Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits! He pardons all your iniquities, He heals all your diseases; He redeems your life from the pit, He crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; He fills your days with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:1-5.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
What do days of Heaven on earth look like? Like Psalm 103. Do not forget any of My benefits. If you forget them it means you either do not know about them, do not believe them, or do not value them.
And what are My benefits listed in Psalm 103? They are the Kingdom benefits, the Covenant benefits, which are blessings from Heaven to earth. They include the forgiveness of all your sins and iniquities, the healing of all your diseases and pains; the redemption of your life from the pit, being surrounded with lovingkindness and compassion; your days filled to overflowing with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:3-5. They are of My nature and make you partakers of your heavenly calling. They are received by faith, unfeigned faith, that is, the faith that is not striving with Me to obtain—begging Me to do these things as if I have not, but a faith that breathes in these promises like taking a deep breath of peace in a place of stress and turmoil, not as a drowning man flailing for rescue but as one walking on the water through the storm as it turns to perfect calm. You who have received miracles will understand what I mean when I say you know you have received them when you relax into them with no fear that they will evaporate and that the pain, sickness, lack, or confusion will return. You know they are gone, gone, gone. And if they try to rise again, you laugh at them and rebuke them with authority. Psalm 2:4. Why? Because you heard your Word from Me.
“He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is upheld, he will not fear, until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.” Psalm 112:7-8. How do you come to this perfect peace? “Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments.” Psalm 112:1-2. “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3.
Jesus explained this kind of faith that rests in My Word as one with Me as a vine and its branches. The fruit comes effortlessly onto the branch attached to the vine, that is, the branch growing out of the vine, as the branch receives the sap that flows into it from the vine and the sun shining radiantly upon it. Not stress, not making effort to get the sap and the sunshine, just resting in it by virtue of being a part of the vine. Know who you are in Christ. You are attached. Of His fullness you receive, grace upon grace. He is the vine, you are the branches, the body of Christ. And He cares for and nourishes His body, and you are members of His body in Him.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:7-11.
And that is today’s Life Lesson on living days of Heaven on earth: “Believing as Receiving in Peace.”
This is not agitation, it is impartation. It is not stress, it is rest. It is not wrestling, it is nestling. It is not a matter of just surviving but of abundantly thriving. It is not a matter of obtaining but of receiving. It is not contracting but expanding. It is not doubtful wavering but blessed assurance of good at all times.
How does this happen? “The one whose mind is stayed (samak (סָמַךְ): to lean, lay, rest, support) on You, You keep (natsar (נָצַר): to watch, guard, keep) in perfect peace (shalom (שָׁלוֹם), shalom (שָׁלוֹם): completeness, soundness, welfare, well-being, prosperity, peace) because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in Yah (יה) the LORD (יהוה), we have an everlasting Rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4.
I have blessed you with every spiritual blessing in heaven in Christ, just as I chose you in Him before the foundation of the world, that you would be holy and blameless before Me, without reproach. In love I preordained you to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Myself, according to the kind intention of My will, to the praise of the glory of My grace, which I freely bestowed on you in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:3-6. And all My promises to you, all My benefits, are “yes” to you who are in Christ Jesus. You who are in Christ Jesus are living under an open Heaven now. “Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.” Ezekiel 1:1.
Once you have My Word on a subject, receive that Word as for you and begin to walk in it with thanksgiving. Shout your thanksgiving at the top of your lungs, that is, as loud as you can (a mega voice, as the leper who returned to Jesus, his Healer, and Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah when they heard My Word of victory before it came to pass, and when it came to pass, they just kept up the same stance of praise with full voice!). The way to victory is always praise and worship filled with thanksgiving. Why? It takes you up to higher realms where Christ is seated at My right hand and keeps you seated there with Him and in Him. This can only be done in faith and faith accesses all My benefits as many and varied as they be. But a certain kind of faith—joyful, shouting, praising faith that rests on the solid rock of My Word. A faith that does not waver in doubt and unbelief but that stands through every storm without loosing its joy and peace. You go out with joy and are led forth in peace. And that is how you step out of all problems into the solution. And that is unfeigned faith.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.
You cannot walk in agitation and fear, which is anticipation that you will not receive or keep the good I have promised and that you want to see manifest in your life, but in confident assurance that what you have asked for is yours, “These things I have written to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:13-15.
“I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:1-3.
When you hear, find, or have prophesied to you a promise I have given you in Scripture, such as the benefits listed in Psalm 103, write it down, speak it, read it and run with it. Know that it will come to pass. Just keep speaking it, singing it, thanking Me for performing it in your life, and letting it flow into you like the sap from the vine into the branch. Just open your heart and receive.
And how do you know that anointed Word went in and is working on you for a miracle now? You will stop striving and crying for it and just relax into the miracle as naturally as the fruit formed on the branch. But remember first there is the bud, then the flower, and then the fruit. Grow the precious seed of My Word in your heart until that mustard seed grows up to take over the whole garden as a huge tree laden with fruit at all times.
The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Psalm 92:12-15. But how did you get to this blessed place of fruitful growth even in old age? “It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night, with the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre. For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Psalm 92:1-4.
I sent My Word to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions. When the devil attacks with sickness, pain, shame, guilt, blame, depression, greed, anger, offense, fear, strife, or any other unclean or evil thing that steals your joy and peace, know that I already sent My Word to heal you and deliver you. All you have to do is receive that Word and plant it in your heart with joy and watch it go to work.
“For the Word of God is living and working and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.
So when you hear the Word that is for you, do not harden your heart. Receive it and rejoice. Do not be like the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt who never entered My rest. “Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the Word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united with faith in those who heard. For we who have believed enter that rest.” Hebrews 4:1-3.
“They drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His works with joyful singing.” Psalm 107:18-22. Here again is the protocol of unfeigned faith. Cry out to Me in your need, receive the Word I sent to heal and deliver you and give thanks for My gracious love and for the miracles I do for you. And when they manifest, and they will, testify to the wonders I have done for you in joyful songs.
I love you. And now you know just what to do to receive your healing and deliverance. It is not hard; it all has to do with relaxing into My Word. Know and believe in the love I have for you.