choose to believe what you find without vacillating. Keep on believing no matter if what you pray for is not seen or felt. Often, we have trouble holding on because we base what we believe on what we feel instead of the Truth of God’s Word.

 

Have confidence when you pray that you have asked according to God's will. You know your prayer will be answered. Believe that you receive what you pray for and that one day it will happen. Don't doubt, and don’t waver. Believe that God wishes above all things that you be in health and prosper even as your soul prospers. And believe the Word instead of what you feel or see or experience. 

 

“My child,” God instructs, “pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” (Proverbs 4:20-22, NLT).

 

God wants you to believe so you will receive.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Your Something New


 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

—Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

 

Life’s circumstances constantly change. One moment life may be going great, and the next moment something painful occurs. Instead of trusting in God who never changes, we often trust in our changing circumstances. We forget that God is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

 

God is good. His thoughts toward you are of peace and never of evil. He is not the author of things vile. God inspires hope and promises His best. Trust Him when the seasons of your life change. Know His truth, and believe His promises in whatever circumstance life places you. When you live by faith in a world where things constantly change, life does not throw you. God is your certain foundation in an uncertain world.

 

The Holy Spirit is your teacher. Let Him guide you. The power of God lives within you. Believe it and experience His strength and His determination. God’s power—His consistency—His balance is yours to exercise every day. You never ask too much of Him. His provision is constant and unending. Living by faith in His grace brings abundant life.

 

“‘I am about to do something new,” the Lord proclaims. “See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed” (Isaiah 43:19, 20b-21a, NLT). 

 

You are God’s chosen child. He is a fountain springing from within you and refreshing your hope. His promises are yours. His resources are yours. He makes pathways through the driest wasteland. His living water continually flows rejuvenating your life. Praise Him no matter what you see or hear around you. Believe in His revealed Truth for your life. Speak life to your promises. The peace of God rises from within you. And you know something new God has promised you is yours.

 

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:20, NKJV).

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Be Strong in God



The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

—John 10:10 (NKJV)

 

 

How does the enemy torment you? His purpose is to steal your passion—your peace—your joy—your healing. The enemy wants to destroy your faith in God. Jesus came to give not only eternal life but an abundant life now. The enemy is so jealous of anything Jesus has given you that he comes against you with sickness, fear, worry, despair, and every lie he can plant in your mind to keep you from experiencing the fullness of God. The enemy challenges everything Jesus has given you. He deceives you, trying to make you believe more in his lies than in the truth of God’s Word. He is afraid of you. He is aware that if you know God's truth, it will free you from his lies (John 8:32). When you realize you have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead living inside of you, nothing the enemy attempts can steal, kill, or destroy your faith in the unending love of God.

 

The thief that comes to steal from you can only steal what you possess. He can’t take what you don’t have. You have the fruit of the Spirit living in you—love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You have the healing of Calvary and freedom from the sin that defined you. Jesus paid the price for these things. Satan only fights you for what Jesus has given you. He tries to steal your peace, stir up fear, create frustration—make you angry, jealous, and impatient. He knows if he can destroy your confident hope in what Jesus has given you, you will have a defeated life. 

 

When we know our identity in Christ—who we are in Him—and what salvation has bought for us, it is difficult for the thief to steal what we possess. If we identify as children of the Most-High God, we start to look at our relationship with God differently. We realize that we are His beloved children and heirs to His inheritance of a life of joy and peace and healing and mountain-moving faith. 

 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3, NKJV). The love of Jesus has blessed us with every blessing the gift of His precious life bought. That purchase is complete. It is not half-done. It is a finished and perfect work. We have the Resurrection power of God living within us (Ephesians 1:18-20). When we start believing in what is ours in Christ, we can rebuke Satan with the authority that Jesus has given us (Matthew 28:18, John 14:12, Mark 16:17-18).

