Topic: Grace Will Change The Rule For You [22 October 2018 Daily Devotional]
“And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will, be thou clean”. Mark 1:41
In the Bible days, lepers are not supposed to be in the congregation of the people. They were not even permitted to walk in the streets freely. They were meant to be quarantined. In Mark chapter 1:40-42, we see the case of a leper. But, here comes Jesus and the man said to Him, if you will you can make me clean. Jesus did not only say I will, but He also touched him. Grace touched the untouchable. Nobody touches a leprous person, but Jesus did.
Jesus identifies with your situation. Who told you, you are alone in your challenge? We have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He was in all point tempted but without sin. And now He says: let us come boldly to the throne of grace. You don’t have any reason to fear because grace has opened doors for you. Understand that grace will give you that promotion. Grace will elevate you. Grace will cause them to change the rules. The immigration rule will be changed because of you. Hallelujah!
Not too long ago, a young lady desired to travel from one of the African nations to the United States for her studies. Everyone told her how difficult it is to get a study visa, but she dared to believe God. On the day of the interview, as she stood on the line, she realised that everyone ahead of her was being turned down by the interviewer. Of course, she could not change her line, but she bowed her head and prayed for favour. Just as it was her turn, the difficult interviewer got up and someone else stepped in. It all looked like a movie and the new person interviewed her, approved the visa and immediately left for another assignment. That was nothing but GRACE.
No matter the situation you are faced with, don’t give up because grace will change the rule in your favour.
Further reading: Mark 1:40-45; John 5:1-12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 56-58; Evening- 2 Thessalonians 2
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.