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POSTED: March 25, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Psalms 68:19: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Rom 1:17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The Just shall live by Faith."

A beneficiary can be one who receives an inheritance after the death of a loved one or someone who is normally a close relative.
We became beneficiaries of Jesus Christ through acceptance of Him and through his blood that was shed on Calvary's cross for our sins.
Because of his death we have received an inheritance and our names are now posted in the Lamb's book of life, which means that we are in his divine will. Because we believe in his death, burial and resurrection we were given at that very special moment in time by way of the new birth experience a measure of faith to begin with as we began a new life of walking by faith, no longer by sight.
According to Romans 1:17, For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, which means in our faith the righteousness of God is revealed to us as we move from one level to another level of faith ultimately getting to the point where we become justified in living by faith.
When we became beneficiaries of faith we started living our lives beyond our limitations having the ability in this new life to do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Unfortunately this is not the testimony of everyone who has had the born again experience. Many still have the same measure of faith that they'd received at the point of salvation.
Beneficiaries of faith are the kind of people who literally take God for His word and, because of their ability to rely on God, they have testimony after testimony of the goodness of God. We must go from "natural common sense faith" to "supernatural faith," which is the kind of faith that doesn't make sense to the natural mind.
It's at this point in our faith we live in the  "nevertheless syndrome." Jesus told Peter to launch out into the deep and let down his nets for a draught after Peter had toiled all night. In Peter's own mind being a professional with plenty of experience it didn't seem logical to him. But Peter said, "Nevertheless, at Thy word." At that moment in Peter's life he went from "natural common sense faith" to operating in "supernatural faith."
There are so many accounts of at the acceptance of God's word that the supernatural comes into existence.
According to the Gospel of Matthew the 9th chapter, two blind men were asked the question, "Do you believe I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord" and Jesus touched their eyes saying, "According to your faith be it unto you."
It's your choice to be or not to be whatever God has said you could be. It's according to your faith.
Lets all become beneficiaries of our faith.
Have a blessed and productive day!

Murray is with Fellowship of Love Worship Center COGIC Church.
 

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