God’s Grace in Romans | Heirs of The World Through Faith |
We saw from our last discussion that the man in Christ is blessed with the forgiveness of sins past, present, and future.
Then the apostle continues;
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4:13
At a time the Jews thought the blessing of Abraham was only for their physical nation, however, God’s promise to Abraham is way beyond just a single nation.
When we accept Christ, the blessing of Abraham comes upon us and we become heirs of all things. God does not bless anyone by observing the law, the righteousness of God is not earned through the law.
When we trust what Christ has done for the unqualified, we receive the righteousness of God by faith and we become heirs of all the goodness of God. Heirs of this present world and heirs of that which is to come.
We are made joint-heirs with Christ, whatsoever Christ has is ours, for he is our inheritance.
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ’s and Christ is God’s. 1Corinthians 3:21-23
Mere religion preaches a Christianity of self-abasement, where we forsake all the prosperous advantages we would use to fulfill God’s will gloriously to accepting poverty as proof of true Christian piety.
This is foolishness to the max, we are heirs of the world, all things are ours, we are to establish the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven in all seven mountains of the society, and this can’t be done through giving away our prosperity and positions of power for living beggarly.
The believer’s prosperity mattered to Jesus so much that he had to pay the price with his own very life that we would become rich in this life;
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Then the apostle continues;
For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Romans 4:14
Faith is abolished when we channel it in two different directions. It is either we are justified by faith in Jesus without faith in our works or we are justified by faith in our works without faith in Jesus.
The two are direct opposites, one in action invalidates the other.
When we trust in our goodness to inherit the blessing, faith is neutralized and the promise of Abraham made void.
Today many Christians believe our eternal salvation is based on the death of Jesus, but to be blessed here on earth, to be used of God is based on our goodness.
This was the error Paul addressed in his letter to the Galatians;
Christ becomes of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. Galatians 5:4
God by Grace has reserved the blessing for us, when we despise his grace and go to toiling to earn the promise, we fall from grace, Christ becomes of no effect to us, hence, we forfeit the full benefits of our salvation.
May our eyes be fixed eternally on the cross of Christ as the riches of his death continually flow to us.
Glorious father, I see your heart of love towards me, I see your desire for me to rest and receive all you have for me by grace through faith.
By my faith in Jesus, I declare I am an heir of all things, I reign in life through Christ Jesus over Satan, sin, death, poverty, and sickness. I have overcome the world. Hallelujah!
In an encounter with the Lord, I heard “Why wonder in your heart how I AM going to bring the blessing to manifestation? Why are you occupied with the emptiness dear child?
Is there anything too hard for me? Is my hand too short to save? You shall see my greatness in this thing. As for me, I have blessed you, and my word is coming to pass.”
And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. Numbers 11:21-23
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Lining Hill Christian Church
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