Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Maximizing Grace.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Grace and mercy are two sides of the same coin, and God loved us so much that He decided to treat us with both; mercy for our past and grace for our present.

On the eternal level, we are billionaires, having every happiness and blessing we could ever imagine, sitting there right now in an escrow bank account in heaven with our names on it.

We each have to decide on a daily basis, how will we spend our blessings that were given to us by the grace of God?

“It is the will of God that human beings should get into moral relationship with him, and His covenants are for this purpose. Why doesn’t God save me? He has saved me, but I have not entered into relationship with Him. Why doesn’t God do this and that?

He has done it, the point is - will I step into covenant relationship? All the great blessings of God are finished and complete, but they are not mine until I enter into relationship with Him on the basis of His covenant.”

- Oswald Chambers

After salvation there is another call to take the positional righteousness that we received and transform that to experiential righteousness in time through PVTD and the FHS. EPH 4:1-7

How do we maximize the grace of God?
What is the lifestyle God desires for us, and what does a lifestyle mean?

And how do we receive the maximum grace from God, so that we can have more grace to utilize in our lives?
And what is the greatest sign of Grace Orientation?

Flee = pheugo (fyoo’-go); to run away (literally or figuratively); by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish:

1 Cor 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

1 Cor 6:18
Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.

nuwc (noos); to flit, i.e. vanish away.

Don’t give yourself time to sit there and dwell on it, and eventually rationalize it away in self-deception and self-justification.

1 Cor 10:11
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Tim 2:22
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

If you flee at the right time, and submit to God, then there is someone who will later flee from you.
James 4:1-10

If we humble ourselves and develop the capacity, we can receive this greater grace, but that only comes with our daily decisions for Bible doctrine.

We need to shut up and sit down in obedience to the Lord’s Word, instead of rationalizing our way to whatever we want.

This is the APPLICATION of the Word of God, not just perceiving and metabolizing.

“Practice” refers to using the principles of the Word in our daily lives. poieo (poy-eh’-o); to make or do.

You will be amazed at the power and grace in your life, you will see it increasing, because your lifestyle is one of glorifying God.

It is the winning believer who is maximizing God’s grace, because he humbled himself towards practicing God’s ways, not his own.

If you are implacable (never satisfied), selfish, demanding, whining, rationalizing, etc… you are living in reversionism.
Even if you are taking in the Word of God.
You are practicing the traits of your sin nature, not the traits of the Spirit of God

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