Business The Grace Way #15

Hello, again on this grace filled Monday! Romans 5:2 says, we have access to this grace by faith. If you have followed the last few devotionals, I have shared how your faith grows based on what you hear about Jesus. (It is clear then that faith’s source is found in the content of the message heard; the message is Christ. (Romans 10:17 Mirror Translation)).

My desire is that as you hear the good news of His grace, what Jesus has done for you, your faith will rise up on the inside of you, and cause you to excel in you occupation, and every area of your life.

We have looked at many examples over the last 14 weeks about how much you are loved, and it gives God good pleasure to prosper you in your occupation and businesses, (Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. (Psalm 35:27 NKJV)). No matter where you are in life, even if your retired, you set your hands to something, and God desires to bless whatever you set your hand too, (Deut 28:8). We also understand that it is by grace, through faith. You have been fully redeemed, in every area of your life; you can now reign in life because of Jesus.

The more we see Jesus and His grace, the greater our revelation of our redemption, and how perfect and complete it is. It truly is a gift, not a reward. God loves you so much that He sent Jesus to the cross, that through the cross you might receive His abundance of grace (unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor), and His free gift of righteousness, so that you could ‘reign’ in life! This is a gift; you can’t earn it, if you could, then it would be a reward, so rest in the goodness of God and what He has done for you in Christ. Rest in Christ Jesus in your business, He had your best interest in mind 2000 years ago when He redeemed you. Rest in your mind, Jesus wore the crown of thorns so that you could be at peace and not worry; moreover, so that you would know that you are forgiven and declared innocent. Be at rest, for your redemption was more than enough to give you perfect peace, and provision in abundance, your promised land referenced in Hebrews the 4th chapter, is to be at rest in the finished work of the cross. The enemy was defeated, and you are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

God’s desire is for you to reign in life, which means your business, occupation and everything you set your hand to! The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV).

He wants you to reign. Because of what you have ‘heard’ about Jesus and His finished work, I believe faith has arisen in your heart, and you may not have even noticed it, because we have been beholding Jesus and His goodness in this article, (our focus has been on Jesus and not our faith); it has caused your faith to increase. Now with greater faith, go on reign in life today, for your faith has saved you. (saved in the Greek is sozo: to make “safe”; to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):–heal, preserve, save, do well, be (make) whole).

What Size Is Your Faith?

Blessed morning to everyone. I trust that the revelation of God’s grace is becoming stronger for you each day.

It is amazing to me how for so long we have been taught that in order to receive from God, we must have great faith. As if faith is a muscle that has to be exercised. If something were to happen to someone, we ask why, and someone always seems to say, “their faith wasn’t big enough.” does that bother you?

Let’s take a look at a story of faith. As we look at this story, notice that God doesn’t want us looking at our faith, but He wants us looking at Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, (Hebrews 12:2). People who try to live by the law are always telling us how big their faith is, or how you need more faith. Notice in the story of the woman who was a “sinner,” in Luke 7:36-50, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil. If you thought that Jesus was keeping a record of all your sins, and was angry with you, would you go find Him, or hide from Him? On the other hand, if you had heard about Jesus, and that He just oozed of pure unconditional love, and had compassion on the sinners, and blessed them; even forgiving their sins also that He went around doing GOOD healing everyone. If you ‘heard’ this report, now would you take expensive perfume, and go find Him and worship Him? I would! What you hear about Jesus matters a great deal!

This woman began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair, kissing His feet, and anointing them with the fragrant oil. There are many things we can learn from this story, but what I want to focus on is that she never thought “wow I have great faith.” She simply saw Jesus in His goodness and grace. When you see Jesus in His goodness and grace, He sees your faith.

It’s no wonder, we seldom see great faith, when religion keeps pounding into our heads that we are guilty, God is angry, you must obey the big 10, and you had better confess all your sins, or you can’t be forgiven! This is impossible to do, and will just cause frustration and doubt. This woman was forgiven her sins in verse 48, without confessing a single one! Hebrews 10:17 says, “their sins and lawless deeds I will remember NO MORE!” Because of the finished work of the cross, all your sins are forever forgiven; and God will never be mad at you. He is mad about you! Meaning He loves you with such an intensity that through the cross, He has qualified you. You can never be disqualified again. You are righteous, not guilty, he has declared you innocent, by His blood! When you hear this message, faith rises up on the inside of you, and you aren’t even aware of it. Faith comes from grace, not the law, Romans 4:14 says the law voids faith.

Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17 DRA) So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17 ASV). It is clear then that faith’s source is found in the content of the message heard; the message is Christ. (Romans 10:17 Mirror Translation). Notice this verse in three translations tells us that faith’s source is found in the ‘content’ of the message, which is Christ. The finished work of Christ. Jesus told this woman in verse 50, “Your faith had saved you. Go in peace.” This woman came to worship a loving, forgiving, non-condemning savior, (For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:17 NKJV)), whom she obviously heard wonderful things about; her faith saved her and all she did was behold her beautiful savior! She was unaware of her faith, just the author of her faith~Jesus. What are you hearing about Jesus? When you hear the gospel of grace, the size of your faith will be enlarged. Behold the finished work of Jesus, let your faith soar, and reign in life as Kings.

What Have You Heard About Jesus?

Good morning, and a Friday morning at that! May you sense the love God has for you today, opening new revelation of His grace in your life.

It is cloudy and rainy this morning. I really enjoy these kind of mornings, especially just meditating on God’s love and goodness for me.

Mark 5:27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. (Mark 5:27 NKJV). Whatever this woman had heard about Jesus, must have deeply inspired her. Whatever you hear about Jesus will affect you too, it will inspire you when you hear about His unconditional love and grace; on the other hand, it could cause you to feel condemned if you heard that God is mad at you. In Isaiah 54:9 (referring to after Jesus went to the cross for us) God swore He would never be angry with us again. What we listen to is very important as you can see here. Many preachers will tell you God is angry with you because of something you may have done. Know this, all God’s anger was exhausted on the body of Jesus at the cross. He will never be angry with you again.

Just imagine what the woman with the issue of blood must have heard about Jesus. It had to be about how compassionate He is, how completely forgiving He is, how full of undeserved favors He is. Maybe she had been told by a dear friend of hers that “there is this man named Jesus, who has come to town, He is the messiah we have been told about; He is so compassionate and kind, never condemning. His eyes will pierce you with His love; He goes about healing and delivering those that are oppressed.” Whatever she heard inspired her so much that she decided to break many laws to pursue Him. She said, “if I can just touch the hem of His garment, I will be healed.” Whatever she heard completely convinced her that just by touching Him, she would be healed. What great faith, and yet she was not even aware of her great faith, she was only aware of whatever she had heard about Jesus.

What have you been told about Jesus? Have you been told how angry He is with you, and how in order to please God, you must obey all the commandments? If this woman would have heard this, she would have never left the house. No, she heard GOOD news about Jesus, maybe about how Jesus had said He did not come to condemn, but to save the world. God is not looking for your shortcomings, because Jesus paid for all our shortcomings at the cross. God is looking for you, His wonderful child, whom He dearly loves with ALL His heart. Jesus made you righteous, (innocent) through the cross; He has completely redeemed you. He will never be angry with you again.

What have you been listening to about Jesus and your heavenly Father? Whatever it is, it will either drain you of your faith, or if it is the Good news of His grace, it will charge you with faith, and you won’t even be aware of the great faith, just the goodness and love of your Father, and savior Jesus.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV). What have you heard about Jesus? Be sure it is the GOOD news of God’s grace and love. Reign as Kings in life today!

Business The Grace Way #14

I hope you had a great weekend, and as you begin this week know this; God’s grace has gone before you to prepare the way of victory:
Ephesians 2:8-10, 2:8 Your salvation was a grace thing from start to finish, you had no hand in it; because it is all God’s gift to you, because He believes in you.
2:9 If this could be accomplished through any action of yours, then there would be ground for boasting, (but you did not even invent faith. It was His faith in you that made you believe in Him.)
2:10 We are engineered by his design; he molded and manufactured us in Christ. We are his workmanship, his poetry. (God finds inspired expression of Christ in us. [Greek, poeima], We are fully fit to do good, equipped to give attractive evidence of his likeness in us in everything we do. (God has done everything possible to find spontaneous and effortless expression of his character in us in our everyday lifestyle. [Greek, proetoimatso], God has prepared a highway for us to lead us out like kings, just like it was in Oriental custom, where people would go before a king to level the roads to make it possible for the king to journey with ease and comfort. Isa 40:3-5) Mirror Translation. Rest in the finished work of Jesus this week, He has removed the toil.

