……much more they which receive abundance of grace (unmerited favor) and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Romans 5:17 King James Version
Thank Poppa for His Grace. When we deserved hell, He gave us GRACE(Jesus). When we deserved punishment, He punished Jesus instead providing for us GRACE. It seems unfair and it is and I thank God for it. We talked about how some believers and people who are not saved think that God is unfair. However we did not talk about one other entity who believes that it is unfair: the devil. I rarely talk about him because he is a defeated foe however I will today for our benefit. Why? Because you need to know that he is counting on you not knowing, understanding and believing in the unfairness of GRACE. he wants you to think condemning thoughts like, “You think God is going to bless you after how you treated your spouse, co-worker or that person who flipped you off on the road?” If he ever comes to you with “his mess” you need to give a resounding YES!!! God’s grace is not based on what you did, it’s based on what Jesus did. Yes you don’t deserve it but Jesus does. So you don’t get what you deserve, you get what Jesus deserves and the Father has decided that Jesus deserves ALL THINGS. Since you are in Christ and a member of the Body of Christ you get to get in on ALL THINGS that belong to Jesus.
“All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. John 16:15 New American Standard Bible
The Father has made you joint heir with Jesus. That means whatever Jesus HAS IS ALSO YOURS!!!!! All of His Life, all of His Health, all of His Wealth, all of His Shalom, all of His Wisdom, all of His Righteousness, all of His Holiness IS YOURS right now!!! I want you to take some time to absorb that into your spirit and soul and body. Jesus said in that scripture above that all things the Father has are His. So you can say, “All things that Jesus has are MINE!!!”
When you believe that and receive it you ail live a life of shalom, grace and rest!
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!