~~~ Deliverance by Grace
Now I will continue to show that
deliverance comes only by Grace, not by law.
Genesis 6: 5. And God saw that the
wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6. And it repented the Lord that he had
made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7. And the Lord said, I will destroy man
whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the
creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made
8. But Noah found grace in the
eyes of the Lord.
Now this is the very first time ‘grace’ is
mentioned in the Word of God. Noah was the first person said to have found grace
in the eyes of the Lord.
So what was this to Noah? See that the
whole earth was wicked and filled with violence. They only thought of evil all
the time. There was no love of God left, to speak of.
So there was enough evil and violence in
the earth, that it made God sorry He had made man. So God decided to destroy the
whole creation of man-kind and the other dust creatures he had
One family of all the earth was saved at
the time of that great flood. This was the man who had found GRACE. Only by
finding Grace was Noah’s family forgiven any sins they had done and delivered
from being destroyed in that flood. Grace delivered him. For only by grace can
we receive mercy. On in mercy can we be forgiven sins. Without this, we will be
destroyed with the wicked.
The next time a great destruction is about
to take place is down in Sodom and neighbor towns. You know the story, how the
evil was so great and the just man, Lot was so vexed every day with all this
evil which he saw around him. The angels of the Lord came and told him and his
family to flee, they were going to destroy that evil place with
Gen. 19: 15. And when the morning arose,
then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the
16. And while he lingered, the men
laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his
two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth,
and set him without the city.
17. And it came to pass, when they had
brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind
thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be
18. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my
19. Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou
hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and
I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I
Now see that the only reason Lot and his
family was spared this destruction is the same reason Noah and his family was
spared --- they had found GRACE in the eyes of the Lord.
Grace saved them. Only by Grace is
deliverance from the punishment of sin. Only in grace is any mercy which is
In Gen. 32 & 33 we are told of when
Jacob is returning back to his homeland after the long stay in the land of
Laban. As he approached his brother, Esau, he sent forth many cattle, sheep and
other things as a gift to Esau in order to find ‘grace’ in his sight.12. And
Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and
thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I
know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.12. And Moses said
unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not
let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by
name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
Remember, when Jacob left home he and Esau
were very angry at each other and Esau had purposed to kill Jacob. So then, this
‘grace’ meant Esau would not harm Jacob, but would be
Esau’s granting Jacob grace meant that he
had forgiven Jacob and no longer held it against Jacob and he would not harm
Jacob. This is grace = mercy = forgiveness. It is only possible in grace --- not
law - for law DEMANDS punishment for disobedience.
Now a great surprise--- the next person
said to have found GRACE in the sight of the Lord was MOSES. Yes, the law giver
was not under law; the law giver was under grace.
Exodus 33: 12. And Moses said unto
the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let
me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name,
and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
Israel had been in bondage and slavery in
Egypt for over 400 years. There was no deliverance for them UNTIL A MAN FOUND
GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD.
There is no deliverance without grace. If
you reject grace and cleave to Moses = law, you will have no
In verse 13, Moses prays to God, If --I --
have found grace in they sight, shew me thy way, that I may know thee, that I
may find grace in they sight: and consider that this nation is thy
14. And he said, My presence shall go with
thee, and I will give thee rest.
15. And he said unto him, If thy presence
go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16. For wherein shall it be known here
that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that
thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the
people that are upon the face of the earth.
17. And the Lord said unto Moses, I will
do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee
Here is a great thing God revealed to me
here: Moses had prayed and gotten approved as to the fact that he, himself had
found grace in God’s sight.
Then he proceeds to try to procure grace
for the nation of Israel. But notice, that God refused to grant them
See in verse 17, God said back to Moses,
for YOU have found grace in my sight. He did not accept Moses’ plea for grace,
or mercy from God for the nation. It was only Moses who was in grace, the nation
was under law.
Look at Ex. 34:9-- Again Moses seeks for
God to go among them on the grounds that he, himself alone had found grace. He
did not again add “and thy people”.
Read Judges six. It is very good reading.
The Israelites had sinned and God had let the Midianites oppress them and they
had destroyed all Israel’s food. They destroyed the wheat in the
There was a man named Gideon. He had some
wheat he had hid from the Midianites. See, he had the ‘hidden’ food, or manna.
So an angel of the Lord came to him and told him he would deliver
Why? Because he had found GRACE in
the eyes of the Lord. There is some great revelation in this chapter, but I will
not go into it now.
The important thing to this message is
that this is the next time in the Word someone is said to have found
In this grace was deliverance for the impoverished Israel.
There is much more in the Word on this,
but this is all I will teach right now. May this be a blessing to all who read