Showers of blessings – Part 1
One major attribute of children of God is that they believe and claim the promises God has made. The Lord has for instance promised that “there shall be showers of blessing” for His children. When we confess and claim this promise, He fulfils it. Our assurance for its fulfilment is based on the revelation of Scripture that the Lord “hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” and “hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places.”
Given these promises of miracle showers from heavenly places, we have no reason to remain in the valley of despondency or self-pity. Redeemed and blessed with all spiritual blessings, raised and seated with Christ, God’s children are established on the mountaintop of prosperity, holiness, health and liberty. In the believer’s exalted position with Christ, there is no sorrow, sickness, oppression, affliction, torment, mental problem, demonic oppression or bereavement, but light, joy, celebration and happiness. So, there is no basis for these problems to exist in the lives of children of God.
To get rid of these problems, we must forget past negative experiences and believe that God is able to do all things. “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Moses had the courage to confront Pharaoh; Joshua had the courage to march around the walls of Jericho for its collapse; David had the courage to face Goliath; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were not afraid of Nebuchadnezzer; Daniel was not afraid of spending a night in the den with hungry lions; Mary believed she could conceive without knowing a man; Peter was able to walk on the sea at Christ’s bidding; and Peter with John did command the man at the Beautiful Gate to rise and walk because they all knew God is able to do all things.
Whatever challenge we may be facing today, our God is able. There is no problem too difficult for Him to solve. Complaining about challenges and problems will not solve them. He commands us to speak the word of authority to the mountains of problems to move.
In every society, the way people talk, their disposition and attitudes reflect their status. The stature and facial appearance of a person may not change, but his/her position can change. When God gives the believer a new position in Christ, he becomes a new creature. God expects his language and disposition to become new, to march his new status. He does not degrade himself or honour the devil anymore by speaking negative things about his life and situation.
When God asked Moses to go to Pharaoh, he did not understand the implication and power of his new status until God began to perform signs and wonders through him. Thus, when the children of Israel were afraid of crossing the Red sea on sighting Pharaoh and his armies, Moses instructed them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. When we understand our position in Christ, we shall become conquerors. Although God had been performing miracles through Joshua, when he realised his exalted spiritual status, he commanded the Sun to stand still upon Gibeon and the Moon in the valley of Ajalon until he defeated his enemies. Our new position in Christ gives us the word of authority.
Further Reading (King James Version): Ezekiel 34:26; Ephesians 1:3; 2:6; 3:20; Ephesians 3:20,21; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Isaiah 9:6; John 13:34; Ephesians 4:29; Daniel 7:28.