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Grace Vs Spiritual Law – Relationship

July 11, 2021

Those who believe that they are trying to please God by obeying Spiritual Laws, have not received a full Revelation of Grace.

Your heart searches for a Way to Please God by attempting to follow a Religious Rule Book, until you Receive the Grace of Jesus Christ.

Someone says, “I please God because I Pray two times per day, everyday without fail”.

Then a well meaning friend responds, “That’s not good enough, I Pray three times per day, because my spiritual leader has told me that unless you Pray and Meditate three times you are missing the mark”.

A very sincere religious person then interrupts, “Neither of you are anywhere near pious enough, I Pray and Meditate four times per day using my Prayer Beads, and I light three Candles with Incense Stick offerings, plus I strictly observe one day per Week as a Holy Day with fasting rituals. I aim to try to fulfill the Spiritual Law, whilst you both are just playing Religious Games.”

The Truth is that it doesn’t matter how many times you are reciting a ritual formula, what matters is whether you are in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior by Grace.

If you think that Praying a certain number of times per day is what pleases God, you will always have a nagging sense of condemnation from your own inner critic telling you that your prayers were not quite good enough.

The Peace of God’s Grace comes into your Heart by your Relationship with Jesus and not by Rituals.

Some genuine religious people have fallen into the trap of believing that their particular liturgy is what saves them, saying, “Our Catechism has clearly set out the liturgical principles, and that’s why I observe a certain day of the week as holy and why I abstain from certain foods, this is how I please God.”

If you are thinking this way, how is it working out for you in your life?

Is your heart filled with the Grace and Peace of Jesus, or do you need to light another Candle to appease your anxiety?

Paul explains the Way of Peace in Romans Ch 3 V19,

“Now we know that whatever the Spiritual Law says, it speaks to those who are UNDER the Spiritual Law, so that the excuses of every mouth may be silenced from protesting, and all the world may be held accountable to God and subject to His Judgement.’

The purpose of the Spiritual Law is to show us where we have missed it and why we need Grace, and it is not to be used as a point scoring exercise whereby we can show that we are better than everyone else through a ‘holier than thou’ attitude.

Paul could not be any clearer in Romans Ch3 V20,

“For no person will be justified, freed of guilt and declared righteous in his sight, by trying to Do The Works of the Spiritual Law.”

Copyright – Craig Holme – Omega Course

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One Comment
  1. Felix C. Enriquez permalink

    DOINGTHE WILL OF GOD WITH LOVE IS THE ESSENCE OF GRACE BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE,

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