Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits. Psalm 103:2.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Many people know and demand their benefits at their job, they do not want to lose even one of the benefits they have for working there, and citizens also have a right under their respective governments to have the benefits, protections, and rights given them by law because of their connection with the jurisdiction of that country over them. And these things are legally theirs but if they are being withheld or stolen, those to whom they legally belong must take action to enforce their rights if they want to keep and enjoy all their benefits. Otherwise they will lose them.
And apart from working for your earned benefits or being a citizen of a country, people are quick to claim an inheritance when they learn of it from the filings at the probate court or some other means when a relative dies. You do not work for an inheritance, it is freely given not by your will but by the will of another, a testament or the laws of inheritance. But you have to know about it and receive it or it will be like you never had it and someone else will take it or it will be deposited in unclaimed property.
But it is not just automatic that what is legally yours will come to you. You have to receive and guard it.
If you find out someone is cheating you out of your lawful inheritance, you will go to probate court and enforce your legal claim to it until you recover all.
My apostle Paul knew the rights and benefits he had as a citizen of Rome. The Roman commander in Jerusalem ordered Paul to be examined by scourging in order to find out the reason why the Jewish leaders were shouting against him and causing a riot. As the Roman soldiers stretched Paul to scourge him, Paul simply said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman citizen and not condemned?”
The centurion told the commander that Paul was a citizen of Rome. The commander then inquired and found out Paul was a Roman citizen by birth. He immediately let Paul go. The commander also was afraid when he found out Paul was a Roman citizen because when he had arrested Paul, he had put him in chains. Acts 22:24-29.
In the parable My Son told of the sower sowing seed, He explained to you that the seed was My Word and the various types of soil the seed fell upon were people’s hearts. The seed was the same on all four types of soil but only one bore a harvest and that in varying degrees of prosperity in terms of the amount of the harvest. Three out of the four groups of those upon whom the seed was sown, however, produced nothing but anxiety, lusts, fear, indifference, trials and were unfruitful.
The only difference in whether those upon whom the seed was sown had beautiful lives of fruitfulness or lives filled with weeds, thorns, and barren ground was simply how they received and kept the seed. The seed was the same, it was the way it was received that made all the difference.
All My promises are “yes” to you in Jesus, this is the law in My Word, but you will never have the benefits of these promises if you do not receive them into your heart and let them grow.
How do you receive the Word so it benefits you? In humility. Jesus was meek and humble of heart and He is My Word. He received and only spoke and did My Word while He walked as one of you upon the earth.
I tell you that Moses in his day was the meekest and most humble of men and he received My Word and even wrote the first five books of the Bible by inspiration of My Spirit like a download and I gave him the Ten Commandments which I wrote down and I gave him the amazing plan for the tabernacle and its furnishings which he wrote down. He received My Word and lived a fruitful life. He was hungry for My Word and would be radiant when he received My Words.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:21-22.
In the parable of the sower I tell you that the group that produced harvest was not those of stony hearts, indifferent hearts, lustful hearts, anxious hearts, proud hearts, or worldly hearts—but of beautiful, noble, and good hearts. Luke 8:15.
The seed was the same in the parable, My Word, the perfect law of liberty, will work for anyone who receives it and grows it to harvest. But the difference was in the way the heart received it. Good, noble, patient and generous hearts, that is, the humble grateful hearts, received. And it grew to various harvests. Why? The atmosphere you give to let the Word grow in you will determine the size of your harvest.
Now I who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through you produces thanksgiving for My benefits. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11. For the seed that plants in your heart then produces more seed and fruit so that there is seed for the sower and bread for the eater. You are not in for just one harvest but it continues to build in its increase every year by how much of the seed produced in the former harvest you plant. Remember, if you sow sparingly, you will also reap sparingly, and when you sow bountifully you will also reap bountifully. Each of you must do just as you have purposed in your heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for I love a cheerful giver. And I am able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
It is not enough to stop the devil and cast him out, you must also make him restore to you what he stole from you for it is legally yours, Jesus bought and paid for your benefits and to make you born again citizens of My Kingdom. It is a legal issue.
So why can the devil get away with taking your health, your finances, and other benefits that are all “yes” to you in Christ? You either never knew what is legally yours in Christ, or, even if you have heard or read of them, you have forgotten your benefits.
What are the benefits? As many as are My magnificent promises but there is a core group that are the foundation upon which the others are built, or you could say they are the basic seed which produces all the other harvests. David knew them and lived them as a Covenant man but he knew to remind himself, he did not want to forget when circumstances looked contrary and leave any unclaimed, or let the devil cheat him out of anything that was his. He sang the benefits, which makes it easy to remember them, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget NONE of His benefits; He pardons all your sins and iniquities, He heals all your ills and 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 103:2-5.
These are wonderful benefits. You should be planting these Words in your heart and reaping a hundredfold harvest. For I have given you a good Shepherd to lead you to all these benefits and feed you with them all.
