20 The yes to all of God’s promises is in Christ. And that is why we say “Amen” through Christ to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20
God does not lie. He does not go back on His promises.
However, some believers may not take God for His Word. They are not convinced of their identity as God’s beloved sons and daughters on whom His favour rests. Intimacy in our relationship with God fuels faith. When believers do not perceive God’s love clearly or respond fully to it, they may become enslaved again with an orphan spirit.
Jesus does not leave us as orphans (John 14:18). He gives us His spirit of sonship (Galatians 4:6) so to enable us to do greater things by the power of God. The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:19 that the purpose of creation is to reveal the sons and daughters of God. The Holy Spirit in us helps us to recognise our truest identity in relation to our Father.
If you truly see God as your Heavenly Father, then you can rest on the promise of God to bless you. You must approach God’s Word with the eyes and ears of a child of God, otherwise you are going to misunderstand it. The Bible will remain a closed book and won’t make any sense until there is a renewing of your mind in relation to the revelation of your identity in Christ.
Knowing who you are and what you have in Christ makes it possible for you to believe and receive every promise of God through faith in the written Word.
You are qualified for every promise of God in Christ. This is because Jesus has fulfilled every condition necessary for you and me to experience all the promises of God. As such, you don’t have to beg God for what is already a sure “Yes” in Christ. You just need to respond with a resounding “Amen!”
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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