The Power of Grace Ministries

Today's Daily Devotional come directly from thirty plus years of Dr. David Jones' personal study notes.

December 25

Jesus built the bridge over the spiritual crevasse that separated man from God as the result of the fall of Adam. That bridge was His life, and His blood shed for us. Put your hammer down and stop trying to build what God has already done and run across that bridge and jump into your Daddy’s arms. 

Hebrews 10:5-7,
5 “Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come-- In the volume of the book it is written of Me-- To do Your will, O God.' "

                What many people reading Hebrews fail to realize is verses 5-7 are actually written as a reminder to the Hebrews what King David had already written. The Old Testament points to what we have today under the New Covenant that was paid for by the life of Jesus on the cross. Psalms 40:6-8 is the reference where David reveals to the children of Israel that God does not desire sacrifice and offerings. If you read and meditate on Psalms 39 it is clear how futile man’s life is compared to the eternity and presence of God. Whatever man’s best could possibly be is nothing to who God is and what He has already done. If you think about this you have to ask yourself; is there any sacrifice, any offering, anything whatsoever that man could do, or think of, or create, that would account for any value to God with all He has already done for us? No! So what does God actually want from us? Our love for Him and a relationship with us individually.  If Christians could grasp this depth and truth we would have greater peace in our lives and could walk with greater authority in our walk with Jesus while here on earth. This is the reason Jesus told His disciples, and consequently us in John chapters 14-16, that He would send the Helper, the Holy Spirit from God because we cannot understand or handle everything God has already done with just our own carnal thinking. Christians from all denominations who hold so tightly to the doctrines of man are doing so because they do not fully understand what Jesus did on the cross nearly 2000 years ago. He did so much more than just pay for our sins, He gave us life and life abundantly. He built the bridge over the spiritual crevasse that separated man from God as a result of the fall of Adam. Jesus put everything back into spiritual order. There is nothing we can do to please God, or pay God, or offer to God, that He would want other than to love Him and fellowship with Him.  Everything written in the bible is summed up in Jesus and His perfect work on the cross.