And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. Genesis 25:5 King James Version

This scripture is a picture of God the Father(Abraham) and God the Son Jesus(Isaac).  Jesus willingly GAVE Himself for us.  The Father did not force Him to come down and die.  They discussed it and Jesus agreed that if the Father would prepare Him a Body, He would come down and die for us to place us in right standing again with the Father and GIVE us eternal life, eternal salvation, eternal redemption and an eternal inheritance.  In John 10:10 Jesus said that He came that we might have life and have it in super abundance.  This life is His own life.  The very same life that Jesus and the Father have, He has GIVEN to us. I want you to pay attention to all this GIVING.  That’s Who Grace is! That’s what Grace(Jesus) does! He GIVES!!!  The Law is not like that.  It does not really have any room to give.  If you miss it the law has no give it says simply that you must be punished.

You must show no pity for the guilty! Your rule should be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. Deuteronomy 19:21 New Living Translation

In the above scripture verse God was laying down the law for how guilty people are to be handled, with no pity or mercy.  But Christ is the end of the law and The Father is merciful to our unrighteousness because we are under GRACE or because of Jesus.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4 King James Version

But when God found fault with the people, he said:

“The day is coming, says the LORD,
when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel and Judah.  (We are of the tribe of Judah just as Jesus is.)
And I will forgive their wickedness,
and I will never again remember their sins.” Hebrews 8: 8 & 12 New Living Translation

Sin and the law used to reign in our lives but no more.  Now Grace reigns!!! It is truly sad when New Testament believers fight and claw to live like they are under the Old Testament and under the law. They want to live by the ten commandments when they cannot. Christ is the END OF THE LAW.  They think if they do not live by the law that they will run rampant sinning and living wildly.  But The Word Who is Jesus has already answered that.

Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.  Romans 6:14 New Living Translation

The law demands that you DO what is right or it will punish and condemn you.  Grace supplies you with Jesus’s very own righteousness which GIVES you right standing permanently with God the Father and it cannot be taken away because it was not given based on what you did or didn’t do but what Jesus did at the Cross.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.   Romans 5:1 New Living Translation

Notice in the next verse how Grace has come into play in Romans 5:2

New International Version
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

New Living Translation
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

So we have been made right or righteous because of Jesus.  We are in right standing in The Father’s sight.  When you know that you are righteous not because of you but  because of Jesus’s undeserved favor then this causes you to reign in life.  It’s not you. GRACE DOES IT!!!!

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:21 King James Version

Grace reigns thru righteousness.  We have been given GRACE Who is Jesus and all that Jesus has belongs to us.  He has GIVEN it to us.  You cannot earn it.  You cannot earn an inheritance. An inheritance is GIVEN to you.

That is why He is the One who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant. Hebrews 9:15 New Living Translation

The Law requires you to DO something to get something. That sounds like the world.  Grace says accept what has been GIVEN to you because of what Christ has DONE!!!  Which will you choose?

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!


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