I was out driving today, pondering, praying, The Spirit of God rose up inside me and overwhelmed my heart how important it is to say this.
THE GOSPEL MEANS GOOD NEWS! First we realize, because of the Holy Spirit and his conviction, we do need a savior, that even if we have broken the tiniest of God’s laws, we are separated from him forever, without the Price Jesus Paid to redeem us. We then decide to receive that seed (of good news) Into our hearts, becoming born again.
Redeem: PAID IN FULL (for us) to be saved.
By the Spirit of God, we realized we are nothing without Him, and then we begin to learn about fruits of the spirit, dying to self, and we should understand that the Holy Spirit becomes our constant coach, companion, teacher, and friend, and so on……….
WE ARE OVERJOYED in our newly found Salvation! The Word of God becomes alive to us, because of the Holy Spirit. We begin to feed on the Milk of the Word, and begin to Grow.
-Then, sometimes, someone cuts in on us…….(Galatians 5)
Now, the Apostle Paul was very overjoyed about not only His own conversion, which to him was a treasure and a Joy, after he had left the doctrines of men (being a Pharisee) which was a doctrine of death and not life. It was based on the law.
My friends, we cannot preach both blessing and cursing (book of James) and believe we are preaching good news, all at the same time. Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law. He went around doing good, healing people, saying no they are not permanently cursed because they sinned, or their Fathers sinned. All the curses were broken (on that tree!)
That means even the curse we are supposedly under for not giving 10% so …..we are actually given a higher law (which I do obey) to give out of our abundance, to provide for someone’s lack. Be led by the Spirit how you give, don’t muzzle the ox (the person who is treading out the corn to feed you) and God loves a cheerful giver, my new Testament says.
Now, the world is watching (and listening) and when you are found to be preaching out of both sides of your mouth, saying God blesses you, but he really curses you (Malachi) and other such none-sense, you are free to do so, but you are not preaching a full gospel (Good news) Message.
We’re fully redeemed or not ……BLESSED all the time because of Jesus, or not. Time to stop cursing yourself, and others, by the tongue, which can be an unruly evil…….
No Man can tame the tongue, but the Lord can cause “OUT OF YOUR BELLY” to flow LIVING WATER” …………and out of the abundance of your PROSPEROUS HEART because you CHOSE TO LOVE GOD”S WORD (all of it) …will the rivers of life flow……
This is the message, GROW into the man or woman of God you were intended to be. The Arguments coming against you from the world is not always persecution, sometimes you are going through a fire, as a result of the refining fire, which was caused by the UNTRUE message you are preaching. SO REPENT! Get on your knees…..plea for wisdom,
Grace ……and growing….Consider Galatians 3 as you pray for understanding………
10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”
” Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Amen. (Laura Grace)