ACCESS YOUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL IN CHRIST (1) Thursday, 19 February 2015
“[. . .] but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel11:32 (KJV)
Beloved, it is not enough to give your heart to Christ. There is much more. We entered into the strong tower because of Jesus. But what should you do after you have entered the strong tower? Judges 9:51 tells us that the people of Thebez did not just go into the strong tower and remain on the bottom floor; rather, they went to the top. In other words, we must determine within ourselves what level we want to be in Jesus. There are some believers who are in Christ but are not growing. I don’t think there is a parent out there who would like to have a child that is not growing because the lack of growth is a problem.
The people of Thebez accessed their maximum potential in Christ. They went to the top because they knew about the benefits and privileges they had in the name of Jesus. They knew Him as their Saviour. Jesus, you are my righteousness. You who knew no sin became sin that I may be made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. They knew Him as their Redeemer, who paid the supreme price, broke the power of darkness, and brought us deliverance so that the blessings of Abraham might be our portion. They went on further to know Him as Jehovah Rapha, the healer. You must know Him on a personal basis so that you will heal from whatever sickness comes against you. Doctors take care but God heals. The people of Thebez knew Him as the ever-present one, Jehovah Shamah, who has assured that He will neither leave us nor forsake us.
These are the things that strengthen a believer. Knowing who you are, what Jesus purchased, why He died, the benefits of His death, how He fought the battle, and what defeat He gave to the enemy are all important. You must know Him to the fullest because in knowing Him you know what is available to you; those who know their God shall be strong and shall do exploits. The Bible didn’t say that those who are saved are strong but rather those who know their God. Knowing God is knowing who you are, how strong you are, and how blessed you are. It means you know about the power and authority you possess and how much you can do. It is knowing how safe and secure you are in the Lord. When you know, and are persuaded, of these truths, the enemy cannot easily run you over. I declare to you today that you will not be defeated; you are a winner in Jesus’s name.
Further reading: 1 John 4:1-6 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Leviticus 25, Evening-Mark 1:23-45