"For just as the Father has life in Himself [and is self-existent], even so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself [and be self-existent] (John 5:26 AMP).
The above scripture is an unequivocal communication of the self-sufficient man. When Jesus had to feed five thousand people, He didn't wait for a supply of food to emanate from Heaven. He carried all the treasures of the Kingdom of Heaven inside Him. Whenever a problem arose, He would delve deep into the reservoir of His Spirit for the solution.
Jesus didn't need to call on God for healing, help or direction. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself.
It's apparent that God's desire for us [His children] is for us to be self-sufficient.
As a child of God, it is important to know that God has fashioned you to require no aid or support (2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP), all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21), He has given you all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:3). Everything that you think you need or could ever require, you’ve got it. Where? Inside of you.
Some Christians don’t realize or understand this and are therefore hoping and praying that God will do something more that will better their lives. Listen, if your experience is different from that which is written in the Bible, there is a way of aligning your life with the written Word. Maybe you just got born again, or maybe you’ve been a Christian for a while but you do not see the effectiveness of God’s Word in your life; child of God you do not need to look unto external factors but inside of you. Everything you think Heaven should be releasing is already inside you.
Let me explain:
God’s desire is to see His children walking in the reality of their self-sufficiency in Christ, however in Ephesians 3:20 He lets us know that it is ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN YOU. You see, God is not referring you to any external force or factor but rather He makes it plain that whatsoever you require is inside you and your responsibility is to work it out. If you want to see significant attainments in your life, it is not up to God, the onus is on you to work out your own salvation (Philippians 2:12), to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12), to make time to pray in tongues, to make time to meditate on God’s Word, to search the scriptures and affirm, insist as well as prove their reality in your life.
Think about it: If the bones of one who wasn’t in Union with the Lord, one who had the Spirit with measure, one who wasn’t even born again, brought the dead back to life (in the absence of prayer and intercession), if aprons and handkerchiefs had demons checking out (Acts 19:12), if a shadow dealt with infirmities (Acts 5:15), imagine the limitless possibilities before you! For you, being born again, are one with the Lord (Ephesians 5:30), you have His very life and nature (1 John 10:10), He lives in you (1 John 4:4), your body is His preferred temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), therefore, refuse to live an average life, don’t frustrate the grace of God. Stand on God’s Word, use what you have inside and watch His Glory manifest in and through you in a tremendous way.
I have the life of God in me. I am one with the Lord. Christ lives in me. I am self-sufficient. I require no aid or support. Out of my belly flows rivers of living water. All things are mine. Hallelujah.
Scriptures to ponder on:
Ephesians 5:30, 32
1 Corinthians 15:51
1 John 5:11
1 John 4:4
2 Corinthians 9:8