The Hardened Heart Will Nor Receive God's Grace.
The undeniable evidence that a person is living the Grace Life is by his exemplifying the same attitude that Jesus had.
Jesus sought no religious hierarchical position.
Jesus sought no religious office.
Jesus sought no religious title.
Jesus sought not to fleece the flock.
Jesus sought not the applause of men.
Jesus sought not to please religious people.
Jesus sought not to be self-righteous.
Jesus sought not the establishment of denominations.
Jesus sought not to do His own will.
Jesus sought not to be served.
Jesus said; I am not here to be served, but to serve.
I would like to inform Grace-haters that there is nothing wrong or new about God’s Grace Gospel! When it is shared in its purity, unmixed with religious laws, it transforms people in the same powerful way as it did in the early Church. There is no problem with the message of Grace, the problem is with “us” the people. We have abandoned the fullness of Christ and the freedom that Grace brings for the emptiness of ritual and the bondage of religion.
Grace is available to ALL, but there is one group of people that cannot receive it.
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6).
The proud cannot receive Grace because their heart is hardened with religious self-righteous pride!
However, the humble do receive it because they always find God to be graciously gracious, lovingly loving, compassionately compassionate and forgiving.
The same sun that hardens the clay warms the earth. The same message of Grace that is receive by the softened heart of the humble...hardens the heart of the proud. It is only the humble of heart that can understand the richness, the fullness and the far reaching effect of God’s Amazing Grace. God reigns His Grace on those who are of humble heart.
Hear the Lord knocking on the door of your religiously proud heart and saying; Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you can hear My voice (through the religious hog-wash) open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you with Me (Rev. 3:20). (Brackets mine)
To the religious hardened I say; why not open your heart and discover the Grace Person...the Living Word of God...Jesus Christ our Lord.