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Have Confidence In The Unmerited Favor Of Jesus

This is another short but sweet devotion but the message is powerful.  There are countless examples in the Bible and in the world today about being in the right place at the right time.  I have had countless examples looking back in my past were I have not been able to explain it but I just have been in the right place at the right time.  I have had countless times where my plans have not worked out because God had different plans for me and positioned me in the perfect place in the perfect timing.  My plans are generally the wrong timing at the wrong place and it is why my plans generally do not work.  However, I have learned that if I simply trust in the Lord that I will be positioned to have success in His perfect timing and His perfect placing.

In the bible I love the story of Ruth.  She was a poor widow who had nothing.  Her mother-in-law Naomi left their family and were in extreme poverty.  They did not even have grain.  Ruth said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.”  Ruth was confident that God would give her favor even though she was a foreigner and had no connections with anyone in the field.  She didn’t even know whose part of the field she would be able to glean in.

Ok so let’s look at what happened.  Ruth went in the field with her “hap” and went into the part of the field that belonged to Boaz.  The word “hap” is an old English word it means “to happen” to be at the right place.  However, in the original Hebrew text, the root of this word is the word qarah! (as we talked about yesterday).  The Lord’s perfect timing and placing put Ruth in that field.  Boaz saw her and fell in love with her and they married.  Before the meeting she was in her lowest point with everything in the natural against her.  But, Ruth trusted in the Lord and He positioned Her in His timing and His placing that was perfect for her.  It was so perfect in fact that she was named in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew.  Wow, that is awesome!!!

No matter what natural circumstances may be against you today, have confidence in the grace of Jesus and He will give you what I call “qarah success.”  He will cause you to be positioned at the right place at the right time to experience His protection and success in your relationships, career, finances and health!!!

And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz; who was of the kindred of Elimelech.   —   Ruth 2:3

Have confidence in the unmerited favor of Jesus and He will cause you to be positioned at the right place at the right time to experience success.

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Power From Jesus’ Body To Yours

Matthew 26:26 … “Take, eat; this is My body.”

Can you imagine the Lord sick, nursing a cold or fever while He walked on earth? No, our Lord Jesus was never sick! He was vibrant, full of life and full of health. When He told His disciples, “Take, eat; this is My body”, they could practically visualize what it meant because they had lived and walked with this Man. They had seen people without hands or feet made whole when they touched His body. (Matthew 15:30–31)

Even His clothes were soaked with His health! A woman who had a bleeding condition for 12 years — no doctor could cure her — was healed immediately when she touched the hem of His garment. If the hem of His garment was soaked with His health, vibrancy, energy and divine radiance, how much more His body!

You know, some of the most encouraging verses in the Gospels are these: “And as many as touched Him were made well” (Mark 6:56), for “power went out from Him and healed them all”. (Luke 6:19) I love those verses! That is our Jesus!

The Bible says that they put sick people along the streets, and Jesus walked around, touched them and healed them. Now, you see movie stars doing this: They run here and there, they slap their fans’ hands, but nobody gets healed. But wherever Jesus walked, whoever He touched, He healed. Picture this: A trail of people. Those in front of Jesus are lying down, but those behind Him whom He has touched are leaping with joy and following Him! That is how Jesus healed the sick.

So that night, when He said, “Take, eat; this is My body,” as He broke the bread and gave it to His disciples to eat, they knew what it meant. They were probably thinking, “We are going to ingest His health into our bodies! Hallelujah!”

That is what you must believe when you partake of the Holy Communion. It is not just a ritual or symbolic act. No, you must believe that He is the true bread from heaven who took your cancer, diabetes and heart disease, so that you can have His supernatural health! And when you eat of His broken body with this revelation, you will have life in abundance and the health of the Lord!

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