PAULINE REVELATION 10

KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 22:18 “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

What does the blessings of Abraham entail? Before we go into the details of some of the blessings of Abraham, I wish that you make up your mind that you will walk in these blessings for they are true, real and very compelling.

Please listen to what the Spirit said in Galatians 3:17 “And this I say that the covenant that was confirmed before of (by) God in Christ, the law which was four hundred and thirty years after cannot disannul (render in effective) that it should make the promise of none effect”.

What the above scripture means is that, the Abrahamic covenant has been confirmed by God in Christ, and as a result the law which came into effect 430 years later cannot render it ineffective.

Some of the blessings of Abraham found in Genesis 12:1-3, 17 :2-3, 22:17–18 are as follows

  1. Multiplication of seed as sand of the seashore and the stars of heaven. Fruitfulness is your package.
  2. Every seed of Abraham shall possess the gates of their enemies.
  3. All nations shall be blessed
  4. All who bless you are blessed, and all who curse you are cursed.
  5. Make thee a great nation and make thy name great.

(Note: Whatever was said to Abraham is said to you.)

A woman whom the Lord declared to be loosed from her bondage in Luke 13 was met by the displeasure of the ruler of the synagogue; who said she should come for healing on another day, and not the Sabbath day. The Lord answered and him and  said “And ought not this woman being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan has bound lo these eighteen years be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day “ Luke 13:16. The Lord implied that because she is a daughter of Abraham and benefactor of the blessings of Abraham she must not continue to suffer. Today decide to be free from anything that is holding you captive and bound. You are a daughter or a son of Abraham and you must be free.

Among the blessings of Abraham the bible said the seed of Abraham shall possess the gates of their enemies. The word possess is translated from a Hebrew word “yarash” which means to seize, dispossess, take possession off, inherit, disinherit or occupy. This is very refreshing. It implies no enemy should overcome you. If you will take your stand on the word, no enemy will ever overpower you. We have also been blessed with greatness and riches of Abraham.

Galatians 3:9 reads “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. God blesses us because we believe His word and honour Him. Claim these blessings on the bases of your place in Christ.

CONFESSION

I am a son or a daughter of Abraham. I am blessed alongside faithful Abraham. I possess the gates of my enemies, I am exceedingly fruitful, and my impact is felt by all men for He has made me very great.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Genesis 12:2 “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:”

Galatians 3:29 “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”.

PAULINE REVELATION 9

KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 3:29” And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Among the many revelations given to Apostle Paul was our relationship to Abraham through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Abraham is the Father of faith. Abraham through his faith took steps and passed through very trying moments; yet he came out very victorious. Abraham received the promise of his son although his age and that of his wife made everything seem impossible. (Romans 14:17-21). He left his homeland and dwelt in strange lands yet in the end He was a blessed man with so much riches. The cream of all these was when God asked him to sacrifice his only laughter (Isaac). He obediently took the boy and was about to slay him but God came and stopped Him (Gen 22:1-20).

 Because of his unparalleled obedience the Lord said the following to him Gen 22:18 “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because though has obeyed my voice”.

In Paul revelations he was made to understand that the seed of Abraham was Christ (Galatians 3:16).

 Our faith in our Lord Jesus has made us heirs of the blessings of Abraham. We thank God for what Jesus our Lord has achieved for us. He took us away from the negative and placed us in the positive. He died to do the following for us.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

 This was what his death has done for us. You may look at Deuteronomy 28:16-48 to see what these curses entailed.

On the flip side, to our redemption from the curses, he has placed us right under the blessings of Abraham. We have become direct benefactors of all the blessings conferred on Abraham because of his obedience. These blessings became ours because we believed in Jesus, and have received the promise of the Spirit of God. . Galatians 3:14, “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through FAITH.

 *Beloved you have all that God blessed Abraham with, because all the blessings are packaged in the Holy Spirit who is in you.

(To be continued)

 CONFESSION

Thank you heavenly Father for giving your son Jesus, by whom I have become a son of Abraham and therefore a partaker of all the blessings of Abraham.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Galatians 3:9 “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham”.

Luke 13:16 ” And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”

PAULINE REVELATION 8

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 10:10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 Our key scripture explains the process for one to be saved. This truth is one of the revelations given to Paul the apostle for all mankind.

