You Are Worthy (Pt 2)

God wants you to approach Him with a sense of worthiness. Today, I want to share with you the concluding part of the message I began yesterday, “You Are Worthy.” 

Someone worthy had to go to God with proof that man had been redeemed from sin. Then, and only then, would God hand over His estate as an inheritance for His children.  Sin was what separated us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). But Jesus has taken sin away by the sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews 9:26) and has reconciled us to God (Romans 5:10).

The seven seals of the scroll (Revelation 5) represent the seven components (contents) of the Father’s will (estate): (infinite) power, (infinite) riches, (infinite) wisdom, (infinite) strength, (infinite) honor, (infinite) glory, and (infinite) blessing. In the Bible, the number seven at times symbolizes perfection and completeness. The seven items mentioned in the will embody the complete package of what God wants His children to enjoy now and forever. The Good News is, all of heaven testified that Jesus is worthy to receive these seven things (Revelation 5:12). 

Here is where you need to pay attention, because it has enormous implications for you.

At the very moment Jesus was declared worthy, every child of God became equally worthy to receive power, riches (wealth), wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing.

You might wonder, how is this possible? Well, this is what the Scripture means when it declares you heir of God and joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:16-17). Whatever God has is yours now. Whatever Jesus enjoys, you get to enjoy too. And the best part is, there is no limit to how much good you can enjoy.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll only enjoy these seven things in the future, after you die. No, these things are for the present as well as for the future. God wants you to manifest His glory in this world as a testimony of His kindness towards you. Don’t disqualify yourself by pushing your God-given blessings to the future only. Always keep the present and the future together. If you separate them, you’ll miss out on divine gifts God wants you to enjoy.

If you want to be sure you’re worthy, the right question to ask is, “Is Jesus worthy?” If He is (which He is), then so are you! You are worthy of a great life, not because of what you’ve done or not done, but because of what Jesus has done for you.

Change your thinking. An important first step is to stop saying you’re unworthy. You might think that declaring you’re unworthy shows your humility. But the reality is, when you do that you dishonor the Man who died to make you worthy. No matter your situation, remember Jesus has made you worthy. Draw near to God. Never draw back.  

At this point, I want to speak the following blessings upon you:

You are worthy to receive good and perfect things. You deserve to have your dream job.  You are worthy of promotion. You deserve to have your business flourish. You deserve to be happy. You are worthy to enjoy perfect health. You are worthy of forgiveness. You are worthy of unconditional love. You deserve a happy family. You deserve the perfect spouse. You are worthy of success. You are worthy of wealth. You are worthy of all blessings in the heavenly places. You are worthy. Amen.

Now, it’s your turn. I want you to speak for yourself. Say with me:

Good Father, thank you for making me worthy. Thank you, Jesus. From this point forward, I know and I believe that I am worthy through your Blood. My days of feeling unworthy are over. I am worthy to receive perfect health. I deserve to be happy and prosperous. I am worthy to receive good things. I am worthy to be loved. I am worthy to be esteemed. I am worthy to be healed. I am worthy to be the best. I am worthy to be the head and not the tail. I am worthy to be above and not beneath. I am worthy to receive breakthrough. I am worthy to have my prayers answered.  I am worthy to be blessed. I am worthy to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing. I am worthy through Christ Jesus, my Lord. Amen.

With love. Stay inspired, stay worthy.

Ogoe

You Are Worthy (Pt 1)

God wants you successful, healthy, full of life and prosperous. Jesus died for you so that you might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). To appropriate the blessings that are yours in Christ, it is very important that you believe you’re worthy. When you know you’re worthy, it stirs up faith and confidence. And confidence will release you to take what’s yours. If you want to be successful and prosperous, you can’t afford to label yourself unworthy.

Many people, often unconsciously, have disqualified themselves from the good things of life because they deem themselves unfit. You need to understand this: If you entertain thoughts and feelings of unworthiness, it’ll hinder you and deprive you of blessings God wants you to enjoy. No matter what your shortcomings are, keep feelings and thoughts of unworthiness far from you. When you see yourself as worthy, you’ll maintain a high sense of self-worth. That’ll empower you and propel you forward. Sooner or later, you’ll begin to experience success beyond your imagination.

Negative social and religious conditioning can make you feel inferior and unworthy. But let me encourage you: As far as Daddy God is concerned, your self-worth has nothing to do with social labels. Your self-worth is based on what Jesus did for you on the Cross. You are bigger, more precious and more capable than you’ve been made to believe.

Let me show you something.

God went to great lengths to make you worthy. One day, John had a vision of heaven (Revelation 5). God was seated in majesty, surrounded by heavenly hosts. In His right hand He had a scroll which had seven seals. An angel proclaimed, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” (v. 2). No creature was found worthy to approach God and take the scroll from Him. This caused John to weep. Apparently, there was something very important in the scroll that would benefit all people. The only problem was that the scroll was in God’s hand. Who dared approach God and take it from Him?

When all hope seemed lost, John saw a Lamb that was slain. It was Jesus, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He went straight to God and took the scroll from His hand. Jesus didn’t beg God to let him take the scroll. He approached boldly and took it from Him. Do you know why? Jesus knew he was worthy. God, therefore, had no choice but to give him the scroll. When Jesus took the scroll, heaven sang a new song, saying to Jesus, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals . . .” (v. 8-10) Again the hosts of heaven said with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (v. 12). 

Do you know what the best part is? Jesus did all of this for you. He died and paid for all your sins forever. Then He showed up in heaven with proof (His shed Blood) that the job was done. Jesus stood before God on your behalf. From eternity, God planned to give His entire estate to all His children, Jesus being the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29). But Jesus had to first die for the will (testament) to come into effect. That will was what God held in His right hand. Jesus was found worthy to take the will and execute it for all God’s children, including you.

Watch out for the concluding part tomorrow.

Until then, stay encouraged.

Ogoe