TOPIC: Christ Is The Final Answer (Rhapsody of Realities 6 January 2022)
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory (2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT).
If a Christian has the wrong idea or perception about God, he or she will believe the wrong things, think the wrong thoughts and say the wrong things. Inevitably, his way of life will be wrong. Consider for a moment Christians who don’t understand that there’s a huge difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament, and as a result, they’re always calling on God to “fulfil” His promises!
For such folks, their expectations will be wrong, because such expectations are premised on the wrong understanding of the Scriptures. “Holding on” to God’s promises or “waiting on Him” to fulfil His promises is a pointless endeavour; it’s a mistake. This is because all the promises of God have been fulfilled in Christ. That’s what we read in our theme verse.
Christ is the final answer. Christ means all promises fulfilled! In Christ, we have all things: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3 NIV). Whatever you think you’re in need of is already yours in Christ.
Don’t say you’re waiting on God to fulfil His promise of healing you; rather, declare that you’re in health because He gave you divine life. No sickness can thrive in your body because you’re born of God. Glory to God! No matter what you pray about today, God has no answer outside Christ, outside turning you to the Word. Remember, all His works were finished from the foundation of the world (Hebrews 4:3).
So, when you have a desire, God’s response through the Holy Spirit is to guide you into the reality of what’s already yours: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God” (1 Corinthians 2:12). The thirteenth verse tells you what you’re supposed to do once they’ve been revealed to you: speak them; call them forth: “Which things also we speak…” Hallelujah!
With my mouth, I shape my life and future to completely synchronize with God’s divine provisions and destiny for me! I have an excellent, glorious and triumphant life, enjoying everything that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ made available for me. Glory to God!
1 Corinthians 3:21 (KJV)
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV)
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: 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.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (AMPC)
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 5:21-48 & Genesis 15-17
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Acts 7:22-32 & Nehemiah 10