We were reminded in the message at MGF yesterday that grace is not a doctrine or teaching or message, but is a person.
Jesus Christ is the personification of grace.
Jesus is the only means by which a man can be saved, the only route to salvation; no man comes to the Father (and therefore salvation) except through Him (John 14 v 6).
The Gospel of John also talks about grace, saying that it came by Christ Jesus (John 1 v 17).
So again the Word tells us that grace is a person, and that person is Jesus Christ.
This verse in John also tells us of another great thing about grace, telling us that it is the truth.
Grace is truth, wow; tell that to the religious Pharisees of today and see them get upset!
Grace is also very powerful.
According to the epistle to Titus it is the way to lead a sober, righteous and godly life (Titus 2 v 12).
This is the opposite of what the religious Pharisees of today will tell you, so no wonder they get annoyed.
Paul told Titus that living in this way, teaching and preaching grace, would lead to him being despised, so it should come as no surprise when the same happens to us (Titus 2 v 15).
Don’t let this stop you speaking about grace; you are speaking the truth and speaking about Jesus.
When we preach the “grace message” we are preaching Jesus; I get accused of only teaching the grace message, so I take that as a compliment and not as abuse as intended!
Grace is God’s message of unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness to mankind, and it came into this world with arms and legs.
Grace came as Jesus, so keep preaching grace.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus Christ, thank you that He is the personification of your grace”.
Titus 2 v 11…..For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men