Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Put the Amazing back into Grace!
Wow... It has been a while. Been busy. A calculated shift in work again. But Praise the Lord that His hand is always there to guide me and lead to green pastures & still waters.
I probably would like to provoke all our brothers & sisters in Christ out there to start thinking about Paul. Yes, the super apostle, Paul formerly known as "Sha-ul" in Hebrew.
Amongst all the apostles, Paul would probably be the one who was persecuted the most. Why so? Read his letters. Paul preached the Grace of God till it seeped from the pores of his skin. Grace has been an absolutely touchy subject amongst believers. But I believe Paul was on the right track somewhere since 3/4 of the New Testament was written by him. Detractors might say that the Christianity that we practice is called Pauline Christianity. I beg to differ. Paul saw Jesus for who He really was. Paul had a wonderful & powerful revelation of who the person of Jesus Christ is. And that GRACE is all wrapped up in Jesus! John 1:17 says this:
"For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
See the difference in the words used with regards to the law and about Jesus. The 10 commandments was written on stone and given to Moses by God. The law was written on a dead surface of rock. But Truth & Grace came through someone ALIVE! Who is this someone? Jesus Himself!
All that we look for is wrapped up in the person of Jesus Christ. And all the we deserve as punishment for our sin has already been fully judged and punished on the body of Jesus on the cross. In fact, what He did was an overpayment! Yet we who deserve nothing, receives everything! (Ephesians 1:3-14)
So brothers and sisters, let us love one another. Let us love our brethren who are still out there on their spiritual journey. Let us be there to comfort them , to be a friend, a brother, a sister, even, a father or a mother. Just as Jesus displayed His love and Grace even in the final moments of His earthly life, He sees His mother grieving, He still has a heart to love and to fill that gap for her... John 19:26-27:
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
Let us have a revelation of God's love in our lives. He wishes to stand and be in that gap for you. In whatever area that it is right now. His super abounding Grace will eat up and overwhelm that dark spot in your lives right now! He is truly Amazing! He is our Father. I call Him Abba. Daddy. And Daddy gave me Jesus to remind me that in Him and with Him in me, I AM living a victorious life! Amen.
God bless & Shalom to one & all,