Sunday, June 10, 2012

God's Grace

SOMEONE COULD TALK ABOUT GOD’S GRACE FOR A WHILE, AND NOT COVER THE WHOLE TOPIC. GOD IS A FORGIVING GOD. WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND DON’T DESERVE THE GRACE OF GOD. GRACE IS UNFAVORABLE MERIT. IT IS UNEARNED FORGIVENESS OF GOD.WHEN SOMEONE SINS, AND GOD FORGIVES THEM. THIS IS GRACE. GOD IS WITHOUT SIN. HE HATES SIN. GOD LOVES US ENOUGH TO FORGIVE US, WHEN WE ASK. WE ARE LIVING IN THE FLESH. WE ARE NOT PERFECT. GOD KNOWS THIS. THAT IS WHY HE GIVES US GRACE. HE TELLS US “GOD, WHO IS RICH IN MERCY, FOR HIS GREAT LOVE WHEREWITH HE LOVED US, EVEN WHEN WE WERE DEAD IN OUR SINS, HATH QUICKENED US TOGETHER WITH CHRIST”, EPHESIANS 2:4,5). HE IS LONGSUFFERING, “NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH”, 2 PETER 3:9.

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO LOSE GOD’S GRACE. UNLESS, YOU TOTALLY DENY HIM. MARK 3: 29, “BUT HE THAT SHALL BLASPHEME AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST HATH NEVER FORGIVENESS, BUT IS IN DANGER OF ETERNAL DAMNATION:” THAT IS THE ONLY SIN, THAT GOD DOES NOT FORGIVE. HE REDEEMS US BY HIS GRACE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (ROMANS 3:24). BY THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.

JESUS, THE SON OF GOD, CAME TO THIS EARTH TO DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. ROMANS 4:5 TELLS US THAT GOD JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY THROUGH THEIR BELIEF IN HIM. THEIR FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. ROMANS 6:14 TELLS US, “FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU, FOR YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE”. GOD GAVE US HIS WORD AND HIS COMMANDMENTS THROUGH THE BIBLE. HIS PROPHETS AND DISCIPLES WROTE THE BIBLE FOR US TO USE AS A GUIDE ON HOW TO LIVE. HIS LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS WERE FOR OUR GUIDANCE. BUT, WHEN WE SIN UNWILLINGLY, GOD GRACE TAKES OVER. HE FORGIVES US.

GOD’S GRACE IS A FREE GIFT. GOD’S GRACE WAS JESUS CHRIST. EPHESIANS 2:8, “FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD”.  GOD TEACHES US IN 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 12, THAT GOD’S GRACE MAKES US STRONG THROUGH OUR WEAKNESSES. PAUL TEACHES US THROUGH HIS WRITINGS THAT HE FELT THE STRONGEST WHEN HE COUNTED ON GOD’S STRENGTH.

GRACE SHOWS US THAT GOD LOVES US AND PARDONS US FROM OUR SIN. HE ADORNS US WITH HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND COVERS OUR INIQUITIES. WITHOUT GOD SENDING US HIS SON TO DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD, GOD COULD NOT GIVE US PARDON. GOD IS ALL RIGHTEOUS AND CANNOT ALLOW UNRIGHTEOUSNESS INTO HEAVEN. HE GIVES HIS GRACE, BECAUSE HE IS NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL COME TO HIM.



 

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