Saturday, August 13, 2022

GRACE: THE INWORKING ABILITY IN THE BELIEVER TO DO RIGHTEOUSNESS

'Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.' - Romans 6 vs 6


The Bible says clearly and authoritatively, that our old man is cruicified. Meaning, our old nature that made us subject to doing wrongs is dead and inexistent in us. Waoww! Question, What did we do to attain this? Nothing! This is Grace. Grace did not only justify sinners, it also brought about a rebirth of sinners: whereby once they were sinners having the sin nature, but now they are new men having the nature of righteousness. Hallelujah!

WHAT THEREFORE SHOULD THE BELIEVER DO?

It's simple; all we have to do now is to walk in the realities of what the Gospel has said about us. That is Faith. If we therefore walk uprightly, there's nothing like 'works/self righteousness' by so doing; we are simply walking in the reality of our new nature. - Think about it

Since our old man (sin nature) is crucified, and I believe it, it therefore means that sin does not have power over me! addiction of any sort has no power over me! that addiction which you struggle with is a lie; just walk out of it. - Selah. Your old man that made you subject to sin is dead - that's what the Bible says; the moment you came into Christ, you were reborn, and you came out with a new nature - being that you are a new creature;

'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 17 {KJV}

This means that you have the inherent ability to do right. Righteousness is your nature now.

'For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.' - Romans 6 vs 14 {KJV}

  • sin shall not have dominion over you

You see... Seeing that your old man (old nature) is dead, how could what is dead have dominion over you? - Selah. Beloved, walk out of that addiction! You are free! Walk out of that immoral lifestyle! You are free. Just walk out, the sin has no power over you. When a tree dies, every fruit and branch of that tree dies. How can a tree be dead and it's fruits are living? How can the old nature be dead in you and it's fruit (sin) be alive in you at the same time? That's impossible. You see how free you are? - Think about it

Beloved remember, Faith is what you do because of what you believe. So therefore, if you believe that you now have a new nature because you were reborn in Christ, if you believe that your old man has been crucified as the Bible declares, then you will never believe that it is impossible to do right consistently, because there is a power working in you causing you to show forth the praises of God; that power is Grace. - Selah

'But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light...' - 1 Peter 2 vs 9

  • Called to show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light

Living righteously is how we show forth the praises of God. What is the praises of God? The praises of God is the honour which our godly conducts in this world brings to God, as we evidently show before men by our lifestyles that we are children of Light. When we therefore live in accordance to our new nature in Christ, we show forth the praises of God, in that men glorify God (they attest that truly we belong to God);

'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.' - Matthew 5 vs 16 {KJV}

Let me gist you a few things about Faith:

In practicing the Gospel, which you believe, you walk in the transforming power of the Gospel. Transformation is found in faith (practice) and not mere speech (confessions).

'And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.' - Acts 20 vs 32 {KJV}

The Word of Grace is able to build (transform) us up.

It's in doing (Faith) that transformation (of outward conducts) manifests in the Believer. If you don't intentionally do what you believe, you will not see the realities of the Gospel evident in your life. Faith (action) powers the engine of everything in the kingdom of God. - Selah

Do what you believe! That is Faith.

If you are not intentional about living out what you claim you believe, you have not believed. How can you say that your name is 'Steven Jones', and you use 'Bright Alfred' in filling out your documents, and yet you still claim that your name is Steven Jones... Such person's claim will not be regarded. If you truly claim that your name is Steven Jones, then that should be the name you use in filling out your documents. It's simple. - Think about it. Likewise concerning us Believers; if we say we believe that God has made us righteous in Christ, then we should show the practice of it. How can you say that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, and your daily living says you are a liar... Inconsistent!

Listen, everything that God says you are in Christ, you are. Believe it. You believe? Then live! In continuous practice of our believe (in the Gospel), we gain mastery in our conducts. God will never tell us that we are something which we are actually not. If God says you are, then you are. - Selah

You say you are the righteousness of God in Christ? Okay - that should be the reflection of your life. Christianity is not in words, but in Power (moral power);

'For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.' - 1 Corinthians 4 vs 20 {KJV}

Note that, moral power is the context of the word 'Power' as used in the above Bible verse, and not supernatural power; as many preachers falsely hold in their teachings.

NB: Moral power simply means Godly conducts.

So we have been able to clearly see that the Grace of God which saved us, brought into us a new nature by reason of Salvation, and that new nature is our ability to do all that is Godly, in this world. Just walk in it.

God is with you. The knowledge of Christ covers the earth! Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel



To have an understanding of 1 Corinthians 4 vs 20, to understand how that the context of that verse is "moral power/Godly conduct" and not supernatural power, click here. We have taught that subject already. Be blessed and gain understanding. Amen.

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