In our past two published notes, we have studied the topic “I know who I am” considering the sub; “Who God says we are” with several scriptural affirmations. Today, we will move on to the second part of our study- “What God says we have”.
Salvation in Christ Jesus is a bounty package of God’s fullness, little wonder John1:16 tells us that of His (Christ Jesus) fullness(abundance) have we all received grace heaped upon grace. Yes, it’s from one measure of grace into another.
In Christ, we have received the blessing of Abraham and have obtained the Promise (of the Spirit) Gal.3:1-29. He is the Mediator of a better covenant which is established upon better promises- Heb.8:6. I make bold to declare to us all that through/in Christ Jesus, we have all things. And again I say all things.
2Pt.1:3 says God has given us all that pertains to life and godliness. Do you know what that means? It means we have all that it takes to live, not just any kind of life but Zoe(God’s kind of Life). He has given us all that it requires to live His kind of Life, so therefore, we have all that God has as long as we live His kind of Life. That is why God oftentimes wonders when we say we cannot do anything, because we have all He has that does everything .This is hard for some to chew, isn’t?
Our Lord Jesus while He was on earth made this truth clear to us. He knew who He was and what He has of His Father, He knew He has all He could ever require for life, Little wonder He said He lived the same kind of Life as His Father John5:26, John10:30. He knew He has all it requires to live Zoe and so He said in John17:7.
Jesus is the Author of Zoe. Jesus has come to impact this same kind of Life into the human race. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John10:10. The LB version put it thus; “…My purpose is to give life in all its fullness”, and the Amplified version; “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till its overflows)”. Whao! We can see clearly that Jesus has not brought us into just any life, we are now born into God’s kind of Life not with measure, but with all it’s fullness and abundance unto overflowing. Hallelujah!
This kind of Life is a higher life, it is not subject to wants or lack. You don’t have this kind of Life and claim you’re in need of any sort, you have all things. And the truth is that you have all things because you have Zoe. 2Pt.1:3 tells us that we have all things because we have been called into the knowledge of God, and John17:3 makes us know that this knowledge brings Life. So therefore, we have all things because we have this kind of Life that is brought to us by the knowledge of Him.
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” 1John5:11-13. How I pray that all believers will know that they have a higher Life which is God’s kind. It is so crucial as believers to be grounded in this truth, because this is the first thing salvation in Jesus brought to our spirits. And if we don’t even know we have God’s kind of Life, how can we then know all we have been given to live this Life. At the instance of receiving Christ, you receive this new Life into your spirit, that is why you’re called a new man who is born again.
Don’t let any man buy you away from this reality; you have God’s kind of Life without measure and this Life is not subject to defeat, destruction or death. And you have all things because you have this Life.
Further Study: John6:47, John5:24-26, John11:25, Rom.8:13, 1John1:2, John20:30-31, 1John2:25, John3:16, Gal.2:20.
In our next issue, we will consider all what God has given us in Christ Jesus to live this new Life triumphantly.
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