 

When the naked man, terrorized by a mass of demons, met Jesus, everything in his life changed. He was healed and sat down peacefully at Jesus’ feet—right in his mind and fully clothed (Mark 5:15). When we realize that we can be delivered from Satan’s lies like this healed man, we no longer are naked with no defense from the enemy. We clothe ourselves in our new identity in Jesus’s finished work of redemption. We realize our authority and speak it. And we take back any gift the enemy has stolen. And these are gifts Jesus died for us to possess—joy—peace—healing. Jesus doesn’t have to die again for them to be ours. His horrible agony was enough. We need to take and believe and speak the miracle of grace we could never give ourselves. Jesus bought salvation and healing and provision for every need. He gave us the authority of the power of God. We make what cost Jesus His life worthless if we don’t use what He died to give us.

 

God wants you to have an abundant life. He wants you to have the life He died for you to have. Submit yourself to God, and resist the enemy. He will flee from you (James 4:7).  Whoever you submit to becomes the one to whom you listen—the one who controls your mind and your feelings. Yield yourself to God, the lover of your soul. 

 

You don’t fight flesh and blood but principalities and dark powers and evil that come to steal, kill, and destroy (Ephesians 6:10-11). If you try to wage war against the enemy as a human, you will lose. You wage war with the mighty weapons of your identity in Christ. Be strong in God. Know who you are in Jesus. Put on your whole identity in Christ. God promises you an abundantly joyful life, filled with all His spiritual blessings. The power of God within you wins—if you will fight with it. Rebuke and resist the liar who comes to steal, kill, and destroy your faith. Stand strong. God always keeps His promises. 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

My Hope of Glory



How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.

—Psalm 139:17-18 (NKJV)

 

 

Throughout the night, you have calmed my mind and rested my heart with blessed sleep. As consciousness returns, I hear your gentle whisper drawing me to wake up. Your Word rises from within my heart, encouraging and uplifting me. But, without warning, the concern I gave to you last night tries to claim my first waking moments. And a feeling of uncertainty descends. But you, my overcoming strength, are not just with me. You are within me. That concern has no power because it tries to come against you—not me. 

 

How wonderful that your thoughts for me are as numerous and uncountable as grains of sand! How incredible that you have already taken care of every problem in my life! Your love is mine, and I know it! Your Resurrection power is within me—not without. My thoughts settle as my mind focuses on your goodness and your grace. Instead of the concern that I surrendered to you last night, you remind me of your faithfulness throughout all my days and nights. You rise within me overwhelming any uncertainty. 

 

There is only you. No thought that tears my heart. No worry of what might come. No circumstance to fix. No purpose to fulfill. Nothing but your heart beating in me. Nothing but you praying from within me. All is at rest. All is perfect. We are one—you in me and I in you. I possess your unfailing and endless love. Your peace anchors my heart. Your strength claims me. You are the promise of all I have ever desired. You are Christ in me, my hope of glory.

 

 

©2021 Lynn Lacher

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

His Unlimited Resources



 

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

—Ephesians 3:16 (NLT)

 

 

Whatever you face in life, you have God’s resources to give you inner strength. These resources are not common. They are glorious and are unlimited by human conception. God empowers you through His Spirit to receive from His boundless abundance. Out of His Grace, He pours strength, wisdom, healing, peace, joy, provision, and everything you need in this life. God is infinite, and our human minds have trouble grasping His love that is immeasurable and endless. But God sent us a way to believe in His limitless love and hold its Truth in our hearts. We have the Holy Spirit.

 

Listen to the Holy Spirit within you. He guides you into all Truth (John 16:3). He gives wisdom and knowledge of the Word that speaks revelation life to your situation (Ephesians 1:17). With knowledge of the Word, the Spirit sets you free from the encumbrances of what you feel and see and hear (John 8:32). With wisdom that God generously gives, He empowers you to unwaveringly believe in His resources which are beyond your natural mind’s ability to grasp (James 1:5-6).

 

Out of His riches, God lavishly pours Resurrection power into your life. Believe in what you can’t see or hear or feel. Believe in His unfailing provision. Sometimes He will tell you to rest and trust Him. At other times, He will guide you to reach beyond what you have determined. What you determine is with your mind. What He determines is with His infinite mind. His promise will always stretch you.