Let’s pick up where we left off last week. We started to look at the Apostle Paul the business man, and we saw that he supported his ministry with his business. Acts 20:33-35, also makes it clear that Paul was successful in his business, take a look:
33 I have not coveted any man’s silver, gold, or apparel, as 34 You yourselves know: for such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished. 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive. (Acts 20:33-35 DRA)

Paul states in vs 34 that his hands furnished all things that were needed for himself and those with him. Paul’s revelation of God’s grace (undeserved favor), was revealed to him by Jesus, and Paul knew what it meant to enter His rest. Resting in the finished work of the cross, is what is needed for us. We should see amazing results no matter where we work.

These business devotionals are really all about receiving His abundance of grace, and His free gift of righteousness, and reigning in life. You may not have a business, but God wants to exceedingly bless you where you are at. A promotion could open up where you work, and more qualified candidates may have made application, yet don’t count yourself out. His grace will bring you success in what you do. Joseph was promoted to be second in command of Egypt, and he was selected right out of prison for the position. He came to Egypt as a slave. For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another. (Psalm 75:6, 7 AMP). Looking at this verse through the lens of the new covenant, God loves you; you have His grace, and He has made you a successful man or woman; He will promote you.

The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV). This is your promised land, see Hebrews’ chapter 4. This is your rest, stop toiling, being anxious, fearful, and concerned with money (which chokes the word making it unfruitful). Hear the gospel of grace, receive it and bear fruit. (See Mark 4:18-20). Do you believe what Jesus has done for you? Then the toil is over, bear fruit! Reign in life!

Tune In To The Right Frequency!

Good morning everyone, be sure to tune to the frequency of God’s love today, and soar to new heights.

When we go about our daily routines, everywhere we go, everyplace we find ourselves, there are many radio, cell phone, and television signals constantly transmitting. If you have the right kind of receiver, you could tune into any one of those transmissions. Even though you can’t see them, they are there.

Some of these signals, if you could decipher them, could cause tremendous fear and anxiety in your heart, while some might bring you laughter, or maybe comfort.

Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to the image of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind to His word. How do we become conformed to anything? By what we see and hear, those words and images conform you, produce anxiety, fear, thoughts of lack, fear of disease, etc. The Message says in vs 2 for us to “fix our attention on God, and you will be changed from the inside out. To ‘fix our attention’, would be like tuning into His frequency. Many Christians are tuned into a mixed frequency, causing confusion, distorting who God really is, and how much He actually loves us. You’re probably wondering what a ‘mixed’ frequency is? A mixed frequency is mixing law and grace. They hear the good news of the finished work of the cross, and how they are forgiven ALL their sins, and how God’s grace will cause them to overcome in life. Now that is good news! They have learned that the grace of God instructs us. Titus 2:11 tells us that the grace of God brought salvation, and ‘teaches’ us to deny ungodliness. Then they tune to a religious frequency where they hear yes you are forgiven, BUT first you must go through a religious repentance ritual before you can be forgiven. That is not good news! Do you see the confusion here? You are but you’re not. Which is it, am I or am I not forgiven, please Mr. Religion, cut the schizophrenia! This type of confusion called mixture, unfortunately holds many Christians in bondage.

Only the unmixed gospel of grace brings the life-changing power of God to our lives. Many Christians think you cannot have change in your life without the implementation of the law. They completely discount the power of His grace, which brought us salvation, by the way. They attribute the power to instruct us in godliness to the law. They could not be more wrong, for it is His grace that teaches us! A guilty conscious brings people to a place that they feel they must make sacrifice, whoops, sorry; I meant make amends for their shortcomings. They were either not taught that Jesus already paid the price, or they continue to tune into the ‘mixing grace and law’ frequency, confusing them.

What frequency are you tuned to? Is it building your faith, or producing anxiety and fear? Can you see God’s abundant supply for your life, or lack and shortage? Lock your channel into the ‘Beholding Jesus’ frequency, by beholding the finished work of the cross. When you see what Jesus has done for you then you can enter into His rest, letting go of all the fears and anxieties. He will abundantly see you through! This rest will give you continual peace, especially in the storms of life. Because He will victoriously bring you through. Meditate today on God’s love for you, this will help remove the confusion. Once you get your frequency set remember; don’t touch that dial! I pray we all have a greater revelation of His grace today! Now go out and reign in life!

