(KJV,) I CORINTHIANS 6:9-11
(9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
(10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
GRACE OR PRIVILEGE?
Brethren, Grace be unto you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen! Without his grace, many souls will perish in everlasting damnation: therefore, let us give thanks to our Father, for his mercies endures forever: what is grace?, grace is a free, an undeserved, unmerited favor of our Father, given through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, whereby divine assistance is given to humans for repairing, renewing, structuring, sustaining their lives without self-efforts; example, everyone went to sleep last night, but not everyone woke up alive and well this morning, if we are one of the luckiest people who woke up alive and well this morning; give thanks to Jesus Christ!; it is not a privilege, but, by his grace: if we woke up alive, because of self-efforts, that we feel that we earn it to be alive, or a privileged to be rewarded for self-efforts; grace will no longer hold water in this case; believe it or not, many people will do all that they can do, to keep themselves alive in this world; however, we all woke up this morning alive, well, only by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; may his mercies endures forever!; in this generation, humanity have laid aside the statutes of our Father, continue to justify wayward behaviors with the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; implementing carnal statutes to justify waywardness; the question we need to ask ourselves is, if grace so much abounds, the way we claim it to be, how then, is Jesus Christ is still reaching out to souls in darkness, warning humanity to come unto him, encouraging believers to continue to walk in his righteousness?; this is a point to ponder on!
Yes! there is grace; believers are not under the law, but under grace through the dead, resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; however, should we continue in waywardness, backslide into ungodliness, justify our behaviors with grace?, this should not be so, but looks that way, when we accept abnormal behaviors as normal, informalities as formalities; where is the world going from is point?; as believers, let us be careful what types of companies we keep, associations we belong to in this world of darkness; for it is written, book of Galatians 5:9; saying, a little leaven leaveneth a whole lump: therefore, let us hold on to the rightful way of doing things, never settled down with dictates of the enemy, think that whatever goes on in this world of darkness is acceptable to Jesus Christ in eternity, follow the multitudes to indulge in waywardness; as believers, we are to affect positive changes as lights of the world; if the enemy infiltrates our hearts to believe his lies, that our wayward behaviors are acceptable with Jesus Christ; then, we have failed to affect the world positively; despite facts that grace is available to humanity, grace should not be abused, licensed to ungodliness, whether we are aware or not; saved or unsaved, we are all struggling to make through this world, believers, face more challenges to walk uprightly in this world, more than unbelievers; for, believers proclaimed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, whereas, unbelievers proclaimed no one or otherwise; and guess what?, the enemy does not want believers to follow Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior into eternity; he would prefer for them to be derailed into Hade's damnation; however, he leaves unbelievers alone, for he knows that they are already following his pathways in world of darkness, continue to pester with souls, who walk in faith through the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: the devil is a master of deception; beware of his lies!
The thing is, when we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, we receive salvation, through his blood, and are sanctified, justified in his name, by the Spirit of our Father, have free grace to go, sin no more, and on faith pathways into eternity; however, along faith pathways, the enemy of our souls, implements challenges of evil, to pester with souls, frustrate, derail them from the righteousness of our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to lead them backwards into world of darkness; therefore, as believers, let us be careful who we associate ourselves with in this world, any past ungodly actions and behaviors that we have been delivered from by the blood of Jesus Christ, if care is not taken to stay away from those ungodly behaviors, the enemy uses the same avenues to lure believers back into world of darkness; therefore, if we have received Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, are sanctified, justified as believers in the name of Jesus Christ, sealed with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, let us be careful not to fall back into ungodliness, our old selves, before we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, but continue to persevere into final destines, recieve crown of glories and eternal lives.
Dearly beloved, grace is not the same as priviledge, and grace has been given; therefore, let us appreciate the love of our Father, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16); praise, worship, thank him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, for his mercies endures forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.