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The Power of God’s Grace! — 1 Comment

  1. I believe we are called as the Holy Spirit leads us to defend the Gospel to correct and assist our church family and our Lord where called to do so. Even Jude was compelled to do this. As you showed about Jude writes and said it was “needful for him to write or imperative to contend the faith and ensure the true Gospel Christ is preached! To ignore satan’s attacks is to allow the yeast to creep in! We must fight his lies with truth and be faithful servants of The Lord Jesus who died faithfully to ensure we would be saved by his blood and recieve righteousness through faith in his work on the cross. As you noted above Jude writes:
    “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

    Paul addresses the Galatians and notes a double curse be on anyone that preaches a Gospel other that what they first recieved:I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. (‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭6-10‬ NLT)
    I think the church today is not using the greatest weapon God has given us which is the Gospel of a Christ who died in our place, became sin so we could become righteous, arose again! And in his rising from death, he defeated death and has been given a name above every name, a place of honor at the Father’s right hand! His resurrection is our divine receipt that our sins are forgive and for that believe, he is Our Lord!!! Where as Gentiles we were far away from recieving this great love but because of Jesus we have been washed in his precious blood and have been made a part of his family . Our sins are forgiven! Praise Jesus Our Lord!!! This is our weapon! All satan had under the law was that we were sinful and violated God’s law! So he constantly accused us and as he accused, we recieved condemnation which was death and defeat and the deterioration that sin brings. But I am reminded of Jeshua the high priest who became filthy because of the accusations of satan and was set free by our Lord who cleansed him and made him Holy.
    Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. And the LORD said to Satan, “I, the LORD, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.” Jeshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel. So the angel said to the others standing there, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And turning to Jeshua he said, “See, I have taken away your sins, and now I am giving you these fine new clothes.” Then I said, “They should also place a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean priestly turban on his head and dressed him in new clothes while the angel of the LORD stood by. Then the angel of the LORD spoke very solemnly to Jeshua and said, “This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: If you follow my ways and carefully serve me, then you will be given authority over my Temple and its courtyards. I will let you walk among these others standing here. “Listen to me, O Jeshua the high priest, and all you other priests. You are symbols of things to come. Soon I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. Now look at the jewel I have set before Jeshua, a single stone with seven facets. I will engrave an inscription on it, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, and I will remove the sins of this land in a single day. “And on that day, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, each of you will invite your neighbor to sit with you peacefully under your own grapevine and fig tree.” (‭Zechariah‬ ‭3‬:‭1-10‬ NLT)
    The way we fight the enemy is to remember we were bought by the blood of the Lamb! His blood is powerful ever washing our sins and keeping us until the day of Our Lord’s return. We should stop accusing one another for this arms the enemy to accuse us! And isn’t our Lord’s sacrifice greater than the enemy! His blood is greater than our sins! Believe you have been redeemed and don’t look to your mistakes! Look to Christ, and recieve his grace daily! When Christ died for our sins he for filled the law and now those who believe in Him and His finished work are under grace!!!

    Remember Paul’s message:So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come— and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame. When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God’s blessing. But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it. Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don’t believe it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation. For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭1-12‬ NLT)

    Be blessed beloved! Recieve his love and know that the work is finished! May you recieve His great love and grace ( unmerited favor…you can’t earn it… Just recieve it!!!) that Our Father sent his only son, without spot or blemish, to give you!