See God’s Goodness In Your Life Today!

Good morning to you all, may this Friday be your exceedingly blessed day! Don’t miss the goodness of God in your life today.

God loves you, and He is always good; as a matter of fact, Romans 2:4 says the goodness of God leads you to repentance. Notice that it is the “goodness” of God. Goodness means to be gracious or kind. As Christians we say God is good “all the time” we even sing songs about this. The real question is, do you believe it? Do you recognize His goodness in your life daily? Are you more aware of your righteousness, so that you see His goodness, kindness and graciousness daily, or are you more aware of your problems and shortcomings therefore missing His continued goodness? God is truly good all the time and when we behold Jesus and what He has done for us, we can’t help but see His continual goodness in our lives. This goodness brings repentance, or a radical change of mind, particularly how we see God.

Today, stop and smell the roses, see His goodness in your life, because God sent Jesus to save and redeem you, and in that salvation plan is His protection, healing, abundant supply, and everything you need to have a fulfilled life. Don’t get angry with God because things may not be going right, look to your savior, set your eyes on Him today, and the answer He has provided for you. When you focus on the problem, the mole hill becomes a mountain but when you focus on Jesus, His love and goodness, the mountain is removed.

Jeremiah 17 talks about two types of people, one whose hope is in the Lord, (vs 7), and one who does not see when good comes. The man whose hope is in the Lord is like a tree planted by the waters, when trouble comes he will not fear; he will not be anxious in the year of drought, and he will never cease from yielding fruit! God is good, let us see His goodness, graciousness, and kindness in everything we do today. Let us have unceasing fruitfulness, and reign in life as Kings today!

Business The Grace Way! #13

It’s Monday, and this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Know this today; it is the goodness of the God that produces repentance, (a change of mind) and this week, is your week to see His goodness in your occupation.

Paul wrote about two-thirds of the New Testament, and Paul also received the revelation of grace from Jesus. Galatians 1:12 NKJV; For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. This revelation of God’s grace given to Paul has greatly impacted the church then and now!

I have heard many ministers over the years qualify themselves by saying they have been in the “full time” ministry for 20 years, for example. What they are trying to tell us is that they have been fully supported by the ministry. And there is nothing wrong with that, but it occurred to me that Paul had no problem himself with being in business and ministry. My point is two-fold, first Paul was a business man and minister, and second your business or occupation is very important to God as well. You may not go and preach as Paul did, however, your being blessed in your occupation allows you to help in your support of the gospel of grace. Just in case you ever felt that the business God called you to is insignificant, then pause right there and recognize the significance of your calling. There was a time when as Christians, we were made to feel that if we didn’t at some point give up our “secular” Job, to enter some type of “full time” ministry, then we were 2nd class kingdom citizens. You are a 1st class kingdom citizen, a King and Priest none the less. Intensely loved by God, and placed in a very important place, right where you are. As a matter of fact, some of the most effective ministry takes place in our workplace, just as in the book of Acts, one to one. People see our lives, a living epistle; they may not go to church; however, you are the church letting people read your epistle daily at work. (2nd Corinthians 3:2-3).

As Paul was receiving this revelation of grace, and teaching it, I can tell you this, his business would have had God’s super-abundance of grace all over it!

Acts 18:1-3 NKJV; After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them. So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers.

As a tentmaker Paul knew business, and he also knew the ministry. From Paul’s lips, we were told in 2nd Corinthians 9:8 amplified; And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].

Paul knew the grace of God, and I fully believe his business displayed this. In this verse, the word “able” is actually translated dunamis, which is where we get the word dynamite. Alternatively, we could say God’s powerful force of grace, makes ALL grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance.

