Abundant life is not a suffering life. The devil is the one who comes in to steal, kill and destroy! The devil deceived Adam and Eve in the beginning, and he continues to trick people today—even believers. Unfortunately, too many believers let him have dominion over their lives. They may not realize that Jesus already came, so they could experience abundance in every area of their lives now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year ... but now!
John 10:10 says, "The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." So, the question is: 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! Faith takes! When you understand what is already in you, you will recognize the power you possess. Peter and John knew what they had (see Acts 3:1-10).
It's about what we possess because of the divine exchange. It's what happened on the cross and on the third day! The third day changed everything ... It's all in His great name and the power in that great name: Jesus Christ. The same Spirit that 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 today, "Arise and walk in My blessings! Rise up in what I already gave you. You can be full of My joy, peace and healing now, and you can remain steadfast without worry! Look to Me, the author and finisher of your faith. It's already done."
We serve an abundant God, and as believers, we can live an abundant life. We can have all our needs met. So many do not possess the promises of God. Christ came here to finish the work, to destroy the power of the devil, to set us free and to make it possible for us to become children of God. The price has been paid, and the enemy has been destroyed! Let's take back what is rightfully ours in Jesus' name. If we believe to receive, then we don't wait until we see an outward manifestation. Faith sees the unseen, and faith acts on the Word of God! It doesn't matter what your circumstances look like; believe the Word anyway—unquestioningly!
Let's journey together to learn more about living by faith and in the abundance of the blessings of heaven as you listen to this episode of Fresh Fire Podcast titled Abundance in Jesus Christ.
Sandra Benaglia Smith is the founder and president of Fresh Fire Apostolic Ministries, along with her husband, Todd Smith. They live on the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada. Sandra carries the mantle of apostle and prophet, and she and her husband also pastor the ministry's Fresh Fire Church.
Fresh Fire Apostolic Ministries is about bringing revival fire to local communities, regions and the nations. She is mandated to teach, train and equip the saints and ministers through the power of the anointed and infallible Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Tangible miracles, creative miracles, deliverance, healings, signs and wonders follow Sandra as she ministers under the unction and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sandra has a heart to see the captives set free, healed and delivered. She wants to encourage and raise up spiritual sons and daughters and an army of believers into a deeper relationship with the Lord and to see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see believers understand their kingdom authority and position and to use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the kingdom of God. Through her own personal journey and testimony, Sandra also has a huge heart for women, children and the broken. Her yearning is to see them healed, delivered and set free and to be all that God has created them to be! Sandra is trailblazing and bringing flames of revival and longs to see the body of Christ united, ignited and awakened with a new fresh fire of God.
Sandra has shared many of her teachings and been a guest speaker on Arise Radio station. She has also been a guest speaker on Yes TV and many other global platforms. She has launched Fresh Fire Podcast with Charisma Podcast Network, which is featured on all podcast platforms all over the world. Sandra also writes many featured articles for Charisma magazine. Sandra has just released her first book, Reflections of a Conqueror, which is being published on Amazon and Lulu Publishing with many more on the horizon! Sandra also loves to design her own Christian apparel which can be found at freshfirerevival.com at her brand-new online store.
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