February 23, 2024 – 02/23/2024
  2 – A Faithful Witness and Being Set Apart
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James 2:23 (NKJV) And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.


Christ has redeemed us so that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles and by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Galatians 3:16-18 (NKJV) 16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Galatians 3:24 (NKJV) Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood – to be received by faith.

And through the revelation of the Anointed One, He unveiled His secret desires to us – the hidden mystery of His long-range plan, which He was delighted to implement from the very beginning of time. And because of God’s unfailing purpose, this detailed plan will reign supreme through every period of time until the fulfillment of all ages finally reaches its climax – when God makes all things new in all of heaven and earth through Jesus Christ.

John 15:14 (NKJV) You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

Acts 2:38-40 (NKJV) 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Declaration: I belong to Christ; I am an heir and joint heir with Him and will reign with Him in eternity.

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