How do you know whether you follow man or whether you follow God? It is a question of life and death. Whoever you follow, you will be interested in them, in their words, their way. If you are following God, you will be interested in His Word, His Teaching, His Way, His Will. The words that you follow were either spoken by God or by man… God spoke a pure, clean word. Do you follow the Pure teaching of Jesus Christ, as it is written in the Bible, without any deviations?
Today the message that we are saved by Grace and not by works is everywhere and not new. Unfortunately, the devil has taken this message and made another religion out of it. He took it to the extreme where people today don’t even care how their hearts are! Christ never taught not to worry about your heart. What will appear when Christ comes, is not what you know, say, or think, but your inner being. And if there is no Christ there, no peace, no love, you will not rise with Him! It is extremely important and serious to really look at yourself and not be so shallow!
“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God was was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.” (1 Corinthians 15:9-11)
Paul first describes who he was and says that he is not worthy to be called an apostle because he persecuted the church of God. Paul then says he is who he is now (an apostle) by the grace of God. This can also be applied to us, that we are who we are today because of His grace. In order for us to understand what grace is, we needed to experience the law and guilt. Let our past be the past, so that we can live for the future, as new creatures in Christ, full of grace. Grace is power, it is Truth, it is light, and it is hated, because it does not “tickle” people’s ears!