 

God has unlimited resources to provide what He has promised and inner strength for you to continually believe. When you believe that all His resources are yours, you trust He will reveal them when His time is right. You trust Him beyond what you feel in the moment.

 

You have God’s boundless supply flowing from His throne of grace. Don’t look at your need. Look at your resource. Believe and trust your need is already met. Your promise is already secured.

 

Your God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). God strengthens you with His power. Christ dwells in your faith through faith. You are rooted and grounded in His love and BELIEVE His love—which surpasses all knowledge—so that you may be filled with ALL the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:16-19).

 

Believe in the fullness of God within you. You will receive as you believe (Mark 11:24).

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Monday, March 22, 2021

His Redeeming Love Within



 

God’s love doesn’t depend on your ability to love Him!  His love isn't based on anything you’ve done. It’s offered without condition. Human love places conditions on love. “I’ll love you if,” human love bargains. Not God’s love! Jesus came to die for you so you could receive the infinite and unfailing love of God. Your eternal relationship with God begins the moment you receive Christ’s love. And that, my friend, is the beautiful beginning of eternity. 

 

The love of God transforms you to believe that nothing in this world can come against His abundant life that lives within you. Faith believes in the love of God no matter what happens. It believes that God has already met each need He knew you would ever have in this earthly life. No matter the insecurity of your world, you can have a life of peace without your circumstances or your feelings being peaceful. 

 

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, NKJV). 

 

Jesus came for you to have abundant life now. He also prayed that God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). And what is God’s will in heaven? There is peace, and there is joy. There is no pain or sickness. Christ has forgiven your sins—healed your sicknesses—and delivered you from evil. His redeeming love is not something that is outside of you. The Kingdom of God lives within you now. No other love came into the world and into your heart to love you like this. When you believe this Truth you know the all-powerful and forgiving God lives within you, and you receive from the fullness of your eternal relationship with Him. In the midst of your hurt or problem or need, you are at rest believing in His goodness and the promises He has already provided.

 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV). 

 

You are God’s child—redeemed, healed, and made whole by His Son. All things are new in you. All things are new for you. The enemy cannot kill, steal or destroy the abundance God has placed in your heart. Don't exclude yourself from God's promises because you feel unworthy. Your feelings aren't Truth. The truth is that Christ made you worthy to receive God’s promises. You are new in Him—qualified in Him at the Cross. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13, NKJV). You are loved. The enemy is defeated. The kingdom of darkness has no power over you. 

 

You are accepted and justified by God’s Grace. It is the enemy who condemns you. God doesn’t (Romans 8:33-34). When God’s love is more real to you than what you see or feel, you believe it in your heart. Your faith thrives. You praise Jesus for the Cross and new life in Him. You declare God’s promises. You speak His life into whatever your need. You proclaim His love and faithfulness.

 

Do you believe that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus your Lord (Revelations 8:39)?

 

Ask God to reveal to you how much He loves you. I pray “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19, NKJV).

 

When you have a spiritual revelation of how much God loves you and that His love lives within you, your heart opens to receive everything He purchased with the precious gift of His life. And you wonder how you could have ever doubted His love, His healing, His peace, and His joy. 

 

Abundant life overflows within your heart from the eternal life He has given. God’s redeeming love is within you.

 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Friday, March 19, 2021

ONE WITH YOU



Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

—Isaiah 12:3 (NKJV)

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

—1 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV)

 

 

My spirit is a deep well, Lord. You fill the well of my spirit to overflowing with all of you. You don’t just live in heaven outside of me. You chose to make me your own and live inside of me. And now you are living water rising up and gushing from within me. I draw continuously from the deep well of your revelation love.

 

I haven’t always perceived that you live within me. You were my God in heaven who was always there for me—willing and able to reach down and help me, but I knew you from without and not from within. Now I know that your power—your glory—your abundance—your healing—your life is within me. My spirit is born of you. You satiate my spirit with all of you. 

