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08/03/2017

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The Great Revelation... His Grace Reaches Me


"Deeper than the ocean and wider than the sea, is the grace of the Savior for sinners like me; Sent from the Father, and it thrills my soul, Just to feel and to know That His blood made me whole"

Refrain.... "His grace reaches me, yes, His grace reaches me, And 'twill last through eternity; Now I'm under His control and I'm happy in my soul. Just to know that His grace reaches me"

His Grace Reaches Me By Whitey Gleason 1964

I do enjoy the song, His Grace Reaches Me. The ladies sing most of the melody, while the men hum, ahhhhh.... It is lovely and the words are a powerful reminder of the unfathomable depth of God's love for us shown through His grace... It is undeniable that the great revelation of Christ to the world is about the grace and the Fatherhood of God. Today's "song" has its roots in Rom.3:24, which is the followup of the previous verse... "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came through Christ Jesus" (Rom.3:23-24). Before Christ came, all were shut up under condemnation of sin because they had rebelled against God. At the initiative of God, and driven by His great love, God reached out by this grace to save. On the cross, Jesus died as a payment to God's justice so that people might be saved. One of the great messages of the epistle of James is this; The temptation of Christians to suppose that nothing is required of them because God saves through faith in Christ must be exploded. The apostle Paul did his best to fight those who wanted to remove the demand from Christian teaching... "Why not say ---- as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say ---- 'Let us do evil that good may result?' Their condemnation is deserved" (Rom.3:8). Though James did not present the doctrine of grace with the clarity of Paul, he did insist that Christians must obey God to please Him. God will draw near to those who draw near to Him in humility. We learn by combining the teachings of Paul and James, to balance our trust in God, knowing that He paid the price for redemption, with the obedience He requires....

Have a great day.... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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