|Posted on June 15, 2019 at 4:45 AM|
Andrew Wommack "Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith" (Go to his website and get the full training free! www.AWMI.net)
He made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
1 Corinthians 14:18, 15:9-10
18 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
Paul says, 'I am not worthy to be called an apostle, but by the GRACE of God I am what I am. . .' but I labored with the grace of God. We cooperate, work with God's grace to us, and we become who God created us to be. God works in us.
The GRACE of God is manifested (Brought into action) by our belief. Every person has God’s GRACE, but we must reach out and appropriate it = that’s faith
FAITH is our positive response to what God has provided by Grace
The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.
Psalm 139:12-16 (AMP) Even the darkness is not dark to You and conceals nothing from You, But the night shines as bright as the day; Darkness and light are alike to You.
For You formed my innermost parts;
You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well. You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.
God had a purpose for our lives before we were even born, but we have to choose to make it happen, we must respond in faith
9 And what is God’s “living message”? It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach. For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will experience salvation. 10 The heart that believes in him receives the gift of the righteousness of God—and then the mouth gives thanks to salvation.
GRACE is God’s part and is given independent of us; it is unmerited, undeserved favor
John 1:16 The Passion Translation (TPT) 16 And now out of His fullness we are fulfilled! And from Him we receive grace heaped upon more grace!
Grace came by Jesus before we existed, unearned, undeserved. We are saved by grace through Faith. Now FAITH is not what I do to influence God; rather it is a positive response to what God has already done by GRACE. I must respond, accept, what He’s already provided.
Titus 2:11 (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
1 Peter 2:2-4 The Passion Translation (TPT)
2 In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life — 3 especially now that you have had a taste of the goodness of the Lord Jehovah and have experienced his kindness.
4 So keep coming to him who is the Living Stone — though he was rejected and discarded by men but chosen by God and is priceless in God’s sight.
1 Peter 2:2 Implied by the Greek word for “spiritual” (logikos), which seems to be a play on words with what Peter says in 1:23–25 concerning the living Word (logos) of God. The “pure spiritual milk” is the sustaining power of God’s Word coming from his very breast, as it were, to nourish and strengthen our inner being. From v. 3 we can see that this “milk” is the Lord himself dispensed to us in the Word of God. Our craving for this “milk” is not only because of necessity but of delight. He is the Seed, the Word, the Milk, the Lord, and the Living Stone.
1 Peter 2:2 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “grow into salvation.”
1 Peter 2:3 See Ps. 34:8; Luke 1:53.
1 Peter 2:4 The church is built on Christ, “the Living Stone.” See Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16.
God by grace antiseptically erases every sickness, wound, disease~ Jesus already provided by the cross in His body (He took it on) Healing grace is already provided.
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV)
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you WERE healed.
Don't speak to God about your mountain, rather speak to your mountain about your God! You have already been healed by grace! Reach out and receive it.
James 4:7 The Passion Translation (TPT) So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you.
Proverbs 18:20 (NKJV) A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Mark 11:23-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)
23 Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea, and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. 24 This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours. (The grace is there. Believing is our act of faith that manifests the grace.)
Mark 11:23 The Aramaic word for doubt means “to be divided (undecided) in your heart.”
Mark 11:23 The mountain and the sea can also be metaphors. Mountains in the Bible can refer to kingdoms, and the sea represents the nations (e.g., “sea of humanity”;). Faith lifts up and brings with us the “mountain” of God’s kingdom realm when we go into the nations. The Greek word for mountain, oros, is related to a verb that means “to lift up and carry off and take with you.”
This truth Jesus brings us is more than hyperbole (exaggerated statements or claims, not meant to be taken literally); it is the active power of faith to take and carry the power and authority of the mountain—God’s kingdom realm—within us wherever we go
Reach out believing and take what God has already purchased for us with GRACE! It's already been paid for!