Today’s Message – 8th of December 2019
My desire is to see every born-again person experience Jesus’s promise of living life to the full, “I have come that they (born-again believers) may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (brackets mine, John 10:10, NKJV).
Born-again believers have God Almighty living in them. Put it another way, if you are born-again, the very POWER that raised Jesus from the dead is now living in you. Listen, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [a]through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11, NKJV). Note that raising-from-the-dead-power of God that’s inside of you can ‘give life to your body?’ God wants you well, happy, and blessed in every way!
But I see the opposite. Many believers are struggling in their marriages, finances, health, and life in general. How come? Here’s the answer: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). I believe a lot of believers do not fully understand what the Gospel is all about. Many born-again people are still mixing what Jesus had done for them (grace) and their own good deeds (legalism / law).
You see the word gospel means much, much, more than just ‘good news.’ The word “gospel” in the original Greek is a word that was seldom used at the time when the bible was written. Nobody talked this way back then because the word literally means ‘nearly-too-good-to-be-true news.’ It referred to news that was so out there, outlandish, almost unbelievable, so awesome, that nothing really could justify using it. And yet that is exactly what God did for us through Jesus.
When you truly get a hold of the gospel, that is, the grace of God, I guarantee you, it sets you free from sin, not free to sin. You’ll wind up living holier accidentally than you ever have on purpose. You’ll serve God out of love stricter and stronger than you ever would have out of legalism.
If you are struggling to see God’s power, favor, guidance, wisdom, love, joy, peace, and all His blessings that are meant for you, I pray that you will receive today’s message about living in God’s grace instead of under the law.
My friend, Jesus died and rose again so that you can live in the reality of the following: You are:
– forgiven by God
– accepted by God
– loved by God
– highly favored by God
– given wisdom by God
– blessed with every spiritual blessing by God!
That’s your true Identity In Christ!