God has both the Power and the Will to bring about full deliverance from the yoke of bondage for His Children if we only believe His testimony concerning His Son:
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
Once the believing sinner accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, they (we) are given a ‘new condition’; a new nature is birthed in us…we are born of the Spirit; aka ‘Born Again’.
Trying to improve our old nature with humanistic psychology while using the Word of God and the Name of Jesus as some sort of magic trinket is not belief but witchcraft. We may in fact become religious and exhibit an appearance of moral reform but by no means is our condition affected before God.
At Calvary’s Cross the claims of a thrice Holy God were satisfied by the precious Blood of Jesus. The perfect Lamb of God Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross afforded us the ability to be partakers of God’s Grace. He Who was and is without spot or blemish, upheld the Law in every capacity yet laid down His Life that we may be reconciled with God and afforded God’s Power and God’s Will if we who are called by His Name will only believe His testimony…the testimony of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Sadly, many who are made partakers in God’s Divine Nature by faith are not taught how to live for God by faith in the Son of God but by religious rules and rites which greatly hinder and weaken their spiritual walk causing acute difficulty in their lives. Despising Grace and loving law, the religious justify themselves by their many wonderful works, penance and religious rites.
If the Believer doesn’t understand the Cross of Christ for daily living for God; they don’t understand Grace and are living and functioning under law…whether the realize this or not.
God’s Grace is afforded whosoever will believe the testimony of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As a believing sinner, God’s Grace is the power to Save fallen man from an eternity in a devil’s hell. As a believing Saint, God’s Grace is the power to Sanctify; to deliver and to utterly break the power of sin in the Believer’s life. God’s Grace is not afforded and does not flow to the Believer whose faith is in their religious rites, wonderful works or self will.
God’s Grace is sufficient to deliver whosoever will believe the testimony of His Son, Jesus Christ. Choose this day in whom you will believe. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be still and see the Salvation of the Lord working in you and through you.
-Donna Clark Warren