The Joy of Scripture- stepping out in faith


English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

I can’t express with words the joy I feel over this scripture because it has revealed the power we have in Christ. Jesus clearly states he did not come to destroy or do away with the law, but came to fulfill them. This is an awesome discovery once the full understanding of the scripture comes home.

Jesus in making this statement has given us the power to accomplish the work he has given us to do. Knowing the word of God will help us to fulfill our role in the kingdom of God.. Jesus told us in another place, “Truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 and I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 you may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it”. John 14:12 -14

Take note he said, we shall do greater works, showing he has given us a job to do. Secondly he goes to the father, meaning he has charged us with finishing the work, and that whatever we ask of him in his name he shall do it.

After his resurrection, he gave us the promise of the Holy Spirit who is our connection to Jesus, and the Father. Through this connection we have access to God the father, and Jesus the son as we abide in him; meaning knowing his word, or law. When we ask of him anything according to the law, he will accomplish the things we ask of him for his glory and praise.

So when Jesus said he did not come to destroy the law, he is saying if we know the law and call on him to fulfill the law, he will do it. And why will he do it, because he came to fulfill the law, and not to do away with the law.

This leads us to ask what the law of God is. The law of God is the word of God, and those promises he made before the writings of the New Testament. If we understand this reality we will read, and once we come to know what those instructions are we will begin to step out in faith. This falls in line with what is written, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing of the word of God.”  Romans 10:17.

So then, faith comes once we understand that God is with us, and has not abandon his law and promises, and will follow through. Now that we know how to obtain faith, let us step out and read more to attain more that we might do greater works in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer 

Christ in Gethsemane (Christus in Gethsemane),...

Christ in Gethsemane (Christus in Gethsemane), oil painting by Heinrich Ferdinand Hofmann (Heinrich Hofmann). The original is at the Riverside Church (Riverside Church, New York City). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our Father in is in heaven, who gave us the gift the of his Holy Spirit, we bow our heads to you and we lay our glory before you. We give you all we have because it belongs to you, this is our praise and honor to you, and we worship you alone. We ask that  you bring the power of your kingdom to pass, and accomplish your will on earth. Your throne is in the holy city of Jerusalem, reign over the heathen according to your word.

take your place on the stage of our lives, rule over your enemies, break to pieces like a potters vessel, and with a rod of iron. we look to you our refuge, we wait on you our God, come quickly to the aid of your people in the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

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