The Grace of God The GIFT of the grace of God is the effectual working of His power (Eph 3:7); Wherein He sends someone into our life to impart the “spiritual gift” [of grace in its teaching] so that we can be established in the faith without being ignorant of these things (Rom 1:11 and 13). Have YOU received [the teaching of] GRACE so that you can have the obedience that is in His name? (Rom 1:5) This is why it is said that we need to be taught the doctrine of GRACE so that we can become obedient from our hearts (Rom 6:17); because the teaching of grace which is the doctrine of God, enables us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts because we are under the sobering controlling influence of God at work, we can live godly in this present time (Ts 2:10-12). Those who are not abiding in this doctrine of God in Christ, are in transgression and these believers do not have the Father AND the Son (2Jn 1:9); Believers/teachers who do not bring/teach this doctrine are NOT to be received, or else YOU are a partaker of their evil “self-motivated” deeds (1:10-11). We need to learn so that we can understand that the GIFT OF GOD is His work which creates Christ in us, so that we can perform good deeds because it was NOT of our work, AND so that we would NOT boast (that WE brought Christ into ourselves, which is impossible see Rom 10:6-7) (Eph 2:10-8). Can you rejoice in all of this truth which reveals the GRACE of God? (1Cor 13:6, Col 1:6) IF not, then GRACE has been removed from your gospel, and you have another gospel which is perverted, and believers who preach the gospel without GRACE are accursed (Gal 1:6-8). Those who have received mercy from God are not handling the word of God deceitfully, because they can manifest all of this truth (2Cor 4:1-2); Which truth is the light of the knowledge of the GLORY OF GOD at work, which is all about GOD’S POWER, NOT us (2Cor 4:6-7). Without ASKING God to work this truth into us, it’s light cannot come out of us, and therefore we are under the new condemnation of loving the darkness (of ignorance, in our will, and way) rather than the light of this knowledge because we prefer evil “self-motivated” deeds, while believing in Jesus no less (Jn 3:21, 19 and 16). DO YOU WANT YOUR DEEDS TO BE MANIFESTED TO HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT BY GOD, OR BY YOU?? If by God, then you must ASK Him to “make you” come to the light so that you can do the truth, and be made free, because we cannot be made free by the truth, UNLESS WE KNOW IT! (Jn 3:21, Jn 8:32). The righteousness of God is only revealed from (our) faith to (Christ) faith (Rom 1:17), because we can only have the faith OF Christ, PROVIDING we ASK God (the Father) to crucify us with Christ so that “WE” would no longer be living (for self) but Christ living in us (so that we can live unto God for others) AND all of this [meaning going through this crucifying process] is so that we would not frustrate the GRACE of God at work (Gal 2:20-21). HAVE YOU ASKED GOD TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THIS CRUCIFYING PROCESS WITH CHRIST?? Because only those who have already crucified the lusts and affections of their flesh ARE Christ’s (no matter what they believe, or have been taught) (Gal 5:24). MANY believers call Jesus their Lord, and do wonderful works in His name, however they are NOT DOING THE WILL OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER, this is because they have not entered into the kingdom (Mat 7:22-21, Heb 4:9-8). Those who are going to enter into the kingdom must go through “much tribulation” (Acts 14:22) This is why it is said that WE ARE KNOWN BY OUR FRUITS (WHICH CAN ONLY BE WORKED OUT BY GOD, NOT US) AND NOT JUST OUR BELIEF (Mat 7:20). Those who will not retain THIS knowledge of God, will be given over by God and filled with all works of unrighteousness, which include: 1. ENVY 2. COVETOUSNESS 3. DECEITFULNESS 4. PRIDE 5. BACKBITING 6.IGNORANCE 7. UNFORGIVENESS 8. HATRED 9. MALICE 10. WICKEDNESS 11. UNMERCIFUL These are under the judgment of God, and worthy of death for committing these things (Rom 1:28-31). Rather ASK God to work this truth into you so that its light (which is the knowledge of the glory of God at work) can come out of you. (Jn 3:21) In Jesus name, Amen.