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Daily Devotional

Possessing Our Possessions
The children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.
He that has Christ has all things, and he that has not Christ has nothing.
Martin Luther
What a rich land of blessing the Lord has given to His people! The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land . . . thou shalt not lack any thing in it (Deut. 8:7, 9). Pauls New Testament description of this wonderful provision of grace is found in Ephesians 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Peter affirms that Gods divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness (II Pet. 1:3).

Our Father has not saved us to leave us without anything that is necessary to true spirituality and godliness. He has given us His Spirit, whose specific task is to make us know the things that are freely given to us of God (I Cor. 2:12). It is inexcusable, then, for us to live in ignorance of our spiritual inheritance or to fail to enjoy it to the full. This spiritual fulness is the great reality of New Testament Christianity. Ye are complete in him (Col. 2:10). That is, Ye are in Him, made full. All the fulness of God dwells in Christ. We are in Christ. Therefore we are filled with all the fulness of God. In Christ is never the place of spiritual impoverishment.

Christians need to learn what they have and are by virtue of their union with Christ. They need to know the glorious truth of free justification and the imputed righteousness of Christ. That is the basis of a life of peace and power, a life of victory over sin, and a life of liberty to serve the Lord in love, free from guilt motivation and manipulation.

Are you possessing your possessions? Cry for the ministry of the Spirit to teach you what is yours in Christ and to lead you into the enjoyment of it by faith.
Daily devotions are from the book "Eagle's Wings" published by the Free Presbyterian Church.
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