Living In The Word – Pastor Chris
Sunday, June 4, 2017
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32).
The Christian is born of the Word, and as a result, he can only be built and nurtured by the Word. 1 Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” The Word of God can build and transform any area of your life. Perhaps you think you’re not a very courageous person, the Word can build courage into your spirit. You might say, “I’m not a very confident person”; the Word can build your confidence. If you’re weak, the Word can infuse strength into you.
Everything in life is sustained by its source. You hail from the Word; that’s why everything you need in life is in the Word. You shouldn’t live outside the Word. To live your life outside the Word of God is death. Romans 8:13 says, “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” So, live your life the way God wants you to live: triumphant, glorious, and a success every day; live in the Word.
The latter part of our opening Scripture gives us another tremendous benefit of living in the Word: it’ll give you an inheritance! You already have an inheritance in Christ Jesus, but you might not be enjoying it yet. However, the Word of God has the ability to deliver that inheritance that belongs to you, into your hands.
It’s like your lawyer helping you get a legacy or heritage that’s rightfully yours. He did all the paperwork, went to the court on your behalf, got that inheritance and delivered it to you. The Word of God is like your lawyer that delivers to you your inheritance that Jesus already gave you.
There’s so much of your heritage that you haven’t tapped into yet. But through study and meditation on the Word, you appropriate and walk in the reality of these blessings to the glory of God.
I walk in the reality of my inheritance in Christ, strengthened and positioned by the Spirit for the upward and forward life. I manifest the glory and righteousness of God to my world today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Joshua 1:8 Colossians 3:16 Luke 4:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 18:28-19:1-16 1 Chronicles 14-16
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 14:66-72 Deuteronomy 2
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