Tree Planted by the WATER
Tree Planted by the WATER
You are a tree planted by the WATER. To sustain LIFE you need the breath of LIFE and the author of LIFE breathing into you the medicine of HIS WORD. The LIFE-giving water of HIS WORD brings life to your soul and refreshment to your body. The Word of God is medicine.
Fear and death are read and spoken daily in the news and conversations. Recently there was a headline in the paper that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a disability. Many advertisements are about medication for sickness and disease. Some professionals claim that 95% of sickness and illness is stress and worry-related.
The following are just some of the stress-related items we read and hear daily. There is the potential collapse of the financial markets, threats of suicide bombers, random shootings, home burglary, kidnapping, Church shootings, police shootings, car accidents and all kinds of sickness and disease.
However, there is GOOD NEWS for the followers of Christ.
7 [Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.
The roots of your tree go deeper and deeper as you receive and understand the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ. Receiving God’s love is an antidote to fear. When your roots are secure in receiving ALL CHRIST’S LOVE, insecurity and fear go away.
Your confidence and trust in the complete finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross brings redemption and a peace which is beyond comprehension. Christ’s everlasting forgiveness of sin brings your soul medicine which heals and restores you into HIS likeness which is Righteous and Holy. All condemnation was nailed on the cross. Condemnation and fear of judgment was nailed on the cross.
You are a tree planted firmly in Christ Jesus bearing the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, forgiveness, gentleness, faithfulness, and boldness.
Your current sin was nailed to the cross. You are continually being washed and watered by the living water of Christ Jesus. Your only contribution on the cross is your sin. Christ’s contribution to you is HIS GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS and that your sins HE will remember no more. The Holy Spirit convicts you that you are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
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