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The Power of One Life

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

God to Isaac, "I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because (your father) Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My Commandments, My statues and My Laws." Genesis 26:4-5

We learn from our text today, that not only was Isaac blessed greatly because of the faithful life of his father Abraham, but that all the nations of the earth are blessed because of his life. Abraham became such a blessing because He obeyed God and kept His Commandments.

Galatians Chapter 3 tells us that even the Gospel was preached to Abraham beforehand - meaning that people from all nations would one day come to God as they followed the example of Abraham, the father of the faithful, -"Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham" (vs 7) "And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahamís descendants, heirs according to promise." (Vs 29)

If you are a born again Christian, then you have been blessed by the power of this one life. In fact, Abrahamís Covenant of Promise is the Christian Covenant the saints have entered into.

When a person comes to Christ he no longer lives but Christ lives His life in him. This is why Paul said that the works you do "is God who is at work in you." In the modern Church today the idea of having "works" is falsely taught as if you were earning your salvation apart from Christ - but in truth, Christ in you will live His perfect life in you which will automatically produce good works if not quenched, -"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (Matt.5:16) God receives the glory because the good works are His ways and really His life producing them in you. It is amazing to see the power one life can have.

Abraham is called the father of the faithful but this does not mean he had no works. James wrote explaining that Abraham had works, and faith without works is a dead faith. Faith actually produces good works which brings blessings to others. It is staggering to see the power of one life.

God created you to make a difference too. And you certainly will, one way or the other. Your life will have a lasting legacy and will affect the lives of many.

 Adam had the power to bring blessings to mankind or to bring about the curse of death. His life had tremendous power and because he did not obey his Creator, suffering and death came to all of us.

We have all tasted the bitterness of suffering and death which resulted from Adamís one life and the deadly choice he made, and even now understand that we are all living to die because of his choice, -"So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men." Thatís the bad news, but the good news is that Jesus, the "last Adam" (1 Cor.15) made the choice to pay that penalty for those who would receive Him, -"even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men." (Romans 5:18) Hallelujah! Let us not fail to receive Him and let Him live His righteous life in us.

King David brought blessings to Israel when he walked in obedience before the Lord and curses, wrath and death when he disobeyed. Davidís life had power which had an affect on an entire nation.

Perhaps our lives will never have the power of Abraham, Adam or David, but we will influence many by how we live during our lifetime. "Life-Time"; that is an interesting word. It refers to the duration of time we live on the earth. What we do with this time will either help or hinder others and will determine our eternal destination. The purpose of your life is to be Godís greatest testimony to others. The greatest life of all is living in you if you are a Christian. Yield to Him. Obey Him. Let Him live His powerful life in you.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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