Today I am reading day 5 of Joseph Prince: Growing in Grace:
The Vast Ocean Of God’s Abundant Supply
In Romans 5:17, Paul gives us the key to reigning in life. It is found in receiving the abundance of God’s grace and His gift of righteousness.
Something happens when you stop depending on your own efforts, receive the abundance of God’s grace and lean wholly upon it. The moment you surrender and say, “Lord, I cannot, but You can. Today, I rest in Your unmerited favor,” whatever demand that is upon you disappears into the vast ocean of His abundant supply.
Many times, as I’m driving to church on Sunday morning, I feel the demand to preach a good message. The demand is real—tens of thousands of precious people show up expecting to be well fed! That’s when I turn to Jesus and receive His abundance of grace. I say to Him, “Lord, today, You are my guest speaker! I rest in You. You speak. You feed them. You provide! You take over and I will watch You in action!” The moment I let go, His grace and His supply rush in!
The same can happen for you. In every area of need or demand, lean on the Lord’s abundant grace. See Him stepping into your situation with His abundant provision. He will work in and through you to give you results way beyond what your limited strength, wisdom and ability can ever achieve!
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Today I am reading day 4 of Joseph Prince: Growing in Grace:
No Condemnation Over Your Head
Do you believe today that God does not remember your sins? This is a truth that our finite human minds struggle to comprehend.
How can an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God not remember our sins? An all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present God should rightly be able to remember every single detail of every sin that we have committed. But that’s not what the Word of God says. God declares, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12). I believe that many believers are fearful to come close to God today and receive what they need from Him because they don’t believe that He truly remembers their sins no more.
My friend, simply believe God’s Word that through the provision of Jesus’ sacrifice, God indeed remembers your sins no more! Start living without the cloud of guilt, shame, condemnation and judgment over your head. Stand bold and righteous in Christ and expect to receive His best!
Today I am reading day 3 of Joseph Prince: Growing in Grace:
Who Can Be Against You?
Do you believe that God is for you and not against you? You see, the greatest blessing anyone can have is peace with God through Jesus Christ. To know beyond the shadow of a doubt that all your sins are forgiven is the greatest provision made for you on Calvary’s hill.
Jesus took upon Himself all your sins at the cross. He absorbed all of God’s fiery indignation and judgment against all your sins—past, present and future—so that you can be totally forgiven and have everlasting peace with God.
So today, there is nothing between you and God. There is no more sin, no more shame and no more condemnation! And if God is for you, who can be against you? Now, what will you do knowing that all His favor, wisdom, heavenly provision and blessings are backing you up, and that you cannot fail?
Today I am reading day 2 of Joseph Prince: Growing in Grace:
Get To Know Your Savior More And More
The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:2, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” In the original Greek, it actually says, “…through the knowledge of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
So God’s grace (unmerited favor) and His shalom-peace (health, provision and total well-being) are multiplied in your life through the knowledge of JESUS. The more you know Jesus, the more you will be able to tap into the ever-flowing supply of His favor, healing and provision!
Beloved, every answer you need, whether it has to do with your finances, health, career or family life, is found in knowing more about Jesus in a personal and intimate way. I pray that every day, as you study the Scriptures or listen to Christ- centered sermons, the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to see more of Jesus—His beauty, His love and grace toward you, and His finished work at Calvary!
Today I am reading day 1 of Joseph Prince: Growing in Grace:
Grace And Truth Are One
Did you know that God sees grace (unmerited favor) and truth as one and the same thing? Notice in John 1:17 that truth is on the same side as God’s grace and both grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. When I did a study of this verse in its original Greek, I found out that “grace and truth” are actually referred to as a singular unit, since they are followed by the singular verb translated as “came.” In other words, in God’s eyes, grace and truth are synonymous—unmerited favor is truth and truth is unmerited favor.
Sometimes, people tell me things like, “Well, it’s good that you preach grace, but we also have to tell people about truth.” This makes it seem as though grace and truth are two different things when, in fact, they are one and the same. You cannot separate truth from grace and grace from truth as they are both embodied in the person of Jesus Christ. In fact, just a few verses before this, John 1:14, referring to the person of Jesus, says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace unmerited favor and truth.” Grace and truth came together through the person and ministry of Jesus. Grace is not a doctrine or teaching. Grace is a Person.
I want you to notice that grace came by Jesus whereas the law was given through Moses. Jesus didn’t come to give us more laws. He came to give us His unmerited favor, which is His truth! It would be of immense profit to you to keep in mind that every time you read the word “grace” in the Bible, you translate it mentally as “unmerited favor,” because that is what it is.
My friend, “grace came.” It is one thing to give, but it is another thing to come. Grace came by Jesus Christ. God came down to where we were to lift us up to where He is!
Today I am reading day 22 of Joseph Prince’s Devotional:
Let Your Heart Be Established By Grace
Hebrews 13:9 9… it is good that the heart be established by grace…
God does not want your heart full of worries and fears, tossed and turned by every challenge that comes your way. He wants your heart at rest and established by His grace toward you.
But when you think that the breakthroughs to your challenges depend on your ability to obey God, then your heart will not be at rest. It will be full of worries and anxieties. Why? Because you can never obey God perfectly.
But when you depend on God’s grace, that is, His undeserved, unmerited favor, the opposite happens — your heart becomes established. When you know that the only thing that qualifies you to receive God’s blessings is faith in the finished work of Christ, your heart becomes established. Then, you will walk without the fear of your troubles swallowing you up. You will walk with full assurance that His blessings will be manifested in your life.
My friend, God wants your heart established, knowing that His righteousness, healing, protection and provision are yours — all paid for by Jesus’ finished work at the cross. God’s blessings are sure in your life because they are not dependent on your ability to keep His laws, but Jesus’ perfect obedience.
You see, under the old covenant, you receive God’s blessings only if you keep all His laws. (Deuteronomy 28:1–2) If you sin and fail to keep even one law, you will be disqualified from receiving His blessings. But today, under the new covenant, your sins no longer disqualify you because God Himself has said, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)
So let your heart be established by God’s grace. Because of His grace, you have full access to His blessings. You no longer have to worry about whether you are good enough. You can stand firm on the promises made in His Word and enjoy His blessings today because Jesus has paid the price. Your part is only to believe and receive!
Thought For The Day
God’s blessings are sure in your life because of Jesus’ perfect obedience.