DCLM Daily Manna Friday 24 November 2023
TOPIC: Grace Redeems from The Law
TEXT: Galatians 3:13-24 (KJV)
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”
DCLM Daily Manna Friday 24 November 2023 MESSAGE
“Some years ago”, states Dwight L. Moody, “when I was speaking, a friend sent me the following: ‘By the grace of God, I am what I am!’ This is the believers’ eternal confession. Grace found him as a rebel; it leaves him a son. Grace devised the scheme of redemption: justice never would; reason never could. And it is grace which carries out that scheme. No sinner would ever have sought his God but ‘by grace’”. In our text, Jesus Christ was offered for the remission of the sin of mankind. He was hung on the cross and took on Himself the curse of the law.
This was extremely necessary, for all men are sinners by nature and practice and have been condemned by the law of God for eternal doom. The sacrifice of Christ made for the redemption of man restored God’s favour to humanity. By grace, as a free gift from God, was man redeemed. The redemption of man from sin through the grace of God requires the responsibility of living a righteous life if the redemption is not to be received in vain.
This redemption of Christ does not expire on Sunday night that one cannot use it on weekdays. It keeps the believer powerful and strong; it is an ongoing privilege. The redemption is for freedom from sins, believer’s holiness, health, healing, provision, indeed everything spiritual and physical. It was obtained through grace for the believer to be released from the curse of the law – condemnation, damnation, oppression, affliction and sickness – so that he may have full and final reconciliation with God. The unrepentant sinner is like a wandering star reserved for the judgment of God. To respond to the grace and love of Jesus Christ, the sinner must hand over his life to Him. It is only in Christ that we can possess justification, redemption, reconciliation and righteousness. Jesus will soon come and then, His grace shut down.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Grace saves while law condemns.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 45-46