DIG for Friday the 4th of August…..you can actually receive through living by law…..Romans 6 v 14

The Bible is clear in that we receive all we need as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus.

We are forgiven through His blood (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).

We are made righteous as a gift of grace through faith (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).

We have all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1 v 3) and have all we need for life and godliness through knowledge of Him, His finished work and of grace (2 Peter 1 v3).

We receive by grace through faith, not through our own works, through law.

We can however receive a couple of things if we want to and try to live by law.

If we seem to be successful for a while (this will not last) this will lead to pride.

If we fail (which will always happen eventually) this will lead to condemnation.

So, try and live by law if you wish, it will always lead to either pride and condemnation or both.

Grace does not involve your works or your efforts, so there is no such thing as your success or your failure, so living by grace cannot result in pride or condemnation.

If there is any pride or condemnation in your life there must be some area of your life that you are letting law in.

Living by grace is not about your successes or your failures; it is all about the amazing success of Jesus.

Living by grace removes pride and condemnation form your life, and as it is dependent upon the performance of Jesus can only result in blessings.

So, I strongly suggest you live by grace and not law!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not under law and thank you that I can live my life free from pride and condemnation”.

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 3rd of August…..faithfulness and obedience required for both covenants…..Romans 6 v 14

You may think that most of the time I seem to be writing about the differences between the Old and new covenants, between law and grace.

However it has to be said that there are some things in common between these two covenants.

Both covenants are dependant upon faithfulness and obedience.

Now this may surprise you given what I normally write about grace.

Let me enlighten you.

The Old covenant is dependant upon the faithfulness and obedience of men.

The New Covenant is also dependant upon faithfulness and obedience, but not from men.

The New Covenant was put into place through the faithfulness and obedience of Jesus Christ.

We have the great blessing of living under grace and not under law, where it is not our performance that is important.

Through the excellent performance of Jesus, through His finished work, we have been provided with all spiritual blessings required for life and godliness (Ephesians 1 v 3 and 2 Peter 1 v 3).

Our religious performance is not important in the eyes of God; He is content to look at the performance of His Son.

Law was (and still is) all about what men do, grace is all about what Jesus has done!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am very fortunate to live under grace and not under law”.

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

DIG for Wednesday the 2nd of August…..there is some knowledge we are never meant to know…..Acts 1 v 7

I’ve just put some music on Spotify that I noticed my son had been listening to; you cannot beat a bit of Johnny Cash now and again!

It was lovely to hear the song reminding me that Jesus is coming back again.

So when will Jesus be coming back again?

That my friend is a question we cannot answer and should not even attempt to answer.

That knowledge is not for us to know.

The Lord has provided us with power and authority (and therefore the knowledge required) over many things, such as healing and prosperity.

But in Acts 1 v 7 Jesus tells His disciples that it is no for us to know when He will come back again.

It is not Biblical to provide a time and date for the return of Jesus; how many times have men got it wrong in the past?

It is a waste of time and effort trying to work out something that Jesus said we are not meant to know.

We should be focusing on what we do know and what we can do.

In the next verse Jesus told us we would be filled with the Holy Spirit to allow us to witness to the world (the whole world) about Jesus; that is what we should be doing.

Don’t let yourself be entangled in the cunning craftiness of men trying to tell you when Jesus is coming back; that is a ploy of the enemy to keep you from focusing on the important things of the Kingdom.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the power and authority you have given us in the world”.

Acts 1 v 7…..And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times of the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power