In every endeavour of life there exists some qualifications or criteria for merits or honour. This also obtains in spiritual things. The things freely given to us of God, have their qualification for possession. The LORD expects us to possess these qualifications in order to possess the blessings. These qualifications are:
1. Love For God (1Cor. 2:9).
The things freely given of God are special packages for those that love Him. By this, it means that love for God automatically launches one into His store house of blessings. It qualifies one for His blessings. Also it challenges those who desire His blessings to develop love for God.
Love for God entails love for His word, His Church and His house, His fellowship, and His projects, His people and His servants. Lukewarmness, carefree attitude and coldness towards the things of God are evidences of lack of love for God. Let us ask ourselves, do we love the LORD?
2. The Presence Of His Spirit (1Cor. 2:10-13).
The Spirit of God is the Spirit of revelation. He beams the light of revelation and insight into the deep and hidden treasures of heaven, making them evident and real upon the senses of men (Jn. 16:12-13). The love for God and the presence of His Spirit in a man guarantees His blessings and qualifies one automatically for the blessings (Jn.14 :21, 23-27). The presence of the Spirit of God, is pivotal to realizing His promises. Do you possess His Spirit?