[Abraham] believed in the Lord, and He
accounted it to him for righteousness.
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.
The promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
The just shall live by faith. § Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. § Our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. § With God nothing will be impossible… Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:20–24; 4:13; 1:17; Heb. 10:23; Ps. 115:3; Luke 1:37, 45
God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight … but now My kingdom is not from here. § Waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.
The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! § You . . . have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth. § I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgement was committed to them. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. § Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. § Your kingdom come.
1 Thess. 2:12; John 18:36; Heb. 10:13; Rev. 11:15; 5:9–10; 20:4;
Matt. 13:43; Luke 12:32; 22:29–30; Matt. 6:10