The two trees of Genesis 2 and 3 give us a way of understanding God’s original intentions for man and grasping the limitations of the human nature, the result of man’s experimentation with the tree of knowledge of good and evil. From the instruction that God gave to Adam, we see that whatever we gain […]
Ephesians 3:8 KJV Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; Philippians 3:3 AMPC “For we [Christians] are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and […]
Ephesians 2:1 “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;” KJV “In the past you were spiritually dead because of your sins and the things you did against God.” New Century Version “AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins” AMPC There is no life […]
Let us all agree first of all on a few thoughts: “ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV caps mine) Which means the […]
Salvation is God’s provision for mankind and we must believe in Jesus to receive it. Even after salvation, believing in Jesus, accepting that He has finished all the works, and depending on Him to work in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure, is what determines growth. Believe!
We cannot enter into the new life by our own works; we must forsake our righteousness to receive His righteousness. And this is not just beginner’s class stuff, it is the very essence of the Christian life. We must never again descend to human philosophy and works; we must allow Christ to live His life freely and fully in us, gratefully living in the New covenant.
There is a work resulting from grace The point that is critical for us to raise is that works does not have to be a nullification of grace. We are certain and assured of the fact that God is fully responsible for the New Life we received in Christ Jesus. There is nothing of man […]