Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jesus is the Grace of God



Grace is all about Jesus. Everything in the Bible is about Jesus. He is more than the “alpha” and the “omega,” He is the alpha to the omega. He is the “A” to the “Z” and everything in between. Joseph Prince says, “In the Old Testament, Jesus is concealed; in the New Testament, Jesus is revealed.” Everything in the Old Testament points toward Jesus. Everything in the New Testament points back to Jesus. We can see Jesus in every page of the Bible. Jesus is the face of grace. The goal of studying the Bible is to see more of Jesus.
Every detail of the Old Covenant points us to what Jesus does in the New Covenant.
The Tabernacle reveals the character of Jesus.

The system of animal sacrifices reveals what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross.
The Law reveals how good Jesus is and how much we need Him.

The stories of the Old Testament teach us about the goodness of God and humanity’s need of a Savior.

Jesus came as a visible manifestation of God’s grace. “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). Notice that the Law was given, but grace came. Grace is not a thing. Grace is a Person. Jesus is God’s revealed grace. Jesus is the visible expression of God’s grace. If you have Jesus, you have grace. When you experience grace, you experience Jesus.

Grace appeared in the person of Jesus Christ. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age” (Titus 2:11-12). When Jesus appears in your life, He teaches you to live a holy life. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Jesus is the Word. So the more you hear about Jesus, the more faith you have in your heart and the more grace you experience. Every time you talk about Jesus and what He has done for you, you are talking about grace.



This is an excerpt from Daniel's book, "Grace Wins." Order your copy today by clicking HERE.