Horn of Oil Day 10
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 again. When we receive Jesus, we also receive resurrection! Jesus is the resurrection and the life. (John 11:17-44) Jesus not only forgives you but HE gives you a new life too. When we receive Jesus, we are no longer in disagreement with God but now clean in HIS eyes and back
Have you ever taken time to think what a precious gift grace is for your life? Paul did and we can glean from his wonderful teaching today. In our scripture, he was speaking to the believer regarding the new life that we are quickened into once we deny ourselves and pick up our cross daily and follow Jesus. When a believer makes that decision to turn down sin and accept the saving blood of Jesus, we are quickened in our mind and spirit! Made alive again! Wow! I once was lost, dead in sin, but God touched my heart, my life and my spirit man and awakened me from the death bound life I was living and gave me a chance to live again. When we receive Jesus, we also receive resurrection! Jesus is the resurrection and the life. (John 11:17-44) Jesus not only forgives you but HE gives you a new life too. When we recieve Jesus, we are no longer in disagreement with God but now clean in HIS eyes and back with HIM again! Hallelujah! God desires to see us upright in HIM, desires to see us alive and not dead, HE wants to be with us and not against us, so HIS love gives us GRACE! Thank you, Lord God, for grace because we really deserve death not life! (Romans 6:23)
God is so the ultimate forgiver. It is one thing to forgive but he models for us what true forgiveness looks like. Forgiveness releases you from all offenses but does not always allow for comebacks. However, ultimate forgiveness allows for the release of GRACE! Like a car wash, you can get a basic wash, a wash with wax, a wash with wax and tires and rims or the ULTIMATE wash that gives you a total wash top to bottom and everything before it. Jesus gives us the ULTIMATE wash for free, and then allows you to walk away clean with a free coupon for your next time (GRACE). Ultimate forgiveness includes GRACE! It is up to us whether we use the coupon to stay clean or lose it. Our faith makes us keep that coupon somewhere close and hide it in a special spot so that you won’t lose it. Jesus understands that man’s flesh will fall short and we may need to come back for more grace because God’s grace is sufficient enough for us! (2 Cor. 12:9) We can’t wash ourselves from the sin that lurks deep within us. Only God knows how much grace each of us need to finally be without spot or wrinkle. We have now until Jesus returns to surrender to HIM as HE works in/on us. (Philippians 1:6) Just remember, we know not when HE is coming to call for HIS creation. (Matthew 24:36)
God is rich with mercy and HIS coupons never run out. However, when we accept HIS coupon, God does expect us to walk in good works. (Ephesians 2:10) That’s how we demonstrate to Jesus our appreciation for HIS washing our sins away free. We give a tip to those who clean the inside of our car. What could we give someone who cleans us from the inside out, then gives us grace for a new life, a chance to live again with a fresh start? Can you afford that tip for the life you now have with Jesus? Makes us want to say: “Lord, I will do your will, I will walk in righteousness, whatever you ask I will do!” Praise HIM, we can’t praise HIM enough for the wash in our lives!
The life we live in Christ is given to us through Grace not because we worked for it or earned it! Believers, God is so graceful with his grace, nobody witnesses when we receive it; grace is placed in our heart and we receive it by faith as an agreement between God and ourselves. Your faith agreement makes you whole again!
Do you believe God loves you?
Do you believe HE died so that you can have divine assistance to start my life again?
Do you believe the Word of God (Jesus) can change your life?
Are you willing to turn down sin and rise up in the newness of life?
If your answers to the agreement are YES, then smoothly receive God’s Grace!
Oh, and one more thing, for as often as you do this, do this to remember your agreement with me! (1 Corinthians 11:26)
Thank you, God, that I don’t look like what I have been through, your amazing GRACE has made me new again. My old man is passed away, behold my new me in my new life with Jesus! God’s GRACE is graceful!
We can’t take any credit for the GRACE in our new life, because it is only by our faith agreement that Jesus forgave us that allows us to walk clean. Every believer, old and young has been to the Spirit Wash and got the coupon good for future washes! That is a gift from God! Therefore, don’t go around boasting about anything in Christ because we are all here because we chose the Ultimate Wash. Our job now is to present the agreement to others so they can go to the Spirit Wash too!
Did you really receive the Ultimate Wash?
Use our fast to practice surrendering unto God and not to your flesh. Turn down and remain clean….God’s grace is sufficient to keep you from falling. (Jude 1:24-25)
Daniel Fast Day 10- Choose Jesus, the Ultimate Wash!