MANY OF OUR CHRISTIAN BRETHREN DO NOT EVEN REALIZE THAT THEY ARE UNDER GRACE.
(Rom 6:14-15) “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!”
THEY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THEY ARE UNDER THE NEW COVENANT THAT CHRIST MEDIATED WITH THE FATHER; AND THAT THE NEW COVENANT IS A COVENANT OF GRACE; AND THAT THE NEW COVENANT IS BETTER THAN THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW BECAUSE IT IS ESTABLISHED ON BETTER PROMISES.
(Heb 8:6) “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
THEY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE WAS BASED ON JESUS CHRIST’S BLOOD AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
(Mat 26:28) “For this is My blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
THEY DO NOT REALIZE THAT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
John 1:17) “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
THEY DO NOT REALIZE THAT CHRIST CAME TO FULFILL ALL THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW ON THEIR BEHALF.
(Rom 8:3-4a) “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us”
UNFORTUNATELY, INSTEAD OF RESTING IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, WE TRY TO EARN WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN EARNED AND PAY WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID.
(Mat 11:28-30) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND THAT “GRACE” IS UNMERITED FAVOR; YOU CAN’T EARN IT, WORK FOR IT, PAY FOR IT OR DESERVE IT. GRACE IS AN ANTITHESIS TO WORK.
(Rom 11:6) “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”