Summary: Jesus said we must work the works of God to be saved – what is it exaclty and why am I here?
Do you know that you have a chance to inherit eternal life? Yes you, you actually stand a good chance – Check it out! By grace and through faith the eternal self-existent creator God who loved us more than life itself became a servant to die for our sins.
What is Grace? (Grace is unmediated favor). When you receive grace it’s a gift received from God. A gift by definition is something that was bestowed and not earned. A gift is free. If you refuse to receive something as a gift you might still receive it by earning it. Should you decide to work for something it ceases to be a gift. You can’t say “I’ve earned my gift” no, that would be an oxymoron. But God’s Grace is more than any old Gift. Grace is not only a gift from God, but you can’t receive it in any other way than accepting it as a gift. You can’t buy it, you can’t work for, and you can’t make it. There is only one way of receiving God’s gift, and that is by accepting it as a favor. Grace in its essence is so expensive that you cannot afford it.
By way of analogy: While hugging a puppy your 2yr old might say “Daddy I’m going to buy that puppy. The owner might say. Well this puppy is not for sale. This puppy is being kept as a reward to the winner of the wrestling match. She might respond. I’ll go daddy ill fight him and the puppy will be mine. You, as a father might see the longing in her eyes and you might get that warm feeling of love and compassion. You might think I want her to have that puppy so bad; I want her to feel the love. Realizing that she is totally incapable of ever receiving that puppy what do you do? You might just say - stand back my angel. I need to go and fight …. You might risk your life to see the joy, the happiness and the love of your child. Why: it touches your heart!
God asks: if you, being bad, know how to give good gifts to your children; will your heavenly father not give you much more. The Bible says He will give the Holy spirit to those who ask for it, Those who obey Him.
God’s gift of salvation through grace and faith is very costly, but He could pay the ransom for you. He already paid the price He gives it freely to everyone who asks but it’s just too costly to earn. It took the life of a Savior to afford you Grace. (Grace means saving you despite yourself) Grace means not working. it means that someone else bestows something on you. This is grace, grace is a gift from God and He gives you this gift to set you free from sin and guilt and everything that bounds. He will free you from every stronghold everything that obstruct our way to the Kingdom. “Nothing, but Nothing can separate us from the Love of God”. It is worth mentioning that Grace cannot be earned lest anyone should boast. Grace sets you free and it exonerates you from sin. When you receive grace you don’t have to become perfect first. You come as you are, but be sincere! God’s Grace receives you with your guilt and sin stained life and it turns your lost condition into a saved condition.