This is Pieter de Waal with the second article of
my e-course: "God's Process for His Purposes".
As you continue this course, you will learn the
process that God will be using to take you, step by step, into the fulfilment of your life's purpose.
God's Process for His Purposes
Part 2 - "The Inheritance of Abraham"
I know that you are an Internet user. I want to start off by telling you that the bible has much in common with the Internet. Both were written by multiple authors from all parts of life, both have universal appeal, both cross international barriers and both get translated into many languages.
They also have many differences. The biggest difference is that even with all that diversity, the bible still maintains a unified whole and a central theme, because of its Godly inspiration. And that central theme, believe it or not,
is prosperity . . . your prosperity!
When God called Abraham, He told him the following.
"I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you
will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, but I
will curse those who curse you. And through you I will
bless all the nations." (Gen 12:2-3)
That's nice, isn't it?
Wouldn't you like to have the
same promise from God?
Actually you do!
This promise is repeated in the New
Testament to all who have faith.
"Consider the experience of Abraham; as the scripture says, "He believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous." You should realize, then, that the real descendants of Abraham are the people who have faith.
The scripture predicted that God would put the Gentiles right with himself through faith. And so the scripture announced the Good News to Abraham: "Through you God will bless all people." Abraham believed and was blessed; so all who believe are blessed as he was."
Abraham is called the spiritual
father of all who believe.
"And so the promise was based on faith, in order that the promise should be guaranteed as God's free gift to all of Abraham's descendants---not just to those who obey the Law, but also to those who believe as Abraham did.
For Abraham is the spiritual father of us all." (Rom 4:16)
This inheritance of all the promises of Abraham
can only come to us through Christ.
"If you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has promised."
Jesus confirmed this in no uncertain terms.
"I have come in order that you might have life---
life in all its fullness." (John 10:10)
God is a cool God and His plan for your life rocks!
In my next session, I will tell you more about this process and the various phases that God takes you through on the way to your destiny. Till then, God bless you.