I heard, “I AM your exceeding great reward.”
It does not matter what is their perception of you. All they have thought of you, will fall to the ground.
You are not alone, Your God, even your father is with you. Be bold and courageous and joyful, for Joy is the antidote to the evil one’s desires toward you.
Yes, Gleanings from The Book of Galatians. We saw yesterday that Life does not come from The Law. There is no law which has ever be given, through which we can receive life and righteousness.
Christ our life, Christ our righteousness.
Then the apostle goes further to say;
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe,” Galatians 3:22.
The Word of God has already sentenced all of us under sin. We are all criminals before the Justice of God. You may never have stolen but you have sure broken God’s Law, and you have missed at one point you are guilty of all,
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all,”James 2:10.
Under the demands of The Law, you may not have committed the actual sin, but since we have broken God’s Law at one point or the other, we are all criminals, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, coveters, etc outside of Jesus. This is wait the above scripture says.
“that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”
This is the ministry of The Law, that we become guilty through its demands, that the promise be given to us through Faith in Jesus and not by works. This is as simple as it can get but very difficult to believe.
Look at what the next verse says,
“But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed,”Galatians 3:23.
Before Faith came, before Jesus arrived on the scene, we were to live in bondage to guilt, that when faith comes on board, we would embrace the free Grace of God. We would be tired of the bondage and run to faith in Christ for life.
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith,”Galatians 3:24.
Hence, The Law did a very good Job at that. It was not given to justify us but to condemn us so we would reach out for salvation in Christ.
It was our schoolmaster the apostle says, not for us to be justified by it, but so we would see our need of a saviour, lay hold on Christ and be justified by faith.
“But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster,” Galatians 3:25.
The moment you accept Jesus, the ministry of the law is ended in your life. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
We are no longer to go to the school of The Law to be schooled, for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes;
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4.
Understanding these things is the bedrock for a powerful Christian walk. I am seeing people who have turned to Christ in our short time of starting up the Church, see miracles in and through their lives.
I am seeing these people cast out devils, heal the sick within a short period of them receiving these teachings. Instead of them becoming more sinful as carnally minded people think, I am seeing them daring to believe that God can use them. I say this of a truth, God is actually using them.
We will continue tomorrow…
Heard in an encounter with The LORD, “Be satisfied with Me…” When I heard this, the sense surrounded me of someone under anxiety and panic. I felt fear and dissatisfaction as though the joy of The LORD was being crushed in the heart of this person by the enemy’s devices.
When I heard this, I was led by the spirit to,
“After these things the word of The LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I AM thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,” Genesis 15:1.
Then The LORD said, “Fear not My Child. Do not be anxious. I have not left you alone. I AM with you even as your shield.
Do not look to your fails attempts, do not find your identity in the things you thought were your failures.
Be satisfied with Me. I AM your result. Look to Me, as long as I AM with you — I AM your exceeding great reward.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.