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WHAT IS GRACE?

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

So, just what is grace? I am quite sure you have heard many definitions of grace. Some of which were right and some that were not.

  • Grace is God’s unmerited favor toward mankind.
  • Grace is His love and mercy that He bestows upon us that we do not deserve.
  • Grace is the eternal love, mercy and favor of God given to guilty and unworthy sinners absolutely free.
  • Grace includes: love, mercy, kindness, goodness, forgiveness, compassion, tenderness, and faithfulness; all characteristics of our awesome triune God.
  • Grace is God showering us with His unmerited favor completely without reason.
  • Grace is getting everything good from God at no cost!
  • Grace is getting good when we deserve bad.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, [KJV] Salvation is solely by grace. We are called and saved according to the grace of God.

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. [KJV] God demonstrates the extraordinary greatness of His grace in the love He shows us in Christ Jesus.

God pardons the believing sinner without going against His Law; because Jesus fulfilled the Law in His life and through His death on the cross. Jesus took our place on that cross, suffered and bled and died to pay sin’s penalty for us. In doing so, He exonerated us in God’s eyes. Don’t ever think God simply overlooks our transgressions, for this is not the case. By the riches of His grace, God provided a Substitute for us; that being His only begotten Son. Jesus went to the cross bearing the sins of the world, and when we believe and accept Jesus and His work on the cross, God then looks on us as justified, because of what happened that day on the cross.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast. [KJV]

Romans 4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. [KJV]

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, [KJV]

Grace is the free favor of God in salvation. It’s His unmerited and unrestricted loving favor He bestows on unworthy sinners when we accept His Son. God has always been a God of grace, and He will always be, because He never changes. When Adam and Eve sinned against God in the garden, God was not required to do anything for them; but He did. His grace cleansed their guilt and clothed their nakedness.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. [KJV]

GOD’S GRACE IS ETERNAL

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, [KJV]

It is God who saves us and chooses us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserve it, but because that was His plan long before the world began . . . to show His love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus.

Grace began with God, and God had no beginning, so grace is just as eternal as God. Grace is a vital part of God. Grace is an exceptional part of God's character. God lives in the everlasting past, present and future, and so does His grace.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. [KJV]

GOD’S GRACE IS FREE

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: [KJV]

God’s unmerited, unlimited and unrestricted favor is absolutely FREE! If it were for sale, I could never afford it! If I had to work for it, I’d never have enough strength. No payment whatsoever is required of us, ever! Salvation is a gift. A person does not pay for a gift, for if we were to pay for it, it would no longer be a gift. No work of man can make him or her fit for Heaven; NO baptism, NO church ordinance, NO name on the church roll, NO rites or ceremonies, NO doing better, NO amount of obedience to the Law. All these things are actually enemies of the grace of God.

GOD’S GRACE IS LIMITLESS

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: [KJV]

Where sin abounds, grace overabounds. This is hard to understand! If we were to take all the sins of a man, and multiply them by every person who has ever lived or ever will live, that would be sin abounding. But, how could we ever measure the awesome grace of God? It would be simply impossible! We would have to multiply His grace by eternity (how can we do that?), then by infinity (how can we do that?), by His omnipotence (how can we do that?), by His deity (how can we ever do any of these things?).

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 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. [KJV]

Are you listed above? If so, you can never get to Heaven unless you make a drastic change in your life. The limitless grace of God can be extended to you, for NO one is beyond the reach of God’s grace.

GOD’S GRACE IS EXCLUSIVE

Only through God’s grace can you be delivered from the penalty of sin through belief in Jesus. Only through Jesus can you be a child of God. Only through Jesus can God
forgive you and justify you. God’s grace will NOT work outside of Christ Jesus. God’s grace is restricted only to those who accept Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. God’s grace excludes all unbelievers. God will not bless unbelievers with His grace, ever.

Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: [25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; [26] To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. [KJV]

God in His gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He does this when we believe Him and accept His Son, Jesus. He frees us by taking away our sins. God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed His blood, sacrificing His life for us. God is completety fair and just when He declares sinners to be right in His sight because they believe in Jesus. This is God’s grace!

Christ Jesus, the same One who will be Judge of the entire world one day, came to Earth as a Man to die in our place. God cannot die, so Jesus had to become Man to die for us. He bore our sins and our judgment on that horrid cross, to deliver believing sinners from the penalty of sin and Hell (that we deserve). God in His endless goodness and grace, reaches out and justifies us (declares us not guilty) when we in faith, reach out to Jesus to save us. If you do not believe on God’s Son as your personal Saviour and Lord, you will not experience the awesome grace of God. God wants to show His kindness and love to you, but He will do it only through Jesus.

John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. [KJV]

John 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [KJV]

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. [KJV]

I can do nothing for my own salvation. God does not want me to do anything for my salvation. Jesus did it all! Salvation is complete, just accept it! The gift is yours!

SAVING GRACE

Acts 15:10-11 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? [11] But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. [KJV]

There were some in the time of the early church that believed a man had to be circumcised (Acts 15:1) in order to be saved. But Peter boldly stood up and spoke the above words. Why do you now want to put God to the test by laying a load on the backs of believers? We believe we Jews are saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it is the same with the Gentiles, he said.

God’s Word plainly tells us we are saved by grace and grace alone! If we try to do anything in securing our own salvation, we are taking away from Christ’s work at Calvary. It discredits and slanders our precious Saviour. To try to place anything on the same level as the cross, or to try to add anything to Jesus’ sacrifice by any human deeds is an utter abomination to Almighty God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast. [KJV]

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; [KJV]

God saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of His mercy and grace. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. We are saved only by the grace of God.

SUSTAINING GRACE

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: [2] By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. [KJV]

We can access God’s grace only by our faith; NO other way! God not only saves us by His grace, but gives us a position, a status as His child! And that will never change! He won’t tell us today that we are His child and tomorrow we are not because we did some awful sin. A child of God will never be cast out.

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. [KJV]

God's gifts and His call can never be withdrawn from us. They are irrevocable. God does not change His mind about whom He chooses and blesses. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come, ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. God’s grace is always there in times of sorrow, trials, pain, weaknesses, or any difficulties; it’s ours and it’s ALWAYS sufficient!

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. [KJV]

God’s grace is able to sustain us in any circumstance!

SANCTIFYING GRACE

Romans 6:13-14 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. [14] For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. [KJV]

Does this mean that true believers (Christians) are ‘lawless’? No way! We are free from the Law, but not lawless. We live under a new law: the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. [KJV]

The “Spirit of life” is the Holy Spirit. He was present at the creation of the world (Genesis 1:2), and He is the power behind the rebirth of every Christian. He gives us the power we need to live the Christian life. His Presence within us sanctifies us, sets us apart as God’s children. If we do not possess the Holy Spirit within us, we are NOT God’s children (Rom.8:9).

The purpose of grace is to produce in believers a life that is Godlike, because it is the life of Christ Himself. His indwelling Spirit is there to assist us in this life. Grace is God teaching us through His Word and His Spirit, so we can become more like Jesus every day that we live. Grace is a sanctifying power in our lives.

SATISFYING GRACE

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, [17] Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. [KJV]

Our Lord Jesus Christ and God our spiritual Father, truly do love us, and God’s grace gives us everlasting comfort, encouragement and hope. This grace comforts our hearts and gives us strength to establish us in every good thing we do and say. The grace of God is truly a satisfying grace! No matter what may face you, no matter how rough your road, the grace of God will encourage and comfort you.
God’s grace also gives us tremendous hope, not only for this life on Earth, but for the world to come.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [KJV]

Let us continually give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great mercy he gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope. Some versions calls it a “living hope.” The KJV calls it “lively hope.” It is a hope that is energetic, spirited, vigorous and active. It is alive!

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; [KJV]

We must keep our minds ready for action. We must keep alert and set our hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. We can rest, assured, on the hope that comes from God’s marvelous grace. If you have experienced God’s grace in salvation, you will experience the ultimate joy of seeing Jesus come in the clouds to receive His own unto Himself (1 Thes.4:14-18). You will not be “left behind.” This blessed hope is ours because of the wondrous grace of Almighty God.

It will be then that we shall see Christ and be like Him. What a wonderful day that will be! I truly look forward to it because then I will never sin again; I will never displease my Lord ever again!

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. [KJV] Come Lord Jesus, come!

If you have never believed God and put your trust in Christ, please consider doing so at this time. God did not make salvation (eternal life) difficult, but very easy, so that even a child or retarded person could have it. Just believe that Jesus can save your soul from the penalty of sin, which is Hell.

Only those who believe God and accept Christ to save us, can we be children of God. Jesus has the power to do this. (John 1:12-13). Just by believing in Jesus in child-like faith, you are “born again” into God’s family. You are God’s child by the wondrous grace of Almighty God. Once you truly and sincerely believe, God’s grace goes to work in your life. You are saved by the grace of God.

GOD’S AMAZING GRACE

Any and all that I write and teach, is with total and willing dependence upon the awesome power of God the Holy Spirit, in hopes that it may lead to the conversion of lost souls.

It is clear in the Bible that poor men and women are more likely to receive the amazing grace of our Lord than the rich and famous (Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25). Because it is impossible for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, it appears impossible for a rich person to get to Heaven. But Jesus explained that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Even rich people can enter the Kingdom IF God brings them in. Faith in Christ, not in self or riches, is what makes access to Heaven possible (John 14:6).
If anyone of wealth, rank, power, or fame should ever read this, the Holy Spirit can impress upon them also, the fact and Truth of God’s amazing grace. If my simple words can be understood by the uneducated, surely they can also be understood by the highly educated, IF they have the desire. Only God alone knows how many will find their way to the remarkable peace He offers, by what I write here. I pray that you will be one of them.

There is a Fountain, a Spring of Living Water, along side the road where you are traveling this day. Many thirsty persons drink there, quenching their internal, spiritual thirst. The thirst I speak of is deep, deep within us, in our soul. We humans seem to have a void, an empty place in our soul, which longs to be filled. It’s a big, God-shaped vacancy, void or hole crying out to be filled! Jesus has told us that IF we hunger and thirst for the things of God, we shall be filled!

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. [KJV]

The amazing grace of God will see to it! But, IF you do not hunger for God, IF you do not thirst for Him, the grace of God will NOT come your way. It will pass you by! You will not, and you cannot, know that remarkable peace that God has available for you, that He so wants to give you; unless you are willing to believe Him and accept His Son.

I am not writing this to demand anything of you, but to make you think, and bring you something. My demanding anything will get me no where! I won’t talk only about right and wrong, and punishment; but also about love, goodness, forgiveness, mercy, and eternal life. I write to you in the Name of Jesus, and offer you a free Gift that only the TRUE God of the Bible can give you! This Gift will enhance your present life and give you eternal joy. If you will just open the door, and let Jesus in (Rev. 3:20), things in your life will begin to change, for the better!

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. [KJV]

IF you hear Jesus knock, please do not refuse to open to Him. Remember that He is knocking with a nail-scarred Hand! Since He has only your good in mind, open and let Him in! Let the good He brings with Him sink into your soul. This may be the hour in which you enter that new life which is the beginning of Heaven. “Faith cometh by hearing” (Rom. 10:17), and reading is a way of hearing. Faith could come to you while you are reading this. It is possible! O gracious God, make it be so!

Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. [KJV]

Him that justifieth the ungodly.” What wonderful words! Does this mean that God saves wicked men and receives even the most wicked person? NO! Not without Jesus! Jesus makes those just (lawful and right) who are unjust, forgives those who deserve to be punished, and favors those who deserve no favor.

