“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
There is this religion man calls grace. This religion is the leaven which leavens the whole lump. It is another gospel and another Jesus which refuses to judge with a righteous judgement between right and wrong according to the Word of God. This religion, just as all religion, is a set of man made rules applied to the Believer and is deemed hypocrisy when Scripture is searched and the weights are measured. Sin condoned is not God’s Grace because Jesus broke the power of sin on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. Therefore, to condone what God has sent His only begotten Son to free us from is to dismiss God’s Way and go the way of Cain.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
The man made laws of religion do not break the power of sin. God’s Grace, the Power of Christ…Jesus Christ and Him crucified blotted out the ordinances which were against us and nailed them to His Cross (Colossians 2:13-15). We are no longer bound by the power of sin when our faith is placed in the Cross of Christ and the Power of Christ rests upon us. The Power of Christ which now rests upon us, keeps us. Precept upon precept line upon line, the Power of Christ rest upon us as we look unto Him…Jesus Christ. Never looking to the right or to the left, not being swayed by every wind of doctrine but daily fighting the good fight of faith in the Cross of Christ, we pick up our blessings and follow Jesus.
When the evening comes and the devil has constantly whispered lies in our ear of God’s supposed “lack” of blessing, we are often tempted to murmur and complain. Truth be known, many of us often do (shamefully guilty myself). Then suddenly, the groan from deep down in our soul springs forth as we cry out “BLESS THE LORD OH MY SOUL, OH MY SOUL, Worship His Holy Name, Sing like never before, Oh my soul, I’ll worship Your Holy Name…“.
“26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:26-27
You see my friend, God the Holy Ghost, Who is living on the inside will bring to our remembrance the Promises of God, the Power of Christ which is resting upon us. Peace beyond all understanding overcomes as we look unto the Author and the Finisher of our faith…Jesus Christ. His mercies are new every morning. His Grace is indeed sufficient.
“6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
This is not a religion for those who have believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not a set of rules by which we must abide and neither is it a license to live a life of sin. This is the Power of Christ which rests upon us because we know in Whom we have believed. It is a liberty to no longer have to sin but live freely…more abundantly in the peace of God Who keeps us and shield us. My prayer is for all to know this which surpasses all understanding and simply believe the Cross of Christ was and is sufficient to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. Seek, knock…importune the Lord for understanding and guidance and God the Holy Spirit will reveal to you the victory that is in Christ Jesus. There is freedom in the Cross of Christ. Everything we need is in the Cross of Christ…the power of God is in the Cross of Christ.
“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 1:18
-Donna Clark Warren