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SALVATION BY GOD's GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST

 

      Ephesians 2: 8-9 says "For by grace we have  been saved, not of   your own doing,..it is a gift from God not as a result of works so that NOONE MAY BOAST."  Also, the Word of God says that " It is not by the seeking after knowledge or the doing of good deeds that one enters the kingdom of Heaven: it is by faith"

 

Jesus said, "Faith without works is dead" vs. 17 "So also, Faith without (act of love) does not produce life."

As a result of our salvation we will be bearing good fruit that people can see and know and observe and be blessesd by! The fruit of the Holy Spirit brings us life and peace. This good fruit bearing is evidence of true salvation and regeneration.

 

Very simply, the Lord God says, "You will know them by their fruit."

 

Maybe you have heard this before: We are saved by the grace of God, not by "working" for our salvation: BUT-BECAUSE of  our salvation, there is a rebirth /regeneration of our spirit-man that DESIRES to work & live for the Lord God, grateful to Jesus, OUR SAVIOR! We WANT to obey and serve the Lord to please the Lord BECAUSE of Saving us! We want to obey God's Word and Obey the Lord commands to us given in His Word.

 

In the New Testament, God said  IF you LOVE HIM..you WILL keep His commandments. Those saved by the grace of God and live in obedience to the Word of God will live the abundant life, desiring to please God, not man: fearing God, not man. When we obey God, we live the good life and are blessed of God! This is the Truth! Jesus is the Way, the Truth,the Life and He said to follow Him and His ways...not our own ways, our own agendas.,or traditions that man concieved and created for themselves.

 

To sum it up, we WANT to do what God says, obey ALL His commands He gives because we LOVE HIM and His love is in us to love others also: THIS is a outward manifestation/evidence of God's LOVE in our actions as a result of a "inner-man" spirit transformation/regeneration/rebirth/salvaton by and through Christ Jesus alone. ! Christ said to "walk in His ways" and "without or apart from Him..we can do NOTHING." God helps us and enables us  to obey Him..afterall, if we COULD NOT..He wouldn't ask us to do it. We are to SEEK AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS..to "Seek first the Kingdom of God, and HIS righteousness(His way of doing and being right), and all these things shall be given unto you besides."

 

We are NEVER left out when we DECIDE to obey the Lord God. God said HE IS SPIRIT and HE IS LIFE ..to choose life and blessing that you may LIVE! Jesus came that we may have Life and that more abundantly.,,and we should obey what He tells us to do. Be blessed my friends in following Jesus Christ and in loving the Father God and loving others.

 

In the New Testament, God said  IF you LOVE HIM..you WILL keep His commandments.

THIS is a outward manifestation/evidence of God's LOVE in our action

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Updated January - 2017