“He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18
Hiding hatred with lying lips, which is hypocrisy, is what many refer to as grace but God refers to them as a fool. The hyper grace, word of faith and seeker sensitive doctrines have turned the Grace of God into a law of man in order not to offend the world. They have sugar coated the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified with honeyed words and methods of man from vanities of their own minds and have made the Cross of Christ of no effect.
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
Jesus Christ paid the penalty of sin on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. He also broke the power of sin on Calvary’s Cross (Romans 6:14). The Holy Spirit cannot break the power of sin and free us from the law of sin and death when our faith is placed in things we do. Our 40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting, declaring and decreeing are of no effect.
The honeyed words and methods of man feed our self righteousness and make us feel as if we’re doing “our part”. Make no mistake, “our part” is faith – faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. This fight, the fight of faith, is the only fight we as Believers are commissioned to fight. The result of these honeyed words are lies spoken which are at odds with the actual condition of our heart. We hide our hatred with lying lips but the Lord looks at the condition of our heart.
This is not the Grace of God my friends.
“And He said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for you: 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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God’s Grace is sufficient. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. We don’t have to lie about our weakness but glory in our infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon us.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him….” 2 Chronicles 16:9
-Donna Clark Warren