Yesterday, we looked at two graces God gives to healing our identities. Today, we look at the other two.
Grace No. 3: Sandals on the feet
Jesus came so that we could have our identities restored. Sandals are an image of restored life-purpose being walked out. If we aren’t talking about destiny, we aren’t healed yet. When we start dreaming again, we know our heart is healed. God wants us to dream because He is thinking about our future. He came to clothe us again with a bright and God-honoring future.
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them (Eph. 2:1-10).
The end result of Jesus’ work on the cross is seen in the final sentence, verse 10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” He died so that we could be restored to our original design, and do the work He created us to do.
Grace no. 4: Fatted Calf.
There is constant joy in heaven because people are finding and discovering their identity in Jesus Christ. The fatted calf represents material provision to fulfill destiny. When we see God’s vision for our lives, we attract heaven’s provision. Stop asking God for stuff and start asking God for your future. When we find our destiny, God celebrates and pours out the provision in the right time. Dreams attract the money and provisions so we can live out the plan of God.