Justified By Grace (Part 4)

  • Now look at this scripture. Romans 5:17. “For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one (now that would be Adam); much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ”.

    There is abundance of Grace. God’s not running out. It is the muscle of the New Testament. It is available to all. It is sufficient to meet every need. It’s what transformed your life when you believed.

    Will you receive abundance of grace today? Many Christians do not receive this abundance of grace. They live with a little bit of guilt. A little bit of shame. A little bit of condemnation. Religion likes to keep them right there. Religion is nothing more than shame management. It hinders them from being all God has called them to be. By accepting the abundance of God’s grace you reign as kings and queens in the kingdom of God.

    Rom 5:19 -21.

    19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    There’s more abundant and abounding grace than there is sin. When you look at the world you wouldn’t think this is true, but when you look at the word, no matter what sin has come into anybody’s life, when they accept the grace of God, it transforms them.

    Man, that’s a miracle. You could have been the worst sinner in town, but it doesn’t matter. When God gets ahold of you, it’ll change you by His grace.

    Basically these verses are saying if we do not accept that we are righteous, we are frustrating the grace of God. If we do not accept what Jesus did, and that it provides the grace necessary for every one of our needs, we are frustrating the grace of God.

    Galatians 2:20,21.

    20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    When your faith runs out, you can live by the faith of the Son of God. His faith never runs out. Why can you do this? Because He loved you and gave Himself for you. It’s all right there in scripture. Quit listening to every busy-body know-it-all wanna be who thinks they know what Jesus said, and just study for yourself to discover what Jesus really said.

    21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness came by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    It doesn’t get any clearer. “If righteousness came by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Again, remember John 1:17. Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ, not the law. The law was GIVEN by Moses. It didn’t even come, it was given. But grace and truth CAME.

    If we start to accept our condition, that we are God’s children, that we are righteous, we are accepted and we are innocent, then we are agreeing with the grace of God. That will bring to pass everything God says is ours in His word.

    I have said this before in other teachings. “Every act of sin results from your mistrust and unbelief in His love and grace for you. So, trying to keep a set of rules, or adhere to a religious program man has created in order to avoid sin, in effect causes you to enter into sin through a lack of trust and unbelief.”

    What is needed more than ever are preachers/teachers that will declare the grace and the love of God with conviction. We need preachers/teachers that are fresh out of the prayer closet, filled with the Holy Ghost and an anointed message from God. We need Christians who will study to understand the power in the Grace of God, and will walk in the victory of His Grace.

    You have been set free from the power of sin and death. You have been justified by His great grace, so now walk in that grace that comes by Jesus Christ.

    Grace and Peace.