1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The Grace of God or works of the flesh. The choice should be simple but as 2 Corinthians 4:4 states, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
Heavenly Father, Great God I Am that I Am, the God who was, and is, and forever shall be, The Redeemer of man’s soul –
Honor and Glory and Praise be to Your Holy Name. We praise you for first and so loving us that You gave Your special and unique Son, Jesus to ransom the soul of man. I pray that by Your Word and Spirit the blinders of the enemy will be removed and the captive be set free. I pray for the lost to be saved as they repent and confess with their mouths and believe in their hearts that Jesus is Lord and that You raised Him from the dead. I know that You are no respecter of persons. Since You did this for me, I ask that you do it again and again and again and again. I pray that none would miss Your grace and perish.
Thank you for bringing your children near by the blood of Jesus that washes white as snow! So looking forward to the day that I shall see Him face to face and bow before His throne in worship.
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive
power and wealth and wisdom and strength
an honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12
In His Great Name,