Ptr. Rick Oasin
WHEN JESUS SAID TO THE JEWS WHO BELIEVED HIM, “YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” (John 8:31-32), HE WAS ACTUALLY REFERRING TO THE TRUTH OF GOD’S GRACE THAT HE LATER REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL (Gal 1:11-12/Acts 20:24). Continue reading
TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, ON THE CROSS, ALL LAWLESSNESS WAS PAID; GOD’S JUSTICE WAS SATISFIED; HIS HOLY LAW WAS MAGNIFIED. GOD LAID ON CHRIST THE INIQUITY OF US ALL AND RECEIVED GOD’S WRATH AND ANGER ON HIS BODY AND SETTLED ALL OUR DEBTS LEGALLY, JUSTLY, AND RIGHTEOUSLY! (Isaiah 53:5-6, 10a) “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed…………and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all……yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him and cause him to suffer”
GOD DID NOT COMPROMISE IN SAVING US, JUSTICE WAS INVOLVED. IN CHRIST, WE ARE LEGALLY FORGIVEN AND LEGALLY JUSTIFIED!
(Rom 3:23-26) “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
DANIEL PROPHESIED THAT WHEN JESUS ENTERED JERUSALEM AND CRUCIFIED HE WILL FINISH TRANSGRESSION, MAKE AN END TO SIN, MAKE RECONCILIATION FOR INIQUITY AND BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(Dan 9:24) “Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
MEDITATE ON THESE VERSES AND GIVE ME YOUR COMMENT.
(Heb 10:1) For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
(Heb 10:2) For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
SOME WHO ARE IGNORANT OF THE “GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” (Gal 1:11-12/Acts 20:24) DEROGATIVELY CALL IT “CHEAP GRACE” OR “EASY BELIEVISM”. WELL, IT MAY BE EASY OR CHEAP TO YOU, BUT IT CAUSED GOD HIS SON.
THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS RIGHT WHEN HE FEARED THAT PEOPLE’S MINDS ARE BEING CORRUPTED BY THE ENEMY BECAUSE OF THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST. (2Cor 11:3) “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
HERE ARE SOME GOSPEL TRUTHS THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND GOD’S GRACE.
(Rom 11:6) And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
(Rom 4:4) Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
(Rom 4:5) But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
(Eph 2:8-9) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
GRACE IS UNMERITED FAVOR FROM GOD; YOU CAN NOT WORK FOR IT, MERIT IT OR DESERVE IT.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
JESUS IS THE TRUE MANNA FROM HEAVEN! HE IS THE BREAD OF LIFE THAT WE NEED TO FEED ON THE REST OF OUR LIVES. DO NOT COMMIT THE SAME MISTAKE AS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DID DURING THE TIME OF MOSES WHEN THEY SAID, “WE DETEST THIS MISERABLE FOOD!” REMEMBER, JESUS IS NOT THE BREAD OF LIFE FOR NOTHING.
(Num 21:5) They spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”
(Num 21:6) Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
(Num 21:7) The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
(Num 21:8) The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”
(Num 21:9) So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.
(John 6:40) “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
(John 6:33) “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
AS A PASTOR, I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO FEED YOU THE WISDOM OF MEN OR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD, BUT CHRIST THE WISDOM OF GOD; THE BREAD OF LIFE HIMSELF–THE MANNA FROM HEAVEN.
(1Cor 1:30) It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
(1Cor 1:31) Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
STRIES“GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” THAT THE RESURRECTED CHRIST REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL (Gal, 1:11-12 / Acts 20:24) IS VEILED TO THOSE WHO ARE PERISHING, WHOSE MINDS THE GOD OF THIS AGE (SATAN) HAS BLINDED, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF THE GLORY OF CHRIST SHINE ON THEM. Continue reading