CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 98

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”.

Apostle Paul was very successful in the mission God gave him to do. This implies the last two impacts which was to be the result of doing the first three were fully realised in all those who accepted the message.  The impacts of his work were

1.That they might receive forgiveness of sins

2.That they might receive the inheritance reserved for everyone in Christ.

Many Christians do not know what really happened when they got saved. The above two statements are exactly what happened to every Christian. In every conversion there is first a forgiveness of sins. Acts 13:38 “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins”: Without the forgiveness of sins no man has anything to do with God. Our Lord Jesus died primarily to take away our sins. God our father is absolutely Holy and can only relate with those who have no trace of sin on them. Dear child of God it is not a small or mere thing for you to be forgiven every sin

The second blessing of salvation is to receive your inheritance in Christ. This is the area many people are found wondering because of ignorance. During the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egypt, God our Father brought them out of Egypt to bring them into their inheritance. Deuteronomy 6:23“And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers”. He says he brought them in to give them the Land which he swore to the fathers. Our inheritance is immense and massive.

1.One of it is that every promise God made in Him are fulfilled in Christ and so God says it is yes. 2Cor 1:20 “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”. Stop praying that God should fulfill His promises and start thanking him for fulfilling them in Christ.

2.We have inherited total dominion over the devil. Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.

3.We have inherited eternal life. 1st John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”.

4.We have received the support and service of angels. Heb 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”

5.We have also received all things that pertain unto life and godliness2Pe 1:3

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”

Space would not permit me to go further to state all our inheritance in Christ

PRAYER

Thank you, heavenly father for saving my soul and bringing me into a world of exceedingly glorious provisions and inheritances. Amen.

FURTHER STUDIES

2 Peter 1:4. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”.

Ephesians 1:3. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

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