Whether you are a chef, driver or consultant, it doesn't matter. Do you want to fight for yourself, or do you want Almighty God, the Creator of the heavens and earth, to fight for you? Today, we don't have to climb mountains, swim vast oceans or even break through rooftops to be in His presence. He may well be thinking, dreaming and lusting after money all day long. Today, because of what Jesus did on the cross, you can expect good things to happen to you. From the rope burns across his wrists and around his neck, you can tell that the merchants have not been kind as they hurried to reach the market in time to put their prize on display.
It is clear that our righteousness is a result of His work and we can only receive His righteousness through His unmerited favor! If you have the Amplified Bible, turn with me to 2 Peter 1:2. Now, take a walk with me to the intensive care unit of any hospital. I am but a pointer and I am writing this book to point you to the person of Jesus! His grace or unmerited favor can swing open doors of opportunities and place you at the right place at the right time for His blessings. Take a moment to reflect on this. Don't misunderstand me, Jesus is still with you He will never leave you nor forsake you , but by depending on your self-efforts, you effectively cut off His unmerited favor in your life. As for me and my house, the choice is absolutely clear. If Jesus is with us, He will give us success in all that we do and cause us to have good results in every area of our lives to the glory of God.
Was this all in vain? God wants you and your family completely blessed and having more than enough to be a blessing. The world defines peace, harmony and tranquility based on what is happening in the sensory realm. Several years ago, I shared with my Church that there are essentially two ways in which you can go about your life. Our Lord was then stretched out over the cross and huge, long nails were hammered cruelly into His hands and feet. Consider carefully what Paul is saying here. Well, Jesus is a gentleman.
God has a higher and better way for you. I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that all the successes that I have experienced in my professional career are a result of Jesus' presence and unmerited favor in my life. Start living out the dreams that God has birthed in your heart today! Attempting to be justified by your good works and trying your best to keep the Ten Commandments to become righteous is to negate the cross of Jesus Christ. It takes the presence of the Lord to keep you free from worry. And if you hear anyone telling you that you can forfeit the presence of God, stop listening. You won't catch yourself watching the clock going tick. To help the reader live out this new perspective, the author gives five practical and powerful keys that, if understood and internalized, will become highly effective principles of success and living a victorious life.
Remember that feelings aren't based on truth. And yet, God Himself calls this young man, named Joseph, a successful man! Perhaps the field that Joseph tended yielded crops that were shockingly bigger than the crops in the surrounding fields. We become like that little boy who feared that he would dry up the ocean with his little plastic pail. You dont have to fall for this heresy, condemned by Jesus Mat. His righteousness is your right to God's unmerited favor! You begin to acknowledge Him in all your ways and allow Him to direct your paths. Favoritism, however, stinks of self-effort. I am looking at what Jesus deserves.
We know that we are flawed; we don't need someone screaming at us to figure that out. I am not looking at what I deserve. When Almighty God is with you, good things will happen in you, around you and through you. The Lord Jesus is with you 100 percent. In fact, it should be rather effortless.
It is also important for you to recognize that there is a significant difference between God's unmerited favor and favoritism. His unmerited favor will transform you into wholeness, and it is the goodness of God, not your striving and self-efforts, that will lead you to live victoriously for His glory. Jesus Can Rescue You My friend, the circumstances around you may appear bleak. Again, as a parent, how would you teach your child humility? The answer lies in the tree that was cast in. I really hope that you are beginning to catch the heart of Jesus and not generalize His love for you.
It is no wonder then, that every time Joseph's brothers saw him wearing this tunic, they were reminded that their Father loved Joseph more than any of them. The reality is that the Christian life is not a religion at all. With Jesus, transformation is always from inside out and not outside in. They had to be due to the fact that the Lord was with Joseph, and God made all he did to prosper in his hand. Experience a revolution that is sweeping across the world! I don't believe for one moment that among the millions of books in publication right now, you are holding this particular one by chance or coincidence. You, beloved, live and operate in the supernatural realm! When it comes to your desires, hopes and dreams, there is no detail that is too minuscule, minute or insignificant for Jesus. I wrote this book to tell you that it ain't over! Through Jesus' finished work on the cross, you can depend on Him for His resurrection life to pulsate and flow in your physical body from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet.