Category: law and grace

A faith not of you

Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9  not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that […]

Dare to Believe

Back in 2007 I found myself in the bottom of a pit of despair and disappointment. The enemy was pounding me with condemnation over decisions I had made which left us poorer financially. I had been under much spiritual attack and had been led to leave the fellowship […]

God and sinners reconciled

I don’t make a habit of sharing my faith in the workplace anymore. It can be a tad annoying for people trying to do their job when a zealous Christian is preaching their Gospel at them! But occasionally I get triggered into it, yesterday was such a time. […]

For WE are the circumcision

My brother Paul would not be popular in today’s Christian churches….in fact he isn’t popular. You see, Paul opposed those from his old camp at every turn and at every city he came to. Anyone advocating a return to law keeping in order to be justified was Paul’s […]

I AM LIKE GOD

I am right, you are wrong!  Such a statement stirs people up one way or the other. It comes from the mind of the flesh which dwells inside of the lie that God knows good and evil. I am bad!! I am good!! Such self definitions also come […]

The way to please God

We know that without FAITH it is impossible to please God- Heb 11:6 Also that anything that is not from faith is sin. (Rom 14:23) Thus it is established that to please God we must walk in faith. If on the other hand we attempt to be pleasing […]

The Two Trees

There were two trees in the garden of Eden that presented a choice to our first parents. The tree of Life and the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God clearly spoke about NOT eating from the latter tree. Death would be the result of feeding […]

Driven out from rest

In Eden was a garden where Adam and Eve dwelt in communion with each other and with God. It was a paradise made by God for man. Gen 2:8  The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.  […]

Who are the lawless ones?

Could it be that those who insist on keeping the Law are the lawless ones? Many accusations are thrown at people who preach Grace by the Law keeper section of the church. They love to quote the anomia word as in Matthew 7:23 and other places. It is […]

Don’t be entangled again

There has been a change of Covenant between God and man which is not based upon our ability to obey His laws but upon His promise. When we start being badgered into whether or not we are holy or whether or not we are being obedient to God […]

Perfect law keepers

As I was meditating on the things of God while driving a work truck I began to think about Paul the Apostle’s claim of being blameless according to the Law. “Concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.” Phil 3:6B  He was blameless when it came to […]

Can you hear grace?

I read a lot of “Christian” teaching that tells us to make sure we are keeping God’s Ten Commandments. They seem to think that a Christian is still under the Law of Moses. Can you hear the message of Grace? Abraham was imputed as righteous simply because he […]

Not under Law

So many Christian brethren are confused about whether we are under the law or not. The BIBLE is very clear about the answer. “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Rom 6:14 Immediately many readers will recognise […]

God’s Shoulds

A look at the use of the word SHOULD in the New Testament. Don’t let it scare you! I explain why. 1Jn 3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, … The Bible can be a very condemning read if we […]

Enmity Abolished

Jesus is a Peacemaker – Literally. He took Jew and Gentile into Himself when He hung upon the cross and made One New Man from the two. There is a war that has raged in the earth since the fall of mankind between Law and Grace. The two […]

The purpose of the commandment

Yesterday we saw briefly that the Apostle Paul was given a commandment(epitage)from Jesus Himself to turn Gentiles from darkness to light through the preaching of the Gospel of grace. We saw that he goes on to tell Timothy, “to charge(paraggellō) some to preach no other doctrine”, and then says that “the […]

The Law is for sinners

In this passage Paul lays out many things against those who are going astray and he uses the words like: charge, commandment, law, lawfully, command. We are normally told that Paul is exhorting us to keep with the old testament commandments but it is the opposite that Paul is teaching to believers. Let’s look into this chapter to see what is going on…

Has the Law been set aside?

Heb 7:18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, Heb 7:19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. (NKJV) […]

Stop trying to be holy

He did not make us righteous so that we would turn around and say, ‘Thanks Lord, I am righteous so now I am going to try really hard to stay righteous’. No! We are made righteous and holy so we can REST from all our self effort.

Grace is freely received

Continuing on looking at Ephesians 2 we see Paul repeating what he mentioned in verse 5- ‘we are saved by grace.’ Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. NKJV

Established by the Gospel 2

Any farmer knows that if he is to plant fruit trees, he needs to nurture them until they get established, otherwise they will not survive the harsh cold of winter, or the burning heat of summer. 2Co 1:21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,nkjv Our Father