 

I am one spirit with you. You are in me and I in you. Righteous as one and whole as one, your spirit prays within me. You reveal your heart. The glorious far surpasses the inadequacy of my natural mind. You are everything I have never fully understood, and now everything I have never fully understood lives in me. Forever show me who you are inside of me. Draw from your living water in me that rises to worship you in spirit and in truth. I see—I hear—I understand from the loving and unwavering certainty of your Grace.

 

You say I’m called. You say I’m justified. You say I’m glorified. What do I say to these Truths within me? You are for me! Nothing can come against my God who lives in me.

 

I believe. With joy, I draw from the deep well of my salvation. Out of me flows rivers of living water. Thirsty no more—spirit to spirit—you have made me one with you.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Abundant Life is Now




God had so much love in His heart that He had to do something with it. He came to us with the greatest love. His compassion gave us the gift of His Son. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, NKJV). He didn’t have to do anything for us, but He did.

 

God doesn’t stand back with His arms crossed, shaking his head and saying, “Now you do better. I'll love you when you do good enough to please me." The enemy tells us that the love of God has to be earned and then held on to by earning God's acceptance. Religion says that if we do certain things, we will receive God's blessings. But God says that He loved us so much while we were sinners, He came to save us. He didn't ask anything of us. He freely offered His life for ours and gave us the gift of everlasting life.

 

Have you ever looked at everlasting life as being yours now?  You received the promise of eternal life when you were saved. You became joined to God in spirit, and your spirit became one with His Spirit. Christ, the hope of glory, came to live in you (Colossians 1:27). God has made known the riches of His glory to you through His Son. Jesus gave His life so you could experience the Kingdom of Heaven. He prayed that God’s will in heaven would be done on earth. The peace and joy and healing of heaven are found in God’s gift of abundant life now—the abundant life the enemy wants to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). All the fullness of God lives inside of us, and we have the power to rebuke the enemy’s lies that tell us we will never know God’s abundant life now.

 

Many Christians believe that by keeping the Word they will please God. We don’t prove that we love God by what we do. He loves us because of who He is—not because of who we are. He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Jesus came to reveal the love of God to us. It was His love on the Cross that destroyed sin and sickness and death and the separation between God and us. And it is the revelation of His love that fills us with overflowing love and grace. And that revelation of His love and grace inspires us to keep the Word. He convicts us with His righteousness (John 16:8), and we keep the Word out of overflowing love for Him. We don’t keep it because it is required. 

 

To comprehend the width and length and depth and height of God's love (Ephesians 3:18), we need to know what His love is—what it looks like—how to receive it—and how to walk in it. A revelation of God’s love unlocks the Word of God. The Bible is His love letter filled with His promises!

 

Do you realize that He loves you so much that the promises in the Word are yours personally? Perhaps, you are a "someday" person. Someday, I'm going to have that peace the Bible promises.  Someday, I'm going to experience healing. Someday, I'll have no more fear and no more pain. And your list of “somedays” goes on. God’s promises are real for you now—not just someday. The fullness of God’s love breathes within you. You have a thriving everlasting relationship with Jesus now. But if you don’t know who He is within you, you won’t thrive because you won’t know what you have.

 

The Bible is not a “someday” Word. If it is, then you have to work for peace and joy, and healing. But you can’t manufacture those in your life. They are gifts of God. When you have a spiritual revelation of how much God loves you, you receive His gifts of peace, joy, and healing. The truth is there is nothing you can do to earn God's love. You will never be good enough. It is a free gift of His grace. 

 

If the Bible is a “someday” book, then someday the Cross will save you, and someday victory will be yours. But when you have a revelation of God’s love for you, you realize that your someday is now. And when the love of God tells you that someday is now, trying to earn what you already have just tortures you.

 

Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God has given us everlasting life now. "My love for you is manifested through my Son," He declares (1 John 4:9). When you have a revelation of the love of God that died for you and was resurrected for you, His love abundantly comes to life in you. You have manifested peace and joy and healing through the finished work of the Cross.

 

God would never give you all His love on the Cross and then hold back His blessings from you.  That isn’t loving. And He doesn’t hold back. He freely gives us all things (Romans 8:32). He paid the price. Not you. That is His love for you now and not just sometime in the future. When you understand in your heart how much God loves you right now—how deep His love for you is—you are free to be His. And within you, His abundant life is real. 


