The “grace message” or the gospel of truth about Jesus Christ and His finished work is what will set people free from sin.
Too often I have heard believers (and other ministers and pastors) say that the grace message is a licence to sin; this is not true, in fact the opposite is true.
The knowledge of grace; that we have been unconditionally forgiven, are unconditionally loved, are already blessed with all we need is a wonderful truth that sets people free to live an abundant life away from sin.
The Word actually says that sin will not have dominion over us because we live under grace (Romans 6 v 14).
If we live under law we are more likely to see sin in our lives as law strengthens sin in us (1 Corinthians 15 v 56).
This is the opposite of what religion and legalism teaches, yet it is the biblical truth.
What we think on enlarges in our lives and what we focus on happens (“as a man thinketh so is he” is written in Proverbs 23 v 7); the law says stop this sin and stop that sin, and simply reminds us or strengthens sin in our lives.
Just watch what people do when they see a “wet paint, do not touch” sign; this will show you a perfect example of what law does to people! half the people will touch it and the rest will really want to.
The good news about the finished work of Jesus Christ takes our focus away from ourselves and our sin and onto Him; and holy actions will result.
Holiness (or lack on sin) comes as a direct result of knowledge of Jesus and His finished work, or what I would call the grace message.
Grace sets you free from sin, not free to sin.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the gospel, the truth about Jesus and His finished work; thank you for your grace”.
Romans 6 v 14…..For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace