Friday, February 10th, 2012.
You have been qualified by God!
By Riqui Ricón*
Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Exo 4.10-12).
When Moses doubted his abilities to fulfill God’s mission, the Lord helped him showing him two things: first, He is God, All Mighty; second, he promised He would be with him. Therefore, through faith, which is believing God and His Word, we can see, in the first five books, that Moses accomplished the task.
After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites… “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Jos 1.1-2, 7-9).
Now, we have Joshua with the gigantic responsibility to take the people of Israel into the Promised Land and, again, God qualifies him with His Word to fulfill the purpose. Once more, we can read in the book of Joshua how he believed God making the Bible the ultimate way of living and he prospered his way and everything went well for him. So much God honored Joshua’s faith that:
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel! (Jos 10. 12-14).
God does not miss anything about you and He has compromised His Word telling you He’ll be with you at all times, helping you and qualifying you for everything the Lord asks of you.
The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’” Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant (Heb 7.18-22).
The way God, your Father qualified Jesus to do the work He had assigned for Him is truly amazing. By dying in the cross, out of love for you, and paying with His life the price of all your sins, Jesus was made, by God, the guaranty of the New Pact, which is a better pact, established on better promises.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature (2 P 1.4a).
These promises are the ones that qualify us, through faith, to be the person God wants you to be and to do the things God wants you to do. For example:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3.16-17).
God loves you so that he gave his one and only Son before losing you. Jesus is not here to condemn you, but to make you believe in the Love He feels for you. So you believe that He paid the fair price for your sins and you don’t have to pay ANYTHING. So you receive through faith in His Name, the plenitude of life that only a child of God born again can enjoy. Which, you are NOW one of them in Jesus Christ.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God (1 John 5.1a).
Because you believed Jesus is the Messiah, this world’s savior, now you have been born from God.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (John 1.12-13).
By declaring Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are no longer a child of your natural parents, but a child of God.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God (1 Pet 1.23).
Now you are a child of God, born again! And you weren’t reborn from a corruptible seed but from the perfect seed which is God’s Word that lives and lingers forever.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy (1 Pet 2.9-10).
Your father has left you here, in the world for you to show others the virtues he who called you from the shadows into the light. To share the good news and Love of God to all people, and like that establish your Father’s Kingdom on earth. Being a Daughter or a Son of the King allows you to do this for now you are of the chosen lineage and royal priesthood.
And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” (Rev 5.9-10).
Through the Blood of Jesus you have already been made King or Queen, and priest or priestess to rule over the earth and it’s necessary for you to understand that you’ve been enabled by God, no by the law of man, but by the power of an indestructible life.
And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life (He 7.15-16).
So it is, be loved, Jesus’ sacrifice goes beyond the forgiveness of your sins. For Love, God has called you His Daughter and His Son and through this New Pact in the Blood of Jesus you have been created new to live a Full and Abundant Life. To live the Abundance of Eternal Life!
Let us pray:
Loving Heavenly Father, as I study and understand all this I am amazed by Your Greatness and Eternal Love for me. Lord Jesus, Your Life, Your Blood, Your death and resurrection is what enables me for Eternal Life. Thank you! Thank you Lord Jesus! How am I not going to love you! How could I not worship You, being who You are I was born Your child once again.
I believe and I receive you. Therefore I’m certain not even death, nor life, nor angels, nor kingdoms, nor powers, nor the present, nor what is to come, nor the high or the deep or any other thing created could possibly separate me from Your love, my God and Father that is my Lord Jesus Christ. I declare that I am enabled by God with Eternal Life to reign over the earth.
I shall establish your kingdom by placing the Word of God in my mind, mouth and heart. I am the person that God says in His Word, the Bible. I am healthy I am free I am more prosperous than a champion in Christ I can do everything and due to the Blood of Jesus, I am happy to live a full and abundant life. Thank you so much, Lord Jesus. Thank you for this New Life in Abundance that I have now. Thank you for my sanity. Thank you for my Healed, Thank you for my prosperity. Thank you for the Love, the Peace and the joy that I now possess. Thank you for my victory over death. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
*Ricardo C. Peredo Jaime © 2011
Reading and meditation of God’s Word
Read this daily readings and at the end of one year you will have read the entire Bible.
February 10th Heb 7 / Exo 3-4 / Psa 41