When Everything Is Upside Down, Hold on to This Blessed Assurance

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There was once a divine mystery concealed from generations that is now revealed to you.

Do you want to know what that is?

Living within you is Christ, who floods you with the expectation of glory. In God's glory, there is no sickness, no disease, no COVID-19, but there is everything you need.

In a recent episode of my podcast, Awaken the Wonder on the Charisma Podcast Network, I explain that these are not void words but words that carry life. Everything you need is in the Word of God. His glory is not just presence, goosebumps or feelings, but the Bible says Jesus is the glory of God. In Jesus is everything you could have imagined.

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Colossians 1:26-27 (NLT) says, "This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God's people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing His glory."

For generations, the hope of Jesus was kept secret, but when He came and died for us, that secret was revealed to His people. We are from a different kingdom, and we must live like we are not of this earth. When the world is running around in fear, hearing everything going on, we must look different. There is a window open right now of which Christians need to take advantage. The enemy may be trying to wreak havoc throughout the world, but God will use it for His glory. People all around the world have no idea what is coming, and they need the hope of glory, who lives in you. There is a heavenly treasure chest inside of you, and this chest is made out of hope. With everything going on in the world, you can ask the Lord to give you hope that cannot be shaken.

If God has spoken promises over your life, nothing can shake those promises. When you look at how you are living, are you living in fear or hope? The Word says God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Right now, you may not know how things will turn out in your situation, but the glory of God resides in the hope that lives in you.

If He takes care of and feeds the birds of the air, how much more will He take care of His children whom He loves? Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you." These are words that God has spoken—we either believe them and live by them, or we don't, and there is no in-between. If you believe His Word, then you know nothing can shake what He has said. If He says He will give us everything we need when we live righteously, then do not look at what the world is saying right now, but hold steadfast to what the Lord of lords and King of kings has already spoken.

The Lord has gone before and behind you, and His hand is upon you. It is time as the body of Christ that we step into what He paid for on the cross. His beard was plucked, His back ripped to shreds and He was stripped naked, not so we would live in fear but in the hope He paid for on the cross.

Rise up church, let us bring glory to His beautiful name, now and forever. We live in a voice-activated kingdom, so open your mouth today to declare what the Lord is speaking over you and your life.

Say right now, "I release the glory of God. I release the riches and abundance over every situation. I release the riches of Your favor in this situation I am facing, in Jesus' name. Amen."

For more on how you can release the hope and glory living within you, listen to Awaken the Wonder on the Charisma Podcast Network.

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