Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, was approached by bill collectors for the taxes that he owed. He thought that he did not have the money to pay his taxes until Jesus Christ awakened his consciousness to the divine idea it was already done. Jesus Christ told Peter to go to the sea, cast his net and get the money out of the mouth of the ﬁrst ﬁsh that he caught. Before Peter expressed the need, it was already done. The money was already in the ﬁsh’s mouth and it was enough for both his taxes and Jesus’ taxes. It was increase, abundance, overﬂow and more than enough.
Everything that we need or desire has already been given to us. “According as his divine power has given us all things that pertain to life (our physical existence) and godliness (our spiritual existence) through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue (II Peter 1:3).” The gift of Jesus Christ as our Wayshower is proof positive that there is no limit to the good that we can experience. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things (Romans 8:32)?”
All the good that God has given us originates in the invisible reality and we use our spiritual faculty of faith to bring it from the invisible to into the visible (Hebrews 11:1). All of our good is in the heavenly realm of ideas and through faith we bring it into the earthly realm of manifestation. Through our thoughts of faith, we actualize our good from the intangible sphere into the tangible sphere where we can use it. We use our words and acts of faith to transform our good from the supernatural realm to the natural realm where we can see it, smell it, hear it, touch it and taste it (James 2:20).
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.