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Worthy of Provision Pt 1

Take a long hard look at the words above. Read them very slowly, Meditate on them, let them sink in, ponder them, speak them out loud to yourself a dozen times. Why do I say this?  It’s because many of God’s people do not, I repeat, do not feel worthy of God’s provision.

The teaching they’ve received has made them feel unworthy. So let’s look at 3 keys, that if we change them, will make us feel worthy of God’s provision.

These keys will unlock the doors that have kept us in a prison of unworthiness and slavery, and we will walk out into freedom and the abundance of God’s provision.

Key No 1 – Made Worthy: Living under a law mentality of the O.C. (Old Covenant) will naturally produce in us a mind set of unworthiness. Why is this? Because the role of the law is to point out our sins, weaknesses and failures.

Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.  (NKJV)

Rom 7:7-8 No, the law is not sinful, but it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known the sin in my heart-the evil desires that are hidden there-if the law had not said, “You must not have evil desires in your heart.”   (TLB)

Under law, whenever we sin or fail, the law points to it immediately. This triggers guilt and condemnation. satan (small s) uses the law against us to accuse us of sin. The name, ‘satan’ means, ‘the accuser’. The breaking of the law is the only thing he can accuse us of.

Rev 12:10 Then I heard a  voice saying in heaven, ” The kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. (NKJV)

We break the law numerous times every day. The law is perfect, a representation of God’s perfect character. There’s only one problem. We can’t keep it. We can’t live up to it’s standards.

Over time, this repeated breaking of law develops a mindset of unworthiness,  hopelessness and defeat. It is furthered strengthened by the teaching we receive. Such things as: We must lead a holy life. if Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord at all. Unconfessed sin breaks our fellowship with God. Problems, besetting sins and weaknesses disqualify us from God’s provision.

These and other such sayings, proclaim loudly to us, ‘You are unworthy’. Our prayers reflect this. ‘Lord, we are not worthyof you. We are but sinners. We are worms, grasshoppers in your sight. We are weak,  not able to lift our heads in your presence, etc, etc.

In my next Blog we’ll see how Jesus Christ has made us totally worthy. Not because of what we have or have not done, but because of what He did on the cross.

Meditation Point: Do I struggle repeatedly with any of these symptoms:  guilt, condemnation, shame, rejection, failure, hopelessness etc. All these symptoms will make me feel unworthy.

Rom 7:24-25  I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question?  The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. (THE MESSAGE)

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