Thursday 2 June 2022

Grace and Truth (CW13)

    'World War 3 is at Hand'
Will Israel and the West attack the Iranian nuclear and military sites to start World War 3?

More of Jesus' truth that cannot be contradicted.

The Grace of God
   John 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
    God sent Jesus into the world to give mankind His grace and truth.

Saving Grace
Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
   To obtain God's saving grace, we must walk out our faith by doing the following:-
1. believe that Jesus the Son of God was the Word made flesh, He died on the cross as propitiation for our sins and on the third day He rose having victory over death,
2. acknowledge that we are sinners by confessing our sins,
3. accept and confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior,
    Only after walking out this faith in Him, He will grant us His saving grace by giving us the Holy Spirit of redemption to be born again Christians.

Saved for Good Works
Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
   Having been saved by His grace, we are expected to do the following good works:-

1. Believe who He is (Creator, Saviour, Father, Healer, Teacher, Provider, etc.)
John 6:29  Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."

2. Operate the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12) for the profit of the church.

3. Preach the gospel to all (Mark 16:15)

4. Be Jesus' disciples by abiding in His words. (John 8:31)

5. Make disciples of all nations (Mat 24:19-21)

   God will reward everyone of us  according to our works.
Mat 16:27  For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

More Grace - the Spirit of Truth
Jam 4:6  But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
    When we humble ourselves to obey His words, He will shower us with more grace

John 14:15-17a, 26; 16:13 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you... However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
   So when a Christian keeps His commandments, God will have to admit that he loves God and He will grant him another Helper, the Spirit of truth, who will guide him into all truth so that he is free from the bondages of this wicked world, deceptions, lies, heresies.
(John 8:32  "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.")
The Spirit of truth will also tell (teach) him the end time signs and prophecies.

Grace overcomes the Flesh
2Cor 6:1,4-10  We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain... But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes... by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God... as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Heb 12:14-15  Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.