When Christ offered Himself upon the cross he bore the sin of all mankind forever (Heb. 10:14). The law’s judgment against mankind’s sin was placed upon Him and He took all of it satisfying God’s wrath against us. Old Testament sacrifices were consumed and burned away leaving nothing behind indicating that the judgment was greater than the sacrifice; however in Jesus, after He had suffered, bled and died, He rose again! His sacrifice purged our sins from us but it did not consume or burn him to oblivion. Jesus the Son of God was greater than the punishment, greater than the law’s judgment, and greater than God’s wrath against sin bringing about the fulfillment that mercy and love are greater than judgment (James 2:13).
Grace is greater than sin as much as the Son of God is greater than the written law!
Jesus said to all of us:
Lu 11:10 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it is opened."
A Great Misunderstanding
We grew up in the church during a day of great misunderstanding. We were led to believe that we needed to keep asking, keep seeking, and keep knocking (after all isn't that what the widow did with the unjust judge? Luke 18:1-8). We were led to believe that the things we needed were outside of us and needed to be added. We were led to believe that our blessings would come to us, that if we asked anything in Jesus’ name He would do it. We were led to believe that receiving meant we didn’t have it yet.
We all know that a promise is something not yet given, or not done yet. A promise is not needed if you already have it. If I’m married I don’t go to my wife and promise to marry her—I already have. When we see the promises of scripture we often think that these things are yet to be given.
Over the past five or so years God has shown me His amazing Grace and true faith...He's broken through the glass barrier of doubt & unbelief, and has made the gospel so much clearer. It's not on us...it's on Jesus! All things are possible to Him who believes--Jesus is the One who believes.