Notice Paul a business man and minister of the gospel of grace, penned those words by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God’s powerful force of grace (unmerited favor), [explodes] makes ALL grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to YOU in abundance. How much grace does it take? How about if He makes ‘all grace’ come to you, would that be enough to be blessed in what you are called to do? I would say that God is true to His loving character, and as usual, He gives you ‘more than enough!’ He doesn’t just fill your cup; He makes it run over, praise the Lord! (Psalm 23). This isn’t wasted with God; He has an inexhaustible supply, and He loves you so much, you are the focus of His love. Jesus never once got on the disciples for asking for too much, He said, “oh you of little faith.” Or why do you take so little? Jesus finished the work, you now have all grace coming to you, in your business, ministry, and personal life. Don’t try to earn it, just receive it, it is unearned, unmerited, undeserved favor. Romans 5:17 says to receive His super abundance of grace, and free gift of righteousness and reign in life through Christ.

His righteousness does mean right standing with God, but it also means to be innocent, without guilt, Jesus paid the price your debt has been paid, now receive from Him. You might think; I just started a business, it’s going to take time. His inexhaustible favor will take you to the top, quit trying to qualify and receive that which is unearned, don’t try to merit what is unmerited.

You are significant, and what you do is important to God. Feeling bad, or feeling guilty (self-condemnation) about what you do is not the solution to success in your occupation. Feeling like what you are doing is insignificant (lacking in importance, trivial, lacking power, position, or worthy of little regard.) is not the solution either. He has qualified you because of what Jesus has done for you, hear the word, receive it and bear fruit, (Mark 4:20) your Father has abundantly provided for you to succeed, so reign as Kings in life today!

The Width, The Depth, The Length And Height Of His Love!

Good morning, and God’s richest blessings are yours today, freely receive them! Romans 8:32; He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

His love for you is truly amazing! Understanding His love for you will powerfully impact your life! Under the law, we were to love the Lord with all our heart, all of our soul, all our strength, and all our mind. This, as with trying to live up to any of the law is impossible. Our love is not perfect; therefore, we cannot (at all times, 24 hours a day) love God this way. So God sent Jesus to show us that He loves us with all His heart, all of His soul, all His mind, and all His strength!

Usually we are taught to focus on how much we love God; that’s what the law and most preachers teach, although 1st John 4:19 says, “we love because He first loved us.” It is because He initiated His love for us, otherwise we would never even know love. 1st John 4:16, And we have known and believed the love God has for us. God is love! Do you believe the love God has for you? Don’t worry about your love, just get to know His love and everything will fall into place. Look unto Jesus and the finished work of the cross, and you will see exactly how much God loves you! We love because He first loved us! Jesus became you on the cross, so that you could become Him. He took your sin, so you could be made innocent and guilt free, He took your punishment, so you wouldn’t have to be punished! What a loving Savior we have!

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19 NKJV). That you
might comprehend the width, and length and depth and height of His love for you, so that you can be filled with the “fullness of God.” Under grace, it is all about His love for you and me. His love is the only perfect love, meditate on His love today!

Happy Mothers Day!! Reign in life as Kings today, and know that you are loved!!

Full Assurance Of Faith!

Good morning everyone, every morning is a good morning, especially when we know that God’s plan for us is to give us a hope and a future, Jeremiah 29:11.

(Hebrews 10:17-22 NKJV) 17 then He adds, Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. 19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

God loves us with such intensity, that Jesus’s sacrifice for our sins was so perfect that there is no longer an offering for sin. Many Christians are so sin conscious that all they can think about is where they missed it, and in perpetual fear that they might miss God’s will in their life. Friend this isn’t the abundant Zoe (God kind and quality) of life that Jesus came to give us! When fear of missing God rules in a Christian’s life, there is no assurance of faith. They cannot really know or be fully assured of their faith, and they look for ways to appease God, making their own sacrifice for sin. God wants you fully assured (assured means; freedom from doubt; certainty), that you are forgiven, innocent, loved, and welcomed in the Holiest, and that you may have boldness to enter. When I was a child, my dad owned and operated a Sears store, and whenever he was in his office, not to be disturbed, I could go in and see him, because he was my dad, he made special exceptions for his beloved son. Now sometimes my dad might have other things on his mind distracting him when I came into his office. Let me tell you what is on your heavenly Father’s mind…you! There are no distractions with our Father, His love is focused on you!

You can enter the Holiest through a new and “living” way, and that new and living way is Jesus and what He accomplished for you at the cross. A new covenant of grace.

Verse 22 says , let us draw near with a true heart,” a true heart is right believing, knowing what this new and living way has done for us at the cross. We have heard before and it bears repeating, when you believe right, you will live right. If we attempt to achieve full assurance by our own self-efforts, we will always question whether we have done enough, thus there won’t be any full assurance of faith. Folks the price has been paid, our sin forgiven, our innocence restored to boldly enter with full assurance! Mixture of law and grace will only produce confusion, not assurance.

Verse 22 continues to tell us that full assurance of faith “having our hearts sprinkled from an evil (guilty or sin) conscience ” and our bodies washed with pure water. Not having a sin or guilty conscience is the key to our full assurance of faith. When we know that through Christ, we have our innocence restored, and we are the righteousness of God in Christ, then we no longer have a guilty conscience, then our faith is assured by the good news that Jesus the new and living way has provided for us.

Hebrews 10:17-22 Mirror Translation; 10:17 This is final: I have deleted the record of your sins and misdeeds. I no longer recall them.(Nothing in God’s reference of man, reminds him of sin.)
10:18 Sins were dealt with in such a thorough manner that no further offerings would ever again be required. Nothing that we can personally sacrifice could add further virtue to our innocence.

10:19 Brethren, this means that, through what the blood of Jesus communicates and represents, we are now welcome to access this ultimate place of sacred encounter with unashamed confidence.

10:20 A brand new way of life has been introduced. Because of his flesh torn on the cross, (our own flesh can no longer be a valid excuse to interrupt the expression of the life of our design).

10:21 We have a High Priest in the house!

10:22 We are free to approach him with absolute confidence, fully persuaded in our hearts that nothing can any longer separate us from him. We are invited to draw near now! We are thoroughly cleansed, inside and out, with no trace of sin’s stains on our conscience or conduct. Our inner thought-patterns are purged by the sprinkled blood; our bodies also are bathed in clean water. (Our behavior bears witness to this.)

There is no excuse for us to not have full assurance of faith. Rest in the truth that Jesus has forgiven you, restored your innocence, welcoming you into the Holiest! Be continually conscience of your righteousness, not a guilty conscious. Receive His abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness, and reign in life today!

Business The Grace Way! #12

Good morning everyone, as we continue in the Grace-Full Business weekly teaching, I hope it has helped to enrich your career and personal life.

God’s love for us is so amazing, and His desire to bless you in every way is amazingly clear in His word! Our redemption through Christ Jesus left nothing out; the punishment for our peace was upon Jesus. He paid the price for your safety, health, prosperity, well being just to name a few. Peace or Shalom encompasses many things in addition to what I just listed. One very important thing that is also covered is; our debt of sin to God was paid by Jesus! We have peace with God because our debt is paid. You can enjoy success in your business and career because Jesus made you innocent, by paying your sin debt.

I know I have been on this subject for a while, and my prayer is that you will have a revelation of your innocence in Christ through His grace! As I said last week, You cannot have a quality relationship with anybody in an
atmosphere of guilt! This includes your relationship with God, your relationship with your clients, employer, spouse or children.

Our forgiveness and debt to God have been completely paid at the cross, leaving us not guilty.

If you feel indebted to God, then there will be an action born of the indebted feeling, or guilty feeling; that action might look something like a lot of prayer, giving a lot of money, going to church a lot, even mission trips. Because you feel indebted, or guilty, you might try to do a lot of good things, such as, I mentioned, so that you felt like your paying back the debt. You can do a lot of good things feeling guilty. Of course the things I mentioned appear good and in the right motive they are, however those actions born out of guilt, feeling like you are making a payment on a debt Jesus already paid, they become works righteousness. See how subtle this can be, the difference of walking in grace or self efforts. The difference is this; you either live life from a righteousness conscience or a sin conscience. From grace or the law; you either see yourself the way God sees you through Christ, as innocent, or you see yourself through the law as guilty.

Hebrews 10:22 says; let us draw near (to God) with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil (sin) conscience… How do we draw near to God in “full assurance of faith?” By not having a guilty or sin conscious.

Hebrews 10:22 said, “full assurance of faith,” to be fully assured in faith, that God will do what He said He would do. We must understand that trying to be fully assured with a guilty conscience won’t do it, but being aware who you are in Christ the fact that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, you are innocent; having a righteousness conscience will give you full assurance of faith! Then you will have confidence that God loves you, wants to bless you and bless your business and career. Bless everything you set your hand to! Have a righteousness conscientiousness and reign in life as a King today!