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"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified" (Rom. 8:29-30).

Jesus is the first born of many brothers. It is obvious that, if there is a first born, then there is second born, a third born, and so on. God, the Father, wants to have a whole series of twins. I mean, He wants to have Jesus look-alikes everywhere. These are people going around getting His results.

Then He says in verse 30, "Moreover whom he did predestinate them he also called: and whom he called, then he also justified." To be justified means that you have been declared righteous or having a right to walk this way.

You have a right to demand like Jesus did. He told you to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. You have a right to demand sickness and disease to flee. You have a right to cast out devils. You have a right to walk in prosperity and benefits. God has justified you.

He has declared you righteous and nobody has the right to tell you, you are not good enough. God made you good enough. He made you like Himself. And if He considers you good enough then you're good enough.

And I don't care what they said, and I don't care what the news media said. I don't care what anybody else said, if God said you are righteous in Him, then you are righteous in Him.

The Scripture says that God has predestined you. He has conformed you to the image of Jesus. He has called you and justified you. And then it says that he glorified you. In other words, God has lifted you up.

The wonderful thing about God is that He doesn't look at us the way we look at ourselves. Sometimes, we look at ourselves as people who are barely getting by.

But God sees us as world changers. It is not God's way to speak what He sees. His way is found in Romans 4:17 which says, "He calls those things which be not as though they were until they are."

Do you know what God is saying about you right now? He says you are healed, you are prosperous, you are blessed, you are strong, you will fulfill all your days.

You will chase the devil into oblivion. He has been saying that about you all day long. So why don't you agree with Him? Say, I am what God says I am. I can do what God says I can do. Now it is just wonderful that He chose you to treat you like that.

And He chose you to empower you like that. And He chose you to use you like that, even though you've done nothing to deserve it. As an act of gratitude, you ought to say thank you to Him.

Scripture references: Romans 4:17; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11

Author Biography

Keith Butler
Web site: Word of Faith International Christian Center
 
Bishop Keith A. Butler is the senior pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center. Keith Butler is the founder and president of Keith Butler Ministries (KBM), an international organization established to take the life-changing message of the Gospel to "the uttermost parts of the earth." Through Live Your Faith Seminars and the establishment of our PISTIS School of Ministry in various locations, Keith Butler provides teaching of the Word of God on a variety of subjects such as how to live the life of faith, how to fulfill the call of God for your life, how to receive your healing, the importance of walking in love and many more topics. PISTIS is specifically designed to train ministers so that they are equipped to go out into their world and teach and preach Jesus effectively.
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