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The Mystery in Grace of God

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THE MYSTERY BEHIND GRACE OF GOD…

 

For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only sovereign and Lord. Jude1; 4.

 

The above were bold words from Jude to warn us as Christians to be aware of the ungodly pastors, teachers who have come in to pervert the grace of God into a license of immorality and many Christians have kept operating in sin without understanding the power of God’s grace because they have been misguided by the false and un godly teachers and this is not new to me because such people have been long ago talked about and their condemnation was prophesied.

 

But my fellow brethren in Christ Jesus according to the Grace given to me in Christ Jesus to bring the mysteries in Christ, I want to share with you the mystery behind the Grace of God that was hidden so that you may be saved and seek the Grace of God. Kindly take time to read and understanding this subject of Grace of God.

 

Definition of Grace,

 

The Grace of God is the gift from God, and therefore Grace is the – the ability, power, and freedom not only to know, think, or speak, to reveal, to discern, to change but also to do what is right and good in God’s sight. Without that grace, we are powerless.

 

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians2; 1-10.

Paul reminded us as Christians that we were dead in our sins and were disobedient which made us live according to the desires of the flesh and even gratifying the nature desires and also deserving of God’s wrath. But because of God’s mercy we have been saved by Grace not our works it’s a gift from God, this means that without Grace of God coming to us we continue in disobedience and living according to the worldly desires, so the Grace of God has power to change us from being dead in sins and drags us to salvation to escape the wrath of God. What does that mean? That means that Grace has much power to do in us to change us from sinners into redemption and receive salvation then become righteous before God, thus the Grace of God gives the ability to change from disobedience to obedience and so this is amazing working of God in the grace to drag us from death to life, so Grace of God gives us ability to find life in Christ Jesus.

 

This means that people in disobedience have not found the grace of God to find life and escape the wrath of God. This will help to know much of God’s grace if we read this scripture

 

For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 1corrithians15; 9-10.

 

Remember Paul was a persecutor of Christians before he realized the Grace of God. And now Paul was saying for I am what I am because his Grace to me was not without effect. What does this mean? It shows that Grace has power to change someone’s status to another new status and never leaves anything hanging in balance that was Paul’s testimony regarding Grace of God. The Grace of God transformed Paul from being a persecutor into an apostle of Christ and this enabled to endure all things, I think you can see the power of Grace of God.( the effect of grace of God)

 

For if you are saved then keep in disobedience you have not yet found the effect of God’s grace to transform you, because Grace of God has its own power to change you from a sinner to a righteous and a Holy Person.

 

The modern church today and many Christians have been saved by Grace but they have not found the Grace of God that changes people from status to another status, Paul found this Grace and the Grace changed him from disobedience to obedience under the Lordship of Christ Jesus and this gave him ability to understand, to reveal the hidden things, to know and separate evil and good, the Grace of God enabled him to understand the word of God and teach it, to establish in his lifestyle, to endure all the trials he was going through that all shows that Grace leads us to obedience of the law of God and his commandments as well as his judgments

 

But the modern church and the dotcom churches and many Christians have not understood the use of grace or the power that is in Grace of God, hence have kept in sinning and promoting immorality and this has led to perversion which has quenched the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Many Christians tend to quote Romans6; 14, for sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. And this scripture has been misinterpreted by many Christians and their pastors encouraging them to continue the way they are because they are under Grace not under Law, the problem I see here is that people have not understood being under grace of God what it means and being under Law what it means,

 

If Paul said Sin shall no longer be your master because you are not under law but under grace then this means that Grace was meant to take away sin and that would mean you are changed from a sinning Christian to a righteous person, the power of Grace hides you from sinning and it kills the sin within you, this means Sin should not be seen in you at all under Grace because the Grace of God has power to neutralize its tyranny and you will be controlled by the Holy Spirit.

