Joseph Prince Daily Devotional Only Grace Brings Lasting Freedom : John 1 vs 17 says, For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” the law given from a distance but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ the son, the law came through the servant. Grace brings us closer to God and he reveals God to us while the law talks about what man ought to be.
In the first miracle of Moses, he turned water to blood which resulted in death but in the first miracle of Jesus the son of God, was turning water to wine which brought about life and celebration. in the law, God demands righteousness from us while under grace, God gives righteousness as a gift to us.
Jesus says you cannot mix up old wine and new wine where the old wine is the law and grace is the new wine, we are under grace so we should not mix up law and grace unless the law will corrupt your grace just like when the old wine is mixed with the new wine they will ferment together.
Under the law God said i will not pass over your transgressions but i will visit your sins to the third and fourth Generation but in under grace,God says i will be merciful to your unrighteousness. and your sins i will remember no more.
Pastor Joseph Prince teaches us that Jesus brought about the great change, Jesus is the reason for grace. Grace is unearned, undeserved and unmerited favour. Jesus touched the leper who came to him saying if he was willing he could make him clean, though he was unclean Jesus cleansed him. under the law, the unclean will make the clean unclean but under grace, Jesus will make the unclean clean.
We live under the grace of God through Jesus and we must not take that for granted at any point in time of our lives.
THE BIBLE VERSES FOR THIS PREACHING
John 1 vs 17