Grace sessions 17


Galatians 3:23-25  But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Guardianship out, sonship in. The law and faith do not share the same place and they do not give the same benefits. The law was given through Moses (John1:17) but Jesus who is the person of Grace came with faith and the fullness of this is  on the cross where we have the our Christ made perfect for our benefit. The word schoolmaster is the word tutor which in ancient times meant a guardian who has charge and control over a child and all his inheritance.

So there is no enjoyment of the inheritance by the child because it's in the hands of someone else, the guardian. But we are the new testament children fully in faith under grace now and we are no longer children but full grown sons (Galatians 3:26) hence we are in full control of our inheritance as heirs to God's kingdom. All things are freely being given to us by the Holy Spirit in us. Our Father Abba is delighted to have us live as sons and not slaves by grace through faith and not the law.

Ephesians 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

know that you have double working power. There are two powers mentioned in that verse. The first is authoritative power that is by right as the righteous sons of God, which has been accorded to us as we believed in the Lordship of Jesus the Son of God. This power has been worked by His dunamis power, which is His miracle working, self generating resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, that also raised us in Righteousness to cause to sit together with Him in the highest authority to reign as kings together with Him.

The more we dwell in the truth of His resurrection, the more this dynamis power self generates and the more we realize and walk in our authoritative power. Why does God give His children power of authority and miracles? Because He wants us to be responsible over much concerning His kingdom on this earth and that God is seen over much of what happens on earth so that the praise of God fills the earth.

With great power comes great responsibility and God wants His children to be responsible sons just like Jesus was and still is. Know your double power to walk in it dear Saint, God wants it that way.Move in Grace of the cross and conquer.

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