When we wonder why the finished works of Jesus are not manifesting themselves in our life, we must understand the part our faith plays in laying hold of what grace has made available. We begin by accepting by faith that God has already given us everything we will ever need to live, through the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross. Everything in the physical realm begins in the spiritual realm, so to experience physical blessings, we must first receive spiritual blessings. These spiritual blessings are in Christ, and when Christ is in us, we realize that God has already placed what we need inside of us. Believing this strengthens our faith.
Our Faith Gives Us Access To What God’s Grace Has Made Available
The promises contained in the Bible are based on the finished works of Jesus.
- God’s divine power has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who called us (2 Peter 1:3).
- God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
- Jesus bore our sins in His body on the cross so we could die to sin and live to righteousness. We were healed by His stripes (1 Peter 2:24).