GRACE: Given to some, denied to others

prayGOD oftentimes gives grace to those who falter and sin. All of us who repent have experienced such grace at times.

Seldom, if ever, does He give grace to those who sin and white-wash it.

Cathedral SuperiorToday, when most limp-wristed, soft men, clothed in  soft robes with soft hands and soft words, speak of grace, they are speaking of being gracious to those who white-wash their sins (i.e. it’s okay to disobey GOD in some ways, because it’s socially acceptable).

Seldom, if ever, do they give grace to the repentant sinners who commit socially unacceptable sins who need it.

Also, those godly men who rebuke their white-washed, hypocritical lives will definitely never receive grace or love in return … as seen in the lives of Jesus, John the Baptist, or Stephen the martyr who refused to hang their heads in silence, but spoke out for GOD and against sin.  Such godly men may receive death perhaps, but not grace from these frolicking, lustful, fun-loving boyish “pastors” of the masses.

nose-in-the-airWhen GOD speaks of grace, He is talking of the humble, repentant sinner … not those who justify their sins and white-wash their spiritual lives in order to make themselves look better.

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.”  – 1 Peter 5:5

It’s all about one’s spirit, heart and attitude.

“A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands.”  – Proverbs 14:6

kneelWe must approach Jesus as humble children or heartbroken sinners, not as dictatorial, self-righteous pastors, or hip, people-pleasing, self-gratifying, immature elders.  We must not be like the proud, self-seeking politicians or the flesh-driven masses who elect them or the church members who white-wash their sins of immorality, intemperance, immodesty, enchantments, heresy and the intake of lurid material through their eyes and ears, while they attend church and give offerings in order to justify their lust for sin, prestige, and worldly acceptance (in vain, they think this makes them “spiritual” and their other hidden sins “acceptable” to GOD).

“And [Jesus] said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  – Matthew 18:3-4

kneel2“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” – Luke 18:10-14