FREEDOM COMES ONLY THROUGH JESUS


FREEDOM COMES ONLY THROUGH JESUS

Romans 5:19-21 (NKJV) For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Paul wraps up this great teaching with a bang.  He shows us what we received because of Adam.  Again let me say, it was not good.  Because of Adam, we received condemnation, disobedience, sin, death, and eternal damnation.  But because of Jesus, we received redemption, life, health, joy, peace, and eternity with Him, the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Sin might be strong, but like verse 20 says here, “But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”  Grace is so much more powerful than sin!  Grace, God’s undeserved favor, is so much greater than what Adam did.  I am living in the dispensation of grace, not law, and I am going to enjoy the benefits of it.  How about you?

I hear so many Christians saying that they are no good, or how they are just a failure.  Well, if that is what you are saying, then you are saying that Jesus is no good, and that Jesus is a failure, and I know that is not what you mean.  If we do not take time to renew our minds and see ourselves IN HIM, then we go by what this world tells us, instead of what His Word states.  We need to remember that God’s Word is above anything this world, or even a person, might say.

So today, live in His grace.  Enjoy the freedom that can only come through Christ.  See yourself the way the Bible says you are, and enjoy all the benefits of the New Covenant that God gave to us, through the blood of Jesus Christ His Son.  Remember, this is not about us.  It is about Christ in us, the hope of glory.  Stop dwelling on yourself and all of your shortcomings, and start dwelling on Him Who has no shortcoming.  You will see such a change in your life and attitude!

CONFESSION:  Because of Jesus, I am blessed.  Because of Jesus, I am loved by my Father.  I choose today to dwell on His perfection, and not my shortcomings.    

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 2:12 – 2 Samuel 3

John 13:1-30

Psalms 119:1-16

Proverbs 15:29-30

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 13, 1 Samuel 14:1-23

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 13:18-38

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 66:13-20

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 13, 1 Samuel 14:1-23

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 13:18-38

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 66:13-20