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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2Corinthians 8:9 NKJV
In talking of the substitutionary poverty of our Lord Jesus, it wasn't spiritual poverty because the spiritually poor could have never saved absolutely all of Creation. It wasn't just comparably poor in the sense that everything outside of heaven would have been poverty until He started recreating everything through His High Priestly ministry at God's right hand. He literally took our poverty to the Cross at the same time He took our sin to the Cross and as He had to become the one to destroy it so He literally became our poverty so that He could destroy it in Hell and in His resurrection and High Priestly duties at God's right hand. Had He not overcome one area of our poverty, it would have kept Him in the grave, just as if He hadn't overcome one area of our sin, it would have kept Him in the grave.
This area of our financial riches through His Cross is one of the things called His “grace” by the Bible. He took every diabolical lack from our lives, including financially, and made Covenant by His Blood that the same anointing He operated in that multiplied the loaves would as much belong to each of us as our 1John 1:7 cleansing from all unrighteousness. It's transacted through grace, faith, thanksgiving, obedience, keeping every care cast upon Him, diligently, and with firmly, demanding reliance on His promises to give us richly all things to enjoy as you'd operate in any other area of His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. He has blessed us with His blessing and His authority by the Covenant He's made in His own Blood.
His grace is the sufficiency of heaven being done on earth as it is in heaven. Ephesians 2 speaks of a heavenly seating we're given by our Covenant with Him through which the exceeding riches of His grace are to be demonstrated in His kindness towards us in this world where His good works are so desperately needed. Each chapter of Ephesians is about access to the heavenlies that are to overflow to everything in this life from our being properly anchored in the prosperity dimension from which all blessings flow through His Covenantal proxies in this world who are doing the works of Lord Jesus in the contexts of an earthly religious and family life.
Isaiah 53 closes with talking about His dividing of the spoil with the strong. The New Testament speaks of how Christ Jesus spoiled Hell with every intention of our spoiling heaven in this life; for this life. Everything Christ Jesus did in bankrupting Hell was with full intention of our bankrupting heaven to rebuild this world until there's nothing left in heaven for God and He has to move to the earth because His kids have all of His stuff, according to the Book of Revelation, a verse or two in Acts, Ephesians, Romans, Hebrews, 1John, and elsewhere.
Colossians 3:16-17 and 1John 2:5-6 are in complete agreement with John chapter 8 and John 15:7 on these points regarding our Covenantal lives, our Covenantal fortunes, and our Covenantal sacred honour flowing from the depths we go to, to uncover the meaning of the Gospel while uncovering, as diligently, the application of it to our lives, just as Thomas Edison stopped at nothing until he had working light bulbs.
1John 1:7 says if we walk in the light as Christ is in the light, His Blood will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Walking is laborious, just as our fellowship with one another, just as our being cleansed from each unrighteousness. Colossians 2:6-7 describes how we put one foot in front of the other. It's with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is how your feet are really walking the pavement, the Gospel is the application of what He did in His crucifixion and since His resurrection that we're walking towards. Keeping every care cast upon Him, according to Philippians 4 and 1Peter 5 is ground zero for the Cross having meant something to your needs. It's as much a Covenantal transaction as your tithes, fasting, prayers, and testimonies to all He's brought you out of and all He's brought you into.
Keeping every care cast upon Him is the equivalent of letting the 1st born of your own Egyptian captivity die because the Blood is upon the door posts of your heart and everywhere you are going to. Keeping every care cast upon Him by repeatedly bludgeoning the Lamb of God with your thanksgiving for every promise of God forces your own personal Exodus and parted Red Sea because it's a Covenantal refusal to mentally murmur against the Promises regarding your own Promised Land by your worries.
Keeping every care cast upon Him allows no place to an evil report of unbelief, but it focuses your mind on the Gospel regarding all that God is well able to bring into your hands. You are grace-oriented when you've let every worry die and have partaken of Christ, your Passover, and stand ready to bless, love, and celebrate His grace, knowing nothing among every situation of your life but Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
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For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:2
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