If you really understood that God has given you "all things that pertain unto life and godliness" (2 Pet. 1:3), it would take the frustration out of the Christian life. You'd be set up for success! However, a lot of Christians go by what they see rather than what the Word says. They've never truly discovered the way the spirit realm works, where every spiritual blessing is. The Scripture says,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
For most Christians, this verse does not compute. But it clearly says that every spiritual blessing has been given to you. You might be thinking, Well, those are in heavenly places, not here. That's true. But that's because the spirit is the only place God could put these blessings. The natural realm could not contain all the blessings God has for you! He didn't do it this way to keep them from you. He did it for you! Let me put it this way: You have been called "to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Pet. 1:4).
That verse in Ephesians also says that the blessings are "in Christ." That means that everything God has is in His Son. If it wasn't in Christ, you couldn't receive it in the natural. So, how do you receive the blessings of God? You have to believe that you receive when you pray:
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
The word "receive" in this verse means "to take" (Strong's Concordance). It's not a passive word. In other words, you have to make the promises of God manifest in your life. Faith is a big part of that. I know that many people who call themselves believers are offended when they're told it takes faith to receive from God. But it's the truth. Faith reaches over into the spiritual realm and brings into physical manifestation the blessings that are there. Whatever comes from the spirit trumps anything going on in the natural. The spirit is the parent force. But unless you know what you have in the spirit, you can't receive it. It all starts with first understanding that you've already got it!
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