The wasted gifts Jesus gave us
We know that when Jesus paid a price in the atonement, several benefits were purchased for us. Besides the forgiveness of sins, when are we supposed to be receiving and enjoying the other benefits? Here on earth or up in heaven? Is physical healing or deliverance or financial provision something we’re going to enjoy in heaven because of what Jesus did? No! So what happens if we get to heaven and never redeemed such benefits? They were purchased for us in vain; they become wasted gifts to us and that is a shame! Is that what we really want to look back upon when we get to heaven?
I think we, as believers, ought to have an aggressive attitude to receive all Jesus’ purchased for us right here on earth! It brings God much glory when we take hold and learn how to receive everything Jesus purchased for us on the Cross!
I believe the problem is always on our end when it comes to receiving what God has for us here on earth. We lack understanding of what is behind our sickness as many times there are emotional and spiritual roots to many sicknesses and diseases and if all we are doing is praying for a healing we might not receive what is ours. Sometimes it takes casting out a spirit of infirmity. Other times there are emotional issues that are behind many sicknesses and if we fail to uproot them, we may struggle to receive and maintain our healing.
When we fail to receive the gifts He purchased for us intended to be used here on earth it basically means those gifts have gone to waste and were never received and enjoyed as Jesus inteneded when He paid such a dear price that we might have them.
Have an attitude that is aggressive to receive all that God has for you! It pleases God greatly when you and I receive by faith what Jesus has done for us!
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalms 103:2-5