The Grace Of Jesus Christ
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich
(2 Corinthians 8:9) .
No matter the situation or predicament you’ve found yourself in today, if you’d just take advantage of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, you’ll come out of that situation triumphantly. The Apostle Paul told Timothy, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1). In other words, take advantage of the grace that’s in Christ Jesus!
That grace, as seen in our opening verse, has ushered us into a life of prosperity and financial abundance. You can apply that same grace to your health and say, “I know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who became sick with my sickness, and took my pain on Himself.” Matthew 8:17 tells us that Jesus “…took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” He took sickness and disease away from us; and if He did, then it means we ought not to be sick anymore. His grace has brought us healing and health.
There’re those who, out of ignorance, say that God makes people sick so He can discipline them and make them humble; that’s not true at all! God doesn’t use the tools of the devil to “discipline” His children; He uses the Word. Act 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Notice that it was God that sent Jesus Christ, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil.
This lets us know it was God’s will to have them healed; it also makes clear who made them sick and oppressed—Satan. But thanks be unto God, the grace of God that brings salvation—divine healing and health, righteousness, glory and dominion has appeared unto all men through Christ Jesus. He has the power to make you well, and live an excellent life, where you reign by His grace through righteousness. Take advantage of His grace to live in financial abundance and divine health!
Jesus bore my infirmities and carried my sorrows. He was pierced for my transgressions, and cursed for my iniquities; the punishment that brought me peace, prosperity, and goodness was laid upon Him, and now I live the glory-life. Halleluiah!
Hebrews 4:15-16; 1 Peter 2:24
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 13:44-14:1-12; Genesis 46-48
2 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 10:44-11:1-3; Job 11-12