For by Grace…

saved by graceFor by Grace are you Saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:8-10.

For BY GRACE through faith are we Saved,  not of works.  The Grace of God which Saves whosoever will believe is the same power of God which creates us unto good works in Christ Jesus.  These good works are the result of Salvation and never the cause.  God has ordained these good works unto each and every person through Christ Jesus.  Whether we accept them or not is up to us.  Questionnaires to determine our place in the Body of Christ will not reveal the good works God has ordained for us.  God is perfectly capable of revealing to us our particular good work and He will mold us into the new creature He has ordained us to be in Christ Jesus.  He will even use a donkey if necessary (Numbers 22:28-31).

It is only by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to free mankind from the power of sin and death, that we find what God has ordained for us that we should walk in them.  We are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.  Proper faith will always produce proper works.  Fight the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  Walk in His Grace according to His Will…not man’s will.

-Donna Clark Warren

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