Thursday, February 25, 2010
Grace of God
Wow...I've been slacking on posting on here. Well, mid-terms are coming up, so this is sorta the crunch of the semester. If that makes sense. When I went to the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh, the lord use that time to deal with me about a couple of things. Sometimes as Christians, we can have this idea that in order for a person or group of people to be saved, they have to have the understanding of God we like we do. Or their ministry have to be like ours. In some cases, this isn't true. God say he called ( I'm paraphrasing) Some apostles, so prophets, so evangelists, some pastors and some teachers for the perfecting of the saints and for the work of the ministry.Ephesians 4:11-12. Different ministries, but the same spirit of God working together to glorify God and to edify the church. God used that time to show me how important it is to have the Spirit of God and where the spirit of God there is liberty. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinth 7:13 Be mindful that this freedom doesn't give way to doing things that aren't of God...The key is where the Spirit of God is...Anything that doesn't glorify God please don't try to justify it and say that it is of God. Another thing while I was in Pittsburgh, we were talking about the gospel of Jesus Christ and what gives us the power to change...to turn away from our sins. Of course we can say that godly sorrow gives us repentance unto salvation. But what gives us that godly sorrow? In Isaiah 6, he talks about seeing God and then afterwards seeing himself and seeing how utterly sinful he is. Also in Isaiah, it talks about how our righteousness is as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6 I think one of the other things that gives us that godly sorrow is the Grace of God. The word of God says the goodness of God leads men to repentance. Romans 2:4. When you can look back on your life, or even in the present situation that your'e in and see the grace and goodness of God all over your life. When you see God's delivering hand in a situation and you know you can't go back to those weak and beggarly elements. That's the grace of God...Thank You for your grace.