Rom. 9:16, “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy”. It is the grace of God that makes the difference in the lives of his people. It is the grace of God that determines who makes it and who doesn’t in the real sense of it. If you are looking for comprehensive success, you can only find it by grace and by grace alone.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast”.Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
We are saved by grace alone. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of grace; he gives supernatural empowerment to do what you know is not possible by human standards. The Holy Spirit empowers you at critical moments to take some solid, valid decisions that you know that you are incapable of taking. Receive that grace and the glory shall be the Lord’s in the name of Jesus Christ. I have experienced supernatural empowerment at various times to the glory of God.
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty”.1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV
Why did the Jews miss the Son of God? He didn’t come from the palace of a king. Although Jesus is a king, they didn’t understand the kind of king he was so they kept looking for him in the wrong places. That was why they never recognized him when he came; the King of kings, the Lord of lords who was born in a manger and not in a palace.
The ways of God are different from the ways of man and from man’s expectations. He uses the weak things of this world to confound the mighty so that no man can share in his glory. God does everything according to his purposive will (Eph. 1:11). That is why you cannot program him. If you don’t know the scriptures very well, you will miss God. It was error that made me chase vanity for over five years, it was not until the sixth year that I realized the stupidity of my pursuits, I then humbled myself.
I was looking for what was never lost in ‘books’. All I found was error after error. I give glory to God that I knew the truth before going into error in the first place although I didn’t celebrate it. What you don’t celebrate will take a walk; learn to celebrate who you are in Christ. Learn to celebrate what you have in Christ. Learn to celebrate the truth of the word of God.
TO BE CONTINUED.