Daily Devotional & Prophecy
September 4, 2020.
“I AM Now Causing You To Possess The Increase”
The enemy is reviewing many people’s lives, bringing back what should have killed them to which the Lord helped overcome, he is bringing back these temptations but in a different form. How you overcame in the past is how you will still overcome, for the Lord is now delivering. Unsurmountable joy is released to take us through.
Yes, Gleanings from the book of Galatians. Yesterday we saw that the covenant was given to Abraham and to his seed which is Christ. The covenant was ratified by God in Christ and we or the law cannot add or take anything off the covenant.
Then the Apostle reaffirms the nature of the main clause of the covenant to which the Lord said to Abraham, in thee shall all nations blessed;
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
When God said Abraham was to inherit the earth, in him all nations were to be blessed, the law had not come to being at the moment. God gave the covenant to Abraham as a promise with no conditions.
God made an unconditional promise to Abraham, hence the above verse contrasts between promise and the law.
It says above “For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise”
The promises made to Abraham and the law are antagonistic. The inheritance was not to be given by the law but by promise.
I tell you the truth, the Bible is not biology or geography that you can just read and understand. Sometimes when I look at what the word of God is actually saying and what I hear on pulpits today, I marvel. Oh the wisdom of God.
Man has totally been made foolish in the presence of the wisdom of God. The riches of Christ have been hid from the world.
Today you heard things like, God has already done his job, he has already given us his promises, if you do this, do that, keep this, keep that then God will bless you.
The inheritance comes by promise and not by law keeping. The inheritance and the law are antagonistic. Strange but this is God saying it. This is scripture.
Someone may say, Pastor then what about the law? Why was the law given in the first place?
You want to know the service of the law? Look at this dearly beloved of the Lord;
Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Observe carefully this answer given as a reason for the introduction of the law “It was added because of transgressions”
First it says it was “added” indicating it was never God’s main agenda. Then we hear the reason “because of transgression”
Before the law, man thought he was righteous, God was blessing the seed of Abraham according to his covenant given to Abraham by promise but the seed of Abraham never understood this. They thought they could deserve God’s blessings by their actions.
The heart of man was lifted up within him in pride. We hear this before the law was given: when God was about giving the law; instead of crying out for mercy and grace as moses would always do before God, the children of Israel actually said:
“All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.” Exodus 19:8
This was the reason the Lord decided to descend and reveal to man how sinful he actually is.
The LORD added the law for transgression, that man may know his true state and run to God for grace. It was to show them their sin, to humble them so they would run to the cross when the son would arrive.
It was not given to cure sin, but rather to increase sin;
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound”
God wanted man to see himself as who he truly is, wretched and in need of a saviour.
God wanted to reveal the disease called sin in man that his pride be quenched so he would look to the cross;
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
By the law is the knowledge of sin, not the knowledge of God. Before the law men knew know, Enoch lived and walked with God until he was no more. Their conscience was moved upon by the Holy Spirit.
Today a lot of people think we know God by the law, never, we know sin by the law not God. And this was the reason for which the law was given.
The inheritance comes by promise and not by the law. Look to Jesus, his grace is making available all promises to us.
We will continue on this tomorrow…
In an encounter with the Lord I saw increased spiritual activities in the lives of many. I kept on seeing scenes of different kinds of healings on another level happening in and through many in the body of Christ. And I felt the Lord say “It is a season of increase”
For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
Then the Lord said “It is a season of increase. I am prospering every seed you sow. The works of your hands shall be fruitful.
I have blessed your ground for increase. The windows of heaven are opened over you this season. Sow that I may prosper your seed, the ground is ready for increase. I am now causing you to possess the increase.”
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.