  • Do you think that salvation is only for those who are good?
  • Do you think that God’s amazing grace is just for the pure and holy?
  • Do you think God’s grace is only for those who are free from sin? IF this is what you think, you are wrong!
  • Do you think that IF you are good enough, and live a moral and upright life that God will reward you?
  • Do you think that because you are not worthy, there could be no way you could enjoy His favor? IF you do, you must be surprised to read a Bible verse like this: “Him that justifieth the ungodly.” I never cease to wonder at the amazing grace of God. I am so unworthy of His amazing grace! Yet God in His mercy reached out to me.

The Bible tells us that we ALL are sinners (Romans 3:10, 23). NO ONE is exempt! We ALL are guilty of sinning against God and His goodness.

Does it sound surprising that a holy, pure and undefiled God could ever justify unholy and sinful mankind? We may think we are not that bad! But in God’s eyes, we are vile and evil sinners without Jesus. We are completely unworthy of God’s grace without Jesus!

God tells us that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). The Lord Jesus came into the world to offer His righteousness to people who have none of their own! He came, not because we are just, but to make us just. He justifies the ungodly, the unworthy. He justifies all those who believe on His Name (John 1:12; Romans 10:13). This miracle is reserved for the Lord alone. He knows there is not a just man or woman upon Earth that does good and doesn’t sin, so He undertakes the task of justifying the ungodly --- when we accept Jesus and His Work on the cross.

I don’t understand how this miracle happens, but then we are not supposed to understand miracles! God has designed a way of making ungodly people to be able to stand justly accepted before Him. He can treat guilty sinners as if they had been free from sin all their lives. He justifies the ungodly.

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. To me, it is a great wonder; that God should ever justify me. I am completely unworthy, a body of corruption, and a mass of sin; apart from His almighty grace. I know for a fact that I am justified by faith which is in Christ Jesus, and God treats me as if I have always been perfectly just and righteous all my life. He makes me an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ; even though I among the most sinful. I am absolutely undeserving, yet God treats me as if I deserve His love, His grace! God loves me with as much love as if I had always been completely sinless. I can’t help being overwhelmed at this! Gratitude for such favor can never be spoken in words from the mouth, only in words from the heart.

If God justified this ungodly sinner, my friend, He can justify you. If you are without Jesus at this moment, you are ungodly, you are a sinner (John 9:31). You have been living without God, you are the opposite of being godly. You have been and are ungodly, no matter what you think.

Do you try to doubt God’s existence? You live on this Earth, which is full of proofs of God’s Presence, but have you closed your eyes to the clear signs of His power and Godhead. Do you live as if there were no God? Have you tried to convince yourself that there is no God whatsoever? How long have you lived this way? You are probably well settled in your ways, and God is not in any of those ways.

Maybe you are someone who attends church, but you have no heart in it. Maybe you sing in the choir, but you have not praised the Lord with what counts, your heart. You probably live without any love for God or any regard to His commandments. If so, these words are for you: “God justifieth the ungodly.” Why shouldn’t you be justified? Can you think of any reason? Remember that the salvation of God is for those who do not deserve it! I truly praise and thank Him for this Truth, because I certainly do not deserve His awesome and amazing grace! But He bestowed it upon me, and I am eternally gratefully!

  • Do you think you don’t need to be justified?
  • Do you think you are perfectly good and righteous on your own?
  • Do you think everything is going your way?
  • Do you think that Heaven is yours because you do good things?
  • Do you think: “Why do I need a Saviour? Why do I need to be justified?”

