Grace is a powerful spiritual blessing that goes into every part of our lives to change us to become more like Jesus every day. That's why it's important to preach the Gospel of Grace and not fall into other false gospels like "The Prosperity Gospel," "Preterism," and, "Cessationism" among others, that bring people back under the Law.
Why do we continue to trust God? Because He can be trusted! Why do we continue to show kindness to others? Because the Holy Spirit propels us to produce godly fruit. Nothing that we do for God will be in vain because the Word tells us that he will not forget all we have done and He will bless us for it.
Through grace we enter into the abundance of life that we were meant to live in as children of God. This is a rich life in an intimate relationship with Jesus, where we experience His guidance, love, provision, and help to overcome any obstacle. But this life must be Christ-Centered, and the things we pray for must be what He desires for us. We don't live for ourselves or our own comfort. We live for God's will and purpose for our lives to be done every single day.
The true riches of God are found in the abundance of His grace, not in earthly possessions or money. Preachers who twist the Word of God for the sake of greed and gain have sold their lives to Mammon and they cannot serve Christ. Grace provides true abundance in that it gives believers victory over sin, defeat, and death, which in turn produces joy and thanksgiving to God for His great faithfulness.
The only way to enter into a life led by the Holy Spirit is through the portal of grace. There is no true salvation without grace, because grace is the source by which God sustains us and leads us. No one can be under both the Law and grace at the same time. Only grace produces true godliness in our character.
When we understand God's Word through the lens of grace, we see that there can be no marriage between a believer and an unbeliever. That's why God warns us not to be unequally yoked. This broadcast will help you understand what God says about divorce and marriage. It may surprise you to hear this topic through New Covenant teaching, as opposed to confusing statements made by churches that mix Law and Grace.
A growing doctrine among Christian churches today is the idea that Jesus already came back spiritually in the year 70 AD, that the book of Revelation already happened, and that there will be no apocalyptic event or rapture taking place. This deceptive teaching is utter nonsense for a number of reasons, which we show through Scripture.
In Mark chapter 4, Jesus explains that people will receive the Gospel in different ways, and that among four different categories are those who seem to receive and agree with God's Word, but because they are in it for some selfish gain, they end up not producing any lasting spiritual fruit. Some people place themselves in the center, instead of serving Christ and following Him with abandonment to earthly and material desires. Edwin explains, through the Word of God, just how much in control of everything God really is.
When Christian churches mix law in with grace and obligate their members to follow Old Covenant laws like tithing, fasting, and baptism in order to please God, they are "cursed" according to Galatians 3:10. Everything such preachers teach will lead people astray and away from the wonderful message of undeserved salvation by grace, as taught by the Apostle Paul. People who sit under such confusing teaching will never flourish in their spiritual life, but will be stuck in futile works such as praying harder, fasting longer, and doing more. Their efforts are cursed because they are under the law and not grace.
The much discussed doctrine known as OSAS becomes very clear when you set New Covenant Scripture in its proper context and understand how salvation is a matter of being chosen and predestined to belong to Jesus, something God has ordained and preplanned before the world began for each individual.
God's grace is fully undeserved, no one can claim that they did just the right thing to make God like them enough to save them. People who make life all about themselves and think they can do a lot of things on their own, and even command God to do things for them, don't realize how fully God is in control over everything, including ever human being's life. It's all about Him, not us.
The Christian church has unfortunately ruined many people's lives because they have preached a Law-based gospel that condemns people based on misunderstood doctrine. They have taken things pertaining to the Old Testament Law and put it on people under the New Covenant, causing much damage in believers' lives in the area of marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
When someone doesn't teach the Word of God correctly, they may claim to have the Holy Spirit, but they don't actually have Him but rather a "different" spirit. A contrary spirit goes against the Spirit of God, and will always teach a different gospel - for instance about Old Testament Law, money, manifestations, or prosperity.
Water baptism is an outward ritual, symbolizing change of mind and behavior that comes from cleansing rituals from the Law of Moses. After the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we are under the New Covenant, and believers are made righteous by FAITH alone - no works, and no outward rituals needed!