Monthly Archives: November 2019


God’s Grace justifies us.
God’s Grace delivers us.
God’s Grace sanctifies us.
God’s Grace sustains us.
God’s Grace keeps us…It carries us from glory to glory.
We are living in the Dispensation of Grace but not all are living under the Government of Grace…and I’m speaking here to Believers. Many profess Grace but they do not possess Grace because they are living under the Government of Law.
1 Therefore being Justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By Whom also we have access by faith into this Grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the Glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2
The same faith which justifies us is the same faith wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the Glory of God. This faith we fight and contend for daily, not just once at Salvation. There are many ways the Believer is deceived and most of them occur in the church house under the guise of religion by sincere Christians who have themselves been tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
This faith is faith in the Atoning Work of Jesus Christ. It is through the Cross of Christ alone the we are afforded the Grace of God and have peace with our Father. The Atoning Power of Jesus Christ is where we stand; looking unto HIM to Author and Finish our faith. No matter the trial or the tribulation, the Cross of Christ Jesus STANDS as the place of which the Grace of God flows into our hearts and lives to carry us through this pilgrim land until one day soon and very soon we will meet our Lord in the air.
Something else we should know about the Grace of God…it expels wickedness. Grace cannot dwell in sin. God’s Grace is greater than our sin. If we think God’s Grace is a license to sin, we actually have no concept of the Grace of God. The Believer is convicted of sin, forgiven of sin and delivered from sin IF they repent of their sin.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Methods or any other vain philosophies of man taught as Biblical doctrine to overcome sin leave one bound to sin. 40 days of purpose places the Believer under the Government of Law, not Grace. 12 step programs operate under the Government of Law. Abstinence through the power of self will is operating under the Government of Law. Saying “No” to sin does not deliver one from sin. Saying “yes” to Jesus, to HIS finished work to break the power of sin, invokes the Grace of God, Who has commissioned the Holy Spirit to superintend His Work in our hearts. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to isolate; to cut asunder and circumcise our heart. He (the Holy Spirit) removes that which is not pleasing to God when we who are bound by sin look unto the Cross of Christ for our deliverance. We must not mistake forgiveness for deliverance and we must not lie to ourselves about our condition.
3 So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore, my Brethren, you also are become dead to the law by the Body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” Romans 7:3-6
Operating under the Government of Law makes the Believer an adulteress and to be sure, the majority of the church is committing spiritual adultery because of such. Being once dead to the law by the Body of Christ, married to Him in newness of spirit, many have fornicated with methods of man to somehow “gain” more Grace. The consecration we once had has morphed into ambition. These methods appealed to our flesh and they are now working fruit unto death.
There are untold millions of Believers, those who truly love the Lord, who are operating under the Government of Law. They are sincere but nonetheless they are sincerely wrong.
If you are one of those; one who has been fornicating with the law and have become a spiritual adulteress, praise be to God…there is good news. Religion is one of the worst bondages there is in the Body of Christ but guess what, the Grace of God is GREATER! The Blood of Christ Jesus BROKE the power of the Law of Sin and Death. We can be made free if we will by faith simply believe the Cross of Christ is sufficient to supply your every need according to His riches in Glory. The Cross of Christ IS the power of God for us who are Saved. It is there, at Calvary, that Jesus Christ afforded whosoever will believe the Grace of God.
Lord, I believe…help my unbelief.
-Donna Clark Warren


