THE GIFT OF GRACE AND LOVE


Grace is the solution to wrong behavior. God's grace is a free gift to you when you are in Christ.  Titus 2:11; "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men."Acts 20:32; "And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."
Obedience is a result of God's grace. Faith is a condition for right standing. Obedience is not a condition for God's grace. The root word for obedience is to hear. God wants us to hear Him correctly. The Word of God is the book out of your inheritance. Concerning healing,  you must get a person's attention on Jesus and not on their self. You can't be bad enough to lose His grace; you can't be good enough to earn His grace. The law teaches us of sin; grace teaches us of salvation.
Romans 6:11; "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." You dead to sin but alive in Christ through grace. Jesus conquered sorrow, fear, doubt and discouragement. The effects of righteousness are quietness and confidence forever. Grace is the influence of God in what you believe; grace is actually Jesus Christ. You are holy, righteous and one with God. You have inherited the highest quality of persuasion which is persuasion through Christ. The key to faith is looking to Jesus.
Ephesians 3:19; "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."It's not about what you do but knowing how much God loves you. You can believe you are righteous by faith, or you can believe what you are doing to make you righteous. A Christian cannot lose their salvation because they are not saved by their behavior. The only righteousness you can have is righteousness by faith which is a gift from Christ.

Whatever you do bad or good, God's love for you never changes. Faith is a discovery and when you discover God's love for you, your faith grows stronger. You live under His love for you. The revelation of the Gospel is the gift of righteousness. When you believe in God's finished work, His healing, restoration and favor upon you become real. God wants you to come to Him with a humble heart. Humility is thinking of yourself less often. Your respect for grace is also your respect for the law. When you see God's grace He sees your faith. To repent is to smile and look up and know that through Christ, everything becomes right. Learn who you are in Christ; wake up everyday and be yourself.
God should be the center of every relationship. Causes of divorce are intimacy, finances and honesty. When God created a woman from Adam, Adam was sleeping. God created the best for a man while man was sleeping.
Matthew 11:28-30; 28. Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
When you get married, many times God is not the center of the relationship. The relationship is about Jesus. When you depend on Jesus, you are having a relationship with Him. Jesus is revealing Himself as the giver of salvation. There is much lack of Gospel being preached which is the main reason for divorce. You will find rest in Christ. Salvation and healing are gifts from Christ. In a relationship, if Jesus is the center, it will be successful. Otherwise the enemy will attack and destroy your relationship. Jesus is the light in darkness. His light shines through you. The Word of God heals your relationship. You must avoid unbelief.
Matthew 17:14-20 shows us there was a man who had a son that was possessed of a devil. The man is speaking to Jesus and telling Jesus the situation and that the disciples couldn't heal the boy. Jesus rebuked the devil and the child was instantly cured. Then the disciples came and asked Jesus why they couldn't cast out the devil. Jesus told them it was because of their unbelief and that they must also have faith.

The devil is real. But the power of God is greater than the devil. You have the power to heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead.(Matthew 10:1,8). When God makes promises and blessings to you, even your children become blessings. Even a woman has the power. You are blessed to be a blessing to others. Don't underestimate yourself. We are children of God. Your heart has a mind, eyes and ears.
James 1:5-8; 5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.7. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."God wants you healed and well. Whatever you ask in faith without doubt and unbelief, you shall receive. (2 Corinthians 5:7). You actually have six senses. The sixth sense is faith. Ephesians 2:8-9;8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9. Not of works, lest any man should boast." You must do things by faith. Walking by faith should be the first priority in your relationship.
Mark 5:36; "As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe." Jesus is telling the ruler to believe and have faith. When God is with you, you shall be prosperous. (Genesis 39:2).








And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold (Matthew 24:12).

In our world today, we’re more security-conscious than ever; there’s so much fear. It reminds of the words of Jesus as He cautioned against the signs of the end of the age; He said men’s hearts will fail them for fear (Luke 21:25-26). For example, it has become increasingly difficult, while driving by, to stop and help a stranded stranger, because many are afraid that the person could turn out to be a carjacker or a violent criminal.

Sometimes, a beggar who wants some help could approach someone, but because many of such beggars have been found to be tricky, he’s snubbed. That’s part of what our opening verse is talking about. Many have become cold, to the point that they’re not sure who to help anymore. Some have become hardened, because everybody seems to be self-seeking.

However, the wickedness of the world shouldn’t stop us from loving; it shouldn’t dowse our love-fire or make us shut our bowels of mercy and compassion. We must reach out, and keep reaching out, to help those in need. We have the Holy Spirit, and He’ll guide us aright in this; trust Him. If it’s a phony scenario or “funny” situation, He’ll let you know just in time what to do.

Therefore, when you see someone in trouble, don’t be unmoved; be willing to help, even if you’ve been cheated before for so doing. Don’t say, “I’ll never help anybody again,” because someone deceived you. Those who cheat you will get into trouble with God, but you’ll keep getting greater for loving and helping others.

The Lord Jesus saw ahead the perilous nature of the days we’re living in: the abundance of wickedness and lawlessness; the superfluity of waywardness. And because of that, He said the love of many shall wax cold. But it wasn’t a recommendation for us to faint, wane, or waver in our love-walk. Yes, the days are evil, but we’re guided by divine wisdom, and compelled by love to walk circumspectly and shine as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse world.

Love can’t be defeated; you’re never a fool for faith, hope, and love. So, keep the love-fire burning; it’ll always win, in spite of the prevalence of sin, evil, and wickedness in the world today.








Galatians 6:9-10
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. [10] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men , especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Colossians 3:12
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.

1 Peter 3:13-14 GNB
Who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, how happy you are! Do not be afraid of anyone, and do not worry.

PRAYER
Dear Father, I thank you for your love that’s shed abroad in my heart by your Spirit. I’m clothed with tenderheartedness, mercy, and kind feeling towards others; and your wisdom is guiding me always. My love-fire burns ever so brightly even in the midst of a perverse and crooked world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

              

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