“The threat of God withholding fellowship while remaining in relationship is another non biblical concept. It is a lie. Show me where the New Testament even hints at such a thing.” (Pg. 22 Pure Grace).
“Many think and teach that when a Christian sins God withdraws in terms of fellowship but remains in relationship with us. Listen, Christians are “one spirit” with Him. We are in union with Him. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of God. There is never any withdrawing of fellowship! The throne of God is always a throne of grace and we are to come boldly before Him regardless of what is taking place in our flesh. The threat of God punishing us by withholding fellowship is simply not true and not Biblical.
The next time you feel “estranged from God”, remember it isn’t because God is displeased or disappointed with you. He isn’t, and never will be. That feeling is a lie. Rebuke it and refuse it. Instead of retreating from God, run to Him and find grace and mercy in time of need.”
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“My God is able to make all grace abound toward you that you having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”
The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,”
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
“And God said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness’. Therefore I gladly boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. I also take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
And His song will be with me in the night,
A prayer to the God of my life.
“Love can transform your life from the inside out. You can spend the rest of your earthly life so breathlessly in awe of God and His love for you that you begin to be transformed into the image of Jesus.” (Pure Grace)
In order for that miracle to happen, you must get off the religious treadmill of performance and get out of the maze of legalism, and receive by faith what Christ has accomplished on your behalf. Easier said than done? Not really. Choose to believe the truth, and the truth will do the work of making you free.