The verse says that the grace of God was upon Jesus. The Bible also says that where sin abounds, grace abounds much more. (Romans 5:20) And when you put the two together, you may find yourself asking, “If the grace of God was upon Jesus, does it mean that He sinned?” No, Jesus did not sin. (2 Corinthians 5:21) So there must be another explanation as to why God’s grace was upon Jesus. There must be another explanation as to why someone can abound in God’s grace even when he has not sinned.
Let’s look at the word “grace” when it is first mentioned in the Bible. Genesis 6:8 says that “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”. Noah’s name means “rest”. So the verse is telling us that rest found grace. In other words, when you rest, you find grace!
So grace was upon Jesus because His life was a life of rest and trust in His Father. He said, “The Son can do nothing of Himself. He can do only what He sees His Father doing.” (John 5:19)
Likewise, grace comes upon you when you rest and trust God. If you have a wayward child, stop nagging at him and trust God to handle the problem. Say, “Jesus, I commit this boy into Your hands. I cannot control him. You can.” If you have a persistent pain in your body, bring it to the Lord. Say, “Jesus, I hand all my worries about this pain to You. You work on the pain.” “What if nothing happens?” Honestly, if after you have given the matter to Jesus and nothing happens, what can you do? If Jesus Himself can’t do anything about it, do you think you can? But praise God, once the problem is handed over to Jesus, He can and will do a perfect work of taking care of it for you!
So live a life of rest. Have this attitude and tell the Lord, “I can do nothing of myself. I just rest in You Lord and I trust You.” Beloved, what you will see is the grace of God upon you in every situation of your life! #Grace#RestAndFindGodsGrace#ItsSundayGetToChurch#JesusLovesYou#DailyGraceInspirations
The devil is knocking ✊. Will I let him in, will you let him in? This is a constant battle, a spiritual warfare that none are not exempt from! It happens in the unseen realm & we are quick to put on a facade, ready to mask it with a pretty smile, pretty makeup, the fancy clothes, the I got it all together; life is perfect posts! I'm being real, raw & honest! I'm honestly sick & tired of seeing post that just are fake to a certain extent! Especially in the body of Christ, if we the body of Christ are walking according the the will of God & trusting & standing on His spoken promises I KNOW WE ARE BEING TESTED! & life isn't all unicorns & fairytales! So why pretend, don't get me wrong I'm not saying to go put your business out there for all to know, but use wisdom & decrement. It's ok not to be ok, it's ok to be broken those are the moments God uses for us to grow & be elevated for His Glory! I say all this because people are watching us. People who know Christ & people who don't & I personally don't want to give a false impression of what a Christ follower is like... I'm not perfect, but I serve a God who is! I will fail, but through Jesus I'm made righteous 🙌. Stay on ALERT! As the Word instructs us to, be aware that there's a deceiver who is on the prowl to destroy humanity, & we don't have to be part of his scheme. Be transparent, loyal & faithful, compassionate & caring be Christ like & treat people as you yourself would want to be treated! Stand in your faith & know your not the only one who is going through it🙏❤! #MyHeart#BeReal#JesusLovesYou#Redeemed
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 NKJV
Jesus meets us in real time. He is the Great “I AM” in the present tense. He is a “now” God who meets us right where we are. Let’s not forget: He is fully man and fully God. He understands our humanity, feels our pain, and grieves with us. He meets us right where we are. He knows how it all will end, but He still walks with us through the pain we face. He is a relational God who shares our joys and sorrows. He’ll meet us where we are, but He’ll never leave us there.Our stories are far from over. As long as we’re here on earth, Jesus is working out our stories for His good purposes. As believers, we have a happy ending. Our eternity is secure in Christ, but in the here and now, it’s important to remember he sees us, understands our pain, and is here for us in real time. He is a living God, walking with us every step of the way. #Blessed#Abba#Faithful#Jesus
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:43-48. This is definitely NOT an easy task. But we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
An Encounter with Papa God will change EVERYTHING in your life, even your perspective on life! His love for you is out of this world. God is there with you in the midst of EVERY situation. We are NEVER alone, He is Omnipresent, available to ALL who are willing to call on Him.
He's especially fond of you. #PapaGod#JesusMySavior#HolySpiritMyComfort
▪ Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.
▪ Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7 ▪ If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
James 1:5 ▪ To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.
Proverbs 19:8 #Wisdom#GodsWisdom#ReceiveItFreely#Ask#JesusIsLord
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when He held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for He was looking ahead and including them in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, for He Himself is fair and just, and He makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.
Romans 3:21-28 #ChristTookOurPunishment#Redeemed#Reminder#KnowWhoYouAre#Sunday#GetToChurch
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 #YesAndAmen#Grateful#Blessed
@billygraham What happens when you die? Death is something we will all face! One thing is for sure our soul will live for eternity. It's up to you whether it's Heaven or hell. There are two kingdoms the Kingdom of God & the Kingdom of Satan your establishing one or the other! Today #BillyGraham came face to face with our Creator 🙏🙌 A man who pointed to Jesus Always... Footsteps we can follow. #PreviousPost 🙏
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, & follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? For the Son of Man will come with His angels in the glory of His Father & will judge all people according to their deeds. And I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.” Matthew 16:24-28 NLT
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalms 23:1-6 NLT