Living the Word of God

All Things Are Yours

King Jesus. I haven’t heard this saying in a long time. No offense to those in England but if you really want to shout, the real praise and worship belongs to King Jesus. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen. He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen 1st Timothy 6:15-16 NLT).

Need I remind you of what He’s done for you? Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever, Hebrews 13:8. If He comforted you yesterday, He’ll comfort you today and He’ll comfort you forever for He is the God of all comfort.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ 1st Corinthians 1:3-5 (NLT).

What that means is whatever promises He made to those who came before you, are yours today.  Praise the Lord! This indeed is good news. You don’t have to be broke no more.

During our growing up period, many stories were read to us either in school or at bedtime about three (3) wishes. I remember the one with Aladdin’s lamp. He rubbed the lamp and a genie came out to grant him three (3) wishes. If you had three wishes what would you ask for?

Well, in reality, the Lord God is constantly asking you to make demands of His Sovereignty “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” John 15:7

Solomon, who was the son of David, was just appointed King over the Israelites. The Lord God came to him one night: That night the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” (1 Kings 3:5.)

Because the Lord God is the same yesterday, today and forever, He is saying the same thing to you: “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”

Solomon asked: “Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9.)

I can hear you yelling now: “Why didn’t you ask for a million dollars.”

God is a good God, all the time! The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies—I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! (1st Kings 3:10-13 NLT)

You might ask? “What did Solomon do to deserve that kind of favor from the Lord God Almighty?”  Solomon loved the LORD and followed all the decrees of his father, David, except that Solomon, too, offered sacrifices and burned incense at the local places of worship (1 Kings 3:3 NLT). By Solomon offering sacrifices and burned incense at the local places of worship was not supposed to be but God allowed it. It eventually led to the destruction of his rule. Solomon also looked at the place that the Lord placed him in and figured out a way that he could help the masses with what he was asking God to give him.  So God isn’t looking for someone who is perfect. He’s looking for someone willing to be obedient to His word. God knows what you have need of and He is willing and able to get it to you (Matthew 6:8). If He did it for Solomon, He will do it for you.

God was mindful of us when He gave us the Lord Jesus: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NLT) “For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned (Romans 5:12 NLT). The spiritual death brought upon Adam meant that we would have had to live forever without fellowship with God. Well, we were made to fellowship with the Lord so He made a way out for us. The Lord Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross to pay the wages of our sins, yesterday, today and forever.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole” (Galatians 3:13).

Instead of us being dead spiritually, we have life and life more abundantly through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. More than that, we are brought near to God and given an inheritance to the Kingdom of God. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29 NIV). The only problem is that we are mere children and don’t know how to handle the authority given us.

Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian (Gal 3:23-25). That means we are free to rule and reign (over the evil forces) here on earth. Unfortunately many of us don’t understand the authority given us the guardian remains in place until we come of such maturity until we are able to walk in our authority on our own.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God. 1st Corinthians 3:19-23 NIV).

Did you see that promise? All things becomes yours in Christ. I challenge you to learn the meaning of this scripture and walk in your authority.

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