Children Of Promise

Children Of Promise

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Galatians 4:21-31 speaks an allegory to us of two covenants. The one was a covenant proceeding from Mount Sinai, the other producing Children of promise.

In our life today we relate to God under one of these two covenants.
Our view of God can be like Israel coming to Mount Sinai. When God spoke they stood at a distance and begged God not to speak to them directly.
This kind of fear of God comes from a desire to remain in our sin but still have God’s word in our lives.
Perhaps to hold on to our old habits or traditions or even some besetting sins, but still wanting the fruit of the Spirit in my life.
“But what does the scripture say?
Cast out the Bondwoman and her son, For the son of the Bondwoman shall not be an Heir with the son of the free woman.” Galatians 4:30

So we must cast out this slavery mind set in our relationship towards God. We are children of promise, if we walk by faith as Abraham did.

We are called to live out the disciplines of our Heavenly Father’s love towards us, by drawing near with a true heart of faith, to Jesus Christ and receiving the Spirit of promise, as He tells us in Hebrews 12 and also in Ephesians 1:13-14.

This will make the difference of whether we try to serve God from our natural abilities or trust Him for the supernatural gift of help from the Holy Spirit.
Whether it is in striving against sin or growing up in Christ from a childish experience to a mature son or daughter of God.

Hebrews 12:18-24 tells us we have not come to Mount Sinai, under the old covenant with God any longer. But we have come to Mount Zion and to Jesus, the mediator of the New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.
So dear child of promise, come to Jesus and experience His mediation of your relationship to the Father.
Allow Christ to set you free from the yoke of slavery to sin and the fear of death that leads you into bondage, rendering the devil powerless in your life. Hebrews 2:14-18

Speaker: Phil Lapp

A servant of Jesus Christ and fellow worker in the Kingdom of God. Husband to Katie, father of our sweet son Christian, ( who has gone to be with Jesus ). A loved child of God with a burning heart, called to be an Elder at RLCF and a preacher of the Gospel.