There was a time when we could make reference to grace and although we didn’t fully understand it, we didn’t misappropriate it. Without grace none of us could become truly free.
Romans 6:14 Sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.
Israel did not know right from wrong when they were in bondage to Egypt. So, when God gave the law to Moses it gave the people a“sin consciousness”. No matter how hard they tried, they could not get free of their sin. The law revealed just how naughty they were but it made no provision for deliverance. So, the law gave knowledge of sin but it could not stop the act of sinning.
Romans 5:20 The law was introduced in order to increase wrong doing; but where sin increased, God’s grace increased much more.
God wanted His people to know that they were sinning and then come to understand He was going to do something about it once and forever. Grace did not manifest until Jesus rose from the dead, before anyone could become free thedevil had to be dealt with. No one could keep the law because they all had the nature of satan, man’s tie to the devil had to be broken. The devil had the power of death, he could continually keep men separated from God. When Jesus rose from the dead he stripped the devil of his power to divide man from their original Father.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
When grace is properly applied you are saved from your evil nature and the influence of the devil. No man can become free until his very nature is changed. God’s grace is His supernatural power that instantly changes us from a child of wrath into a child of God. The key to having grace living and working in your life is faith, we are saved by grace through faith. There is no application apart from faith, grace without faith is compromise.
Romans 14:23 Anything that is not based on faith is sin.
If grace is compromised it makes you free in your mind, but freedom is of the spirit not the flesh. We do ourselves no service when we use grace to justify our sin. True freedom is the ability to do whatever the Lord requires of us. If you’re a debtor to your flesh, you need His grace to set you free. If you cannot commit your life to the lordship of Jesus, you are not free. If you cannot love your enemies and forgive those who wronged you, you are not free.
Grace is amazing, it transforms us into a person we can never become on our own. When a man is imprisoned he follows the law of the penitentiary for fear of punishment. When a man is under grace he obeys the Lord because it’s His nature and he loves it.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.