GRACE!!! :)

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Have A Wonderful And Blessed Day!!! The Blessings Of Grace!!!

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

I found this short story on the internet it is a good example of Grace:
The story is told of a young girl who left work early so she could have some uninterrupted study time right before a final exam in religion class. She studied all night. When she arrived at class in the morning everybody was cramming as much last minute info as their minds could handle. The teacher walked in and said, “Let’s do a quick review before the test.”
They followed him through the review that was laid out on the study guide. As he covered item by item he finally jumped to issues the young girl had never heard covered in class. Several hands went up, “We never had that information before.” The teacher picked up the text book and held it in his left hand and said, “Everything is in the book and you are clearly responsible for everything in the book.” Who could argue with that!
Finally it was time to take the test. — The assistants passed out the test and the professor said, “Leave your test face down on the desk until everyone has one — I’ll tell you when to turn your paper over and start.” Two minutes later the class heard, “OK, you may start.”
When the young girl turned her test over, every answer was filled in! A note at the bottom of the last page said: “Your Final Exam is now over. All your answers are correct. You are blessed with an ’A’ on the final exam.”
Every student read the same thing and looked up at the professor in utter astonishment!
When the professor was sure all eyes were on him he said, “You passed the test for one reason only — because the creator of the test took the test for you. All your study time, class time and hard work in preparation for this exam did not help you get the “A”. You have just experienced — GRACE.”

Grace is unmerited favour, getting something we don’t deserve. What we deserve is a punishment that is fit for the crime – that is a punishment that is equal with our sin. What we all deserve is hell. We as Christians look around often times and compare ourselves to others and say “yeah I am not as bad as that person let me tell you what they have done”.

Our sin is rebellion against an all-wise, all-seeing, all-powerful God. His omnipresence places Him at the scene of our misbehaviors. His omniscience makes Him aware of our every thought, word and deed. His omnipotence can overwhelm all opposition. Often times we lose our senses figure we are fooling everyone including the Lord. We may get to fool all our family and friends; no way will we ever fool the Lord of lords.

Instead of pouring out His wrath upon us however, Our Beloved Lord extends His grace towards us. He offers complete justification – forgive and forget – clean sheet. He declares us to be righteous. When we go to him with true repentance, he gives us forgiveness, and grace.
The plan of salvation is one of substitution. The Lord, executed His divine judgement – not on us – but upon Himself. At Calvary, the Son of God died in our place – such is God’s grace. He died so we may live. He is so abounding with Grace, and willing that we should live he could have asked for anything done for salvation. However he made it so simple a child can understand it. No man, woman, boy or girl ever born of Adam’s ruined race is excluded from this grace. This great Salvation is sufficient to cover all our needs, but, only when it is accepted. Never the less, it is available to all people without exception
Once we’ve experienced God’s grace, that Grace teaches us many things:
a. To deny ungodliness
b. To deny worldly lusts
c. To live soberly
d. To live righteously
e. To live godly
f. To live right in this life
g. To look for the Rapture

The word looking for means to expect.. it should not catch us by surprise. If you have visitors, you know they are coming today – you prepare, and when they come they don’t catch you off guard (or in the wrong place) because you were expecting them.

The one who will appear in power and glory is “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” The world does not think of Him as great; He is still “despised and rejected of men “His lovely name is still being dragged through the mud and used as a swear word.

But to true believers He is “the great God and our Saviour,” and the name “Jesus Christ” is sweet music to our souls. He who has given the great gift of Grace something we sure don’t deserve.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Jude 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

GRACE, GREATER THAN OUR SIN
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.
Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.
Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.
Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

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