The Road To Salvation Is Really A Gift Or Perhaps Is It Earned
For it is really by the grace are we saved, not of works, lest any person should show off. This particular message of grace have been tramped under by feet of men until it is presently a disgrace. A number of them runs out into eternal security, some runs out into everything. But this true message of grace remains, and there is where The devil attempts to knock it out from God's church. But it's God's amazing grace that we're all saved by.
The Lord's word confirms grace as truth, and also by signs and wonders God confirms truth. Then why could anyone criticize and basically feel that grace would be incorrect, that we are saved by works? We are saved by grace, that through faith, not by works. Works implies that you have been saved. But precisely what saves you is God's grace. Grace saves you. Grace is what God does for everyone. Works is just what you do for God to show appreciation of all that God does on your behalf. But by grace will you be saved.
A lot of people assumes, "Because I go become a member of church, place my name in the book, that's all I have to do." A lot of people thinks, "Given that I shout, that's all I have to do." Others believe, "'Cause I speak with tongues, that's all I have to do." Some thinks, "Given that I got power to heal the sick, that's all I have to do." It's not. It's the grace of God that saves you, God's wonderful grace. I can't rely upon any merits. Some supposed, "Well, there's a great man. That person, I've truly heard him stand up and do this; We have all heard him stand up and do that."
Paul said, in I Corinthians 13, "Though I speak with tongue of men and Angels, though I have discernment, though I have gifts, to feed, I'll take all my goods to feed the poor, though I can move mountains with faith, though I have knowledge to understand all things, I am nothing till love comes in, which is grace." God has to do it. You can do all these things and yet be lost. It's grace which saves you, God's grace for the humankind.
To think of Him... I was thinking of that grace immediately after that appeared Friday morning just at daybreak up there in that field when I set on a log later, and tears come down in my eyes. I thought, "O God, Your grace has stooped to save me. Why did You ever have such pity upon a poor illiterate wretch like myself? How did You ever come down to our humble little Tabernacle, where peace, and people of low walk of life, poor, have absolutely nothing of this world, but yet Your grace is spread abroad in our hearts by your Holy Spirit, that You heal our disease, and save our sins--save us from our sins, rather, and make us Your people, deal with us?"
I then thought of David, how that when he took a notion to create a house unto the Lord, said, "It's wrong that i can live in a house of cedar, and God's ark of the covenant lay under sheepskins and a tabernacle."
God told the prophet, "Go, say to My servant, David, I took him from the sheepcote, from feeding them few sheep out there of your daddy's, and made you a great name like great men in the earth."
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