I redeemed your life from the pit. In Jesus, I have rescued you from the realm of darkness and translated you to My Kingdom. Understand where you stand legally. You are not under the jurisdiction of the devil but under that of My Kingdom. And you are citizens by birth, that is, your new birth in Him.
I have seated you in Christ at My right hand, and as His body on earth you have His Name, His anointing and His assignment, for as I sent Him so I have sent you. And why did I send Him? To undo the works of the devil and to seek out and save the lost.
You should not allow the devil to take your benefits from you. Most people just let him take away their benefits and give them the curse and think I did it. They do not answer him and tell him to go, but when you do, first get paid back from him all he took of your life, all the years, tears and toil he caused.
I blessed you from the start and Jesus died to bring you back to that Blessing again. Why then would I give you things that are contrary to what He died to give you? He redeemed you from the curse of the law and gave you His righteousness.
Do not forget all My benefits. Do not forget the Blood of Jesus. It is the law on which you base your case. You plead the Blood for by the bloody scourges you were healed and your disease born by Him, by the Blood you are delivered from the destroyer, by the Blood you are redeemed from your sins, by the Blood you are washed clean from the crimson stains of sin, by the Blood you have eternal life, the atonement and the life are in the Blood.
Stop the chaos, know your legal rights, that is, My benefits, and enforce them. Are you expecting the devil to tell you what is legally yours in Christ? No, he is a murderer and a liar from the beginning. Everything he says is a lie, that is just his nature, so why do you listen to him over My Word and say My Words, which I back and are laws, are not working? No, it is you who are not putting My Words to work. It all has to do with what you receive in your heart and speak with your mouth.
You may not think you have a hard heart or a anxious heart filled with thorns, but if you are talking against My Word and saying instead that you have Satan’s words and illnesses, you are not good soil for My Word to grow.
And there is a lot more than just stopping the devil, that is only part of the equation, because he is trying to keep something from you. You have the keys to binding him and loosing the benefits into your life.
You have to bind Satan but you also have to loose the Kingdom benefits into your life. How do you bring the Kingdom into the earth realm? How do you make Heaven and earth kiss?
You will find answers in Psalm 85: “I will hear what God the LORD will say; for He will speak peace (shalom) to His people, to His godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly.” Psalm 85:8. First you must, in any situation, hear what I say about it, i.e., what My promise is that you are to plant in your heart and get the vision of it instead of the vision of the flesh. If you cannot see the good result of My promise in your life by faith but only see the dreaded outcome the devil is pushing on you, you will not grow My promise to harvest, you just will not receive it, like the stony ground. Like Abraham with My promise of a child for him and Sarah. Isaac was born of the promise by the free woman while Ishmael was born in the worldly way by the slave girl. But until Abraham was fully persuaded of My promise and got his eyes off the flesh nothing happened though My promise was there for him and Sarah. First they tried by their own works to get it from the flesh, but when they took it as an inheritance it came without works. But they, as you do, had the dominion over their lives in the earth so the determination was theirs whether to bring My Kingdom into the earth realm or not.
So first you hear what I will say on the subject, what My promise is about it. To hear in Hebrew is “shamah” and it means both to hear and to obey. Not a forgetful hearer but a doer.
And what will you hear? I speak peace (shalom) to My people. I speak My plan for your life. I know the plans I have for you, plans for your shalom (health, peace, prosperity, good relationships, a fruitful life filled with joy—the whole pie of shalom) and not evil to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11.
And you take that Word of peace and you plant in your heart and grow it by not turning back to folly. Psalm 85:8. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18.
Folly. The fool says in his heart there is no God. The wise woman builds the house and the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. Once you have planted the Word in your heart, do not pull it up by speaking idle words about it that it is not working or blaspheme Me.
A farmer does not pull out the seed just because the wheat does not come up immediately, if it tarries, he will keep cultivating it, he knows it will come to pass if he has good soil and good seed planted therein.
I have put My Words in your mouth to plant Heaven and establish it on the earth. Isaiah 51:16.
And Psalm 85 continues, “Surely His salvation is near to those who revere Him, that glory may dwell in our land. Lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 85:9-11. My Salvation (Yeshuah) is there with you who worship and honor Me. Christ is My glory manifest—My lovingkindness and truth, grace and truth come through Him. He manifests My goodness, My presence, and My power. And He gives you My righteousness by taking your sins from you and reconciled us so that we have the covenant kiss of peace where your humanity joins with My divinity in Jesus. He made peace through the blood of His cross.
And what is the result? Read on in Psalm 85: “Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce.” Psalm 85:12. I give you the good result of the promise you plant for the harvest comes! And then “Righteousness will go before Him and will make His footsteps into a way.” Psalm 85:13. Your good Shepherd will lead you in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake and makes the way for you to follow right into the Holy of Holies. Jesus is the only way to Me. And He is My Word.
You can plant days of Heaven, the Kingdom dominion, on the earth if you will sow and grow the seed of My Word.
I love you, stay close to Me and receive. It is that easy. The seed if you receive it will grow. Guaranteed.