If you think and believe the above, what I have been saying won’t interest you. If you think such proud falsehoods, I wish you would just consider for a moment what I say next. You will be lost to an eternal Hell just as sure as you are alive this day. God guarantees this! It’s a Promise from God. Your self-righteousness is all your own doing. You are either a deceiver or being deceived; for God and His Word absolutely cannot lie. The Bible states the Truth very plainly. “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). NONE righteous, NO, NOT one! There is NO gospel for the self-righteous. Christ Jesus came not to call the righteous but sinners. If He would have called self-righteous people, they would not have come!

All I ask is that you take a long, hard look at that righteousness of yours, and maybe you will see what a delusion it is. Run from it! You need true righteousness, and that comes only from Jesus! Admit that you need help, admit you need something done for you, so that you will be just and righteous when you stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Trust and depend upon the grace of God. God’s grace makes people righteous who are unjust. That grace of God is His infinite love, mercy, goodness and kindness put to work in the lives of ungodly sinners! To justify the ungodly is a miracle only God can perform.

If there was a doctor somewhere who had discovered a reliable remedy for a deadly disease; where would that doctor be sent? To those who are perfectly healthy? No. He would go to sick people. “The whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick” (Luke 5:31). It is this way with the reliable remedy of God's grace and redemption; because those without Christ are sick in their soul with a deadly disease. If you are spiritually sick, the Great Physician has come into the world, for you. If you are dominated, burdened and ruined because of your sin, you really need God’s grace. The Lord of love had you in mind when He arranged the marvelous method of grace.

Pardon is not for someone who has no sin. Pardon is for the guilty. Forgiveness is for the sinful. It’s ridiculous to speak of forgiving someone who has not done anything wrong, or pardoning those who have never offended anyone. God’s grace was intended for sinners, ungodly sinners! It is true, that Jesus seeks and saves that which is lost. He died, making an atonement for sinners. The door of God’s mercy and grace never closes, it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Christ Jesus died for our hateful sins. His precious Heart’s Blood was spilled out to wash away the deep crimson stains of those sins; because there is nothing else that can remove them. Our evil, black sins can be made white as snow by the Blood of Jesus! “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim.1:15). The law is for the self-righteous, to humble their pride and to lead them to Christ (Galatians 3:24-25); and the Gospel is for lost souls, to remove their guilt and despair. If you are not lost, you do not need a Saviour? Why would the Shepherd go after sheep who never went astray? Medicine is for diseased bodies, grace is for diseased souls; pardon is for the guilty, and giving of sight is for those who are blind. Sinners is the reason the Gospel exists. If you are ungodly and hell-deserving, the Gospel of Christ is for you.

God justifieth the ungodly.” As plain as this Truth is, it is only the Lord that can make a person see it and believe it. Neither I nor any other servant of God can force someone to see this Truth. He is able to abundantly pardon. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; that’s you and that’s me! Forgiveness and pardon is for the guilty. Come to Jesus just as you are, filthy and sinful. Come, though hopelessness hangs over you like a dark cloud. Come and ask the Lord to justify yet another ungodly one. Come, for God’s amazing grace is meant for you.

The amazing grace of God is the fountain-head of our salvation.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [KJV]

It is only because God is full of amazing grace, that sinful men are forgiven, purified, converted, and saved. It is not because of anything we do or ever could do! It’s only because of God’s unlimited love, goodness, pity, compassion, mercy, and grace that we are saved!

Consider the pure river of water of life, as it proceeds out of the throne of God and of the Lamb! From a bottomless pit comes the amazing grace of God! Can anyone measure its wideness? Can anyone comprehend its depth? Just as is all the rest of God’s divine characteristics, so too, is His grace endless. God is full of love, for “God is love.” God is full of love, goodness, kindness, mercy and compassion. Unlimited goodness and love is the basic nature of the Godhead. It is only because “his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 136) that the ungodly are not utterly destroyed; and because “his compassions fail not” (Lam.3:22) that sinners are brought to Him and forgiven.

Faith is the work of God’s grace in us. No man can say that Jesus is the Christ except by the Holy Spirit. Jesus said: “No man cometh unto me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” (John 6:44). So faith, which brings us to Christ, is the result of God’s decision to draw us to Him.

