Tuesday, June 22, 2021

ACCEPTING YOUR HUMAN NATURE - THE PATHWAY FOR ABSOLUTE GRACE AND PEACE

'For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.' - Romans 7 vs 18

Hello dearly Beloved in the LORD JESUS, Greetings. I trust GOD that this Publication will minister to you abundant Grace from the FATHER, and even bring healing to your heart where needed. AMEN.

Okay. Our opening Bible passage was the Apostle Paul talking to the Brethren about a certain time in His life, and that verse shows us how the Apostle Paul came to the acknowledgement that there was nothing good in Him. The question is, What must have made Him come to such a wholistic acknowledgement and conclusion? It's in the previous verses, let's take a look;

'For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.' - Verse 15 {KJV}

The Amplified Bible Translation makes this verse more plain;

'For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [which my moral instinct condemns].'

Waow. He made that confession again in the verse 19;

'For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.' - {KJV}

Let's see how the Amplified Bible Translation puts it;

'For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.'

How clearer could this be... You see, the Apostle Paul at that time of His life, having taking close notice of His failures to do the good things He actually desires and holds on to, He came to acknowledge that indeed, there's nothing good in Him, He said that there was nothing good in His flesh. Let's see that again;

'For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.' - Romans 7 vs 18

He said that there was nothing good in His flesh. It's important you know what He meant by the word 'flesh'. He wasn't talking of His skin, but rather, He spoke of the sin nature. Let's look at some verses in that same chapter that explains it;

'Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.' - Verse 20

Let's see how the Amplified Bible Translation puts it;

'Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul].'

Here it is put as THE SIN PRINCIPLE, that speaks of THE SIN NATURE which by default is a part of man naturally. The Apostle Paul came to realize that the sin nature was at work in Him naturally, He learnt not to struggle with it, rather He accepted that nature, He acknowledged it, He acknowledged it's presence in Him. - Selah. Likewise should you do! Don't struggle with yourself over a wrong done, don't beat up yourself that you did a wrong that you didn't intend to do. Just like we saw the Apostle Paul, He came to realize that there was no need lamenting over wrongs done, because He found out that there was a sin nature resident in Him, which was the reason for His ability to do wrongs even though not intended or planned. You see... Imagine a dog beating up itself for barking, that dog would be in a big trouble of it's life. Why? because it's in the nature of a dog to bark. You see, a goat can never bark, because it is not in the nature of a goat to bark. If it was never in man to sin, we would never sin. But if you sinned, if you did wrong (even though you never intended to do it), then that fully tells that the problem is beyond you doing wrongs, but it's about the sin nature in you which makes you do wrongs, and that exactly confirms what the Apostle Paul said to us. Let's see it again;

'Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.' - Romans 7 vs 20 {KJV}

'Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul].' - Romans 7 vs 20 {AMPLIFIED BIBLE TRANSLATION}

You see... if you sinned, if you did wrong (even though you never intended to do it), then that fully tells that the problem is beyond you doing wrongs, but it's about the sin nature in you which makes you do wrongs, and you should not be beating up yourself for a problem that's beyond you. Now you can clearly see that the issue of you doing things that you don't really like to do is beyond you, it's about the sin nature that is in you. This is the reason why you must acknowledge and accept the existence and presence of the sin nature in you, and have peace with yourself. - Think on these words.

Dearly Beloved, this acknowledgement I now speak of is beyond acknowledging your sins or a sin, but I speak of the wholistic acknowledgment and acceptance of the entire frailty and weakness of your human nature. Once you have been able to accept this, once you have come to accept that your human nature is sinful by default, it becomes easy for Grace to rule in your heart and mind, because the Grace of GOD only flows in weak places; hence Peace becomes a permanent resident in you. - Selah

'But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.' - Matthew 9 vs 12 {KJV}

From these words of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, it's evident that Grace is for the weak as physicians are for the sick! If you are not weak, you don't need Grace; if you are perfect, you don't need Grace, just the same way if you are not sick you don't need a Physician. - Think about it

Therefore, you must acknowledge the weakness and frailties of your human nature to experience the Graciousness of GOD's Grace in your heart and mind. Below are the words the LORD JESUS CHRIST said to the Apostle Paul one time;

'And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.' - 2 Corinthians 12 vs 9 {KJV}

The Apostle Paul asked the LORD for something, you can read the previous verses to get the full story of this event, but the words of the LORD to Him is what I want to show to you. The LORD said,

FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS

Ooo how Gracious that sounds! How Gracious it is to the heart to know that despite your flaws and human imperfections, there's no sin in your record before GOD because GOD doesn't find fault neither does HE count our sins on us! Oooo how Gracious that is! What Peace that knowledge is to the heart and the mind. You see? In our weakness, GOD's Strength is seen; in our weakness, GOD's Grace is revealed; in our human nature, GOD's Glory is risen upon us. Hallelujah! It's only when a man has accepted and acknowledged His human sinful nature, that's when the graciousness of GOD's Grace is seen in that man, and felt in the heart. - Selah. Hence, it's only a heart that has accepted His human sinful nature that can experience the graciousness of GOD's Grace, because He clearly sees a loving GOD loving an undeserving person. But the man who has not acknowledged the human sinful nature in him holds on to his vain reputations, and such are always burdened with guilt in their hearts, because they never meet up to the good standards they wish to live up to; such cannot clearly see the goodness of GOD's Grace because they are self-occupied. But dearly beloved, let go the ego, let go the self-standards which you keep failing at, come to the acknowledgement of the ever glaring reality of the human nature resident in every man on earth including you and me, accept this just as the Apostle Paul did, and by that acknowledgement, your heart comes into a perfect spot where it can clearly see and behold the goodness of GOD, as your heart begins to experience Grace, Mercy, Justification, Consolation, Comfort, that it knows very well it doesn't deserve. Glory to GOD. 

It's easier for a criminal to accept mercy than one who holds that he has done nothing wrong. - Selah. It's easier for a criminal to accept pardon than someone who holds that he is not a criminal, because the criminal has already accepted and acknowledged that he is a criminal, but the other fellow has a defense for his personality, and sees no reason for mercy. - Give these words some thoughts. 

You can only see the Grace of GOD clearly when you have come to the acknowledgement of the fact that there is nothing good in your flesh (human nature). - Think on these words.

'Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.' - Romans 4 vs 8 {KJV}

The Believer in CHRIST is that Blessed man. Hallelujah! Glory to GOD. 

No sin is in your record Beloved.

You are Lifted.
- Jenning U. Angel

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