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What about eternal salvation? The phrase eternal salvation occurs in only one place in the bible. Hebrews 5:9. It reads in the KJV: Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; we have eternal redemption as a phrase occurring also once in the same book of Hebrews 9:12: Heb_9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. I want you to note that the phrase “for us” in that last verse did not appear in the original greek, it was added by the translator. SO he obtained eternal redemption as in he is different from the previous high priests who have to year by year go and offer sacrifices. with one sacrifice, Jesus sorted everything that has to do with sin out and that will eternally be a reference point. But what about eternal salvation which occurred only in one place in the bible. the bible says that Jesus became the author of eternal salvation to them that obey him. The word author is the greek: aitios; and it means someone who makes something possible which would otherwise have been impossible, non-existent. that word occurred only in one place in the new testament. Now to “obey” used here is the greek hupakouo (pronounce it any way you like, who will arrest you?). and it means submission as to a Lord. It is the same greek word used in ” and the sea obeys him” when Jesus stilled the storm on the sea. The same in Matthew 1:27 when they said evil spirit obey him; and when Paul wrote that children obey your parents, it is the same word. Also, servants obey your masters (col 3). Also what Peter used when he wrote: even as Sarah OBEYED Abraham calling him Lord. If you are looking for where that word was used in the same book of Hebrews see Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

I want you to note that the phrase “for us” in that last verse did not appear in the original greek, it was added by the translator. SO he obtained eternal redemption as in he is different from the previous high priests who have to year by year go and offer sacrifices. with one sacrifice, Jesus sorted everything that has to do with sin out and that will eternally be a reference point. But what about eternal salvation which occurred only in one place in the bible.

The bible says that Jesus became the author of eternal salvation to them that obey him. The word author is the greek: aitios; and it means someone who makes something possible which would otherwise have been impossible, non-existent. That word occurred only in one place in the new testament. Now to “obey” used here is the greek hupakouo (pronounce it any way you like, who will arrest you?). and it means submission as to a Lord. It is the same greek word used in ” and the sea obeys him” when Jesus stilled the storm on the sea. The same in Matthew 1:27 when they said evil spirit obey him; and when Paul wrote that children obey your parents, it is the same word. Also, servants obey your masters (col 3). Also what Peter used when he wrote: even as Sarah OBEYED Abraham calling him Lord. If you are looking for where that word was used in the same book of Hebrews see Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

But what about eternal salvation which occurred only in one place in the bible. the bible says that Jesus became the author of eternal salvation to them that obey him. The word author is the greek: aitios; and it means someone who makes something possible which would otherwise have been impossible, non-existent. that word occurred only in one place in the new testament. Now to “obey” used here is the greek hupakouo (pronounce it any way you like, who will arrest you?). and it means submission as to a Lord. It is the same greek word used in ” and the sea obeys him” when Jesus stilled the storm on the sea. The same in Matthew 1:27 when they said evil spirit obey him; and when Paul wrote that children obey your parents, it is the same word. Also, servants obey your masters (col 3). Also what Peter used when he wrote: even as Sarah OBEYED Abraham calling him Lord. If you are looking for where that word was used in the same book of Hebrews see Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

The same in Matthew 1:27 when they said evil spirit obey him; and when Paul wrote that children obey your parents, it is the same word. Also, servants obey your masters (col 3). Also what Peter used when he wrote: even as Sarah OBEYED Abraham calling him Lord. If you are looking for where that word was used in the same book of Hebrews see Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Yes, I believe in eternal salvation. If I don’t believe it, it means I don’t believe in the bible, since it is written there. But I don’t believe in the re-definition of salvation with the absence of an obedient life to the Word of God. So if you want to preach eternal salvation and you do not include that it is for those who obey Christ and you just limit obedience to an event in the past, e.g. answering an altar call, then you are a junk and fake grace exponent. Shalom.

But I don’t believe in the re-definition of salvation with the absence of an obedient life to the Word of God. So if you want to preach eternal salvation and you do not include that it is for those who obey Christ and you just limit obedience to an event in the past, e.g. answering an altar call, then you are a junk and fake grace exponent. Shalom.
oSme people were actually charged in the bible to continue in the grace of God. Grace is a journey, not an event. Is a person not an idea. To continue means It should be my guiding principle, I should not let go of grace (Acts 13:43), but that grace is the all-encompassing grace and not a one-sided grace. You cannot continue in grace and continue in sin at the same time, as Paul asked: shall we continue in sin so that grace may abound.
Jude warned of days like this:

Jud 1:3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, WHO PERVERT THE GRACE OF GOD into sensuality and deny our only MASTER AND LORD, Jesus Christ.
The Don’t deny him overtly otherwise there will be no need for us to be warned against them. The ways they deny him is stated in the verses that followed. The fool says in his heart there is no God is reflected in the lifestyle according to Psalm 14:1.

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Of junk and fake grace (20)

Grace does not cover sin. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin, we overcome the devil by the blood of the lamb, the blood purchased eternal redemption, purges our conscience from dead works. But to say grace covers sin is to be deceived.

Grace empowers to overcome sin. If you are looking for an excuse to continue in sin you can create one for yourself but don’t say grace covers sin. It does not. Grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lust. I did not form that, it is there in your bible in the book of Titus, and that is new creation reality. If you preach new creation reality and you do not say grace teaches us to flee worldly lust, teaches us to deny ungodliness and serve God with purity, it is because you have received the certificate of a preacher of junk and fake grace and people should run away from you

I did not form that, it is there in your bible in the book of Titus, and that is new creation reality. If you preach new creation reality and you do not say grace teaches us to flee worldly lust, teaches us to deny ungodliness and serve God with purity, it is because you have received the certificate of a preacher of junk and fake grace and people should run away from you

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I was in a meeting and someone made a contribution that truely Jesus died for our sins, but we did not die with Christ. That sounded very logical right? But totally unbiblical. And it is either we believe the bible or we are unbelievers, as Apostle Francis Akinola said, regardless of how much tongue we speak. Let me tell you the implication if truly Jesus died for us (which is true) and we did not die in Christ (which is untrue).
Jesus died for us and that releases the grace for justification meaning we become right with God. He bore our punishment and we are free from bearing it. But if we did not die with him, it means we cannot rise up with him and if we cannot rise up with him, it means we cannot have new bodies at the resurrection. Do you now see that its either we died with him or were not saved at all.
the book of Romans 6 says that we died with him and rise up with him (don’t ask me how that happen, you just have to believe that it happens because the bible says so) because it is hard to live right if you don’t believe right.

If you don’t believe you died with Christ you won’t believe you rose with him, if you don’t believe you rose with him then you are not a new creature, you are just a refurbished creature, if you are not a new creation you cannot walk in newness of life. if you did not die with him, you did not die to sin, yes you. If you did not die to sin, then you are still in sin and you will not bear the fruit of righteousness; otherwise, you will.

If we died with Christ, it means sin shall not have dominion over us because we are not under the law but under grace.Presenting that picture of grace empowers the people to live according to that truth.

Therefore to present grace just in the context of Jesus dying for us and not understand that also we died with Christ with the attendant consequences of that, then, we are preaching junk and fake grace. But the problem is they don’t deny that we died with Christ, they just stop short of telling us the implication of that, just focused on the implication of his dying for us, and by that same token they deny that truth, presenting an half baked grace that poisons you, causes you to poo when you eat it, gives you indigestion and lands you in spiritual coma. Therefore when you see a preacher of junk and fake grace, run, run, run.

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What does grace have to do with getting a life partner? First, if you worry about it, you are out of grace. Worry tells us you are looking at something else, maybe yourself order than Christ.

But you ask, what does Christ know about relationships, has he ever been in one? But you have heard of the bride of Christ haven’t you. The same grace he uses to connect with the church, he will give you to connect wit your spouse, even if they are in a hole on the earth.

What about raising children. Jesus called his disciples children after his resurrection. He will give you grace to raise yours. Was Jesus ever a civil servant. He was the servant of God and he’ll give you grace, his grace , to do things well. What about evangelism? He told Peter : follow and I will make you a fisher of men, meaning: I will impact my fisher of me grace on you and you won’t struggle with evangelism, you won’t do it by compulsion. I will give you my heart and method. If your struggle, there is grace missing somewhere.