“21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” Romans 7:21-23
The laws…those vain methods sincerely given by those who truly love the Lord to overcome sin actually put us into captivity of sin. Our inward man which delights in the “good” represented by these methods; wars against our members. We WANT to do what is good and right but time and time again, we fail.
Because our faith is in the ability to keep said laws (methods) and the laws bring us into captivity of sin. Our sin nature has dominion because we are not operating under the Government of Grace. It is entirely possible for the Believer to make the Cross of Christ of no effect when our faith is placed in another way to live for God.
“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
Are we Saved? If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and your faith remains in Him and Him ALONE (not water baptism, church membership, etc.), YES!! Those who have believed upon the Name of Christ Jesus, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe are Saved to the uttermost. No one can pluck us out of His Hand as long as our faith is in Him for our Salvation.
Does that necessarily mean we are operating under the Government of Grace? NO! It is entirely possible for the born again Believer to operate under the Government of Law and be Saved. Sadly, the problem is they are miserably Saved because they remain under the condemnation of the law. 40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting, 100 days of blessing and all of the other vain philosophies being taught has Biblical doctrine have swept the church to and fro and brought them into captivity of sin.
No longer does the modern church hate sin but have instead embraced sin…otherwise, they would have no members. As a matter of fact, the modern church has made it a law to not hate sin. If someone comes in and says something about sin, they are quickly declared a legalist and not accepted by the fold.
The Law of Grace demands faith in the One Who afforded us Grace, namely Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God’s Grace is what gives us dominion over sin; not our self effort, intellects, talents or abilities. When our faith is placed in the Cross of Christ for all that we need for life and living THIS side of Glory, and I’m speaking here of Sanctification, the Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our hearts and produces fruit unto God. The Holy Spirit does not work within the parameters of the law…any law.
For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:2
Faith in Jesus as the Source and His Cross as the means by which we are FREE from the Law and Sin and Death, is the ONLY way we are made free and when we are made free by the Blood of Christ Jesus from the power of sin, we are free indeed to the glory of God! A peculiar people, set apart because we believed the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. No more warring with our members. No more being brought into bondage by laws which seemed good and right. By Grace through Faith, we are made more and more into the image of the Lord. The Holy Spirit is fully capable of doing that which He is commissioned to do. It is His Power which isolates the sin nature within us because it will constantly quicken us to laws if so allowed.
The urgency of the Power of God being in the Cross of Christ and Him alone in these last of the last days is monumental. God’s People must hear this message and humble ourselves before the Lord. When the message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified crosses your path, it will draw you to point of a decision. Believe God or please man? Your first love stands at the door knocking. Jesus Christ and Him crucified; He is THE WAY, THEY TRUTH and THE LIFE…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren


8 Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,” Isaiah 6:8-11
The Lord told Isaiah to go and tell the people. God said they would indeed hear but would not understand. Yes, they would see but still, they would not perceive. Instead of understanding, their hearts would be hardened.
Then, as now, the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, is foolishness to those who are perishing. Seeing, they too see not. Hearing, they too hear not…and neither do they understand.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:13
So how long, Lord? …until the land be utterly desolate. Preach the Word. Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that the LORDS house may be filled. The religious will be religious. Their hearts will be made fat, their ears heavy and their eyes will shut but the Lord is at the door knocking bidding those who hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches to come into HIS House…come unto Him and forsake their religious rites.
The Cross of Christ is not foolishness unto us who are Saved. It is there, at Calvary’s Cross, that the Power of God was and is manifest unto His People…to those who would hear His bidding and come.
Recognize how your heart is affected by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Does it harden? Is it foolishness? Do your eye get heavy? If you answered yes, you are perishing my friend. You are one who the Lord is speaking of to Isaiah. The condition of our heart is affected by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Prayerfully consider your hearts reaction.
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.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-19
How long? Until the Lord destroys the wisdom of the wise and their land laid utterly in waste, preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren


25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.
28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.” Luke 15:25-31
The prodigal son’s heart had turned from his father and to his father’s riches which resulted in sin overtaking this young man. The outward sin was a result of the inward heart. The action of unrepentant sin reveals the condition of a hardened heart…it is the “symptom” if you will.
When the prodigal son’s heart turned once again unto his father, his father received him with open arms. This Scripture is in fact the only Scripture which symbolizes the Lord running to His Children when their heart is perfect toward Him.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20
Then there was the “elder son”, the one who had served his father all of this time and had not plundered his father’s riches. The one who was not happy at his brother’s returning. The elder son who was bitter that his brother who was once lost was now found and celebrated.
The heart of the elder son was hardened. The self righteousness that was exhibited in his disgust was a symptom as well…but a symptom not often recognized by the religious.
There are a lot of elder sons in the church today. When the prodigals come in to the fold, they are rejected and deemed false converts because they are not yet theologians.
Jesus Christ came to die for them too! The elder sons and daughters who have had the blessings of the Lord for all of these years and now see the prodigals coming in receiving the same are being shown their own self righteousness. The “symptoms” are coming forth and it is fruit unto death.
We must ALL consider how we diagnose those symptoms of our heart that come forth. We must discern our own fruit before judging others.
7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spread out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:7-10
The heart is deceitful. We must all discern the condition of our own heart and recognize the symptoms of a heart turned away from God. The Cross of Christ is for whosoever will believe. He is still bidding us all to come…
-Donna Clark Warren


