Friday, December 1, 2023


Part 2

Jack Davis

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” Col. 1:12. As we enter into the enjoyment of our Father’s great giving, we want to give thinks unto Him for the unspeakable gift of unsearchable wealth. II Cor. 9:15, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” Eph. 3:8, “Unto me (Paul), who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” 


The “Father of lights” giver of every good and perfect gift has also promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to his children that ask – Luke 11:13. This Person came to convict humanity of their sin, need for, and provision of righteous, and impending judgment if refused. He is also the power whereby those that believe are brought into the realm of light, and holiness making us holy ones – saints – John 16:7-11. He, the Spirit of truth is sent to guide us into all truth, glorify Christ to us, in us, and out from our lives, and make the things of Christ our own – John 16:12-15.

He (the Holy Spirit) is the illuminator, making us know by revelation and realization the things freely given to us of God – I Cor. 2:9-14. God has given into our hearts the Spirits security deposit as pledge and guarantee of future blessing – II Cor. 1:22. When we receive him we began to enjoy a foretaste of eternal bless. He is also given as a guarantee of a glorified body, our house from heaven – II Cor. 5:5. He is also spoken of in Eph. 1:13-14, as the Holy Spirit of promise, the earnest (foretaste and token) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchase possession, unto the praise of His glory.


Because the rulers of the darkness of this age are intent on robbing God of His glory, and us of our inheritance, it is necessary that we give the Spirit full right – of – way, while walking in the Spirit, and in the light. See Romans 8:4-17 and Galatians 5:16-18 & 25. 

Someone may ask, How do we walk in the Spirit? Let me touch upon two aspects of this high and lofty privilege. We need to be receptive and responsive to Him, our guide. He often checks God’s people about wrong attitudes and actions, even thoughts, using the Word hidden down in our hearts – Philippians 3:15-16. Grieve not the Spirit (Eph. 4:30). He also urges, and prompts to actions in the will of God, inspiring us to that which glorifies Him. Quench not the Spirit (I Thess. 5:19). We read much in Acts about men like Philip, Steven, Peter, and Paul with their lives directed in God’s will thereby. Thank the Lord for such examples.


When Eliezer was sent to bring a bride to Isaac, (Gen. 24) he told her how wealthy Abraham was, and that his son Isaac was to come into all that wealth. Two important questions were asked Rebecca, “Will you go” 

 And “is there room in thy Father’s house?” We are enabled to gain God’s best by giving the Holy Spirit all the room He requires in our hearts and lives on the way.