"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the Living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy," 1 Timothy 6:17
God has given us richly all things to enjoy. Look at what our Father said unto us: "all things to enjoy." God has given all things that pertain to life and godliness and He has not just given us enough to get by; all Father has richly bestowed them all on us. Our Father has given us all of Himself, what more do we need? Our Father will keep us unto salvation and He will keep us unto eternal life. Our Father has richly given us all of His Holy Spirit, so that we might be filled with the fullness of God and so that we can know all things. We have been richly given the spotless Blood of Christ, which has totally redeemed and sanctified us. All of this has been given freely and richly to us, and now through Christ we are partakers of our Fathers Divine nature! Through the love and power of Christ we have escaped the corruption of this world. God gave us richly all of His things to enjoy, now honestly ask yourself this: is the Church richly enjoying them? Are you enjoying them? Faith comes from hearing the Truth that sets us free!
Let God minister to you everyday this very fact: that He loved us so much, He loves you so much, that He did something to insure that we would spend eternity with Him. And that eternity began the day that you were chosen by God and empowered to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Once you have truly been empowered by the Holy Spirit to say, "yes I believe and trust in Jesus as Lord," our Father will richly keep you! From that very moment God will richly give you all things to enjoy! It's born into us to have a spirit and a mind that takes no thought for the flesh and sin, because through Christ we are righteousness minded, not sin conscious. Through Christ we follow after the Spirit and are no longer carnal minded which is death, we follow after the Truth which is life and peace. The Blood of Jesus is bigger than we are, it has provided us access to the very Divine nature of God, it allows us to live for God as Jesus lives for God, Romans 6:5-11. God knows our needs and He knows the weakness of the flesh and He took care of all of it. Satan wants us to stay in condemnation, he will say that our flesh is evil; our flesh is weak, our flesh, our flesh. But we know the Truth that Jesus has washed our bodies with pure water. We know that our Father is our Shepherd, we know that Jesus is our Head, that God is our Gardener, and that He will keep us through the power of His Spirit that is within us, so that we may be given all things by Him to richly enjoy! And our weak flesh can't do anything to stop the power and love of our Father to work through us to further His Kingdom, of which we are part of! When we are weak, our Father is strong! Our flesh has been quickened together with Christ by the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Cast the burden of your flesh onto God and enter freely into His rest; our Father has given His peace to you to richly enjoy! Through Christ we have been richly given faith to enjoy, love, peace, joy, discernment, hope, forgiveness, miracles, healings, needs, wants, knowledge, wisdom, and most importantly Christ to richly enjoy! This is our eternal Christmas present, the gift that just keeps on richlly giving and giving.
Merry Christmas to all and to all the Great Christ!