It’s All Yours
Lisa Cooke

It's All Yours by Lisa CookeI could tell there was something the Holy Spirit wanted to say through me to a brother who is actively believing for healing from a particular disease, but I didn’t know what it was until I stood directly in front of him. The next thing I knew, these words were coming out of my mouth: “It’s all yours.” That’s all I said to him but he understood exactly what I meant.

Hebrews 4:14-16 (MSG) states, “Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.”

To “get what he is so ready to give” reminds us of the attitude that the Godhead has toward us. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are of the same frame of mind with an eternal willingness to give mercy and help. Romans 8:32, speaking of God, reads, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

When we are standing in faith for the many promises of God, it is vital to always keep in mind the absolute willingness of God to freely give us all things. “No good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly” Psalm 84:11 tells us. Our faith is strengthened and encouraged by verses such as these that illuminate the heart of God toward us.

It is from perfect love that fear is cast out (1 John 4:18) and we know and trust that the Father’s love toward us is perfect in all its ways. Based on His love we believe that what He has said that He gives us, He has given. It’s all ours. Oh that God would open the eyes of our understanding so that we could fully grasp the depth of His benevolent heart. He is willing, He is not holding back anything from us and we can boldly approach the throne of grace in time of trouble.

In Mark 5:36 Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue concerning his daughter, “Do not fear, only believe.” When our belief is based on the willingness of God, we are strengthened for the challenges and waiting we may be subject to as we anticipate receiving our promised manifestation from God. We need not be surprised that the enemy of our souls will do all in his power to discourage us, challenging our profession of faith and speaking fear into our thought processes. “Only believe” is the course of action we must take, based on our knowledge of the willingness of God to keep His promises to us. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” says Luke 12:32. Our necessary part is to fear not, and believe that it gives the Father much pleasure to give us the things He has promised us in His Word.

The Pulpit Commentary on Psalm 81:10 which says “Open your mouth wide and I will fill it” has this insight: “God cannot give lavishly unless we desire largely.” I believe we are unable to desire largely unless we know what the will of God is concerning us. Once we know that, we are able to by faith receive all His goodness which He so compassionately desires for us to have. By His pleasure, we have the Kingdom of God with all that pertains to it, through the purposeful efforts of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

So let this wonderful nature of God infuse our faith with strong trust that He is able to “do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think according to the power that works in us…” (Ephesians 3:20). Let us as fully as we are able partake of all that He has graciously given to us, and be continually seeking to enlarge our capacity to receive from His incomparable generosity.