 

Being Under Law means you are in captivity of sin, any person caught a law breaker under any state will be put into prison near by the police and that is what Paul was referring to the Romans that if you are sinning then you will be caught by Law of God, and to be caught law of God it means you under law, its means you are busy sinning and transgressing, but Paul said then since you are under Grace of God, Law should not get you sinning, meaning the Grace of God enables us to understand the law of God and be obedient citizens of heaven, the Grace of God helps and gives ability to obey God’s law then we shall not be caught by the law, so that will mean Grace does not put a way Law.

 

Many Christians have not changed their status of sinning since they got born again, and they tend to substitute the Grace of God with Law, but that is misguided grace the people are undertaking, the law of God has been disobeyed and violated by many Christians because of misinterpretation you are not under law but under Grace using their carnal mind and this has made them hate the law thinking it was done away by the Grace and that is misleading, women put on trousers in the church the way they want and they also wear like prostitutes, if grace of God leads to disobedience of the word of God then you received Grace in vain and that is another spirit of error operating in you. The grace of God has power to lead into understanding the law of God and how it is established, if churches continue in immorality then they have not been saved by Grace of God, and that’s why they are struggling, the Grace of God gives sense of obedience and humility and continue in salvation without sin controlling you.

 

These are bold words from Paul in Romans;

 

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans5; 18-21.

 

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans6; 1-4.

 

From the beginning Law was never given to put away sin and therefore it was not making anyone Holy or Righteous because of one disobedience of one Man (Adam) we all became sinners and through one’s obedience we shall be made all righteous and the Man is (Christ Jesus), this means if Jesus came with Grace to make us righteous by Faith in him then His Grace was powerful and it kills sin and then he came to put away sin not Law,

 

The purpose of the Law was to create peace, justice and harmony and imagine the law was introduced to regulate sacrifice for sin not putting away sin, therefore anyone who says we are not law then that person should be so much obedient and establishing the law of God, from the start what was disturbing human kind was sin and sin had dominion over people and it introduced the law to regulate sacrifice for sins and this could not go on and on because it was powerless to always to sacrifice and people were increasing day by day so the priest could have tedious work to sacrifice for sins and people sinned more and Grace was introduced in Christ Jesus that it will kill the power of sin and people become free without being controlled by the devil who had the keys of death through sinning of Adam, then Jesus Christ came with the Grace to give ability to dwell in righteousness.

 

It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,

But a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.

Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—

I have come to do your will, my God.’ ”

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.

I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Hebrews10; 4-16.

 

That means Christ Jesus came to put away sin not law because through Christ we are made obedient to the law of God and the power of Grace leads to us to the Holy Spirit and who will be in us after getting saved, the he will give us the ability to obey the laws by writing them on our hearts and minds. What then? Sin is put away not Law

 

 

“NOT UNDER THE LAW” DOES NOT MEAN “NO LAW”

Proponents of the false gospel say they are no longer under the Law, especially when confronted with breaking some of the commandments, like the Second on images, or the Fourth on keeping the Sabbath. They quote:

“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under Law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14 MKJV).

Grace is not absence of the Law; grace is power to fulfill and to keep the Law.

They fail to pay closer attention to the next verse:

“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Law, but under grace? Let it not be! Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves as slaves for obedience, you are slaves to him whom you obey; whether it is of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?” (Romans 6:15-16 MKJV)

It must be understood that sin is the breaking of the Law, which Law is never done away, nor does the Bible ever say it is done away. Grace is not the absence of the Law; grace is the power to fulfill and to keep the Law. Paul said:

“Do we then make the Law void through faith? Let it not be! But we establish the Law” (Romans 3:31 MKJV).

The person who has the grace of God has ability to establish the law of God and this would help him overcome sin, the Grace of God is powerful, it brings us righteousness of God and it makes move freely without sinning,

 

I am really grieved about this generation, the Christians have not yet understood the power of Grace, they read directly the scriptures without revelation of the Holy Spirit, yet the power of Grace should make us understand who the Holy Spirit IS and what is here for, his teaching, Grace and truth go together, any person out of Grace of God reside in lies and apostasy, Paul was found by this Grace and it removed him from apostasy of persecuting the church into preaching the Truth, without Grace you remain in your sins because you can’t obey since you don’t have the ability to be obedient, the Pharisees did not find the Grace of God that is why they kept in their sins and they did not understand the purpose of the law, they thought law for making them Holy and righteous which was misunderstood that was a misconception, so Paul was rebuking them because he had found grace that made him to understand the truth about the Law, the Pharisees and scribes did not believe on Jesus Christ because they found grace not It was very far way, but the Grace was brought to us to discern and understand the truth, anyone out there without knowing the truth should pray for the Grace of God to be revealed in him, because the Grace of God will give him or her ability to know the mystery that was purposed in Christ.

