[The Glory Unveiled]
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. ( Galatians 3:14 )
Abraham, the man of faith [as verse 9 of the same chapter calls him] earned that name on the ticket of walking in obedience to what he had not yet seen. Without faith [absolute trust], Abraham could not have obtained the promises of God. The premise on which God entertains us is that of faith (Hebrews 11:6). The new covenant, established with better promises closes up everything in Christ Jesus, so that without coming into Christ by faith, we are exempted from the privileges of the promise. It is not enough to confess the promises over our lives just because we attend church and fellowship with Believers. Just as no one can use another person’s passport or visa to access passage into a foreign land, likewise we cannot enjoy the promises of Christ because of our relationship with another person who has access into Christ. We need to come into a personal relationship with Christ Jesus from which we are qualified for the promises. By faith we receive the manifestation of the promises of God. But this manifestation is carried out by the Holy Spirit so that once the demands are met, there is a supply of what was promised, regardless of what challenges or threats may be posed. Do you have a working personal relationship with Christ?
Prayer_Bead: Spirit of Truth, thank you for the revelation of your promises and access to it by faith in Christ. Lead me into the full expression of faith.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.