TUESDAY 15 MARCH 2022
Christ is the greatest gift God has given us. It is by our union with Christ Jesus, the Son of God, to whom all things belong, that we receive power and ability to possess the inheritance of God's Kingdom. Therefore, as a Christian, you can have the firmest assurance in Christ that all things are yours, by virtue of new birth and demonstration of faith in Christ.
Reference: Romans 8:32 New Living Translation (NLT) "Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?"
God gave us His only Son because He wants us to have eternal life through the grace and inspiration of the glorious gospel of Christ. However, it does not end there. God made us His heirs, meaning that we have access to all His Kingdom inheritance - an inheritance of glory which we share with Christ as joint heirs.
Moreover, apostle Paul asked an important question: "If God gave up even His own Son for us all, won't he also give us everything else?" This means that everything else belongs to us but it depends on us! In other words, there are steps to take or rather we have a part to fulfil in possessing everything else.
The first is: Seek the Kingdom first. Matthew 6:33 (CEV) says, "But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well." When we focus on the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, by fulfilling the tasks and good works God has ordained for us to accomplish by His Spirit, we are doing His will. Then everything else, including our various needs will be met. Therefore, to receive God's provisions and everything else given to us in Christ - according our heart's desire - we must focus on and immerse ourselves in God's Kingdom purpose, reality and initiative. You don't have to worry about what is missing out in your life because you'll find all your needs and concerns being met supernaturally.
The second is: Constant fellowship. The Bible says, "And indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3 ESV). The gift and blessing of salvation primarily give us access to fellowship with the Father and with the Son, Jesus Christ. By maintaining constant communication with the Godhead, we become pure in heart and gain profound insight into spiritual realities that will guide us in our practical Christian life. And as we persevere and grow in this fellowship, we become increasingly aware of God's love and all He has bequeathed to us in Christ, thereby accessing them by the Spirit, who opens our eyes and orders our steps to possess them.
The third is: Through God's knowledge. 2 Peter 1:3-4 reads, "As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises..." (NKJV). Beloved, God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness but on a higher level and ground of knowing Him better and intimately, in regard to His glory and virtue. Our spiritual blessings require a capacity of the thorough knowledge of God - for their reception. This knowledge will direct us to function by the principles on which the Kingdom inheritance is dispensed. Through His knowledge, we are well built up, well equipped, prepared and positioned to receive and enjoy the blessings of our spiritual salvation.
Beloved, "And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32 ESV). Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Acts 26:18; Romans 8:17; Ephesians 1:18; Galatians 3:29; Ephesians 3:6.
Exuberant Declaration: God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. By being daily enriched with faith in Christ and the knowledge of God, I am properly linked to the boundless ocean of divine inheritance and walled up all round with favour like a shield. Fulfilling my purpose and destiny in Christ is symbolic of having unlimited access to the blessings of my Christian life, which form the realities of my daily experience. Glory to God!