2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV) 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Malachi 3:17 (AMP) 17 And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
How many of you actually feel like you’re God’s special treasure? Too many times we see ourselves only in the natural realm instead of in the spiritual realm as God sees us. We see our faults. God sees us through the Blood of Jesus, cleansed and made whole. How awesome is that!
So, just what is this treasure we have in our earthen vessels? It’s the Holy Spirit representing our Lord Jesus and empowering us to do the works that He did. Wow – this is almost too good even as I write it!
Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Colossians 2:9-10 (KJV) 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
We have the same Spirit in us that raised Jesus from the dead! It’s almost too good to grasp but it’s true nonetheless. We truly are powerhouses for God! So, why don’t we see the power of God manifested more?
John 4:24 (KJV) 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
As you know, there are two realms in existence: the physical realm – which we contact with our five physical senses, and the spirit realm, where God exists. And because God is a spirit, we have to contact Him – spirit to Spirit.
Getting back to the treasure we have in us, it’s in the spirit realm, in our reborn spirit. And since it’s in the spirit realm, we have to draw it out with our faith. Don’t let this be confusing to you. I’ve been teaching this all along in my blogs. Everything works by faith.
Whatever you need is already in your reborn spirit. God has already provided everything you’ll ever need on planet earth to be victorious and successful. But – your part is to reach out and receive it by faith.
Faith is the bridge from the spirit realm to the physical realm. When you “see” it in the spirit realm by faith and receive it by faith, then it manifests in your physical realm. This works for healing, deliverance, provision, protection and anything else you need. (Remember, this is a blog, not an in-depth teaching.)
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
We have to make a total commitment that the Word of God is true, no matter what anyone else says. Because – if you edit the Bible by picking and choosing what you will or will not believe, you’ll never come into the fullness of what God has for you.
Let’s be a people who believe God’s Word and see it in manifestation in our lives and thereby help others to experience the goodness of God and be drawn to Him.
Romans 2:4b (KJV) 4 … knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Colossians 3:2 (KJV) 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Matthew 13:46 (KJV)
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.