In John 1:12 the bible did declare that as many that received Him (Jesus), He gave them power to become sons of God even to them that believed on His name. In this verse apostle John said that as many who received Him. The question is; what is the practical way to receive Jesus, so one could become a son of God? In the Pauline revelations the Holy Spirit made it clear to Him how to receive our Lord Jesus, so we could become sons of God.

Romans 10: 9&10 reads this way, “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God had raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. The apostle makes it clear from these verses how to be saved.

He revealed that one must first believe in His heart that our Lord Jesus was raised from the dead. This part is very significant. To believe He was raised from the dead implies you believe He died for your sins, that He was buried and ultimately raised from the dead (1st Corinth 15:3&4). Believing this makes you justified or righteous. . The next step is to confess with your mouth that He (Jesus) is Lord. . By this statement you are claiming every lord over your life ceases to be and that Jesus is now the Lord over your life. By this pronouncement or declaration you have received Jesus or believed on Him. You instantly become a child of God. The Lord Jesus assumes Lordship over your life.

This is very amazing. Everyone who has not made Jesus Lord must make up his mind and go through this process, yet believe in Him in your heart for it to be effectual and then confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord.

 CONFESSION

Thank you heavenly Father for giving Jesus unto us. I believe Jesus died and rose up on the third day. I confess Him as the Lord over my life.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ” For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.

John 3:16 “” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

PAULINE REVELATION 7

KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 1:27 ” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

Our key scripture says the mystery which has been hidden since the creation of the world is now made known to men. This mystery is Christ in all those who believe in Him. This experience is the hope of glory.

God our Father has planned that one day all mankind or all those who will come to faith in Jesus Christ would have the Christ in them. Christ means the anointed one. It also means the anointing. This refers to the Spirit of God that worked in Jesus and did all the works, was to reside in men as well.

The scripture said in Acts 10:38 that, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil for God was with Him. This anointing that was on Him was to reside in all men who would acknowledge Him as Lord over their lives.

In Luke 4:18, the Lord said the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor…… This anointing the Lord talked about was to be in all those who would submit to His Lordship over their lives .They would also have this anointing to preach to the poor, bind up the broken-hearted, preach deliverance to the captives and many more.

Well this is a news too good to be true. It is indeed a great mystery unveiled. To appreciate what this implies can turn supermen out of most of us. There is nothing that this anointing cannot do. There is no power greater than this anointing. This meant those who come to terms with the real implications of this fact CANNOT be over powered by any form of satanic oppression of any sort. Note: it is the truth you truly embrace or submit to that totally rule you and manifests completely in you. Christ in you is indeed the hope of glory. You can say with Paul ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me’.

 You can also overcome every challenge through Christ who lives in you (1st John 4:4).

 CONFESSION

Christ is in me, what a truth to be aware of. I am made an instant champion in life that conquered in life has now taken His abode in me. Thank you Jesus.

FURTHER STUDIES.

John 8:12 ” Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”

1 John 4:4 ” Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

PAULINE REVELATION 6

KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 5:13, ” For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

Our key scripture informs us that we have been called unto liberty.

There are certain liberties that our salvation which has brought us into the grace of God, has given to us as Christians. Colossians 2:20-22  ” Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?”

Our place in Christ have set us free from all these ordinances and customary laws, yet not from God’s moral laws. Our key scripture admonishes us not to use our liberties as an occasion for the flesh. The law came so man could realise his flesh can’t meet God’s standards. God’s plan is for man to live by his spirit which has been recreated by him. Anything that causes man to function and to be dominated by the flesh leads him away from fellowship with the Lord.

God’s reason for creating us is to fellowship with us. Jesus said the time cometh when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) .Worship here entails every aspect of our life. The word is fellowship. The flesh always put man outside coverage area from the Father. It deprives God of his number one desire for creating men that is, to have fellowship with men. God fellowships with men as the Spirit of God functions through men. The Lord then advises us as follows “This I say then, walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”. Galatians 5:16.

We must not use our liberties as an occasion for the flesh. There are a lot of Christians who claim they are living under grace so they do whatever their flesh tells them: these people claim God’s grace abounds when sin abounds. Please if you talk or think this way then you have no spiritual and scriptural understanding.

