7th January 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ My Glory!
“And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.””. Luke 19:5, 8 NKJV
Zacchaeus was a rogue who made a living at others cost & their hard earned money. This is obvious from his own confession as mentioned above.
However, when Zacchaeus saw Jesus, His righteousness, His kindness ( unmerited favor) and His willingness to make His abode in Zacchaeus’s house, led Zacchaeus to repentance & he counted this blessing of God far greater than all the wealth that he had amassed through unscrupulous & unrighteous ways. This prompted him to say that he would restore four times of what he stole and would give 50% of his total wealth to help the poor. This 360 degrees transformation is possible only by God & the revelation of His goodness!
What is still more beautiful & awesome is that God never told him to repent nor to do restitution and yet , Zacchaeus took the call himself. God’s goodness led him to repentance. Hallelujah!
My beloved, we don’t need a fresh faith to be blessed rather what we need is a fresh understanding of His Righteousness and His unmerited favor to see ( perceive ) beyond our natural thinking and reasoning. This fresh understanding (revelation) is given only by the Holy Spirit of God to everyone who asks Him.
Let’s ask Him this morning, “God my Father please give me a fresh understanding of Jesus’ Righteousness and His favor ( Grace) by Your Blessed Holy Spirit.”
And confess, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ and Christ lives in me.” Amen 🙏
Grace Revolution Gospel Church