The abuse of grace leads to eternal damnation in hellfire. To claim that grace is a license to live anyhow is to find oneself in eternal hellfire where there is no way out.
SCRIPTURE: For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despise Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Hebrews 10:26-28.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The abuse of grace leads to eternal damnation.
The grace of God which is given to help us live a sin-free life has been used by many in our days to brazenly commit sin and excuse it away. There are people who live anyhow they want in the name of grace. Some preachers teach that once you are saved, you are forever saved and that it does not matter the sin you commit. That is a lie from the pit of hell; that is an abuse of grace.
The essence of grace is to make us wax strong in spirit (Luke 2:40); grace makes people to be Christ-like in every aspect. It teaches people to deny ungodliness and worldly lust (Titus 2:11-12); grace empowers people to live soberly in righteousness and godliness in this present world (Titus 2:11-12), and causes people to abound unto good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). So, grace helps us to live right; it is not a license to live wrong.
Jude 1:4-7 (NLT) says,…some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvellous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not remain faithful.
So, there is nothing like if you are saved today, you remain saved permanently regardless of how you live.
Beloved, please be mindful of this: church welcomes everybody as they are so they can be changed, but not so with heaven. The abuse of grace leads to eternal damnation in hellfire. To claim that grace is a license to live anyhow is to find oneself in eternal hellfire where there is no way out. That will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: The abuse of grace leads to eternal damnation.
- Refuse to live in sin; and if you have a weakness, make demands on God’s grace to overcome and live in righteousness.
- Be sincere to God; if you make a mistake, sincerely ask for mercy and never go back to it.
- Pray, study the Word, and create an atmosphere of God’s presence around you always.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE MATTER OF GRACE
PRAYER: O Lord, give me the grace to walk in righteousness. Draw me close to You and connect me with Your purity, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 11-14
QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world, you must first conquer yourself. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The element Selenium conducts electricity only when a light is shined on it. In the dark, it is an insulator.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: A Power-packed Communion Service tomorrow with friends and loved ones for the preservation of your life and destiny by 5:30pm. God bless you as you come.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace to say NO to unrighteousness is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities