“8 For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 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
God’s Grace is received by the Saint the same way we initially received Grace as a sinner, by faith evidenced in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross. The Cross of Christ is what makes God’s Grace available to whosoever will believe.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
It is there, under God’s Grace through faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, that we have dominion over sin and are HIS workmanship created IN Christ Jesus unto good works…NOT our workmanship created in methods of man unto good works according to the world. Religion will have us toiling and laboring in the world to seduce the carnal into their webs of good works and social justice; none of which have anything to do with the work of God.
“And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be ready to give an answer to every man that asks the reason of the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15-16). It is this Hope, this Everlasting Covenant made by the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, that sets the captives free. This Gospel we preach allows the bound to resist the devil by submitting unto God (James 4:7) and reckoning ourselves alive unto Him through the Blood of Jesus (Romans 6:11). This Gospel produces in the lost a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17).
This Gospel is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren