THE ACTS August 2013 English - Page 7

commitment on both the sides. Because of the blessing of Abraham, his generations even till now claim that they are blessed. John 8 : 33 Says, They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, ye shall be made free? God not only blessed Abraham but also his generations. Abraham’s generations said that they were not slaves. Why can they never be slaves? The blessing will never allow anyone to be slaves. It is a curse to be a slave. If a person is in bondages, it means he is under a curse. Not only we, even our children should be free which is a blessing. The blessing gives us liberty, dominion and authority. The blessing gives us the power to win, be a leader and head. So, in this manner Abraham’s generations were blessed. When a person has a testimony of healing or blessing then it is not called as a committed relationship. A commitment with God brings only blessings. The blessing is the identi?cation for Abraham’s generations. The blessing should be much more visible on us, who are the children of the Almighty God. A continual of blessings is our identi?cation of the relationship we share with God. We should have a desire for a continued committed blessing. Abraham never said that he wanted to return to his village Ur, in his testing times. Abraham did not go back though he had many hurdles. He only moved forward. John 8 : 39 Says, They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. God out of His grace chose Abraham. During Abraham’s period, there was no law. Abraham had a good name as a good, kind and merciful man. Abraham was jealous for God. Abraham did good works. “Grace is revealed from the works of a person. If a person’s actions do not show grace then it is not grace. Abraham who was chosen of grace showed works of righteousness. In the Old Testament if they followed some rules then they were righteous. If they did some righteous works, then they were considered as righteous. But now, because we are righteous, we should do righteous works. By Grace we are already holy so we should only do holy works. We are already pure and blessed. If a righteous man fails and falls, he is still righteous. If our spirit is not nourished with the Word of God, then the ?esh will overcome it. So we should feed our spirit with the Word of God, prayer and worship. Laziness makes a righteous person fall. The faith which is by grace shows good works. If a person is not becoming righteous, the ???????????????????????????????????????Q????????????????????????????????????????????????]??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????5????????????M????Q???????????????????M?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??)???????????????1??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????e??????????????????????????????!??????????M????????????????????????)??????????!?????????????????????????????????? ??)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????M???)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????e???????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!??????????????????e????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!???????????????M???????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????!?????????????????)?????????????????????e?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????]????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????]????????????)Q!? QL?UUMP?????()]?????????????????????!??????????????????????????????????e???????????????????p?$?????????????t????????1??????????????????????????????????????????????()????????????????????????%??????????????????????%????????????????????????????????????????????????9???????????????????????????????????????????????????????Q????????????????????????????????????????????Q??????????????????????????????????????????????????()Q??????????????()A???((