KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:17 KJV “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”
The law is God’s righteous demands from men with no divine provision for its fulfillment. The Law was given to reveal man’s failure and shortcomings. Rom 3:19 KJV “Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God”. It is very unfortunate for any man who claims he is a Christian, to say, he is living under the law. The grace of God is not a demand but a divine provision that perfects the righteous demands of the law in us. The grace of God is a person, Jesus the Christ. In grace there is an exchange. Our human failure, defeat and weakness is exchanged for the fulness of Christ. (John 1:16)
By grace we become the very righteousness of God. This righteousness of God is Jesus Himself.
2Corinth 5:21 KJV “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”. It is very unfortunate when any Christian carries a consciousness of weakness and defeat. It is a frustration and neglect of the grace of God. By grace we have become masters over Satan, sin, disease and death. God’s eternal purpose was to raise a people who have no sin consciousness and are fearless about whatever Satan and His cohorts can do. The church is not an ordinary organization or helpless society. We are the physical representation of the body of Christ.
The Lord Jesus builds Himself into His body to the degree that the truth about God’s grace is known and applied. Eph 4:13 KJV” Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”: Are you like Jesus? I know many would claim, ‘they are not”. Well this is the problem of the church. He says we are complete in Him. (Col 2:10) To be complete m Him means to be full of God in every way. It is your acknowledgement of this, that makes you a winner. Now you can stand before any works of Satan in absolute confidence, instructing him to give way and he would obey. You do this by the power of Christ working through you. Grace makes us victorious.
By the grace of God, I am one with Jesus my Lord. He is alive and active through me, working out His purposes and conquering the enemy in every way through me. Every disease, devil or challenge is overcome in His name.
1 John 4:4 KJV “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 Corinth 1:30, 31. KJV “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.