Wednesday, August 03, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENCE Of GOD GRACE

  I am going to do my best to explain the magnificent grace of 
God that every Christian receives through Jesus Christ when 
we received salvation from our sins.

 
  We will never understand the grace of God in full until we are
 in Heaven with Him but even in Paradise it will be a progressive
 revelation. "That in the ages to come He might show the
 exceeding riches of His grace in His Kindness toward us
 through Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:7.  
 
  When we got saved God did all the work through our
 faith in Jesus Christ. We were dead in our sins,
 completely lost and on our way to Hell. Do you really
 think anybody in this condition is fit for the Kingdom
 of Heaven?
 
  It is like a person on drugs who says he or she can
 stop anytime without any help but that is a small 
example compared to what Jesus Christ did for the
 lost when He saved us from our sins. I don't know
 all the things God delivered me from when I received
 the good news of the Gospel. 
 
  The Holy Spirit opened up our spirit by taking the
 blinders off our eyes and then we accepted Jesus Christ
 into our hearts as our Savior and Lord. 
 
   Unfortunately, most people reject Jesus Christ 
because the world loves darkness rather than Light
. "(19) And this is the condemnation, that light is 
come into the world, and men loved darkness rather 
than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For 

every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither
 cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
 (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that

 his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought
 in God. John 3:19-21.
 
   When a person receives Jesus Christ into his/her heart
 a powerful change takes place. That person is regenerated
 by the Holy Sprit. This is where the grace of God transform
s hearts, lives, responses, the way we think, the way we treat
 each other and so many other virtues that come out of us
 because of the grace of God.
 
  This principle does not just apply to our friends but our
 enemies
 (people that just don't like us and want to inflict injury). 
God will
 give supernatural assistance (Grace) to us in all these 
situations including our relationship with Him.
 
  Does this mean that our troubles are over and life will 
be good? The answer to that question is no. There is
 something about life and trouble that go hand in hand.
 In this day in age life is very rarely good but we have the
 grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ. God works in
 our life to refine us but at the beginning, middle and end
os His wonderful Grace. 

 
  We will have trials and tribulations but God has a reason
 for everything if you are His child.
 
By the grace of God we are able to fight the evils in our life
 because without the love of God we would just go deeper 
into sin. Do you see why the grace of God makes a difference
 as opposed to us going our own way in life?
 
  Life is not fair and neither is eternity. You may ask
, "What do you mean by that statement? If we go to
 heaven it is only because of the grace of God though
our faith in Jesus Christ. If we go to Hell justice is being
 executed.
 
  There is a difference between the words justice and
 fairness. Don't seek fairness, search for Jesus Christ 
who sees everything, knows our lives perfect and is 
willing to impart His grace in our hearts.
 
  This world is run by Satan. "In whom the god of this
 world hath blinded the minds of them which believe
 not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who 
is the image of God, should shine unto them
." 2 Corinthians 4:4.
 
  The poor are unjustly treated, jobs are being taken
 from the middle class and the list could go on and on
(the rapture of the Church) and the grace of God keeps
 us until that wonderful day when we will be with Jesus
 Christ forever. We are called to occupy until He comes 
but that can only be done through His indwelling grace.
 
  If a man severely breaks his leg and goes to the hospital 
he might need several weeks of rehabilitation and rest.
 There will be people trained in that field to help him
 recover and get back on his feet. God works in a simila
r way. Jesus saved us past tense but is still saving us in 
the present tense. We need His sustaining grace everyday.
 
  He comforts our hearts with His grace and then guides
 us through life to bring His children to a level that is His
 will but contrary to what most people think there is 
usually pain involved in this process because we have to grow.     
 
  Our Lord Jesus Christ is perfect and He does not make any mistakes.
 I know I do and am still paying the price for them but we can be at peace
 knowing that we serve a God who understands everything about us 
with love.
 
" And we know that all things work together for good to them that love
 God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28.
 I know this verse involves the ability of God which is flawless but it is
 always accomplished through His grace. 
 
  Trying to live in the will of God is difficult because this is an evil world and
 sometimes we are persecuted on all sides. All to often it is not easy for us but 
isn't it comforting to know we have the grace of God working through us in ou
r daily living? Ask God for His love everyday.
 
  Paul was an Apostle. He was chosen by God to do a ministry. He did not hav
e a easy time but was on fire for the Lord. How could anybody say this was not
 one of the greatest conversions of the grace of God through Jesus Christ?
 
When Paul was converted to Jesus Christ he was filled with the Holy Spirit 
by the grace of God as opposed to hating Christians. His testimony was changed 
and people including Christians were amazed at what God did in the life of this
 man. This is the grace of God.
 

  "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed
 upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not
 I, but the grace of 
God which was with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10.
 
   "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 
Most gladly will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may
 rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9. 
 
   In these final days before the rapture of the Church true born again Christians
 can walk with God boldly and have no fear because we serve the one true God 
who will look after us with His amazing grace.

BOB D.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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