Purpose and Provision
God is truly a wonderful Father. His goodness is immeasurable. He’s given me a message, and emphasized more than once that it’s important.
I wrote down the exact message. The first part reads:
“Precious privilege is provided to the ones born of this blood. The blood given by Me through My Son. Those are born to Me.They become born to Me. They become mine. But to be in my presence, they must be abiding by my heavenly rules. They are breaking my rules, but expecting my promises.”
God wants people to understand that there are precious privileges given to those in His family. We, as His children, have to know and understand that being born into His family means privilege. It entitles us to the privilege of His works, and the promises He has made. Privilege entitles you to your Father’s provision.
Ephesians 1:5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.
The New Living Translation reads: God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Brethren of the Lord is your purchased privilege. When we sin (break God’s rules), we disqualify ourselves from receiving the blessings God has promised us.
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
God has promised us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms — but when we live in sin (break His rules), we are no longer entitled to them. He didn’t just promise them to us — He promised them to us in Christ. His promises are available to those in union with Jesus. He can’t be in union with a sinful heart.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
We cannot break His rules, and expect His promises.
It hurts God when we can’t receive all of the blessings He has reserved for us. Imagine preparing a huge banquet feast for your loved ones. You go to great lengths to make sure there is an abundance of provision, food and good things. But on the day of the feast, 5 of your loved ones are too sick to come. You might feel disappointed that they weren’t able to attend because they missed out on the good things you prepared for them. But if you truly love them, you would be hurt that they were too sick to attend. Their well-being would be of greater concern than the feast that you prepared. The sickness keeping us from the provision and promises of God is sin. He wants us to be eligible to receive His abundant provision and blessings. But we cannot break His rules and expect His promises.
Through His great love and mercy, He has provided us with a way to remain in good standing — so that we are eligible to receive what He has stored up for us.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
We all sin and fall short of God’s glory. But it’s important to take care of the spiritual stains of sin. We can’t allow our sins to remain unsettled before God if we want access to His abundant supply of provision and privilege.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
God wants to help us clean up the stains of sin in our lives. If sin was not a big deal, we wouldn’t have needed a Savior to rescue us from it’s effect.
There are more great benefits to having access to God’s abundant supply.
Receiving the spiritual blessings that God has reserved for you unlocks your purpose.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
According to His word, God prepared works for us in advance. That means we are not the ones who decide what our purpose is. God decides that in advance for every person. Your purpose is revealed when you receive His spiritual blessings.
Provision comes from the Father. Make Him your focus. You are born of purpose, and privileged to be worthy.
The second part of the message given to me is this:
“Precious promises are provided when I am purposefully praised — Praised by your heartfelt purposes. I’m a Provider. I’m a Provider of Good things. I’m a Provider of immortal promises of good things. Bring forth your praise. Bring forth your praise. Bring forth your praise.”
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heaven!
2 Praise him for his mighty works;
praise his unequaled greatness!
3 Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn;
praise him with the lyre and harp!
4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise him with strings and flutes!
5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals;
praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
6 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!