36. All of His promises are yours

Last week we learned that we are destined to reign. We must just realise this truth and start walking in it. We are not slaves to the useless powers of this word anymore; we are part of a new Kingdom, His Kingdom where His love and power reign supreme. We are part of a Kingdom so much higher in authority than the present world that we cannot even begin to compare the two. We are part of a Kingdom where destruction, hate and sickness are something of the past and we are part of this Kingdom now already. That is why the Word of God can say the following:

"For all the promises of God in Him (Jesus) are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us." 2 Corinthians 1:20

All the promises of God came to pass when Jesus came and fulfilled His destiny on earth. Notice the word 'ALL', meaning every one of them. Isn't that just wonderful? Jesus came to bring us all the promises. How? He came to live within us that is how. He took the punishment for our sins, in order for us to be able to enter into God's presence without His wrath. And He gave us His robe of righteousness, so that we can be part of God's family and dwell with Him and in His presence as His child. And in His presence, as His child, we have all His promises; we have everything that He has. The Word states this clearly in 1 Corinthians 3:21-23:

"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 you are Christ's, and Christ is God's."

These are powerful verses and worthy to be read again, so please do. The world, life or death, things present or things to come is ours. Why? Because we are Christ's. We don't have it out of our own power and we certainly don't have it because we deserve it nor did enough good deeds to earn it. No, it is purely ours by the grace of God. It is purely ours because Christ suffered and died for you. He had a painstaking death so that you can have this privilege. Don't you think it will honour Him if you actually lived out these truths? I think it would.

When I told my boys about this the one excitedly pointed to the new BMW X6 in front of us and asked if that was his too? I laughed, but realised that this verse needs some explaining. God wants us to look at this world from alongside His throne. He wants us to look at everything from His viewpoint. He owns everything, literally everything. Nothing exists that He doesn't have power over. And we are His sons, fellow heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:7). We inherit all things (Revelation 21:7). We can look at this world and truly not covet anything, because He has given us all. We need to sit next to Him and look around us at His Kingdom and realise the magnitude of all that He is blessing us with. We need to see His Kingdom as our true home and see the treasures that He has for us. Then we need to walk on this world like Jesus did. He never lacked anything and He walked around with the authority He knew He had. He frequently spent time with His Father, in His Kingdom and was strengthened within.

Walk on this earth knowing who you are and what really belongs to you. Then the lust of the flesh for all things 'bling' will quiet down and you will walk with His joy, knowing that all things are yours. Then spend time with Jesus and your Father and live out your life with an intense gratitude for all He is blessing you with. Live a life not living in jealousy, but in freedom, knowing what is yours in Christ. Spend time with Him this week and ask Him to show you and reveal to you what is yours for the taking. Ask Him to show you the meaning of 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 personally, He will. Then go out and live the life He destined for you.

Thank you Father for the privilege of walking in all Your promises. Thank you that we can know that all of them came to pass through Jesus Christ! What a wonderful revelation. Thank you also that everything is ours in the Name of Jesus. We rejoice and honour You! Amen

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