Abundant life is not a suffering life. The devil is the one who comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). He deceived Adam and Eve in the beginning, and he continues to trick people today. Unfortunately, too many believers let him have dominion over them. They may not realize that Jesus already came so they could experience abundance—now!
John 10:10 (NKJV)
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Are you going to have an abundant life? Or are you having an abundant life? They are two different things! If you don’t understand that what you need already happened when Jesus came, you are not walking in the fullness of what He has done!
For example, some people believe they are going to get healed. But that’s where they are missing it. Jesus already paid the price for their healing. They must believe they are healed right now.
Why would we try to get something we already have? If we think we will get healed at some point in the future, we’re not believing the way we should. We have to take hold of what we already have!
When you understand what is already in you, you will recognize the power you possess. Peter and John knew what they had.
It’s not about the preacher possessing power. Everybody has the same power, and it’s all in one name—Jesus.Craig W. Hagin
Acts 3:1–10 (NKJV)
1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;
3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.”
5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God.
10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
You know the same Jesus Peter and John knew. It’s not about the preacher possessing power. Everybody has the same power, and it’s all in one Name—Jesus. Understand that you have something! The Spirit who raised Christ from the dead dwells in you (Rom. 8:11).
It’s time to quit looking over your shoulder or down the road for something else to happen—it has already happened! I believe Jesus is saying to you, “Arise and walk in My blessings! Rise up in what I already gave you.” You can be full of joy, full of peace, and without worry, because when you pray, you know you already have the answer.
We serve an abundant God and can live an abundant life. We can have all our needs met. It’s not a pipe dream; it’s a reality!
One definition of faith is “unquestioning belief.” It doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like; believe anyway—unquestioningly! So many Christians wonder, “Why me, Lord?” That’s a question! “When is it going to happen?” That’s another question! If you are asking questions, you’re not in faith.
Find out what has already been provided for you! Visit rhema.org/studycenter to read online articles, downloadable minibooks, and daily devotionals.
Craig W. Hagin
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