Stuck in the Gospels 5 – Law (you) not Grace (Him)

If you listen closely to Christian messages, it’s easy to detect whether they’re talking about God dwelling in you or not.

And, that equates to either external law or internal Grace in Christ.

Where is the focus?

If it’s all about you, it’s on law, not Him.

If it’s what you need to do, it’s on law, not Him.

If you are being blasted for what you’re not, it’s on law, not Him.

If teachers like to linger long in the Old Testament, it’s on law, not Him.

If it’s on how disappointing you are and how disappointed God is with you, it’s on law, not Him.

If it doesn’t focus on Christ’s history from cross through resurrection and His impact in you, it’s on law, not Him.

If it’s on techniques, methods, principles and precepts for do-it-yourself-ers, it’s on law, not Him.

If you hate yourself, it’s on law, not Him.

If you feel incomplete, it’s on law, not Him.

If you’re externally religious, bored and about to give up on God, the church and yourself, it’s on law, not Him.

If you’re a bench-warmer, it’s on law, not Him.

If you’re not known by Him, it’s on law, not Him.

If you’re not changing, it’s on law, not Him.

If you have no assurance, it’s on law, not Him.

 

God through Christ ended the seemingly endless legal roads of every religion. All those roads led to dead-ends and cliffs of destruction. He made a fork in the road with the only sign in the universe that reads “To: GRACE” with an arrow pointing solely to Himself.

He made you one with Him!

From eternity, you were planned and purposed to be intricately woven one with Him, to know Him intimately.

He wanted you then, wants you now, and wants you forever.

He’s always looking to you to make spiritual eye contact, so you’ll know how utterly crazy He is about you.

Once you taste Him, you’ll never hunger nor thirst for anything nor anyone else, for nothing and no one can compare with Him.

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