39 And the Priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;
40 Then the Priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:” Leviticus 14:39-40
Leprosy could not be disregarded by the Priest. Patiently and graciously, the Priest would inspect the person, the garment and even the house suspected of leprosy.
In the church of Corinth leprosy was found in the house when a man had committed fornication with his father’s wife. If this man had not repented of his sin, the Apostle Paul informed the Church that they would have to dissolve the relationship with him. The stones which were infected with the plague had to be removed from the house. The leaven had to be removed in order that the entire loaf not be infected.
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is Sacrificed for us:” 1 Cor. 5:7
If the person does not repent of their sin and the infected stones are not removed, then the church has left the ways of the Lord and has chosen to go in another direction. Even though the infected house may continue to exist and even prosper, the leaven which remained…the plague of sin, will take over the entire house and the house will be set for destruction by the Lord.
Association with these unclean environments corrupts the Believer. There are many who hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches; they know Jesus is standing at the door knocking, yet they continue to stay among the leaven thinking that they will not be leavened themselves. This is a form of self righteousness because what we are indeed thinking is that we can “handle” the leaven ourselves but we can’t. If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain.
It took the Blood of Christ Jesus to cleanse us from the plague of sin. The world, the flesh and the devil are all formidable foes. If we think we can handle leprosy, we are dead wrong. What we need to be doing is coming out from among them and running the our High Priest for His cleansing. Looking unto Him, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will carefully inspect and remove the leaven which has infected our hearts.
Judgment begins at the House of the Lord. We cannot stay in an unclean house. Come out from among them and be ye separate. Touch not the unclean thing. Jesus stands at the door knocking.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be My Sons and Daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Cor. 6:17-18
-Donna Clark Warren


Fear and a sense of sincere remorse cause one to repent. Creeds and decrees given by many sincere Christians as a means of “consecration” if you will, do not cause repentance. Repentance cannot be ‘created’ by consecration but are often a result of true repentance which will always involve a separation from evil.
The problem arises when our consecration becomes ambition and our faith greed. Consecration being the cause of our repentance, which was the result of fear and a sincere sense of remorse, can easily become the object of our faith if we so allow. The greedy heart of religious pride and self righteousness is leavened when we begin looking to our consecration as the means by which we receive from God.
Yes, the Lord will bless our consecration if our consecration came from a repentant heart; a humble heart and contrite spirit. If our consecration is caused by or legislated through a set of religious rules in order to gain righteousness it is rooted from a self righteous, religious spirit.
It is the OBJECT of our faith that allows the Holy Spirit latitude to work in our heart. It is His ministry which divides asunder the soul and spirit of man and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit convicts the Believer which results in repentance in the heart who is perfect toward the Lord. They may not be perfect but it is their will to please God. To be sure, if it is not of faith, faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, it (whatever it may be) cannot please God.
Too often, our decrees become the object of our faith. Even the “determined” decree, if not mixed with the actual faith required of such, can become leaven. Declaring and decreeing one is a “Cross Preacher” does not make one a “Cross Preacher”. It is the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint, that makes one a “Cross Preacher”.
The Cross of Christ is the power of God to us who are Saved, not our consecration. Our consecration is the result of His keeping power. We know in Whom we have believed and yes, we are determined to know nothing else among you. We have seen the leaven leaven whole lumps and we fear the same. Leaven is powerful. It is of the devil. But leaven is expelled by the power of the Holy Spirit as we look unto Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
This fight of faith is a fight…not a walk in the tulips. The world, the flesh and the devil are enemies are our soul and they play for keeps. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to Save us from their power but we are not afforded such power if we place our faith in anything else other than His finished work.
Fight the good fight of faith…be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might receive damage by us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow works repentance to Salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.
11 For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things you have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.” 2 Corinthians 7:9-11
-Donna Clark Warren


Jonah was an illustration to the people of the Wrath of God and of the Grace of God (Matt. 16:1-4, Luke 11:30). Not desiring the repentance of Nineveh, Jonah at first refused to go. He knew that God is a gracious God and would repent of evil (Jonah 4:2) upon Nineveh turning from their wicked ways.

