1st Class Benefits
There are so many benefits to placing one’s faith in Christ. These were some Paul prayed for his Gentile Believers to experience:
Rom. 15:12-14, 30-31
Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
1. Joy through fellowship.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy”
2. Peace through faith.
“and peace in believing,”
3. Hope through power.
“that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
4. Goodness through obedience.
“And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness,”
5. Knowledge through diligence.
“filled with all knowledge,”
6. Equipped through admonishment.
“able also to admonish one another.”
7. Courage through prayer.
“Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;”
LESSON - If honesty were to prevail, even Lost people desire these same qualities that Christians should possess. If Christians were to claim all the benefits that God desires for us to have, I believe it is possible that more Lost people would desire salvation as a result. Don’t live as 2nd class Believers! Claim all of the benefits meant for you through the promises God has provided in His word.