Full Power-Full Provision
"Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus." Hebrews 3:1
Jesus Christ, Himself, gave us the power of His name to live by and to operate in. The name of Jesus is the greatest, most powerful name in existence (Philippians 2:9). The authority given by Jesus permits us to take action on His behalf (John 14:16). It is by faith in Jesus Christ's name that we are saved, set free from the bondage of sin, given total provision for all things, given the gift of the Holy Spirit, healed and made whole. Speaking His name activates the Holy Spirit, our gift within, to be our helper, to give us the ability to believe in miracles and to form faith ideas. It is up to us to develop a mindset of supernatural increase, peace, restoration and authority over 'all things' by Jesus Christ's name (Psalm 20:7). In Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9). The writer of Hebrews says, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..." Hebrews 12:2.
Consider Him. When you consider something or someone, you think about it and remember it. Remember is to think about that event and when we do, we are drawing the power (calling forth) of that event or person into the present in increased form. Jesus said to eat the bread and drink the cup and do this in remembrance of Him (Corinthians 11:24-25).
Come forth. There is a reason Isaiah said, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old." Isaiah 43:18. God says for the new things to begin, we are to live in the present, face the future and leave the past behind. Considering something is discussing it, thinking about it and keeping emotionally attached to it. The more we focus on the things of the old (regrets, anger, fear, etc.), the more powerful they become, demanding a repeat performance; creating a block to God's power, freedom and peace. The nature of our lives is determined by our inner attitudes. When we change our thinking, speaking and behavior based on God's Word, our circumstances change for the better; it is the beginning of wisdom and harmonious, purposeful living. We don't know what the future holds, but we know God will see us through.
John spoke a necessary revelation about one of the seven blessings listed in Revelations. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." Revelations 14:13. Dying in the Lord means death to human pride. Jesus said if we would loose our life, we would find it. Peter said, "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you." I Peter 5:10. 'After you have suffered a while' is letting go of pride. Self-consciousness based on fear is pride. Pride is easily offended, easily hurt or angered, and can become judgmental and controlling; it kills, destroys and robs.
Human pride is a design of the devil that was released into Adam and Eve by disobedience to God. 'The rest from their labors' is casting our cares upon the Lord. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter unto that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." Hebrews 4: 9-11. Rest is the same as peace; it comes from 'letting go' to God. "...stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you..." II Chronicles 20:17. Pride cannot stand still because of the fear that God won't do it the way we want it to be done. Labor (works) is the control and drive of pride based on fear. Without revelation, pride will continue. Die in the Lord. Challenge your fears and put pride off. The first step of challenging our pride and fear is to admit we can be wrong.
Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for allowing pride and fear to control me. I accept Your forgiveness and I am open to letting go of the fear that keeps pride alive. By You in me, I challenge all my self-consciousness, self-protection and my need to be right. You have provision for me to be filled with the Spirit, to replace the old ways with the new with You. Because of Jesus, I have full provision and full power. Thank you. I say this to be so by Jesus Christ's name. Amen.