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Christ’s abundant life in me!

Scripture reading for January 26th: Genesis 45-46, Psalm 108, Galatians 2

Galatians 2: 19-21 “For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.”

God’s desire has always been to dwell with His people. He gave them the Law, not to save them, but to reveal His righteous character to them and to cause them to seek Him for grace by faith. Faith comes by hearing God’s voice and Word. As Jacob of old responded to God’s Word to him, so Paul responded to Jesus Christ’s Word to him. Placing faith in God’s Word brings God’s peace and presence to our lives. No matter what troubles we may face in this life, we belong to the Lord and He is with us and His life is our salvation! The abundant life is Christ in me!

Genesis 46:2-4 “And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “I Am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. I Myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph’s hand shall close your eyes.””

Prayer: Father God, Because of Christ in me, I am not afraid of anything life on earth will require. I have courage and peace living by faith in the truth of Your life in me now and eternal life with You forever and ever! Be exalted, O Lord, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth! I am one of Your beloved ones who You have delivered by Your Right Hand, Jesus Christ!

Psalm 108:5-6 “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your Glory be over all the earth! That Your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by Your right hand and answer me!”

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Living by faith!

Scripture reading for August 16th:  Galatians 2, Psalm 14, Proverbs 10

Key Scriptures: Galatians 2:19-21 “For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.  I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.”  

Paul carefully explained to the Galatian believers that the law could only reveal sin and our separation from God.  But through identification with Christ Jesus in His death and resurrection, real life comes through Christ living in us .  This life is a gift of God coming through faith in Jesus Christ, not by man’s effort of trying to keep the law.  If we could do it ourselves, Christ Jesus died in vain!

Faith confession:  I identify with Christ Jesus in His crucifixion and His resurrection from the dead.  I receive by grace His indwelling presence and righteousness.  Thank You Jesus, I am free and truly live!

Proverbs 10:24-25 “What the wicked dreads will come upon him; but the desire of the righteous will be granted.  When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.”  

 

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