“8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from His fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.” Jonah 3:8-10

God saw their “works” and did not do unto them that which He had said that He would do. To be sure, what did their “works” consist of? REPENTANCE!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:26

Dead faith produces dead works for it does not produce a repentant heart. Faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus is alive and produces a repentant heart…a humble heart; a heart that melts as wax upon the hearing of the Word of God.

Not wanting to go to Nineveh in the first place; knowing that they would indeed repent upon the proper hearing of the Word of the Lord, Jonah feared his fellow countrymen. He feared their reaction towards the turn of events concerning Nineveh and beseeched the Lord to take his life from him.

3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech You, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the Lord, Do you well to be angry?“Jonah 4:3-4

Irrespective of Jonah’s attitude, the Lord was long-suffering with the Prophet as He beseeched him to consider whether or not his anger was reasonable.

Jonah, not wanting to go to Nineveh, prepared a fish to entomb him for 3 days and deliver him unto Nineveh (Jonah 1:17).

Jonah, not wanting to see Nineveh spared, went to pout even when he could be down there rejoicing with his Brethren, and the Lord, in His Mercy, prepared a gourd that it might be a shade unto him and deliver him from his grief (Jonah 4:6).

The Lord, in His Mercy, showing Jonah that He is the One Who gives and He is the One Who takes away, prepares a worm to smite the gourd and once again, the Prophet wished himself to die (Jonah 4:7).

Jonah, just like many of us today, are too often led by our religious emotions and not by the Holy Spirit. We are easily swayed by the affect of material comforts but not at all affected by what the Lord is trying to do through our circumstances for others. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, just ask Job…but NO MATTER the case, He is ALWAYS working all things together for good to us who love Him and are called according to His Purpose.

27 And He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the Saints according to the Will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His Purpose.” Romans 8:27-28

It is God’s Will that all be Saved. While Jonah pouted God was positioning…positioning fish, gourds and worms to constantly guide Jonah; keeping him in His Will and His Way. If that gourd withers, seek the Lord for the lesson.

Faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus, produces a repentant heart. As we run through the camp, lifting up Jesus Christ and Him crucified as we are told to do, do not be upset when faith comes and work follows…a good work; the work of repentance in the heart of man as the Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in the heart of hearers. In the heart of those who choose to believe there will be a change. Joy will come in the morning and the burden of sin is lifted. Don’t pout. Rejoice with them.

-Donna Clark Warren


“25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it;
26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:25-27
Jesus gave Himself for the Church so that He may sanctify it and cleanse it with the washing by the Word. The Word of God is given for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that we may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Jesus Christ is not coming back for a weak and beggarly church. He is not returning for a church bound by sin because the preacher told them their sin was acceptable to God. That preacher; that man or woman, who is condoning sin to get people in the pews and entertain them will answer to God themselves.
It is up to each and every Child of God to search the Scriptures for ourselves and to look unto the Cross of Christ for ability to do what the Word says It will do…cleanse us; sanctify us by the power of God. It is the ministry of Holy Spirit to perform this cleansing in our hearts. As we look unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the Source and the means by which we are given these precious promises of God and are made free from the power of sin, the Holy Spirit is commissioned to superintend the work of God in our heart.
Looking unto another way, another method or vain philosophy presented as Biblical doctrine, does not afford us the power of the Holy Spirit. He (the Holy Spirit) is not commissioned to superintend the work of God in our hearts and to cleanse us from that which is not pleasing to Jesus when we are looking to 40 days of purpose or 21 days of fasting.
Only through the Blood of Christ Jesus are we sanctified and cleansed. Jesus, the Word manifest in the flesh, gave Himself that we may be sanctified. We are without excuse. Whosoever calls themselves a Child of God, all who are called by His Name…we who are born again, have His Word and the Holy Spirit that we may be sanctified.
Why then do so many choose not to be cleansed? Because they are serving another. Seeking to please man and not God. Living their best life now, they too will give an account.
There is a cleansing; a sanctifying power of the Grace of God afforded whosoever will believe by the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Seek Him and His Righteousness. Know in Whom you have believed. Be washed. Be cleansed. Stand still and know that the Blood of Jesus is sufficient for all the you need…no matter the circumstances, He is worthy of our praise.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Cor. 7:1
-Donna Clark Warren