Saved By Grace?

Saved by Grace, His grace, His actions, His love. Oh so right, we are saved by grace. BUT there is more to the story. If we die, we go to heaven, whatever one believes is good with us. BUT again, what happens to those we leave behind? What about our children, grandchildren, all we know and love? What will happen to our country? Will the world overtake us? Jesus warned us not to let that happen.

The war on if one is to “keep” the law or rely on grace, is totally overdone. If one can get past themselves, their fears or even the ego, then we can accept the fact that we need help. Jesus died on that cross to save the world, not just you or me. He looked forward to what this world would face and it sadden Him.

God knows the beginning from the end. Jesus saw the end and provided us a way to also see the future. We can provide for ours the way He did for His.

We seek the wisdom, the path, the way Jesus chose, The Father’s instructions. Jesus kept The Father’s law, so should we? And what about Paul telling us we don’t need to observe the law?

God’s law is the Ten Commandments, The Father Himself spoke, wrote, and then made His Word flesh. Three times He gave us His law. We do need to “keep” it in the manner He instructs us in Deut.6:8-9. And since we do as we see our Father do, wouldn’t we also keep that part of the laws directed for the children of God to the best of our ability?

If one can seek The Father’s wisdom, and use it as such, then each of us will fulfill a part of the law according to the abilities given to each individual. We are part of the body of Jesus Christ and we, on our own, are not responsible to fulfill the law. Only fulfill the part you are able to do or what pertains to you.

God gave directions for the kings, priests, judges etc. and the children. As we grow we will find that He trains us according to His will. We find out who we are in Jesus.

Yes, grace will get you to your destination. But think ahead, is there not wisdom to help preserve, protect those who are left behind when you leave? And really, who wants to arrive to Paradise as a pauper?

As this world falls apart, and our enemies surround us, is there nothing we can do to help those who will be left after we have gone? Whose wisdom should we seek, who’s council? Mankind has not found a solution to this world’s woes, can we not seek higher wisdom?

And for those who want to trust in God: learn to “keep” the Commandments. Those who love Jesus, pass that love on as Jesus tells all who love Him to “keep” His Word (Sermon on the Mount) just as He kept His Father’s. So take the Ten Commandments, and Sermon on the Mount, and learn to grow strong in our Lord. May we all stand to see the day of our Lord as we are made aware of the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Are You a Hypocrite?

If you have seen the news much at all in the last few days, you have seen the very people preaching acceptance of a decision that you don’t like, protesting a decision that they don’t like. It seems like God might be trying to show us something.

Could it be that what God is showing us by using the immigrants, both illegal and those who don’t wish to assimilate, and the protesters, is that Christians themselves are hypocrites, as well as ignorant. You see, many Christians want those who come to their native countries to learn their ways and abide by their laws. Yet, they want, and expect, to enter God and Jesus’ Kingdom, and never change. They refuse to abide by Their Law or learn Their ways. Isn’t that the definition of a hypocrite? Or is it more like stupidity? Maybe both?

If you have a job that wants to transfer you and yours to another nation, would you want to learn that nation’s ways as not to offend them? And maybe, you would learn their laws so you could stay out of jail? Have we forgotten the old proverb “when in Rome do as the Romans”?

Do you really thing our Father will allow those who refuse His Ways as well as refuse His Laws, into His Kingdom? I think not. If you think He will, you might do well to think again!

God gave Israel His Laws, we call them The Ten Commandments and they are found in Exodus 20. He also gave Moses His Ways. One would do well to learn and practice His Laws and Ways, if you are wanting to dwell in His Kingdom. You may not get it right, but at least you will know more than you do, and your effort will show God that you are looking forward to dwelling in His perfect paradise.

He gave us both His Laws and His ways, just in case there is anyone alive today who wants to live with Him. I’m one, how about you? At least we will show Him, however clumsy we might be, that we are His children!