From Galatians to the Garage 29 November And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.... Thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
There was a time in my life when I had none of the blessings listed in Deuteronomy 28. Religion might have tried to explain the absence of those blessings in my life by telling me God made those promises to the Israelite nation, and not to me. But I had already found Galatians 3 that said everything God promised Abraham belongs to the Gentiles now through Christ Jesus. For if ye be Christs, then are ye Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the promise (verse 29). No, there was no doubt in my mind that these blessings were legally mine. The only question I had was, How can I get my hands on them? As I dug into the Word, I found the answer. To enjoy the blessings of Abraham, I was going to have to walk in the same kind of faith he did. Now, as in Abrahams day, faith opens the door to Gods promises. To me, that was good news. Not everyone sees it that way, however. Some people want the blessings without having to walk by faith. But like it or not, thats just not the way things work. Well, you say, I wish they did! No, you really dont. God didnt set up the system of faith and prayer in order to make things difficult for you. He did it because Satan and his crew are always trying to steal our blessings. Gods system is designed to keep them from pilfering our inheritance. Gods promises belong to you. Theyre locked up in the spiritual treasure house of Almighty God. To access them, youll have to take the time to learn the procedures. Youll have to study Gods Word and discover His ways. My willingness and even eagerness to do that was about all I had going for me back there in those early days, but it was enough. I was so desperate to learn faith that I locked myself in my garage with tapes of Kenneth E. Hagins messages about our inheritance in Christ Jesus. I stayed out there with those tapes hour after hour. I couldnt get enough of the Word of God. Im the same way today. I cant get enough of it. I dont care what else is going on in the world, Im going to stick with the Word. It brought me out of debt. It healed my children. It has taken me through everything that has ever come my way…and it will do the same for you.Daniel 5-6; Psalm 119:25-49The Lord makes me plenteous in goods, in the fruit of my body, and in the fruit of my cattle, and in the fruit of my ground. I lend unto many nations, but I do not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:11-12
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 48:15-19