 

A person without Grace of God upon him is like the person riding the local boat without engine, and therefore he will be using his efforts and will never reach he is going in time and imagine he will tired and his energy will be taken away by sailing on the sea with waves, anytime he will sink when the great wind comes and his journey will be ended, but a person with the Grace of God does not get affected by the waves of the Sea, because he is like the person riding an engine boat, no efforts and this person would dodge any wave sea because he has the ability to maneuver into and get through because the engine helps him since he seats and rides without his efforts and he will surely reach where he is going in and on time, because there is something motivating him that is the engine in the boat, so that’s the same with the grace of God which enables people to move in the world without being affected by the world desires, the grace has power to give us ability to endure all temptations and that is the Grace of Jesus Christ that he came with(John1;17).

 

 

WHAT DID JESUS DO FOR US?

 

“But didn’t Jesus pay the full price? Didn’t He do it all for us?” they argue.

Yes, He paid the price for our sin – by putting sin away:

“But now once in the end of the world He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26 MKJV).

This “putting away” must be experiential; otherwise, it is of no value. Your sin must be put away, made to be no longer there. Grace is not a theory or simply a historical happening of 2,000 years ago. Grace is an experienced, life-changing reality, here and now:

“So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 MKJV).

It is not merely a matter of talking the talk, but of walking the walk.

Grace is not a whitewashing of sin by His blood. Grace is an utter eradication of sin. A holy God cannot countenance sin in any measure or degree. Sin is sin. God is a holy God:

“Follow peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord; looking diligently lest any fail of the grace of God, or lest any root of bitterness springing up disturb you, and by it many are defiled, (lest there be any fornicator, or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright)” (Hebrews 12:14-16 MKJV).

“Therefore be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48 MKJV).

“Therefore, beloved, looking for these things, be diligent, spotless, and without blemish, to be found by Him in peace” (2 Peter 3:14 MKJV).

 

 

GRACE IS MORE THAN ACTING ON A STAGE

 

There are those who think to avail themselves of God’s favor by simply knowing and saying the right things. They do not consider that the righteous life that they find impossible to live is required of them. It is not merely a matter of talking the talk, but of walking the walk:

“For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20 KJV).

“Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror. For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately he forgot what he was like. But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing” (James 1:21-25 MKJV).

Do these Scriptures not make it clear that there must not be mere church membership and attendance, Bible study, prayer, fasting, witnessing, tithing and other religious activities, but a change of heart, an inner transformation, a deliverance from the power of sin?

“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that outwardly in flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart; in spirit and not in letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God” (Romans 2:28-29 MKJV).

Many do all the religious works I have mentioned, but have never experienced the grace of God. They are as those hanging apples on a poplar tree to show that they are fruitful for God. They work to prove they have grace, not realizing they trample on the blood of Christ shed for them.

Men do as they please without grace. Those in grace please God.

 

Not the Law but the Sin Is Put Away

The misled and ignorant say, “God has done away with the Law,” thinking grace to be the removal of the Law and its demand. Christ did not come to put away the Law but the sin. He did not die to excuse the sinner but to deliver him from the power of sin.

 

Grace does away with the inability of the person to fulfill the requirement.

Forgiveness is not an allowance to continue in sin. Forgiveness demands a cessation of offense. Mercy is not about ignoring continuous sin or deliberate sinners. Mercy says, “I will forego consequences, with the prospect that you no longer act as deserving of them.” As Jesus said to the adulterous woman, whom He forgave, “Go and sin no more” (John 8). To the lame man He healed, He said, “Sin no more, lest something worse come to you” (John 5:14). That is part of the grace of God. Grace goes on to empower the sinner to repent and to change from being a sinner to being a saint, without expecting virtue from the sinner, something that was never there to begin with.

