People are becoming more and more aware of their legal rights and will stop at nothing in fighting for the same. We have for example seen a continuing trend of unknown people coming up after the death of someone claim to have legal interests on the deceased properties and citing all manner of reasons. These battle often goes to court to determine authenticity. This reminds me of one most important element that we can never overlook when claiming the promises of God. We must have a legal right to ask which comes through having an established and indisputable relationship with God. We all know that legally, only children within a family can inherit the properties of their father and strangers to do not have capacity to inherit a family’s property because they do not have a legal right. In the same way, only God’s children have a right to claim his promises. They have an established relationship Father – child relationship that cannot be disputed. The Scriptures says that as many as received Jesus, He gave them the power to become the children of God. This is the basis under which this relationship is established. Jesus made it clear that whatever we shall ask in his Name, we shall receive because his Name gives us the legal basis to ask. The scriptural story of the sons of Sceva imitating Paul and trying to drive out demons in the Name of Jesus is a good example. They could not lay claim to God’s promises because they were strangers to the family. They did not have powers or the rights to use the Name of Jesus. Even the demons knew this and it worked against them. The only legal right we have to claim God’s promises is the Name of Jesus because we have an established relationship with him. Where do you try to claim God’s promises when you have no relationship with him? Where have you cut yourself from God’s family thus cutting yourself from the promises? Where could the devil be tormenting you because of misuse a Name you have no relationship with? Trying to bank someone’s else cheque is one sure way of making sure it bounces. You must be a payee with an established relationship with the payer for the cheque to go through. Work on your relationship with God and get along with it all the legal rights and access to his promises!
“But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips?” Psalms 50:16 NIV
Last modified: August 29, 2020