SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH
God's Grace has saved us, and His Grace is more than sufficient. Anyone who puts their faith in Jesus can receive salvation and a 100% provision for life. Ephesians 2:8 says: For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith not of yourselves lest anyone boast, it is the gift of God.
This provision is not based on human effort or performance. It is a gift that we simply received by faith, whether you have read the bible enough or paid your tithe, is totally irrelevant. God's Grace is unconditional and is offered to us as a free gift that we cannot work for or earn by our own merit. It can only be received by faith, apart from works and our own boasting.
YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH
To use human effort instead of faith is foolishness. These are words from Paul the Apostle. ( Gal 3:1-9 )
If you are under the law and are looking at your own performance as a form of justification, you have fooled yourself and fallen from Grace. We cannot be made perfect by the flesh and by the works of the law. (Gal 3:11- 13)
You are now dead to the Law and righteous ( morally upright ) with God, by faith alone. ( Gal 3:6)
May I never boast
Many people have misunderstood Faith over the years. Faith is not a work or something that you have to muster up in and of yourself. There is a perception that we have to attain more levels of Faith and that people can either have a lot of faith or no Faith at all. This is not true.
"For it is by Grace you have been saved, through Faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8)
This scripture tells us that God's Grace is the basis of our salvation and we can access this provision through Faith in Jesus. The Faith that we use is not our own human Faith “it is the gift of God.” God provides the Faith we need and the Faith we use is the God-kind of Faith. It is an effortless connector to God and His provision.
THE NEW COVENANT IS FREEDOM FROM LAW
Law keeping does not save us, FAITH in JESUS saves us. Jesus died on the cross to fulfill all of the law for us. When JESUS died we died with Him, and when He was raised up from the dead we were raised up with Him. No longer do we live but CHRIST lives in us. We are now dead to the Law and can now live a life of FAITH in JESUS.
( Rom 6 ) ( Gal 2:20 )
The focus is now off ourselves and Law keeping and onto JESUS who justifies us by FAITH. ( Rom 4:6 )
in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
IDENTITY IN CHRIST
You are a miracle of life and God created your body in His image and likeness, so you can reflect Him. (Gen 1:27)
As we see this glory of God that is within us and understand that through our union with Christ, we will begin to reflect that glory for all to see.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
If you are constantly focusing your attention on failure, (Law driven as apposed to Grace driven) you will cause failure. However, focusing on Christ in us will produce a lifestyle like Christ. The veil of Law has been lifted there is no more separation in Christ. (2 Cor 3:12- 18)
THE CHURCH IS YOU
As a believer wherever you go the church goes.
The four walls of the church building are your body, and Almighty God is living in us. So, we are the temple of the living God.
I believe that malls, hospitals and streets are the perfect place to do church. When you believe this simple reality, manifesting the Kingdom of God will become a lifestyle and not only a once a week event.
"Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" (1 Cor 3:16)
The Joy never has to stop. Just get intoxicated with the happy love of God. The bliss, pleasure and joy in the Holy Spirit never has to leave.
Distance is never a problem when it comes to His presence. (Ps.139) Don't let the confines of rules, steps, formulas and processes, (religion) build barriers or distract you from experiencing a true relationship with Jesus.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalms 16:11)