“Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’ “Acts 13:46-47
Like the Jews in this passage, how many of God’s promises in Christ have we rejected because we have deemed ourselves unworthy of them? When Jesus died so that we could have them!!
Many times we reject God and disqualify ourselves because we have this undeserving mindset. We reason that because we did not merit it, we don’t deserve it. My friends, that is a Pharisaical way of looking at life. He is so much bigger than that!! Jesus has removed all of our merit at the cross and replaced it with a new way…Inherit it through Him!!
“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” Romans 3:21-22
He has taken away the old and replaced it with a new and better way. No longer do we work to be in right standing with God, we receive it for free. Do not be as the Pharisees who rejected and judged themselves as unworthy! Of course in and of ourselves, we are unworthy, but Jesus died to change that and He says we are worth it all so why do we continue to disqualify ourselves from everything that is His?
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. 7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.” Galatians 5:1-8
Time to wake up!! Stop trying to merit His salvation, His favor and right standing with God! It is yours for free! Inherit all that he has for you! Pray with boldness from your position as His son in the kingdom! Don’t let the enemy hinder you or entangle you with a false yoke of bondage that makes you continue to work for proper position in the kingdom. What He did for you has made you free! Stand in your Jesus earned place and shine! He died so that you could inherit all things! Surrender every part of yourself to Him and receive all that He is in return! My rules, I work for it, I deserve it! His rules, He worked for it, I inherit it, I do not deserve it! Not my rules, His rules!! What He did on Calvary by spilling His precious blood and allowing His body to be broken for us, has deemed Him worthy…rejecting this eternal offering is like saying to God, “Your rules are not good enough for me, my way is better and I say that what Jesus did for me is not possibly good enough to make me worthy!” What? The greatest compliment and praise you can give God in this life is to ACCEPT what Jesus did for you! RECEIVE it as worthy! SURRENDER to His rules, His way!! This is how you WALK worthy of Him…with your head held high, knowing who you are in Him, and knowing what He did for you…qualifying yourself as worthy because of His sacrifice. (Eph 4:1, Col 1:10, 1 Thess 2:12) Now that makes your Papa proud!!
“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” Gal. 4:4-7
We do not merit! Friends, We inherit!
Jesus, I receive everything you died to give me. I am in good standing with God. I am okay with Him! I have his favor with me and I know that it is for free! I stand before you today and receive your sonship. I want to call you Daddy! I want to know you as Daddy instead of judge! Where I have rejected You and deemed myself unworthy, because I was looking at myself instead of you, I turn. I look upward from where my help comes! I stand before you as your beloved today and will walk accordingly. Thank you Jesus for your free gift! It is the gift that keeps on giving! You are my eternal supply, You are my worth, You are my way, You are my truth and You are my life! Every place within me that does not know of my sonship I surrender it to you. Help me to receive all that you are, so that I truly may walk in your worth all the days of my life. In Jesus Name!