Grace does not remove the requirement, doing away with the Law of God, which the carnal man would prefer in his sin (he cannot keep or obey the Law and, indeed, has no desire whatsoever to do so). That would be like sending a student to the next grade because he could not pass the one he was in. Does that make sense? Rather, grace does away with the inability of the person to fulfill the requirement; grace provides both desire and ability to live in holiness. That is like teaching and training the student so that he can pass to the next level. Does that not make sense?

 

GOD IS NO PATSY

 

It is a shame and a travesty for one to assume that God has done away with His Law because He is perceived to be tender, lenient, tolerant, sympathetic, forgiving, understanding and compassionate. The sinner, in his evil imagination, has formed his (or her) own god, according to his own liking, in order to excuse himself from God’s perfect requirement of the Law, which he, as a man of the world, finds repugnant. While God can be and often is all of the things mentioned, He is also a God of perfect justice, and will not countenance sin:

“Behold then the kindness, and the severity of God; on those having fallen, severity; but on you, kindness, if you continue in the kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off” (Romans 11:22 MKJV).

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he also will reap” (Galatians 6:7 MKJV).

“See that you do not refuse Him Who speaks. For if they did not escape, those who refused him that spoke on earth, much more we shall not escape if we turn away from Him Who speaks from Heaven” (Hebrews 12:25 MKJV).

 

 

THE PURPOSE GOD’S GRACE;

 

  • The importance of God’s grace was to save us from death to life and this was purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord and the only savior.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians2; 1-5.

We were dead in our sins and had no hope of resurrection, both spiritually and the physically but because of power that is in purposed in Christ Jesus we have escaped from death to life, this means Grace has power to lead us to Jesus Christ to receive salvation. (Grace the reality)

 

  • The grace of God transforms us into obedience from disobedience, apart from being delivered from death to life, the Grace helps us to come out of disobedience to become good obedient citizens in Christ Jesus as heavenly citizens and this is what Paul was referring to.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. Ephesians2; 1-4 and that means the Grace finds us lost in the world and removes us from the worldly desires as disobedient and leads us to desire for the kingdom of God and obey the word of God and all his laws, so Grace breaks the barrier between the world and Salvation by destroying the disobedience spirit that makes us disobey God and gratify worldly desires. If any person who is gratifying the desires of this world then he has not found Grace of God that will break that barrier that is between him and the world and then come to God. (Surprised by the Grace of God).

 

 

  • The grace of God leads to righteousness of God, without grace of God we cannot find the righteousness in Christ Jesus, because if you are not born again where will gain the holiness of God? After saving us then this grace more ability to keep in the presence of God to understand his Holiness and righteousness, indeed this is the amazing grace Christians sing about, the grace of God changes our minds, our thoughts towards, it changes us from being sinners to new righteous Christians in the sight of God through Christ Jesus Our Lord and only Savior.

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans6; 15-18, the grace of God has power to destroy sin in Christ Jesus that we may no longer be slaves of sin but be slaves of righteousness meaning Grace came to put away sin but not the Law.

 

 

  • Grace of God gives the ability to know who we are and find out the truth, when we are lost in the world we can never know who we are but Grace of God upon separates us from the world then leads us to the light of the Holy Spirit who will convict us of sin and lead us to Christ Jesus for Salvation, this means that Grace came with Christ that we may not get lost forever, the Grace of God drags us from the Bush to the house where we belong to be house owners. So it’s not our ability the works that we do to receive salvation but the Grace of God.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians2; 8-10. Grace is purposed is purposed in advance before the creation of a person in Christ, this grace keeps dragging the person from far away world to Jesus Christ without him using his efforts but working of God Almighty ( the Power of Grace)

 

 

  • Grace does away with the inability of the person to fulfill the requirement.

