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Revolution By Grace

Posted on May 06 , 2014 in Grace & Salvation

Revolution By Grace

© By Brad L Hodges

Psalm 51:2-17
2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.
4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.
5 For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
6 But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.
7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—now let me rejoice.
9 Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.
14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.
16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

Original sin is the doctrine which holds that human nature has been morally and ethically corrupted due to the disobedience of mankind’s first parents to the revealed will of God. In the Bible, the first human transgression of God’s command is described as the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden resulting in what theology calls the Fall of mankind. The doctrine of original sin holds that every person born into the world is tainted by the Fall such that all of humanity is ethically debilitated, and people are powerless to rehabilitate themselves, unless rescued by God – Theopedia – Original Sin (http://www.theopedia.com/Original_sin)

Rebellion. It has existed since the seed of humanity first broke fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden.

God could have made mankind an army of robots mindlessly doing his every bidding and worshipping him without soul.

But that’s not what the Master of the universe, the God of love, chose to do. God decided to give mankind the gift of free will knowing full well the very gift he granted would be used to reject him not long after it was bestowed.

Think about that for a moment. It would be like giving your most cherished loved one a gun to defend him or herself from threats and then having them use it to shoot you in the head. It’s that dramatic.

In the complex chemistry of free will you will find, planted in the DNA of every human, the recognition of their rebellion against God. And in some way, large or small and in varying degrees throughout their lives, it will haunt them, unless they find the grace of Jesus Christ.

Many will initiate free will, declare a permanent martial law if you will, against grace and Jesus Christ and be haunted for eternity.

Sin is not an equal opportunity condition. It is against God and God alone because the roots of sin are planted in the rejection of Him through the free will He imparted to us. We chose to reject God through the original sin of the action and embraced all that descended from the condition and has plagued humanity since.

Turn the page in the manifesto that God had published for the world to know however and you will find that He sent a lamb, meek only in complete submersion and submission to His love and master plan, to lead a revolution by grace against the sin we put in play through free will.

Yes, the free will given by God to reject Him has equal power to rehabilitate, repent, cleanse and become “whiter than snow” if we use it to accept and fully embrace the revolution by grace of Jesus Christ.

In other words God provided us a way back to the innermost fellowship of our spirit with Him using the very same instrument we used to surgically severe that fellowship by purifying it with the grace of Jesus Christ when he died on the cross of Calvary so that we may freely use it to heal the otherwise eternally fatal wound.

Once we are restored by the revolution by grace of Jesus Christ we are then instructed to teach it to other rebels by sin, so they may use their free will to return to the fellowship of God (Psalm 51:13).

I urge you to freely choose to join the revolution by grace of Jesus Christ and be restored to the joy of His salvation (Psalm 51:12) so that eternity for you will be the reward of His conquest of sin.


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