God's love for you is how you perceive it. It is all about your perspective.



© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

You Believe with the Heart


 

The knowledge of God you have in your mind is not the same as the knowledge you have of Him in your heart. Mental understanding takes place in your mind. Spiritual understanding takes place in your heart.

 

You can have a mental understanding of God but not understand Him spiritually. The heart is where the spirit of God lives within you—where He quickens your spirit to receive His Truth. The Spirit bears witness with your spirit (Romans 8:16)—not your mind. Faith is not a mental exercise born of emotions and feelings and reasoning. It doesn’t rise from the logic of your mind. Faith rises from the seed of the Word planted in the fertile soil of your heart. It believes with the heart. Faith is spiritual and God is the source of the spiritual. And the words God speaks to your heart are spiritual life (John 4:24, John 6:63).

 

Faith comes by hearing the Word spiritually with your heart. It doesn’t come by hearing it with your natural mind. Your heart has spiritual ears and understanding to receive God’s Truth. “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears” (Ezekiel 3:10, NKJV). 

 

Paul prayed for the Ephesians to spiritually “hear” and receive in their hearts a revelation knowledge of God. He prayed for them and also for us “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Ephesians 1:17-19, NKJV).

 

This revelation knowledge is not something that automatically happens in your life. It comes from seeking and pursuing God. We are not meant to have spiritually blind eyes, ears, and no spiritual understanding. God wants to pour into our hearts the spirit of revelation in the knowledge of Him. He wants us to believe His Truth and have spiritual understanding and be enlightened by it. He wants us to know the hope of His calling in our lives and the great power He has given us who believe in Him. This doesn’t come from just being renewed in our minds. This comes from believing in our hearts.

 

We have been given the Grace to believe, but we have to open our hearts to receive. We have to surrender our natural mental blindness of Truth for God’s spiritual sight. We have to surrender the natural hearing of His Word and receive His Truth spiritually in our hearts. We have to surrender the feelings of our natural understanding for the spiritual understanding of His Truth. We are called to be people of faith. Yes, our minds must be renewed by God’s Truth, but the heart is where we believe we are made right with God (Romans 10:10). The heart is where His miracle happens.

 

Look at Ephesians 1:17-19. What is the hope of His calling and His power in us who believe?  It is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. But if we don’t have a spirit of wisdom and revelation in our hearts about His power within us, we will not know that this power is ours. When we don’t believe what Christ has given us, we have no spiritual understanding of our capabilities in God. But when the eyes of our spiritual understanding have been opened to receive, we have His eyes to see, His ears to hear, and His understanding to see what the natural mind cannot grasp. And our hearts believe.

 

Grace has healed us in spirit, mind, and body. But we can’t understand this Truth with a closed mind and heart. The Word won’t build our faith if we don’t seek God’s Truth and spiritually “hear” it. We can’t understand with the mind of Christ if we don’t believe that we have been given the mind of Christ. And we can’t believe with the heart without faith. The Grace of Jesus opens you to believe and receive all that Jesus has given you. But you choose to have faith. You choose to surrender and seek. You choose to let nothing come between you and the Resurrection power He wishes to reveal in you.

 

You take ownership of God’s Truth when you spiritually receive it in your heart. Look again at Ephesians 1:17-19. When you believe these verses in your heart, they are true for you—not just for someone else. They are yours. God will freely give you His wisdom and impart to you the revealed knowledge of the Holy Spirit. You will believe without a doubt that you possess God’s exceedingly great power—the same power that raised Christ from the dead. And you will hear in your heart—not with your natural mind but with your spiritual understanding: “Blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it” (Matthew 13:16-17, NKJV). (Ephesians 1:19-20, NKJV).

 

The same power that raised Christ from the dead is alive in you, but if you don’t have spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear, and a spiritual understanding to believe this Truth in your heart, you will live a defeated and powerless life.

 

Why would you not seek to believe in your heart what you have been given by the love of God in Christ Jesus? 

 

©2021 Lynn Lacher

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