Kenneth E. Hagin
Why don’t some people believe their faith in God will work? Some people think they’re not “good enough” for their faith to work. Some feel their faith is not strong enough. Some people are so acquainted with all of their own weaknesses that they’re always willing to believe anything against themselves: their unworthiness, their unfitness, their weakness, their lack of faith, and so forth. The devil will rob them of the blessings God intended for them to have unless they are taught the facts of God’s Word.
A Bible fact that gave me faith was this: God, my Heavenly Father, does not have any favorite children. He loves every one of us with the same love.
Sometimes natural parents have a favorite child, but God doesn’t have any favorites. Every person born into the family of God has the same redemption. You are not any more saved than I am, and I am not any more saved than you are.
Somehow in people’s faulty thinking, they assume that another Christian has more than they do. Yes, someone else may have more light of the Word, and he or she is walking in that light, but everyone born into the family of God enjoys the same redemption.
The child of God has been redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Satan was conquered for you personally.
The believer can say, along with the Apostle Paul, “. . . [Jesus] was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Rom. 4:25).
Redemption belongs to every one of us. Furthermore, I’m not any more justified than you are, and you’re not any more justified than I am. (The same Greek word translated “justified” can also be translated “made righteous.”)
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
The Christian, then, can confidently say, “He delivered us,” or to make it personal, “He delivered me.”
The individual Christian can confidently say, “He delivered me out of the power of darkness.” The Greek word translated “power” here is translated “authority” elsewhere in The King James. So we could say, “God delivered me out of the authority of darkness and has translated me into the Kingdom of His dear Son.”
Friend, this does not belong to just a few. This absolute redemption is the personal property of every child of God, whether he knows it or not. If he doesn’t know it, he can’t walk in the light of it—but it still belongs to him.
This redemption is personal. It is an absolute redemption from the dominion of the devil. Satan doesn’t have dominion over us any longer. Satan has no right to rule over us with sin, sickness, or anything else that belongs to him. Satan is not our Lord or our Master; Jesus is our Lord and our Master!
This redemption belongs to every believer. It’s my personal property and your personal property. To increase your faith, repeat out loud: “It is my redemption. It is my personal property. It belongs to me.”
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