In an hour or so I will be sharing my heart with our church congregation here in Hernando, FL. We have a neat group! Our people are the greatest and God is doing such awesome things in our midst. For many months now we've been releasing tons of revelation on living and experiencing the fullness of the New Covenant. So many people are trying to appease Father God by keeping some type of law. Some even go so far as to try to live by the Old Covenant. This is NOT the grace of God in operation!
Every once in awhile I run into some preacher who says something like this, "All of that grace stuff... we teach that and people get too free, they fall into sin, etc." It amazes me how many seem afraid of grace. Of course the problem is that they really do not understand what grace actually is. If you leave the definition of grace at, "God's unmerited favor," you are leaving out the best part of it! Grace is indeed "unmerited favor" but it continues on into it actually being God's power working in and through us in order to make us holy! You got it! God makes us holy, we don't do it! How's that for an across the bows shot at religion?
So today I'm studing for tonight's meeting and God begins to show me more grace. Actually more New Covenant in the birth of Jesus. I'm actually seeing the model of grace being set up in the genalogies of Matthew chapter 1! Who would have ever thought that!
So, once more, I stand amazed at God's love for me! I'm so blessed by His plan, working and being released in my life, drawing me more into the understanding of my relationship with him, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T DESERVE IT!
Jesus...What a Christmas present!