Morning Message of Motivation
Major Shifts: 8
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
The word of God is the foundation of every true move of God. God does nothing on the spur of the moment. Almighty God has planned all His works from the beginning.
Acts 15:18 KJV
“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.”
God planned the salvation of the Gentiles from the beginning. Indeed God’s promise to Abraham included the Gentiles.
Galatians 3:8 NKJV
“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
God said to Abraham that he would become a blessing to all nations. Abraham would be a blessing to the Jewish nation as well as the Gentile nations.
Indeed at the time God spoke to Abraham, all nations were Gentile nations. The Jewish nation was formed hundreds of years afterwards by Abraham’s descendants.
One major shift that occurred was the shift from approaching God through the Law to coming to God through faith.
Abraham himself was a Gentile. He obtained righteousness before God through his faith.
Genesis 15:6 NIV
“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
Abraham’s relationship with God was founded upon his faith. Abraham became the friend of God through his faith.
James 2:23 NIV
“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.”
Apostle Paul declared that if Abraham obtained righteousness by his faith, then all men of the same faith, will also obtain righteousness.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
May you please God by operating in faith just like Abraham did. You will achieve great things by faith in God, in Jesus’ name.