söndag 25 mars 2007

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"God is calling for His children to adopt His 'policy of Grace.'"

God recently spoke to me and said, "Without My grace, My entire creation would perish--for there is not one thing that is not covered by My grace." Being human, I quickly responded, "What about satan?" He then said, "Did I not have mercy upon the legion of demons? I am calling My people to be a people of grace!" The grace Jesus showed sending the legion of demons into the herd of pigs is hard to comprehend! (Mark 5). There is an appointed time for darkness to be destroyed, but for now, everything lives under His grace! There is not one thing in creation that is not covered by His uncontrollable grace!

The New Testament translates "grace" in Greek as charis, which literally means "gift." All grace belongs to God and it's His prerogative to give "Freely" as He wills!
Divine Grace is the sovereign favor of God for the entire humankind, especially in regard to available salvation, irrespective of actions/deeds, earned worth, or proven goodness. Grace is God's gifts to humankind, including life, creation, and salvation. More narrowly, but more commonly, grace describes the means by which we are saved from a life born in sin and granted salvation as a result of His unwavering love! John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son." And why did He send Him? Because He loved. And who did He send His Son to? The World! We Limit His Grace

What good is grace if it is not available to those who need it the most?"
God is out of control with grace, and we don't have the ability to control it--so why do we try? We as humans, often try our best to limit God's grace. We try to control His unwavering grace because we can't understand it. I think we will spend eternity trying to figure out God's amazing grace and unending love.God is calling for His children to adopt His "policy of Grace." That policy deems that we love and tolerate every person--saved or unsaved. We have gotten better at loving one another, but we were told to love and bless our enemies as well. We were told that judgment dealt will be judgment received, but yet we continue to "try" to control God's grace, so that we may have an excuse for our lack of it!

Sometimes those proclaiming grace, have lost giving grace. We grow weary of trying to express our certain beliefs upon others that seem to have another view, and we can quickly quench our grace to each other because we disagree on a point of view. We quickly forget that we are sheep. Sheep have thick coats of wool. Anything that runs into a sheep or rubs a sheep the wrong way will not be hurt. "A bruised reed shall He not break" Matthew 12:20.
God's grace doesn't only apply to the Church; when looked at correctly, it all the more applies to the unchurched and the unsaved. What good is grace if it is not available to those who need it the most? Grace becomes nothing more than a song to sing of its amazement, rather than being freely given by us to those who need it more. Instead, the world should be "amazed" at our grace for them. Grace for the Prodigals

The very parable Jesus told of "the workers in the field," was about Grace. Matthew 20:15, "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?" And in verse 16, in that same story Jesus said, "So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen." God is out of control with grace, and there's nothing we can do about it! In the parable of the lost son in Luke 15, Jesus speaks a clear picture of grace. A son asks for his daddy's blessing and wastes it, then returns home just hoping he could be at least a servant to him. The father welcomes him with more love and grace than ever, but there was anger in his "other son" who remained at home and served. At the end of that story, the older son was outside with a decision to make: Does he enter into the father's house and join the party or stay outside and pout? At the end of that story, who was the prodigal?

God's grace is amazing! But isn't it also amazing that we can become angry when grace abounds where we think it should not? Likewise, it's amazing to those who are in need of God's grace, and when realizing it, they receive it with a great joy that surpasses all their understanding! The Mahesh Chavda Story: When God's power takes hold of a man, it can shake the world
It's a joy and hope to those of you reading who may have been thinking about returning home, with your head hanging low--willing to take anything the Father will give. Daddy will run out and cover you with His grace and love. He will even have a party just for you. It is the rest of us that must make a choice--either enter in and celebrate the grace of God over our brothers and sisters, or stay outside of the party and pout..."For by grace ye are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
Still Worshipping,

Scott Hicks

True Worship Ministries Email: info@trueworshipministries.net
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