Sunday, June 10, 2007

Liberty to the Captives

That is exactly what Jesus came to give people under law and struggling to make oneself a "good person".

I have finally took the jump into that ocean of grace. I have stopped trying to make myself better. I have stopped worrying about sinning, avoiding sinning and making sure I have good works.

It seems like no Christian life at all, but there is life here. I know it, I don't understand it and I don't understand the parts of the Bible that don't seem to agree with a life completely surrendered to grace. There is no balancing grace with something else. It is all grace and none of self. We must deny self, take up our cross and follow Christ. We must stop trying to save our lives by sanctifying ourselves and rest in Jesus Christ. If anyone wants to serve Jesus, they must follow Him. They must abide, remain, stay, etc. We always try to figure out what Jesus means by abiding...We think it means praying more, staying in the Bible, serving in the Church, giving tithe, stop watching television, and on and on. To remain simply means to remain. Stay where you are, and let Christ bear the fruit in you. Trust in the power of God's grace alone to sanctify you. Just rejoice in the freedom of salvation. Some say "thats easy believism", and to that I say "duh". That's why it's called grace, you religious nut. If it weren't easy, that would imply you must do something. We must do nothing but trust, so quit loading people down with burdens you're not even sufficient in carrying. We need to quit being cowards and stand in God's grace and realize it is finished. God did everything in one act, so let the one who boats, boast in the Lord. He did it, He does it, you either rest in it or you don't get it at all. Either receive the kingdom of God freely, without cost, or don't have it at all. Don't hinder put fine print on the gospel.

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for them if a millstone were hung around their neck and be thrown into the sea."

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