God’s Grace   Leave a comment

Yesterday I posted a email I received from Andrew Wommack concerning forgiveness. Forgiveness is His Grace. Since I’ve been learning more and more about His Grace, I’ve been less and less burdened. I’m not afraid to come to Him with my faults any more. I’m not afraid to be honest and confess my faults as much as before because I know He Loves me and isn’t out to get me. That’s what religion under the old covenant teaches you. But even how people teach the old covenant, some teach that wrong. They teach this unmerciful God that’s angry with us and out to get us. Look at how God showed His Grace toward the children of Israel, time and time again after they messed up, time and time again. One of the most wicked woman we say that’s in the Bible, Jezebel, God was willing to help her if she only repented. Since His teachings of Grace I don’t make excuses for me sinning, I don’t want to sin. I want my heart changed because I want to be like Him. I don’t feel I have to be anymore, it’s a free choice. I’s a free obligation I’m learning to have toward Him, our Lord Jesus, more than an obligation to follow Him because it’s a rule. God doesn’t want robots, He wants His living creation to freely follow Him. And when we really know His Grace, we freely follow Him. In me there is still some resistant because of the old teachings. But the more I’m receiving His teachings, the more free I feel. Concerning yesterday’s article on receiving forgiveness; I have to admit that was hard for me to receive when the Lord was speaking to me directly about it prior to the email. But I looked up some stuff in the Bible and the things I was taught before was not in there. One of the things I looked up is "asking for forgiveness". The Lord told me I don’t have to ask for forgiveness because He has already forgiven me of my sins. I just need to confess my sins and He will cleanse me, but I have to believe He will. Nothing is based on my performance or works, but on what He already has done. Lately, I’ve been thanking Him for His forgiveness and expecting deliverance from sin. The teachings I’ve been getting from Him, He shows me in His Word. Most of the time it’s not something I need revelation for. It’s plain and simple and can see it in black and white. Focusing too much on sin was causing me to believe in me and my abilities. But focusing on Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, my Healer, my Bridegroom is causing me to be free from all the burdens of the old teachings. It’s freedom thanking Him for what He already provided for us; and one of that is forgiveness of sins. To ask means to want something. To confess is to admit faults. Pride keeps so many from admitting their faults; so pride keeps many from receiving God’s Grace. I used to think this is too good to be true. Now I just say, this is You, God. I don’t feel condemned because I don’t get it right. I made a mistake the other day and satan tried to burden me with it and the Holy Spirit of our God came and told me to accept His forgiveness and forgive myself. I tried to beat myself up, but I began to feel burdened. The Holy Spirit guided me and helped me accept forgiveness. I was fine after that and it just caused me to want to follow Him. Because of Grace sin is not having dominion over me. For the record, reminding a person of their faults and always talking about sin is not the key to stop them from sinning. Scaring them isn’t the answer. Not one time has the Lord scared me with His Word. Sorry for the long post, but maybe someone in this group is burdened like I was and need freedom. Grace isn’t freedom to sin, it moves you from sinning. Grace also helps me to believe more about things that are impossible. I don’t have to perform for God to move for me. There are many factors that causes unbelief, but the problem is still unbelief. Well, Grace has helped me to believe and I believe Grace will keep me steadfast in faith. Lately when I pray, I’m accepting more and more it is truly done because of His Grace. It’s not based on a feeling I’m feeling; for that moment. But it’s from knowledge about Him and who God really is. I’m learning to pray from Grace, which causes me to believe in what I ask.

Because of His Grace we should not have any doubt in Him. Because of His Grace we and our family are covered and protected. Because of His Grace we have all the things we need because He has provided all for us. He already provided healing, deliverance, finances. The fact He provided His Son for us is proof of His Love, Grace and Faithfulness toward us. Please check out this article from Creflo Dollar concerning God’s Grace. Peace and blessing truly belong to us. Veronica

Too Much Grace! – From Creflo Dollar

I remember my wife giving me a certificate to go skydiving on my 40th birthday. I thought, that’s going to be pretty neat, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Included in a skydiver’s equipment is one main parachute and one reserve parachute. I had the thought, what if I only had that one main chute? I began to think about how dependent I was on the second chute. Would I be able to put my full trust in just one chute? It’s a lot easier to go skydiving knowing that you have that backup chute.

Well, living the life of grace is almost like that scenario. God wants us to depend on one “chute”—grace—but we keep depending on the backup “chute”—self-effort, or self-reliance. Today, the Spirit of God is saying, “When will you get to the point in your life where you’re going to be totally dependent on that one chute, God’s grace, and everything that Jesus has already done for you?”

We are surrounded by too much grace to ever be defeated in any area of our lives. There’s just too much grace that’s been made available to us to be troubled about anything. But in order to avail ourselves to God’s grace and lay hold of what we need by faith, we have to maintain the balance of the presence of God in our lives. You have to practice the presence of God in order to tap into His wisdom concerning the circumstances of your everyday life.

One of the ways we engage His presence is by engaging in His Word. The devil’s task is to distract you out of, and away from, the presence of God. But you have to train your mind to focus on the Word because there are many distractions in life. This can be as simple as taking a scripture and meditating on that scripture every day; or before going to bed, reading a paragraph from the Word and meditating on that. When you get in the Word, you get in the presence of God. The Bible says in the God’s presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). When you get in God’s presence, He can begin to show you some things and reveal things to you that you need to know.

You have a choice; you can focus on your problems, or you can focus on Jesus. His grace is available for you, no matter what you’re going through. There’s no circumstance you’ll ever come up against in life that can prevail against God. He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). He is already in your future, rooting for you at the finish line!

Make it a point from this day forward to expose yourself to God’s presence by exposing yourself to His Word. Trials and challenges that seem larger than life melt when we’re in the presence of the Lord. His presence eliminates worry, fear, doubt, and frustration. That’s where His grace comes in! There’s too much grace available for you, so don’t you dare give up, cave in, or quit on God, because He will never quit on you!

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!” (2 Corinthians 12:9, AMP).

When you continually practice the presence of God, you can learn how to rejoice even in the midst of trouble! Why? Because your hope is in Christ, and He never disappoints!

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