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SUNDAY 14TH JAN., 2018

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 1:20 “Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world?
hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?…”

You will notice that in the Old Testament God’s promises came with conditions that had to be met. In other words, you are required by the law to do something. Without blood there is no remission of sins. Individuals are to cover their sins by the daily sacrifices of bulls and goats to earn God’s favour. To receive God’s promise there was a price to be paid, conditions to be met, and a performance of certain things on your part. Suddenly, all that changed at the cross. When Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ the Greek text could literally be translated ‘paid in full’ meaning our redemption; a buy back completely from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light is solely by Jesus Christ- the contribution of man’s work is not in existence. Hence Paul writes, ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ, and so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.’ There is another flash of insight in (Heb. 9:14-15) Study these verses. This also buttresses the point of our promises are YES in Christ.” How much more shall the blood of Christ….offered Himself cleans your conscience form dead works…the mediator of the New Covenant that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” Are you a redeemed child of God? Are you ‘in Christ’? Then God says, ‘Yes, I have met your needs, I have done for you what I have promised.’ Just as a bank will tell you, ‘You’re pre-qualified for the credit card,’ as a believer you’re pre-qualified for the promises God has made to you in His Word. Under the Old Testament law God said, ‘If ‘ but to those who are in Christ and living under grace, He says, ‘Yes.’
Hence, what should your response be? ‘Amen,’ which means ‘So be it. There is no blinking the fact that His promises would change if we do this or that. This is a life-changing truth! Now you understand why Paul could confidently write, ‘And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus’ (Phil. 4:19). Not only is God able to meet ‘all’ your needs, He’s looking for opportunities to do it, but your part is to believe this truth. Finally, our individual commitment to Jesus Christ and the gospel of His grace and not religious requirement – dead works is the Key. Stand Up For Jesus. Study Col. 2:16.

MEDITATION: Col. 1:19-14, 2 Pet. 1:3




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