Finding grace while you are in bondage-Ezra 9:8

 

Who are sinners? Everyone born.

In the heart of humanity are the works of the flesh, Gal. 5:19-21. We are pre-programmed by the fall of Adam to sin in the breaking of GOD’s Holy Law, Gen. 2 and 3. These laws were not written down anywhere but in the heart of Adam. How do we know this? In the history of Cain and Abel, how is it that Abel knew to do that which is right in the sight of GOD and Cain refused? How is it that Abraham sinned, yet he is called the father of faith to all of us who believe in CHRIST JESUS and are in a relationship with the FATHER through JESUS? It is because they and others who were found righteous in the sight of the Almighty GOD had faith in HIM. The Holy Laws of GOD are written in the heart of humanity, they are HIS Moral Laws, the Ten Commandments. They did not have to be written on tablets of stone and given to Moses because they were already in the hearts of mankind. However, GOD did so and as mankind tried by works to obey HIS Laws we have failed, and we are failing. Because without CHRIST JESUS and HIS Holy Spirit living within our hearts, the observance of obedience will never manifest within us.

Every sinner knows the shame of sinning, be it the lies that are told, the sexual immorality, the hatred that is felt regarding others, stealing, and the list goes on. The shame is birthed out of the guilt we have, that is until we are so entangled in those sins that we practice as a habitual part of our living that we no longer have a conscience about what we say or do any longer. Humanity is just,    

  • evil
  • filled with iniquity.
  • turns away from what is right and good.
  • transgressors
  • perverse
  • unrighteous
  • wicked
  • and love to do wrong.

And yet, in all our wrong GOD will still provide us with a measure of HIS grace. How do I know this? Because we are not dead and in our graves. We were not struck down in our sins. Some of us were delivered from whatever it is that we were delivered from. Some of us had our life-or-death sentence in prison overturned and you were acquitted. Some of us were delivered from sexual slavery/trade, night clubs, cults, and this list can go on and on.

While we were non-believers in CHRIST JESUS, we experienced brief moments of GOD’s grace and did not recognize that HE pulled our bacon out of the fire. For a moment GOD provided for us all a way of escape and we did not take it until we did. For a moment we experienced HIS Holy place only to leave. For a moment GOD brightened our eyes and provided us with revival while we were in bondage. Yet, we kept delaying the gift of HIS rescue by not accepting HIS free, gift of CHRIST JESUS who died on that cross just for you and me.

GOD is the giver of hope while we are hopeless as sinners. GOD is our relief while we are in bondage to sin. The ultimate sin is to not believe in CHRIST JESUS The MESSIAH. And, because we refuse to believe in HIM because we refuse to rely on HIM because we refuse to trust in HIM. The activity of sins remains in our hearts and though some of us may not execute certain sins, this does not mean that they are not there in our hearts. Such as murder, adultery, unforgiveness, and here too the list can go on and on.

There is no better time than now as the second, minute, and hour hand rolls around the clock than now. There is no better day than now as the days pass by from month to month and year to year. Now, is the acceptable time to believe, and take the free, gift from the FATHER who is HIS Precious SON, CHRIST JESUS. HE is the Only person who has ever been born with the assignment to die for mankind. HE has always been our gift and HE will continue to be our gift until HE is no longer the gift to be given because it will be too late. The Righteous Judgment will have begun, and JESUS will have returned to collect HIS Bride, the Body of CHRIST, HIS Church which is you and me if you are truly a believer from the core of your heart.

 

AMFBeM