For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14 (KJV)
The purpose of the law of Moses was to bring people to an end of themselves. The law was given to recognize our need for a Savior. Grace, on the other hand, liberates us from all guilt and condemnation, thereby enabling us to live right. Grace transforms us from the inside out, teaching us to live godly and victorious lives. And grace is not a curriculum or a doctrine; grace is a Person, His name is Jesus.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:13 (KJV)
God has joined us to Himself through His Spirit that dwells on the inside of every Believer. Now the Holy Spirit in us will teach us and guide us through the Word of God. He will make the truths of the Word real to our hearts and enable us to walk more fully in who God has called us to be.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
Doing things in our own strength will sooner or later wear us out. Yet when we learn to live lives of total and complete dependence on God we will find ourselves drawing on His strength and His ability. We will be equipped and empowered to thrive and succeed in all we are called to do.
which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
Colossians 1:6 (NKJV)
The grace of God in truth is Jesus. We can never separate Jesus and the grace of God. Our hearts are transformed as we look to Jesus, and believe that as a result of His finished works we have been declared righteous. Knowing Jesus is not a matter of memorizing a set of principles; knowing Jesus it is a matter of the heart. Grace cannot be understood merely with the mind; grace must be known in the heart.
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Psalms 19:7 (NLT)
When we put our trust in God’s Word and in the leading and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will find peace overtaking our soul and wisdom filling our heart. Committing to lives lived according to God’s way will always reveal His instructions to be perfect and His Word evermore trustworthy.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 (KJV)
We receive strength through believing that we will see the goodness of God in our lives. When we live each day in an earnest and confident expectation of good, we position ourselves to receive the blessings that God has already prepared for us.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10:10 (AMP)
Jesus has come to give us the more abundant life. This is life to the full, till it overflows. It is God’s will for us to see an overflow of His goodness and glory in the various areas of our life. The key to breakthrough is to not let circumstances move us off track, but to keep our attention and our focus on Jesus. We will surely see His promises come to pass in our lives.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 15:11 (KJV)
Getting in the presence of God through His Word, worship, praise, prayer and simply talking with Him, takes us to a place of joy that is independent of any circumstances. Out of this fellowship with God that is available to all will come wisdom and revelation to guide us on the path of life.
And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
Acts 9:34 (KJV)
A key to receiving healing is this truth: Jesus is the one who makes us whole! This means we must know that sickness is not of God, but that God is the Healer. When we stand on this with confidence and with expectancy, we open ourselves to seeing supernatural healing in our lives and in the lives of people we are called to pray for.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5 (KJV)
We open ourselves to supernatural favor and wisdom from above when we make it our practice to pause and seek the counsel and direction of God in all things. When we no longer insist on our own ways, but seek His ways, His paths and His truth, He will take us to places of breakthrough we could have never reached on our own.