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I'm posting this Daily Devotional to get opinions on the content,and the interpretation of the verses. I am NOT posting because I particularly am in agreement with the authors' take on these verses, so if you disagree with anything here, you are not particularly finding disageement with me.
This is written by Pastor Joseph Prince, in Singapoe, and is a good example of his teachings and beliefs. You can get a good feeling for "Prosperity Thinking" here, although Pastor Prince would not call it that. He calls it the "The Grace Revolution." Note: In the Scriptural quote, he just had Vs. 17, where I included 16-18 to get reference by.
THE HEAD AND BODY ARE ONE
God’s Word says that Christ is the head and we the church are His body. So Christ and the church are one. Christ and you are one! You cannot say that God sees Christ the head perfect but His body imperfect. Or that Christ is accepted but His body not accepted. The measure of Jesus’ acceptance with God is the measure of your acceptance with God!
So it makes no sense to say that the head is well but the body sick, that the head is rich but the body in lack, or that the head is at rest but the body full of stress. My friend, what Jesus is before God, you His body are. As He is, so are you in this world! (1 John 4:16-18)
"And we have come to know, and have believed the love which God has for us. God is Love, and the one who abides in love, abides in God, and God abides in Him. (17) By this, Love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of Judgement: as He is, so also are we in this world. (18) There is no Fearing Love; but perfect Love casts out all fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in Love."
Today, God wants you to lay claim on Christ being your head. Start believing that all His perfections, and the delight and joy that He brings to the Father’s heart, He has set to your account. And you will begin to realize that as Jesus is a sweet-smelling aroma to the Father, so are you!
The more you begin to see that you are one with Christ, the more you will realize that whatever you need right now, He is dispensing to you. If you are sick in your body, Christ your head imparts His health and healing to you. If you lack wisdom, Christ your head freely imparts His wisdom to you. If you have any lack, Christ your head gives you His exceeding riches.
Beloved, have this rich revelation that Christ and you are one. You can never be separated from Christ your head from whom comes all the supply for your body—all the power, wisdom, provision and health. So declare, “As He is, so am I in this world!”
Pastor Joseph Prince
So, what did you think of this Devotional? Make sense? Not? Well, after all the converrsations about "Prosperity Thinking" I thought it beneficial to actually see some, that we (generally) disprove of so intensely. Please construct your comments around this theme.