Topic: Unveiling our heritage in Christ from the word!
Welcome to another exciting week. I hope you were blessed by last week’s teaching. May God engrace us to access the required keys to divine direction in Jesus’ name! Today, we shall focus on Unveiling Our Heritage in Christ from the Word!
It is important to understand that God’s plan for the redeemed is a robust heritage in Christ which is written in the Bible; the Word of God.
From scriptures, we discover that God’s Word is a spiritual mirror that reveals who we are in God’s perspective in redemption and when we walk in that light; we will obviously, walk in liberty. For it is written: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed (James 1:22-25). Also, God’s Word is likened to water that shows us who we are, what we carry and what we can do. It is written: As in water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man(Proverbs 27:19; Ephesians 5: 26; Isaiah 55:1/11).
Furthermore, the Word says: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father(John 14:12). This connotes, we have a most elastic destiny in Christ, which empowers us to keep making progress.
What, then, is the Word Saying about Us?
Everyone that is Born again is Redeemed to Enjoy Health and Vitality: The Bible says: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed(Isaiah 53:4-5: see also Matthew 8:17). Thus, redemption entitles us to live a sickness and pain -free life. The same way He took the place of Barabbas in death and he walked home free is the same way He took our place in sickness and disease; so we can walk free from them for life.
We have been Redeemed to Live the Overcomer’s Life: As it is written: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4). This means, we have been redeemed to live the overcomer’s life through the instrumentality of faith which has capacity to crush every gang up of hell against our lives. It is written: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked (Ephesians 6:16). Never assume faith; consciously cultivate it because faith comes by hearing and understanding the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Remember, we do not overcome because we are born again; we overcome because our faith is actively alive. However, our victory is guaranteed if we are born again and we engage with the Word of faith. So, we are not just free because we are born again, we are free because we take responsibility to build our faith against the gang ups of hell on our lives(2 Corinthians 2:14).
We have been Redeemed as the Light of the World for Dominion: We have been redeemed as light in the world of darkness, that means we have been redeemed a pacesetter, a pathfinder and a trailblazer (Matthew 5:13-15; Isaiah 60:1/3). So, every child of God is redeemed a light to the world and can only remain lighted by the Word. For it is written:In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:1/9/14).
In summary, you can only access your heritage in Christ from the Word if you are born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus, for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
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