Sunday, November 27, 2016

Because of the Blood of Jesus, We Can Speak Grace into our Lives

"And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." (Hebrews 12:24)

The blood of Jesus is powerful, and we need to see that because Jesus died for us, we are no longer condemned, but now free to receive the grace of God fully into our lives.

The blood of Jesus speaks, and we can learn more about God's grace operating in our lives by considering the word "mouth" in Hebrew.

The word "mouth" is made of two letters:

פֶּ -- Peh which means "mouth, expression,"
ה -- Heh, which means "grace"

When we see the word "mouth" we need to see how it's all about speaking forth God's grace.

Where is the first mention of "mouth" in the Bible?

"And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;" (Genesis 4:11)

Notice the connection with blood.

Notice that the earth is taking in the blood. In this passage, the blood of Abel condemns man, specifically Abel's brother Cain.

What is the last mention of "mouth" in the Old Testament?

"For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 2:7)

The previous verse gives greater revelation about this law which the prophet Malachi speaks of:

"The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity." (Malachi 2:6)

"The law of truth." What is that new law?

Grace, for grace and truth is one!

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)

We are no longer under line, facing chastisement and punishment for our sins.

Because Jesus died for us, because His blood cleanses us from all sin, we live under His grace.

Let us speak forth the great things that He has done and does for us today!

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