Lord is saying: You have seen great blessings and now the time
of testing of the word. Stand fast child on my promise. The promises
of Abraham are yours and grace in abundance. Grow in grace and
stand fast and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
My righteousness is yours.
51: 1 & 2. Hearken unto me you that follow after righteousness,
you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence you are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence you are digged. Look unto Abraham
chapter was written 712 years before Christ and yet St Paul writing
to the Galatians (who were about to throw away their new-found
freedom in Christ) had a wonderful revelation of the righteousness
that would come through faith in Jesus. He wrote
believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Galatians
the grace of God
were frustrating the grace of God and Paul shows us how he avoided
doing this in...
2:21. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness
comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
that God wants us to seek comes not from the law but by, as we
have seen, through believing God. Romans11: 6 tells us...
by grace, then it is no more by works: otherwise grace is no more
grace (of course how can it be
. grace means unearned favour).
But if it be of works then is it no more grace: otherwise work
is no more work.
some mouthful. It basically means you can't have a bit of your
own righteousness and a bit of God's grace.
. its one or the other. That was hard for me..
but when I got the revelation.. I knew
it only takes a few
seconds to say yes to the truth and to mean it. Yes it took some
.it seems just to good to be true
took the horrific death of Jesus to pay for it. It didn't come
for God to obtain this wonderful free gift for us he
had to send the most precious thing that belonged to him
His Son. .
He shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied.
The Father is
satisfied with one thing and one thing only, when we come to him
on the basis of the one perfect sacrifice only, the death of His
Son. The only way to do that is to choose
all of grace
none of law.
, Only the unworthy
Don Rand sent
me the following quote many years ago "Grace means favour.
But what kind of favour? for favour is of many kinds. Favour shown
to the miserable, we call mercy; favour shown to the poor we call
pity; favour shown to the suffering we call compassion; favour
shown to the obstinate we call patience, but favour shown to the
unworthy, we call GRACE!" I read this weeks ago, but it suddenly
dawned on me, on this particular morning a few days ago, that
grace can not be called grace if we are worthy of God's favour.
it would have to be called something else, such as reward. To
qualify for the reward of God's favour we would have to do something.
To qualify for grace we need only to be unworthy. Thank God that
we all qualify for grace.