“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” Philemon 1:6.
LIGHT FOR NOW: A man without authority cannot command.
The sharing, fellowship and participation of your faith is effectual by the acknowledgment of the how, why and when of salvation. If you don’t know what He has done for you, how would you appropriate it? This is why knowledge is important in salvation. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:13”. Your faith cannot be effective until you acknowledge every good thing that is in you in Christ. In this context, faith is not faith for material things like cars, houses, jobs etc. it is not faith for miracles. You are as effective as you acknowledge the good thing in you. From our text, the word, ’communication’ means fellowship, sharing or partnership. To acknowledge is to have a precise and accurate knowledge. The degree to which every believer in his mind understands every good thing in him in Christ is the degree to which his life will become effective. Salvation which is the good thing in you in Christ is faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Knowledge cannot be overemphasized; that is why all the Pauline prayers were on knowledge. Ephesians 1:17-18 says, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of the inheritance in the saints”. This is because the day believers come into the accurate and precise knowledge of the good thing which is in them in Christ Jesus, they rise above material things.
INSTRUCTION: Live in the consciousness of all the good things you have in Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I take delivery of every good thing you have provided in Christ for me, in Jesus Name.
QUOTE: Doctrine is the basis for faith.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW 26; EVENING: 2CHRONICLES CHAPTER 28