Please listen carefully, the fall of man was simply a shifting from living by the spirit to be dominated by the flesh. When man’s flesh leads him Satan has total mystery over man. The bible said man becomes an enemy of God if he gets fleshy or carnal.

Dear child of God please heed to the advice of the Holy Spirit use not your liberties as an occasion to satisfy the flesh.

 CONFESSION

I am born of the Spirit to live by the Spirit in order to please my Father. I will never give any occasion to the flesh to control me.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Galatians 5:17-18  ” For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

Romans 8:7-8 ” Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God”.

PAULINE REVELATION 5

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:14 ” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”.

We look further into living under the law and its implications. What is the law? The law is God’s righteous demands that He expects all men to comply with but with no divine provisions to do or obey it. (Romans 3:19)

The law demands man’s effort. Grace is obtained through faith. Grace is receiving the ability of the Spirit to function through you. According to Romans 3:19 the law was given to expose the weakness of men, so man could turn to God. Romans 3:20 reads “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin“. Why would no man by justified by attempting to live by the law? The law exposes man’s weakness, and living by the law is not of faith. It is called the works of the law (flesh). Men are only justified by faith. (Rom 5:1) No man would be justified or declared righteous by his or her attempt to live by the law.

 Somebody may ask, is the law evil. No and a big No. As I’ve defined in the definition of the law, it is God’s righteous demands. It is not sinful or evil. Living by the law is not by faith. God’s way of pleasing Him is living by faith. (Hebrews 11:6). Please listen to something very serious in Galatians 3:10 ” For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things written in the book of the law to do them”.

When is one living under the law? Anytime you do not trust the Spirit of Christ to work through you, rather you act by your own ability. Any believer who commits sin is not living by grace, rather he is living by his own effort. Living by the grace of God makes us super humans. It is living by a higher and superior ability. This is what Philippians 2:3 says “for it is God which works in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure”. Living under grace is a great privilege. It makes all the potentials of God available to us. You can’t be defeated living according to His grace.

  CONFESSION

I am living by the grace of God. I have therefore received God’s supernatural abilities causing me to do excellent things. My love life has been catapulted to a glorious state by God’s divine provisions.

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”.

Galatians 3:12 ” And the law is not of faith: but, the man that doeth them shall live in them.”

Galatians 3:24 “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith”.

PAULINE REVELATION 4

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:14” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”.

The apostle Paul made a profound statement as captured in our key Scripture. This says sin shall not have dominion over any Christian because he or she is not under the law, but under grace.

Some have preached and argued that it is the law that keeps us upright, yet why does the bible make this statement? To correct such people it is not apostle Paul who made that statement, but rather it is the Holy Spirit speaking through him.

If the above statement surprises you just consider this other one in 1st Corinthians 15:55, 56 ” O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and strength of sin is the law “. This implies that any man who claims to be living under the law is a servant to sin. Why is this so?

Please read Romans 7:7-11. I believe the apostle Paul wrote this piece as a revelation of his life as a natural man or when he had not come to know Christ (since he said I was carnal sold under sin. This is the state of the unsaved), this narration should not be the experience of a Christian. In Paul’s narration he was well and doing good until the law came. “He said in Romans 7:9 “for I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died”. Sin was already in him but the law came exposing his weakness that is sin.

This is not so when a person is under the grace of God. Please get this information clear, grace is not just God overlooking wrong actions, no! Grace is far more than that. To be under the grace of God means you have received a divine ability that empowers you to overcome. For the Christian living under grace, it means the Spirit of Christ takes over your being and leads the life through you.

The bible says in Romans 8:9, 10 that if a person does not have the Spirit of Christ he is none of His. If the Spirit of Christ lives in you the body is dead (that is it is relegated to the background and the Spirit is alive). This makes you live by the power of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of Christ actively working through you that faces the challenges that come up against you. The scripture said sin cannot have dominion over you because it is no longer you but Christ (Gal.2:20), if you are under grace.   All those people who claim they are living under the law are grossly deceived.

   CONFESSION

I am in Christ therefore I am under the grace of God. I overcome all sins and live above every carnal way. My life is full of peace and joy.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Romans 8:9 ” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”.

Galatians 5:4 “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace”.

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