Rev. Wayne Sanders
For by Grace
October 11, 2021
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 "Not of works, lest any man should boast."
It is important for us to understand what Christ has done to make our salvation possible. It is only then that we will truly be able to see God’s love for us. In the world that we live in today, the devil will try to make it seem that it's becoming increasingly more dangerous to profess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Well Satan is a liar and the father of lies. Check out to the words of this song "Praise the Lord," by the The Imperials:
"When you're up against a struggle that shatters all your dreams
And your hopes have been cruelly crushed by Satan's manifested schemes
And you feel the urge within you to submit to earthly fears
Don't let the faith you're standing in seem to disappear
"Praise the Lord, He can work through those who praise Him
Praise the Lord, for our God inhabits praise
Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you
Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you
When you praise Him"
Now Satan is a liar, and he wants to make us think that we are paupers when he knows himself we're children of the King. So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle must be won! We know that Jesus Christ has risen so the work's already done! Christ came to make forgiveness and salvation possible.
So what did Christ do? He died on the cross as the complete sacrifice for our sins. He took upon Himself the judgment that we deserve. Come on let's praise Him. It is a free gift!
Blessings on the journey, and remember the best is yet to come.