Category Grace

The Gift of No Condemnation

John 8:11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” A woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Jesus by the self righteous scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should […]

The Marriage Union

A paraphrase of Psalm 45 by Jim Parker: Lord God You have appointed Your Son Jesus as Sovereign, and anointed His head with the oil of joy, ordaining Him as King and establishing His Kingdom. He’s a King whose lips are anointed with grace, a monarch who God has blessed forever. You are a Messiah […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

By faith [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27 Recommended Reading Exodus 2:11-25 The movie “The Fugitive” was based on the earlier TV show by the same name. Both were about a doctor falsely accused of killing his wife and his […]

Our Passion for Him?

We stubbornly cling to the notion that we will still find a key there [Scripture] that will give us full entrance into the heart of God and WE ARE WRONG IN THAT HOPE. It can go no further than declare that “….the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Joh 1:14), and that in Him […]

You Cannot Live in Sin

Did you know that you cannot live in sin? Well that’s exactly what Paul says in the first two verses of chapter six! He anticipates the objection that grace encourages people to sin in order to get more grace. Apparently, some had accused Paul of encouraging sin in just this way (Rom 3:8), and he […]

You Are Perfect In God’s Eyes

Hebrews 10:12, 14, KJV But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God… For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. God sees you with no flaw, spot or imperfection, so honour His Word and the finished work of His […]

Living By the Law is Separation

The law presupposes the separate self to obey it. The fact that we see the law outside us as something we have to attain to, something which we are not now but should or ought to be, is our perpetual admission that we are lawbreakers and in separation from God. In this separation, we can […]

Wretchedness

“O wretched man that I am!” cried Paul, “who shall deliver me from this body of death?” (Ro 7:24) There is nothing more musical in the ears of the Lord. This cry is the most spiritual and the most scriptural cry a man can utter. He only utters it when he knows he can do […]

Grace Prayer

“My Children, You all hold hands round ‘the table’ and you give thanks for the food, that I have prepared for you, (that you CAN see), and in doing this, you do right. Because in giving thanks you recognise that ‘ALL’ that comes to you is from MY hands. Though I do not need you […]

The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance

. . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord — Jeremiah 1:8 God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally—”. . . your life shall be as a prize to you . . .” (Jeremiah 39:18 ). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will […]