HOLINESS AND THE GRACE OF GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2Corinth 6:1. We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

The teaching about the grace of God has received a lot misunderstanding since the days of the apostles. Many have gone overboard to teach and act in ways only to project the flesh, all in the name of grace.

Apostle Peter said these people who have no proper knowledge of the scriptures wrest the scriptures. 2 Peter 3:16. “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction”. Apostle Paul said in Romans 5:20b that “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: “Such people claim if grace abound when sin abound then they could go ahead and live as they like and grace would still abound. Such a thought is purely deceptive and proceeds from the devil

Please get this information clearly, God’s demands for holiness does not change under any dispensation. In Luke 20:35b the Lord said the following

“…… But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world”. Note the words, ‘those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world’. This implies one must meet certain standards for him or her to be counted worthy of that world. It would not be a * wholesale entry but to pass a special* standard. Holiness of life is that standard. This means walking with a pure heart, walking in the light, walking in love towards your fellow man and walking in fairness towards all men. God does not change and would not compromise these standards. The believer in Christ has received the grace of God. Grace is a supernatural provision from God to excel.

 The grace of God is a supernatural vehicle that lifts ordinary weak mortals from their ordinary strengths to supernatural abilities to meet God’s holy demands. The apostle Paul says we must not receive the grace of God in vain. Romans 6:14 reveals the great provision of God’s grace. “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”. Under God’s grace sin should not have dominion over you.

CONFESSION

I am not under the law to fall short of the standard of God. I have received the grace of God and have GOD’s super power at work in me.

I live a glorious life of purity, love and justice towards all men.

FURTHER STUDIES

Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”.

Romans 6:22 ” But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”

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