A Prayer A Day- 2/12/2015
Do You Know Your Birthright?
Today’s Scripture(s) – Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 15:20
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”… “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”
While journaling this morning, setting myself to hear the Lord this is what came to my spirit ‘birthright’. Many of us have allowed the ‘thief’ to steal our birthright and not even realize it. Truly dear ones, we must ask the Father to open our eyes, open our ears and give us understanding so that we can live. Truly dear ones, we need to ask the Lord to give us wisdom. I want you to look at Ephesians 1:17-23 really well but first before you actually read it, I want you to get these verses of scripture in your mind: John 17:22-23 “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” (Let those verses sink into your spirit man Child of God, read them over again if you must, but hear what the Lord Jesus has prayed for you to the Father). Birthright – any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth; privileges or possessions that a person has or is believed to be entitled to as soon as he is born; inheritance; the privileges or possessions of a first-born son. Now let’s remember Child of God, Jesus lives within us, those of us who believe on Him. Those of us who have been ‘born again’ of the Spirit, we have a new birthright. Remember, Jesus is the “…firstborn of many brethren…” (See Romans 8:29). Now let’s look at Ephesians 1:17-23. I want you to see, part of your birthright because of the Lord Jesus Christ! “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Now let’s look at where you are positioned Child of God: Ephesians 2:6 “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Catch this in your spirit Child of God! “…if the thief be found, let him pay double.” (See Exodus 22:7).
Father, I thank you for another day. Father I bless you this day and honor you this day and I give you glory and praise this day. Blessings to you Father God for your great goodness and your wonderful mercy on my life, you are so good to me Lord and I give you praise! Father I ask today that you would open my eyes, open my eyes and the eyes of all your children to truly see and open our ears to truly hear your voice, give us understanding Father God, give us wisdom and knowledge Father God. We need you Lord to give us a mind that is full of your wisdom and full of your knowledge and understanding. Give us understanding Lord so that we can live. Some of our eyes are scaled over Father and we need the scales to fall away, we need to be enlightened to your will and to your way Father God. Many of us have allowed the enemy to thief us of our birthright that the Lord Jesus Christ has given to us. We have more than we think, more than we know, open the eyes of our hearts Lord. We need to see you clearly. Give us the determination to take possession of the power that you Lord have given us. We do not have to succumb to the wiles of the devil. We do not have to give in to his demands. You Lord have given us the power to resist and rebuke him in the name of Jesus. We must remember that he is ‘like’ a roaring lion he is a fake lion making noise. We must stay in you Lord Jesus for you are “The Lion of the tribe of Judah” and we give you praise, we honor you Lord Jesus and we exalt you and lift you up. Father we talk of your goodness, we talk of your greatness, we talk of all the wonderful things you have done and are doing and continue to do in our lives. We give NO place to the enemy, not in words or deeds. We claim our birthright today and we stand on your word. You are all that we need. You are God alone and beside you there is NONE other! Blessing and honor and glory and power to you Father God forever and EVER! In Jesus name I pray. Amen