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One of my newest protégé asked me and said “is there any possibility that somehow along the line of our Christian journey, God can take back His grace because of our sins?”

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I clearly understand how she must have felt when she asked that question. Most times, we become very afraid especially when we are struggling to fight certain habits and character traits that have seem to become part of our flesh and yet against the ethics of Christianity. It comes to a point when we almost give up on ourselves but then get overshadowed with fear of what will become of us since we can’t fight those habits successfully… To a point, we even begin to fear if we are really saved or if God’s grace isn’t sufficient for us. At that point, anyone without a Pastor, right association, mentor  or direction throws in the towel and give up!

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First of all, let me clearly explain how God’s grace came about. God’s grace doesn’t exist outside His love, so when we talk about God’s love, we are talking about everything that came with that love. God is gracious and merciful simply because He is a loving God. When the Bible said that God is love (1 John 4:8), it means that kindness, mercy, grace and all that is something you cannot remove or separate from God’s nature. For instance, the Bible says that love keeps no record of sin (1 Corinthians 13:5), it doesn’t mean that love endorses sin but it means that love doesn’t hold it against someone…. This is chiefly displayed in God’s love for us. I needed to lay this foundation so that you understand the next paragraph very well.

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Now, is there any possibility that God can take back His grace from us because of our sins? Let me give a quick answer… NO! I am going to explain now. God’s grace is as a result of His love. If love is an inseparable part of Him, He ceases to be God the day He ceases to love. Since He can’t stop being God, He cannot stop loving and since He can’t stop loving, the nature of His love can’t stop manifesting. Paul wrote in Romans 5:20 “Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more”. If actually God can take back His grace because of too much sin, he would have done that a long time ago and Jesus wouldn’t have come. Let me tell you one thing, certain  elderly people often tell us that the world was more decent, less sinful and innocent in their own time but I have come to realise how false that report is. The increase of sin was halted by the super increase of God’s grace! What God counts as righteousness is our faith in Him which of course affects how we live our life. The law increased sin but the super increase of God’s grace made sin irrelevant. Let me use another word, sin was a big deal but grace became the real deal and sin became unnoticed. As God’s word keep spreading, more and more people are coming to the knowledge of Christ and we can only keep increasing. Sin isn’t a big deal anymore that it cannot cause God to stop loving anyone!

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This doesn’t mean that we live our life anyway we want just because sin isn’t a big deal. It is foolish to see a better and prosperous life and still choose to live in failure. It is foolish to see health and still choose to live in sickness. It is foolishness to see light and still choose to live in the dark! It is simply foolish to come to Christ and still choose to live in sin. Sin can change your attitude towards God but it can’t change God’s attitude towards you. Sin can make you run away from God but it can’t make God run away from you. Sin can change how you see God, but it can’t change how God sees you. Sin destroys the nation, sin is a reproach and sin can give way for the devil to attack, not because God is angry with you but because you’re not giving God room to work in your life. No true Christian wants to deliberately sin against God. However, no matter the height of your sin, no matter the kind of abomination it is… God cannot and can never ever take back His grace. He said he can’t go back on His word. I found a strong assurance from God concerning His faithfulness and I started speaking in other tongues out of excitement, you need to see it:

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“I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered. Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.” Psalm 89:34-35

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God cannot violate His covenant nor alter what His lips have uttered, the possibility of that is zero and it’s that simple for Him. Someone might ask, what if God lies to us? Well, God is so perfect that He can’t lie. He has sworn by His holiness that He can’t lie! Do you know what it means to sworn by His holiness? Do you know that God stops being God the day He stops being holy? He simply said that the day He lie or violate His covenant, He stops being God. What a wonderful promise! 

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Let us see further how sure we are that God is God forever and therefore His grace is forever. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 100:5 says “For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”

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Let me explain the above verse… The Psalmist started by declaring how good God is. How long does God’s goodness last? The answer is forever! His love is unfailing… do you know what unfailing means? It means that God’s love can never be weaker in difficult times, it means we can trust His love at all times! And then, His love continues forever! To summarize it… He said that God’s faithfulness continues into each generation. There is no generation that will not experience God’s faithfulness no matter what people have to say about such generation. This means that God is to be trusted when he said he loves us….

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Are you struggling with something? Do you think God may give up on you? Is that why you’re struggling? Stop struggling… Allow God to do what only Him can do. The only reason you should try and work hard to live good life is to show the result of your salvation. Having this in mind, you’re giving God room to work through you, to will and do . Let’s see how the Bible puts it

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“Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” – Philippians 2:13-13 NLT

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Let me say it again and let it sink… GOD’S LOVE, GRACE AND MERCY LASTS FOREVER.

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Be conscious of this as long as you live and you’ll see yourself functioning beyond limits!

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God bless you.

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#KingGeorge

#GracefulGeorge

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