Faith is like a channel that leads us to God’s grace. God’s grace is the fountain and the stream; and our faith is the channel along which God’s grace flows. This channel must not be blocked or restricted in any way, so that God’s grace, can come down to us. By faith all things become possible to us; yet our power is not in our faith, but in God upon whom our faith relies. The peace within our soul is not from our own faith; but from Him who is our peace. Our power lies in the grace of God, not in our faith. You must look away from everything, and see nothing but Jesus, and the grace of God revealed in Him.

There are many descriptions of faith; but nearly all the definitions I have seen have made me understand it less. Faith is a simple thing, and maybe because of this, it is difficult to explain. Faith is knowledge, belief, and trust. “How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14). We must be informed of a fact before we can believe it.

What is “knowledge” according to the Bible? It simply is knowing God!

  • Knowledge strengthens our faith and our love.
  • Knowledge reveals Jesus to us; it paints a picture of Jesus in our heart.
  • Knowledge strengthens our hope and gives us patience. The more we know about God, the more our faith will increase, as will our love and our hope.

Faith cometh by hearing”(Romans 10:17); we must first hear something, in order that we may know whether to believe it or not. “They that know thy name shall put their trust in thee” (Psalm 9:10).

Knowledge is necessary to faith; therefore it is important that we receive knowledge. “For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). Do you “believe that He is?”

Faith is also trust.

It means leaning all your weight upon Christ Jesus. Cast yourself upon Jesus; rest in Him; commit yourself to Him. Doing this, you exercise saving faith. Faith is believing that Christ is who He said He is, and that He will do what He said He would do, and then literally claiming His Promises.

The Bible states Christ Jesus is God, God in human flesh; He is perfect in His character; He was made a sin-offering on our behalf; He bore our sins in His own Body on the tree. The Bible states He “rose again from the dead” (Mat. 28:7) that He “ever liveth to make intercession for us” (Romans 8:34) that He has gone up into the glory, and that He will come again “to judge the world in righteousness” (Psalm 9:8). Firmly believing God . . . this is faith.

  • Faith is surely selected as a channel because it gives all the glory to God.
  • It is of faith that it might be by grace, and because of that grace, there can be no boasting on our part; for God cannot and will not stand for our pride. “The proud he knoweth afar off” (Psalm 138:6) and God has no wish to come near to them.
  • Faith excludes all boasting. God has selected faith to receive the indescribable gift of His grace, because faith does not take any credit.
  • Faith places all the glory where it belongs --- with the Lord Jesus!
  • Faith saves us because it makes us cling to God, and it brings us into fellowship with Him.
  • Faith unites us to God!
  • Faith works by the power of love and influences our devotion to God. If we believe in God, we will love God and trust Him.
  • Faith creates peace and joy. If we have faith, we have rest, serenity, contentment and peace.
  • Faith provides us with spiritual armor for this life, and direction for the life to come.
  • Only faith enables a person to live and to die without fear.
  • Faith prepares us for suffering that is bound to come in our daily lives.
  • Faith does for us what nothing else can do; it gives us joy and peace, and eternal life.

Those who think they will be saved by their good works are pushing at Heaven’s gate with NO result. That gate will not budge a fraction of an inch by the greatest deed they ever do!

Faith in Christ Jesus is the only key which will ever open Heaven’s gate. Will you use that key this day? God commands you to believe in His dear Son, and only by doing so you shall ever live eternally.

1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. [11] And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12] He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [KJV]

This is the promise of the Gospel, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved”? (Mark 16:16). Please don’t object to the one and only Way of salvation, which entrusts itself to the mercy and the wisdom of our gracious God. Please don’t turn your back on the amazing grace of God. Turn to Jesus today. Tomorrow may be too late.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) [KJV]

Accept the awesome Gift of God’s amazing grace that He so willingly offers. You will never be sorry!

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