JESUS LIVED BY THE PROMISES OF GOD
Jesus was always in faith:
Do you believe Jesus trusted His Father? Yes, He had to because What is not of faith is sin. (Ro 14:23)
Jesus didn’t sin. He had to be in faith. Therefore, He was clothed well. If He wasn’t clothed well, then He didn’t live in the promise, and if He didn’t live in the promise, then He didn’t fulfill the Word.
Likewise, the Word of God promises houses for the children of God:
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. (Isa 65:21)
Was Jesus a Son of God? Yes! The promise was for Him, as well as us. He must have built His house and planted His vineyard if He fulfilled the Word.
Here’s a promise for soul-winners and missionaries:
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. (Ex 1:21)
Did Jesus birth people into God’s kingdom? The promise is for Him, as well as us. God must have made Him a house if He fulfilled the Word.
Here’s a promise for houses filled with treasure:
Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches. (Prov 24:3-4 ASV)
Did Jesus operate in the wisdom of God? The promise is for Him, as well as us. He must have had nice things in His house if He fulfilled the Word.
God wants all His children to prosper:
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. (Ps 35:27)
Did Jesus favor the righteous cause? The promise is for Him, as well as us. His prosperity must have magnified His father if He fulfilled the Word.
Here’s an extraordinary promise for extraordinary homes:
There is no man that hath left house… But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses….and lands, with persecutions…. (Mark 10:29-30)
Did Jesus leave His father for the Gospel’s sake? The promise is for Him, as well as us. Jesus must have had an extraordinary house if He fulfilled the Word.
But this promise comes with a warning: You’ll be persecuted when you begin walking in God’s blessings. Yes, there really is a conspiracy, a conspiracy of evil. Hell is bent on robbing God’s children of their inheritance. The wicked don’t want the righteous to prosper.
Be careful, sometimes the enemy isn’t a stranger, And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. (Matt 10:36)
Your friends and relatives may not be happy that you’re blessed. However, they did not redeem you. Jesus did. You aren’t answerable to them. You’re answerable to God. Give Him glory for His goodness.
Here’s a question for you: Are you happy for others when they are blessed?
This blog is one of a series of excerpts of my manuscript called Codex Rex — The Book of the King. Your comments and questions will help me improve the manuscript before publication.
Larry Huggins is a father, a husband, a pastor and a missionary, an author, and a broadcaster. He has traveled to scores of nations, planting churches and bible schools, and conducting seminars and evangelistic crusades.
When I’m filled with the Holy Spirit and walking in His purposes I rejoice in others happiness. It’s only when I succumb to walking in the flesh of regret and grief do I look at the blessings of others and compare myself to them.
Rejoicing with others is an excellent bellwether of how closely I’m following the Chief Shepherd. Only then can I love others as He would have me to do.