777 Challenge – Day 4 – Question 4
Grace makes no human sense! This is one way that a person can tell it is from The God of Love, Mercy, Peace and Forgiveness!
What do I mean by that? Simply put a relationship with God Almighty would be just another religion without Grace! Religion says, “Come to me and do as I tell you or else!” The Grace of God says, “Come to me and I will give you rest, for my burden is light and my yoke is easy.” When Jesus said the previous statement, just like when He said, “Repent for the kingdom of God is near,” He was talking to people who kept the law better than you and I ever could! The shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept,” was Jesus weeping over people who instead of having a relationship with God, had a religion about God!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “UNDER GRACE”?
Romans 7:6- “…we serve in newness of the Spirit”
Romans 14:14- “I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself.”
Romans 14:2,22- “One man has faith that he may eat all things,…Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.”
1 Corinthians 6:12- “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.”
1 Corinthians 10:13- “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.”
Galatians 5:1, 13- “It was for freedom that Christ set us free…For you were called to freedom.”
Hebrews 8:12, 13- “…And I will remember their sins no more. When He said, A new commandment, “He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.”
Hebrews 10:1,2,9,14,17- “The sacrifice of Christ makes perfect those who draw near, the perpetual sacrifices are ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, no longer have a consciousness of sins (1).”….He takes away the first [Law] in order to establish the second [Grace]. …For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified… “And their sins and lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
1 John 3:6,9- “No one who abides in Him sins; no one who has seen Him or knows Him….No one who is born of God [does] sins, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
1 John 3:19-21,24- “We shall know by this that we are of the truth and shall [persuade] our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if your heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him,…And we know by this that He abides in us, by the spirit which He has given us.”
1 John 5:18- “We know that no one who is born of God sins.”
The Only way the Goodness, Mercy, Peace, Hope, Joy, Praise, Faith, Grace and Love of God have any possibility of being an indwelling reality in your life is, “by Grace through Faith!” What does that look like?
Keep going on the 777 Challenge for three more days and then just keep going on the Journey of Eternity – The Journey of Freedom found only by the Grace of God through you having Faith in what you can’t see and Rest in the knowledge that what you could never hope to change and the Love you could find in no other way or place is real!