Forgiveness is not an allowance to continue in sin. Forgiveness demands a cessation of offense. Mercy is not about ignoring continuous sin or deliberate sinners. Mercy says, “I will forego consequences, with the prospect that you no longer act as deserving of them.” As Jesus said to the adulterous woman, whom He forgave, “Go and sin no more” (John 8). To the lame man He healed, He said, “Sin no more, lest something worse come to you” (John 5:14). That is part of the grace of God. Grace goes on to empower the sinner to repent and to change from being a sinner to being a saint, without expecting virtue from the sinner, something that was never there to begin with.

 

Grace does not remove the requirement, doing away with the Law of God, which the carnal man would prefer in his sin (he cannot keep or obey the Law and, indeed, has no desire whatsoever to do so). That would be like sending a student to the next grade because he could not pass the one he was in. Does that make sense? Rather, grace does away with the inability of the person to fulfill the requirement; grace provides both desire and ability to live in holiness. That is like teaching and training the student so that he can pass to the next level. Does that not make sense? This means the Grace of God gives us power to repent and repentance is not sadness but change and the change will bring joy in our lives and then rejoice in the Lord Jesus with freedom.

Grace does not cover over or leave sin’s power intact. It leads to repentance

Grace is not license for sinning instead for transformation of a person from sinful nature into spiritual of Godhead and that is the power of God. (Surprised by the mystery of Grace in Christ)

 

 

  • The grace of God enables us to endure temptations, trials and tribulations, because we are not using our efforts then we don’t struggling in times tribulation, here grace of God takes its purpose to take away the weight of challenges and makes us focus on God and the Lord Jesus Christ, grace helps us to remain in the presence of the holy Spirit to endure all tribulations, a very good example is, a person with grace of God in and upon him is like a person eating chapattis with eggs(Rolex fried eggs in a chapatti, there is much flavor and he does not struggle with this chapatti because of the eggs then that is the same person with grace of God, it enables this person pass through much challenges with rejoicing and endures all distress, but a person without grace of God intact will struggle in the times of trials and he will fall into sin and accept temptation because Grace does not allow us to surrender to devil temptations, this is what was giving testimony of.

For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 1corrithians15; 9-10.

 

Paul was working hard than the rest of the Apostles and endured all tribulations and persecutions but what enabled was the grace of God, without sufficient grace of God upon he would not have worked or endured but because of God’s grace found himself working harder and endured all tribulations, that means was meant to give ability not surrender to Satan but to endure and be victorious, that what Paul was referring to, without Grace of God on us we fall back to sinning ways, and surrender to all temptations of Satan, even when we see ourselves working hard and changing its not by our efforts but the Grace of God through his working for his purpose and pleasure, so where is our efforts? Is to make decision to follow Christ Jesus and keeping praying for God’s grace who will enable to conquer and give us victory,

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians2; 12-13

The bible tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling but all is not our works but God working in us through his Spirit through the grace he purposed in Christ Jesus that no one should boast in himself. Then where is our boast? Our boasting should be in the Lord Jesus Christ who works out all things and we need to strong in the Grace of God.

 

  • The grace leads us to salvation in Christ Jesus to please God, because Men do as they please without grace. Those in grace please God. God will never be pleased without accepting his beloved son Jesus Christ, then our works in Christ Jesus please God, that is the power of Grace leading us to all that.

 

Grace is not the desire to be religious. Grace is not religious works. Grace is not an external matter only. Grace effects a change of nature. By grace, one repents, is born again, and receives a new heart and mind, with new directions, desires, perspectives and aspirations. In due time, by grace only, that inner nature begins to manifest the fruits spontaneously. The cart remains behind the horse and not in front of it.

Those who presume to have the power to live right and to keep the Law of God will, of necessity, become disillusioned, not realizing that they relied on their works, on their power, on their own righteousness, which is worthless.

“Because it is God Who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay vessels, so that the extraordinary character of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:6-7 EMTV).

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Because one has infirmity does not mean he or she lacks grace.

