John 10:1-10
1 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 “But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 “Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them. 7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 “All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.
Jesus said He came to give life, not just an ordinary existence but life in its fullness, abundance and prosperity. On the other hand Satan comes only to steal and destroy. The enemy would rob us of what God has for us. If he can keep us from knowing about God, he can keep us from His blessings. Scripture shows us that God wants us to be contented and prosperous. This does not mean we will all be millionaires, but that we would be at peace in our situation with Christ at all times. We are told in Genesis that God made everything and declared it good. Then He gave the earth to Adam. Dominion over all the earth was given to man. From the beginning we were intended to have prosperity, health and contentment, abundant life. Jesus is telling us that He has come to restore what the enemy has stolen from what God has given us. Through Jesus Christ we can break and block the Satan’s intent to prevent us from receiving what God has already given us. He calls us today to know Him and know of His blessings, but we have to take action to claim what is ours. But we can’t claim a blessing we don’t know about.  If we don’t know God’s Word, Satan already has prevented us from what God wants for us. Don’t let the enemy steal any more from you. Be empowered by knowing the Word of God and claiming what God has already said is yours.
Have a God Day!