2Co 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
The following is a journal entry which was 10 years ago during my time with the Lord utilizing “Spurgeon’s Devotional Morning & Evening”. Which the Lord has used to truly bless me with Spiritual understanding through the years according to His will and purpose.
I pray the Lord will give grace to ALL who need to understand from whom our Faith and Trust towards God the Father comes from. May the Lord bless it to the hearts of His Children chosen from the foundations of the earth. In Jesus name Amen.
April 30th, 10
How the Characteristics of Grace Appear
And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant. (2Co_ 3:4-6)
As I read this in today’s devotional, I was caught by the first nine words; “And we have such trust through Christ toward God”. These words truly stuck out, “such trust through Christ”, that this ‘trust’ and ‘Faith’ is all through Christ, since we be hid in Christ Jesus, then all His Faith and Trust in God, will become ours, or is ours more and more as we grow in Grace to Grace. As He brings us into a more ‘mature’ relationship, our Faith in God grows as well as our Trust for all this comes from Jesus Christ himself. “To be one, as we are one”. That is why ‘nothing’ comes from within ourselves, it is all a gift of grace from God the Father because of Jesus Christ and His Faith and Trust towards God His Father. So that explains why “our sufficiency is from God” because Christ’s sufficiency came from His Father, God himself, through the work of the Holy Spirit. Did not Jesus say, “I do nothing of myself”?
Joh 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Everything Jesus did was according to God’s will, for He said, “I came not to do my will; Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
So that is why all of our sufficiency comes from God through Jesus Christ, for we are “hid in Christ”. Everything that was found in Christ towards His relationship to God the Father and His Will is to be ours also, if we be truly born of God’s spirit. Born from above of incorruptible seed, not from the fleshly seed of religiousness.
So the following scriptures surely confirm everything which is mentioned above.
Rom_3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Gal_2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Gal_2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Gal_3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Gal_3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal_3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Php_3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: However there are more scriptures which prove what the Spirit of Our Lord is saying. So I encourage you to find these treasures of truth, on your own, and may our Dear Sweet Lord bless you as you seek out His Truth, for the edifying of your Faith and Trust in and through Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom be Glory, Honor & Praise forever more……AMEN!
In His Eternal Love,