SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN MONDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 2017.
From Rev and Rev Mrs Olusola Areogun
TOPIC: TWO KINDS OF GRACES (2). ROMANS 6:1-2; TITUS 2:11-13.
Beware of the teaching of grace that makes you a loose Christian. A man can come to church with two wives and God will not cast him away but a pastor with two wives will be cast out of his ministry. However, even though the man with two wives is accepted by the grace of acceptance, he cannot continue that way and enter certain offices in the kingdom.
There must be a place in your life that you conform to His demands. Donít let your life be the one in the kingdom that is without the Glory of God. God is not committed to making you happy, but making you joyful and joy comes out of your holiness. Holiness means conformity to divine standards. Holiness means I am committed to conform to the divine standards.
The law was not cancelled but it was fulfilled by Jesus Christ for us. Grace doesnít mean believers will not have instructions to keep but they will have grace to fulfill it that wasnít available in the Old Testament. This is why you can find a pastor living in sin and God may not kill him as He did to people in the Old Testament but He will not approve of His life and service. That is why the Bible says we should receive grace to serve God acceptably. If you donít receive grace you cannot serve God acceptably and if you cannot serve Him acceptably, He will reject your service.
PRAYER: Lord, I open up to the grace that enables me to conform to Your will and serve acceptably. Deliver me from false doctrines of grace that I may have been exposed to in Jesusí name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Nehemiah 7:73-9:21, 1 Corinthians 9:1-18, Psalm 33:12-22, Proverbs 21:11-12