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There is the grace for righteousness which is at the core of the sacrifice of Jesus. He will save his people from their sin- we are saved by grace. Therefore, Jesus is grace and salvation is by grace. Salvation is provided by grace, provided by Jesus. Therefore Jesus is salvation. If we ignore sin we do salvation a great injustice. But because you fell into sin does not mean you are disqualified from grace. It makes you more qualified to receive grace because you are more aware of your inadequacy. And grace loves man’s inadequacy so that he can shine in it. That is why some erroneously ask tacitly: shall we continue in sin so that grace will continue to shine. But the problem with that logic is that in the name of lifting up grace, they deny grace. They forget that the basis of life free from sin is grace, that grace reconfigures you, reconstruct your desire.

Jesus said I have come so that the blind will see. Oh, how grace loves inadequacy. The one who says they see, are adequate, Jesus says their sins remain, their blindness remains. So blindness is symbolic of sin. Grace makes to see so we stop falling into the pit of sin.

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Grace has no limits. There is nothing it cannot touch. Once it is an expression of the inadequacy of humanity, grace is programmed to meet it. Your finances, health, relationship, job, family, service, travelling, name it.

Don’t play strong head, open up for the grace of God. Grace should be known, we should know the grace of God in truth as Paul said. Any area that you still think you need to act for you to do something to receive grace means you are disconnected from grace. Grace is freely given to us by God, released in Jesus.

For example we have access to full health and full supply in Jesus. By his stripes we were healed and for our sake he became poor so that we might become rich. Therefore fear nothing. His grace is sufficient for you, except he did not say it is finished on the cross.

When Jesus said that “with it is impossible but not with God, for with God nothing shall be impossible,” he was talking about the grace of God. The question was: who then can be saved?

If Man is inadequate, God’s adequacy springs into action, so that at the end no one will boast in his presence and all the glory belongs to God. God can do what “can’t” be done

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Do those who believe in the grace of God fast, go without food for a religious reason? Yes, and the reason is also to contact grace. When we fast we identify with the depreciation (death) of Jesus and therefore have power released because by the same token we identify with his resurrection. He said that his disciples will fast when he is taken away from them, they fast to be in the resurrected realm of Jesus. With fasting, grace gets converted to power.

Nevertheless, we don’t worship fasting, as if in and of itself it does something. We take it as another conduit of grace.

In the sermon on the mount, there are three things Jesus said God rewards: fasting, giving, prayer.

So if someone asks, do those who believe in grace give? Yes, we understand it as a channel to connect with grace, but we don’t make giving God, we realise that grace is a person we should relate with.

God rewards giving, fasting, prayer with the release of his grace to those do them right. So I can spend hours in prayer because I cannot get enough of the grace from his presence because I want the open reward which is a manifestation of grace in my life. I fast weekly not to prove a point to God (like one Pharisee in a story of Jesus) but to express my need for him, to exchange my natural life for his resurrected life with the level of grace that comes with it.

Did you not read what Paul wrote about himself: that I may know him and the power of his resurrection. An aspect of his grace is the power of his resurrection. He did not regard that as something in the bag, but a possibility. Fasting facilitates that. Remember I said fasting converts grace to power? Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit after he fasted. You already have the grace now convert it to power. Of course, do it with sense; you can’t become Jesus in one day.

We don’t see giving, praying, fasting as stress, as a chore, when we looking at them from the eyes of grace. It is by grace that we do them (God working in us both to will and do of his good pleasure) and we also do them aware of their grace value. Paul said there is a particular grace work that needs to be done in the Corinthian church, so that they will be better givers, and after they have given as an expression of that grace, they will reap more, being another expression of God’s grace. Their reaping after sowing is a manifestation of God’s grace and not an achievement because anybody can sow, it is God who brings the increase. So give but don’t look at your giving as the source of increase, look at God who will lavish you with grace for receiving as he has lavished you with the grace for giving.

Fasting connects with resurrection power
Giving (in all the sense of the word) connects with increase
Prayer connects with the throne of grace for primary grace supply

It is grace, grace all the way