FRIDAY 5TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: YOU’RE NAMED IN GOD’S WILL (2)
TEXT: Acts 20:32 “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the Word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified,”
Someone’s last will and testament show cases what the beneficiary has to inherit. In the Old Testament the beneficiaries were rich, but the conditions proved too restrictive. So God gave us a New Testament. Instead of laws that were virtually impossible to keep, this ‘Testament’ is based on grace: favour you don’t deserve, did not solicit for, can’t earn and don’t have to work for because it’s given freely. In addition, when you discover you are personally named in this ‘testament’, reading the Bible becomes a real source of joy.
You start asking, ‘What’s in God’s will for me? What’s my rightful inheritance? You realise your salvation, as glorious as it is, is just the starting point. Suddenly the idea of searching the Scriptures, standing on the Scriptures and speaking the Scriptures in every situation no longer feels like a duty, but a delight.
When you pray according to Scripture, it’s like going to the bank of heaven and saying, ‘This cheque is made out to me. It’s issued and endorsed by Christ, and I’d like to cash it. ‘ Again you have two options: You can live a Christian life and die without ever having accessed your account because you never discovered your inheritance and the benefits of God’s will for you. Or you can Pray: ‘Father, Christ’s Will and Testament names me personally. It says, that all my needs will be met, my steps will be directed, my sicknesses will be healed, and that I don’t have to fear satan, because You gave me power over him’ (Luke 10:19). Now, you can see why satan doesn’t want you to read your Bible? (Read Rev. 5:11).
MEDITATION: Heb. 9:15-17, 2Cor 2:14
STUDY THE BIBLE
Heb 1/Gen 45:1;46:27/Ps.36