Topic: You Have Received The Abundance Of Grace [Monday July 17, 2017]
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.’’ Romans 5:17 (KJV)
You have received an abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness and you are called to rule and reign. What do you think that means? It simply means that you are the one in charge, not by what you have done or could do, but by what Jesus Christ did. Yes, you are righteous even if you don’t feel like it. It is not about how you feel but about the truth.
Forget about all the things you have done wrong because God does not see them. He can’t see them because He sees you in Christ. Don’t let the devil jump on your shoulder and remind you of what you did not do right. Don’t look at what you did wrong, but rather look at what Jesus did right. Look at what He’s done and what He has made you and say ‘’Yes’’ to Him. That is the reason why He shed His blood on the cross at Calvary. His blood made a way for you. That is why you can come boldly to the throne room of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. The truth remains that He bled on that old rugged cross to wash away your sins, past present and future.
Beloved, begin to see yourself differently on the basis of the finished work in your life. God’s love is bigger and more powerful than the worst sin you have or could ever commit. You are valuable to Him and He loves you dearly. So rather than run away from Him, you must run towards Him. You must stop walking around with your head bowed down with guilt and condemnation. You are free, justified, holy and without blame. The devil can no longer hold you down. It has all been paid for. Your salvation was fully paid for. Your health was fully paid for. Your victory is assured.
Further Reading: Romans 3:24-26, Hebrew 4:16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 18-19; Evening- Acts 20:17-38
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.