When God revealed to me how we are adorned with His beauty and majesty –
– it was mind-blowing. I didn’t know this before.
Grace has removed the shades from my eyes. Jesus knew I was being mislead. The Anglican church’s creeds had kept me in bondage. I didn’t come in and out of right standing with God by my sin. I did not have to repent and confess to be made righteous again. I did not have to be purified by the blood of Jesus for every mistake. That is, as Hebrews says, treating the blood of Christ like the blood of bulls and goats, offered again and again for the sins of the people. Christ had cleansed me once for all – on the cross.
By one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who have been made holy.
– Hebrews 10:14
We are always right with Him, because of what He did, not because of anything we do (or don’t do).
Nothing we do can stain our holiness or perfection, because we have Christ’s holiness and perfection.
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God.
– 2 Cor 5:21
Nothing can separate us from God’s love, says Paul.
Nothing in all creation.
‘I will never leave you nor forsake you,’ says Jesus. ‘I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.’
With this revelation of ‘grace’ I discovered a whole new Jesus – a Jesus who sees me as amazing and beautiful all the time – even when I sin.
Thank you, Jesus!
This is why ‘grace’ is so amazing.
The word ‘grace’ used to have no meaning to me.
Now it means everything.
Grace and Peace,