DIG for Friday the 18th of March…..you must operate according to the Covenant you live under…..Romans 6 v 14

We are very blessed at Moray Grace Fellowship to have my wife Nunsy as a Bible teacher as well as myself.

This last couple of weeks she has been preaching from Nehemiah, with the main message being that we need to operate under the Covenant we live with.

Under the Old Covenant, under law, Nehemiah did have to confess for sins and did have to ask God for forgiveness.

This was appropriate for Nehemiah to do, but it is not appropriate for you.

You are now living under the New Covenant, under grace, and are not under law (Romans 6 v 14).

At the cross reconciliation and forgiveness flowed and it is now no longer necessary to confess sin or ask for forgiveness.

When we get a new job we get a contract, we go into covenant, with an employer.

This contract tells us what we are required to do and what we are not allowed to do for example.

The same is true with regards to our relationship with God.

There was a Covenant where people were required to confess sin and ask for forgiveness, but that Covenant is now finished.

Under the New Covenant, under grace, all men have been forgiven and all men have the opportunity for salvation and righteousness.

We are no longer under law and it is inappropriate to pray the words Nehemiah prayed.

We should pray like him however, praying according to the Covenant we live under.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I now live under the New Covenant, under grace”.

Romans 6 v 14…..For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace

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DIG for Thursday the 17th of March…..grace through faith, yes, it is that easy…..Ephesians 2 v 8

Looking onwards in Ephesians I noticed a couple of verse highlighted, Ephesians 2 v 8 and 9.

Verse 8 is one of the most important sections of Scripture with one of the most amazing truths of the New Covenant.

Paul talks about salvation and says it is given freely, by grace, and is to be received as a gift through faith.

If a gift were a true gift, we would receive it without conditions.

We do not need to do anything to receive gifts on our birthday or at Christmas; we do not need to perform in order to be given a gift.

The same is true of the gift of salvation, given freely by God.

God wants everyone to receive salvation (2 Peter 3 v 9) and has provided for this through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

God has given the gift of His Son already and given Him freely.

Now all men needs to do are receive that gift, and that gift is received through faith (Ephesians 2 v 8).

We cannot work for our salvation; the opportunity for salvation has already had all the required work done by Jesus.

Salvation is a gift, initial salvation and on going salvation in terms of healing and wholeness, peace and abundance.

God is holding out the gift of salvation to all men today.

He is holding out initial salvation to those currently lost.

He is holding out on going salvation to born again believers.

Whatever stage you are in with your walk with the Lord you can receive this free gift today.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that salvation is a free gift and all I have to do is receive it through faith in Jesus”.

Ephesians 2 v 8…..For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God