“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30
I have come to realize what we need do when the devil accuses us of having done wrong, or tells us that we don’t deserve God’s blessings. I thank God for our Pastors because recently, they showed me that we’re to point everything back to Jesus, who qualifies us for all God’s blessings.
So when the devil says, “You’re not righteous enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He’s my righteousness!”
When the devil says, “You’re not holy enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He’s my sanctification!”
When the devil says, “You don’t deserve to be healed,” just look to Jesus and declare, “By His stripes I am healed!”
When the devil says, “You don’t qualify for the blessing,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He’s my qualification!”
Each time we point everything back to Jesus, the devil has nothing to say because Jesus qualifies us for all of God’s blessings. In and of ourselves, we don’t qualify. Without Jesus, there’s nothing good in us which can qualify us.
But with Jesus, our disqualification becomes our qualification for the undeserved, unearned and unmerited blessings of God because God puts our life in Jesus (Colossians 3:3), who is the all-deserving one, we become all-deserving.
Because we are in Christ, we’re qualified. Jesus qualifies us because He died for us and gave us a blood-bought right to all of God’s blessings. We have a blood-bought right to a life full of meaning, purpose and abundance.
We have a blood-bought right to walk in divine health; and the right to prosperity even when the economy is bad. We have a blood-bought right to preferential treatment because God favors us. We have a blood-bought right to the good life!
You may not have heard this before, but you have a right to all these blessings not because of who you are and how good you think you are behaving, but because Jesus shed His blood and qualified you to have them.
So, when the devil or anyone tells you that you can’t expect to walk in the blessings of God, point them to the finished work of Jesus Christ!