For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17.

How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert! Again and again they tested God and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power—the day He redeemed them from the adversary. Psalm 78:40-42.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

Immanu-El— God is with you. That is the sign that all is right between you and Me. In Jesus, I joined His divinity with your humanity and your humanity with His divinity in one seamless life of glory so you are put right with Me as if sin had never been.

Why did Jesus say He came? He said He came to give you eternal life that you had lost, to undo the works of the devil, to take all your sins, ills, and pains on Himself so you could be free of them, to seek out and save the lost, to show you Me, the Father, how wonderful My great love and care for you are, but Jesus summed it all up for you of why He came:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly, until it overflows.” John 10:10.

The word there translated “abundant” is originally the Greek word “perissós,” which is an adjective, derived from perí, “all-around, excess,” “more than,” “beyond what is anticipated,” “exceeding expectation,” “more abundant,” and going past the expected limit (“more than enough . . .” of whatever it is you need).

Here Jesus revealed to you how Satan operates, as He did also in the parable of the sower sowing seed, and how I operate. Satan comes to steal My Word out of your heart, and thus to kill your faith, which is the only pipeline by which you can connect with Me to receive My magnificent promises, and to destroy your destiny in this life and the next. A life of slavery to sin and death, filled with toil and sorrow, that ends in defeat. Kind of like an enemy army cutting off all the supply and water lines to a city so as to force those within to surrender and be taken captive or die. But I am not that way. I came to give you life in its fullest, a life without limits that is ever increasing in every aspect and fulfilling a destiny that is filled with fruitful works, amazing and extraordinary miracles beyond all you can ask or think, and victory now and forever. A life of dominion authority empowered by Me, your source and Creator, who loves you beyond love.

Life is meant to have no limits when I am with you, giving you My life (grace), for nothing is impossible with Me and all things are possible for those that have faith in that.

So what do you do when the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy? You just keep living the abundant life. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5.

“Take hold of the abundant life.” And do not settle for anything else. Jesus died to give it to YOU. Do not let Satan steal your abundant life, live it to the maximum and then come home to Me to live the life that really has no limits of time, space, or matter. The life you were born again to live.

Jesus came to give you life as I have it—pure life with no imperfections, no lack, no darkness, no illness, and full of wisdom, joy, and peace. Jesus came to make you complete by joining you with Him—joining your humanity with His divinity and filling you with His life. Like a vine and its branches.

There is cause for rejoicing here and no anxiety about anything now and forever when you are in Him. In Him you are complete. But most people do not realize this and they are spending their lives running after what they already have. They never enjoy the abundant life Jesus came to give them because they do not know they have it. And this grieves Me. But Satan is banking on it. In other words, he is stealing all your abundance and you are handing it over to him.

That is not what you learned in Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in My likeness has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:21-24.

You can only take hold of the abundant life Jesus came to give you if you renew your mind in My Word. Otherwise you will limit Me. I tell you that the Israelites that I had redeemed out of the slavery of Egypt with great signs and wonders limited Me, and not only limited Me but caused Me pain, Psalm 78:41, and I even go further and tell you they put Me to the test more than ten times.

How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert! Again and again they tested God and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power—the day He redeemed them from the adversary. Psalm 78:40-42.

You limit Me in the wonders and miracles I want to perform for you and through you when you disobey Me, do not listen to My voice, doubt My promises and ability so you keep testing Me, and fail to remember the things I have done for you in Christ Jesus. Lack of gratitude and doubt I will do anything good for you.

I had promised the Israelites a great deliverance out of Egypt to lead from a limited life of lack and toil to a beautiful land flowing with good things—a place of abundance, a place of days of Heaven on earth, but they would not enter that place of abundance. They would not believe. They limited Me by not connecting with My promises by faith. I explained to Moses, “I have pardoned them according to your word; but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD. Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.” Numbers 14:20-24.

I tell you that they tested Me, that they had not listened to My voice, and that they spurned Me. And yet they had My Word and they believed in Me. But they questioned Me from when I saved them out of Egypt to the day they died in the desert. They doubted I could provide a table in the wilderness, but I rained down manna for them for forty years and sent in quail upon winds and gushed water out of rocks that over a million people and all their livestock drank. They doubted I would make them conquerors, and yet every army that did come against them in the desert as they crossed I defeated at their hands, such as the Amalekites and Og and Bashan. I gave them the riches of Egypt and they gave freewill offerings to build My dwelling place, and yet they worried about provision when I had made them wealthy in one night. I led them by a pillar of cloud in the day and a pillar of fire by night and brought them directly across the desert to the border of their destination, and it was at that point they refused to go forward because of their limited thinking. Instead of confidence in the One who led them out of a place from which escape was impossible humanly speaking to complete freedom and a journey across a wilderness that was totally provided for in perfect protection from all that would harm them they doubted the outcome I promised, constantly complained because they did not have the abundance I promised handed to them the first day I got them out of Egypt, and continually questioned everything I said and refused to obey My voice, making an idol of a golden calf right after I delivered that great moral law of only ten commandments that are the bare basics of a holy life lived in the freedom of My children that told them to worship Me alone and not make any idols.

