Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
THE Master said to believe that you receive, then you shall have it.
You see, in the physical world we live in, that is not how it works. People want to see first; they want to have it first before they will believe.
In the Kingdom of God, you have to believe you receive before you can have it.
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Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
EVERY VERSE IN THIS CHAPTER IS OUTSTANDING! Every verse can form a major commentary.
You can feel Paul’s heart here as he wrote. He was passionate; you can feel his heart beat. It;s almost like he looks through the pages at you. It’s as if he is talking directly to you. Continue reading Stay With Grace
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
HERE PAUL CONTINUES HIS ASSAULT ON man’s pride!
He really can’t understand why anyone will want to boast of their righteousness except the work for it.
He makes it clear that if a man works for his righteousness then it was not gotten by grace but by works. And such worked-for-righteousness is unacceptable before God.
This worked-for-righteousness is seen in man’s great effort to do good. You see him do good works; you see him fast and pray; you see him give alms to the poor and homeless; you see him trying to treat the earth well; you see him offering sacrifices in many ways. Many religions of the world are built on this ideology, even the ‘Christian’ religion. (please notice the Christian is in inverted commas). Many go to church and believe that doing good works will bring them righteousness. It will never.
This matter is very serious with God! It is so serious He will not accept any good work to be ascribed to receiving righteousness.
In this Chapter, He eulogizes Abraham for ONLY believing in other to be made righteous.
In our text today, he says, ‘But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.’
God does not want any works from any man in this matter of righteousness. He does not want you to work to get it, neither does He want you to work to keep it.
All He wants you to do is BELIEVE! Your believing in the Lord Jesus that God raised Him from the dead is what will bring you righteousness and your continued Belief in that keeps you righteous. No iota of good works will be accepted here.
But he that worketh not but believes …
God bless you richly!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!