 

HOW ARE WE TO VIEW INFIRMITIES AND WEAKNESSES?

 

Many, if not most, mistake weakness and infirmity for sin, calling something that is not sin “sin,” which can be as harmful as treating sin as though it is not sin (for any lie can lead to sin, which leads to death). But infirmity is necessary for God’s grace to work as He chooses. Paul came to learn this wonderful truth:

“And by the surpassing revelations, lest I be made haughty, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be made haughty. For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me. And He said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may overshadow me. Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 MKJV).

Because one has infirmity does not mean he or she lacks grace. Infirmity is not sin. It is there to prevent sin. In other words, infirmity is part of the grace of God.

 

  • The grace of God gives us the ability to understand the word and his laws, means it reveals to us the hidden the mysteries that is in the word of God and after understanding this word we get knowledge of applying or establishing it.

 

WHAT or WHERE IS OUR PART THEN?

 

Here is what the apostle Paul had to say about grace:

“For this is the word of promise: ‘At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son.’ And not only this, but also Rebecca having conception from one man, our father Isaac; for the children not yet being born, nor having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works but of Him Who calls, it was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.’ As it is written, ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’ What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Absolutely not! For He says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.’ So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God who shows mercy” (Romans 9:9-16 EMTV).

We must believe and obey those things God requires of us day by day.

Grace means one’s life and salvation are altogether in God’s hands. Yet, there is a caution, something apparently contradictory that will confound those who have not known God’s grace:

 

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13 MKJV).

If “it is God Who works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure,” a work of pure grace, in that God does it, then how is it we must “cultivate our own salvation – with fear and trembling”?

Paul’s example, to give some understanding:

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plant, but it was God Who made the plant grow. The one who plants and the one who waters really do not matter. It is God who matters, because He makes the plant grow” (1 Corinthians 3:6-7 GNB).

How do we plant and water? How do we cultivate? We do so by believing and obeying those things God requires of us day by day. We exercise that which God has freely given us.

Are the planting and watering important? Of course they are. Without those, there is no plant. But what we must accept is that we do not make the plant to grow in its nature. Therefore, if a rosebush should receive watering and grow, we are not the architects of either the thorns or the flowers. Those naturally come with the plant, which only God can form. Neither can the bush determine its own nature and destiny.

My enemies (and even friends) say I am thorny. I have to admit that I can be, but I also unabashedly declare that the flowers are with me too, available for those who are given grace to see the flowers and not fear the thorns. While God has given me the desire and ability to cultivate my own salvation, I take neither credit nor blame for flowers or thorns. God has destined both… by His grace.

 

So brethren in Christ Jesus who is both our sovereign Lord and Savior the king of peace I urge you to pray always of God to be sufficient so that you may have the ability to do good and work out the salvation you have received through the death of the righteous man, remember Paul’s thorn in his flesh, he asked for Jesus Christ to heal him but Jesus in response to Paul that my Grace is sufficient and Paul understood it because if the Grace of God is with you then it will take away the weight of suffering far away then you will be able to endure then that made endurance to Paul to keeping standing strong in the grace of God. If Christians keep sinning and disobedient to the law of God and violate God’s word, that will mean no effect of grace of God, will they escape condemnation? To trample on the grace of God making it powerless, I guess not they will escape the wrath of God.

 

Brethren you have a time now to escape the coming wrath of God and it will be much more for someone who has read not repented but has ignored the word and the teaching of the Holy Spirit to escape immorality and desires of this world to be saved.

 

It was so that the mysteries of Christ Jesus should come from us but all this is not our working but the grace of God purposed in Christ beforehand and before creation of this world, therefore brethren I also came in much fear and trembling when I first I came into salvation but because of the grace of God in the demonstration of the Holy Spirit am also what am today not by efforts but the Grace of God with me.

 

 

Therefore I charge you in the sight of God that God may give you much abundant grace to escape his coming wrath.

 

 

I remain Asher Namanya the Lord’s servant Christ Jesus and Our God Almighty through working of the Holy Spirit. May he be blessed forever and ever. Amen. Peace be with you all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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