What grace is for

A few days ago published a piece called What did Jesus save us from. Its a preface to this so please read it first before reading this : http://www.stepstoforgive.com/wp/2017/11/16/what-does-jesus-save-us-from/

It is important to notice that we receive grace even before we repent. I mean that most people think they are not “clean” enough to be a christian , or not “good” enough to be accepted by God, or not “doing the right thing” to be healed.

God shows his Love to us exactly in this, that He died for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8. Let me show it to you in the examples of the disciples lives :

See Peter: Luke 5:8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

See Matthew : Matthew 9:9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And he rose and followed him.

See Paul : On the road to Damascus Acts 9

Grace is for us to come to God just as we are. We don’t have to first repent and then come, no come first, and let the Blood of Jesus wash your sins away. Once you have experienced the forgiveness of God repentance become natural.

When we proclaim the gospel I think we should do in in the same manner. We always first want to convert the Moslem before we pray for healing, convince the drunk to stop drinking, but Jesus died for the sinner.

Once forgivess and grace was given to you, why would you want to continue in it? I can compare it to a motor vehicle accident and if someone is prepared to fix the damage for free, to state after the reparations for someone to say :  “Wow that nice,  now I can crash it again!” is just weird.  Grace is given that we can stop sinning and not continue in it.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Sin causes us to shun from God, with God’s grace we can return into a relationship with Him, as sin causes death through grace we can again experience life.

Grace then implies we are free to break the law, if it does not then we won’t be free, but the more I am free to break it the more I dont want to break it, thats why there is a law of liberty, and in this law I act on it being a DO-er of the law and not just a hearer of it.

 

James 1:25 This law is writen not on stone but on our hearts.

 

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