They kept wanting to return to Egypt, to slavery. Why? Limited thinking and this caused them to doubt they would have provision, they figured at least in slavery their masters had to make sure they had food or they were unable to do the hard labor required of slaves. And yet they had no reason to doubt because I gave them the manna and quail miraculously in the desert from the middle of just the second month they had come out of Egypt and the sons of Israel ate the manna forty years. Exodus 16:35. But they never stopped worrying about if they would have enough provisions. And consequently they limited Me from giving them the abundance I longed to pour into their lives.

And this lack of faith did not stop then. It kept them out of their wealthy place so you would think other generations would learn from this and enlarge their thinking, but Jesus still had to address this issue with the people who by then should have known better.

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:25-33.

Life without limits, the abundant life, where all things are added to you in ever increasing measure. But to have this you must be first seeking My Kingdom and My righteousness, both of which are YOURS as free gifts in Jesus.

But Jesus pinpoints the problem for you “You of little faith!” And how do you show Me that you have little faith? “Do not worry then, SAYING, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

How were Caleb and Joshua different from over a million Israelites that put Me to the test and spurned Me? I tell you they were of a different spirit—not a spirit of fear but a spirit of faith. And faith believes in the heart and speaks with the mouth, but fear does so as well. I know by your words whether you are in faith or not and so does the devil. It is your words that give you away. And that is even now the only way you will leave the wilderness of limitation and go to the promised land of abundance where there are no limits to your increase in every area of your life, by faith filled words and a heart full of thanksgiving and praise for the wonders I have done, do now, and will continue to do for you.

You have to renew your mind, for faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word, and then when your heart gets full of faith you release that faith by your words and your actions. Which is what Joshua and Caleb did. And I explained it further to Joshua, which is also My direction to every one of you: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Joshua 1:8. Speaking My Word, meditating on My Word, and doing My word. This will renew your mind until you begin to thing big like Me. I can count all the stars and I sustain each one. Nothing is too wonderful for Me and you can walk in My authority upon the earth for Jesus won that for you.

My Son came to set the captives free and heal all those oppressed by the devil. Isn’t it time you let the anointing lift the burden and destroy the yoke off your lives that the devil has imposed on you by holding you in doubt and unbelief? Isn’t it time you started to walk on the water instead of drowning in doubt and unbelief? I have hold of your hand and have given you the Holy Spirit as guide. And He will lead you to My promises. For where My Spirit is there is liberty.

And how does the verse where Jesus tells you that He came to give you abundant life continue to tell you how you get that? Just read on, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:10-11. And what do I tell you that your good Shepherd does for you? “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside restful healing waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:1-6.

And My house is filled with delightful treasures. “Your lovingkindness, O LORD extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:5-9.

I have rescued you out of the realm of darkness and brought you into My marvelous light. It is time you stepped out in the light and lived like My child, the child of a King who owns it all.

“Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21. Say “amen” to that like I tell you to.

You are equipped. Stop doubting and start following your good Shepherd to green pastures and tables of plenty. Healing is the children’s bread. Jesus told you that, why do you doubt? You need to increase your diet of My Word and start declaring that you are forgiven, you are healed, your are redeemed from the pit, you are surrounded with love and compassion, your days are filled with good things, and your youth is renewed. Start looking for opportunities to grow and be bold when trials come. It is time you took possession of all that is yours in Christ, although that is beyond all you can ask or imagine. Ask Me to enlarge your heart. Increase your capacity by starting a few impossible faith projects with Me. Let Me show you how to live the life that is life indeed, that is, My kind of life. For if you are following your good Shepherd, you are not to live in fear, little flock, for it has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom.

Next time the devil tries to give you a spirit of fear about your finances and your provision, your health, your healing, and anything else, laugh and tell him it is too late to pull that on you, for you have been given the Kingdom by the One who owns it all.

I love you. Start opening wide your mouth and I will fill it. And I mean open it wide declaring My promises in a BIG way. Beautiful in God. And that is what your life should be if you will just take off the limits. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who revere Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21.