The Joint Enterprise of Grace and Faith: Making the Word Become Manifest

Given yesterday’s post and my recent reblog of “You’re the One to Effect a Change” from our dear brother Saint of Christ, you will recognize that the Lord wants me to emphasize the absolute NECESSITY of our SPEAKING FORTH His omnipotent word to change our circumstances in this fallen world. Praise God for rendering us effectual agents of His will, for making us His lampstands in the darkness! Whoo-hoo!

To describe, teach, and illustrate more of the specifics of how we are to accomplish this, I will be reposting the six-part series “The Joint Enterprise of Grace and Faith: Making the Word Become Manifest.” I am overflowing with excitement about this for two reasons. First, it is so important to the Lord that we apply His word FAR more than we currently are doing. Second, Parts IV, V, and VI contain powerful personal testimonies of some miraculous workings of God in members of my family; my duty in each case was to KNOW His word, BELIEVE it, and SPEAK it forth to overcome the lies with truth.

So are you with me? I sure hope that you are, and that you commit to reading all six parts as I repost them. It is my prayer that everyone who reads this series be touched and moved by the Lord Himself in accordance with His will, for His glory. Amen.

So very much love in Christ, your sister deanna

The Lord Is With Us

Many of the apparent contradictions in Scripture (of course there are none) are resolved when we realize that God has already accomplished great things on behalf of all mankind and creation, but He does not impose Himself or His gifts on us: we humans must receive His word as truth and speak and walk it out by faith in order for it to take effect here on earth.

God  accomplished the tremendous act of mercy and grace 2,000 years ago through Jesus Christ crucified and raised to glory. All men have been saved through Christ, yet we each have to receive the grace through faith in this lifetime in order that it be made manifest both now, on earth, and for eternity in heaven (see Ro. 5:18, 1 John 2:2, Titus 2:11, 1Tim. 2:3-4).

Not only that, but God has likewise already procured our sanctification and our glorification (see 1…

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