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The Stuff of Grace
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Subject Topic: Guilt-free, Shame-less
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mary
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Posted: Jun-01-10 at 12:57pm | IP Logged  

This is something I shared on Facebook, with an old friend who's become open to the Grace message.  I was going to post it here also, but we got busy over the weekend.   I really don't tire of hearing the same truths, and sometimes I can't come up with a 'new' way of something that is so meaningful to us.   So here it is for you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Remember when we were first saved, and everything was new! Only we were taught that mixture of law and grace, and in that, we were STILL mixing our fleshly efforts to please and live up to a a standard. What a frustration, as God never intended for us to live it! We never got out from under that condemnation from the law! But, here we have ... Christ who by His perfect sacrifice, died in our place, and REMOVED the nagging issue of sin from us, including the guilt. In union with Him in that death we were presented by God as one who hadn't sinned at all! It isn't in God's mind that there is an issue with us or sin, but it's the nagging effects of the law and religion that 'brainwashed' our mind.
Read Hebrews 10:1 "The law is only a SHADOW of the good things that are coming - not the REALITIES themselves. For THIS reason, it can NEVER, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make PERFECT those who draw near to worship. IF IT COULD, the worships whould NO LONGER have felt quilty for their sins." The rest of the chapter is about how Christ was the perfect sacrifice, bringing us into the REALITY of a guilt-free,shameLESS concience. ♥


      

Mary
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luvin
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Posted: Jun-01-10 at 1:09pm | IP Logged  

great clarity.

      

It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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mary
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Posted: Jun-01-10 at 1:18pm | IP Logged  

 

     Thank you, my brother!



      

Mary
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the shovel
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Posted: Jun-01-10 at 1:41pm | IP Logged  

Thanks Mary! I enjoyed that. :)

Jim


      

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mary
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     I'm glad you did!



      

Mary
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Dignz
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Posted: Jun-01-10 at 11:45pm | IP Logged  

yes indeed!    i especially loved the following:

"... Christ was the perfect sacrifice, bringing us into the REALITY of a guilt-free,shameLESS concience. ♥"  <-mcmary








      

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