When God ushered in the new covenant of grace, He sent His beloved Son Jesus and not a new set of commandments. So grace is a person, not a doctrine. And every blessing that we would ever need is inseparable from the person of Jesus!
Christianity is not a formula. God did not look down on us, see us in our sins and throw us an instruction manual. No. God so loved the world that He gave us a person — His Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord being with you is all that you need because the Lord Himself is the one who blesses you with righteousness, holiness, success, victory, favour, provision, healing, wisdom and much more!
Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is not a book of rules or laws to learn and fulfill in order to live right. The Bible is all about the person of Jesus and His finished work on the cross. And there is no insignificant detail in the Bible. Every page of the Bible speaks of Jesus— who is the object of God’s delight!
In the Old Testament, you will find hidden pictures of Jesus. Many characters, such as Joseph and King David, are typologies of Jesus, and many of the stories offer us a glimpse of the glory and beauty of our Lord Jesus’ finished work.
For example, in the story of Abraham, the strong and youthful Isaac carrying the wood up Mount Moriah is actually a picture of Jesus who would later carry the cross up Mount Calvary to be crucified for our sins in our place.
In the story of Ruth, her willing and able kinsman redeemer Boaz is a picture of Jesus who would come to redeem us from our sins. And, in the Book of Leviticus, the different aspects of Jesus’ sufferings and work on the cross are carefully detailed in the descriptions of the five offerings.
Then, in the New Testament, Jesus is revealed in all His majesty and glory. He is the Prince of Peace who rebuked the storms and calmed the hearts of His disciples. He is the all-compassionate and loving Healer who healed the woman who touched the hem of His garment.
Today, when you open your Bible, I want to encourage you to zoom in straight on Jesus. When you come to God’s Word, desiring to see Jesus, you will find Him. And when you do, something miraculous happens to you. You will find His abundant life flooding every area of your life!
The Bible tells us that God’s words “are lifeto those who find them, and health to all their flesh”. (Proverbs 4:22) And Jesus Himself said these amazing words, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Beloved, I believe that you step into this abundant life when you see Jesus in the Word. This means that if you are tired, reading God’s Word will recharge and energize you. If you are depressed, it will pull you out of the darkness of depression, set your mind free and bring peace and joy. And if you are sick, it will bring a flood of healing and divine health to your body!
In fact, receiving God’s life includes experiencing revival and resurrection in barren or dead areas of your life. God’s life is what you need when you see signs of death in your circumstances.
Is your marriage failing? Have your dreams been crushed or put on the back burner? Are your finances dissolving in a sea of debt? If there is death operating in any area of your life, don’t despair and don’t lose hope! See Jesus in the Word and receive His supply of life.
1 Corinthians 1:30 says “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God —and righteousness and sanctification and redemption–“ Now, that is wonderful! Notice that God does not dispense wisdom apart from Jesus. He is our wisdom! We don’t have a sanctification or holiness that is manufactured or flawed. Jesus is our holiness! His person is our redemption!
God is not saying, “I will give you healing,” or “I will provide you with health.” He is saying, “I AM your health! I AM your healing!” Health, healing, provision and supply, are not just things or gifts that God gives you. God gives you Jesus. He is whatever you need.
Dear beloved, it’s my heartfelt desire that you read the Bible with fresh eyes. God’s Word is not just any book; it is His precious love letter to you! In every book, chapter and page, as you see Jesus and what He has accomplished for you through His sacrifice on the cross, you will also realize how passionately God the Father loves you.
So get into God’s Word today, and rest under the waterfall of His love and grace. Abundant life is found in the person of Jesus. Everything we need in life is not hidden somewhere that you have to find but in the revelation of Jesus through the word of God.