Andrew Wommack the True Nature of God

January 3, 2019 | Author: ENIOLA TOSIN | Category: Grace In Christianity, Sin, God The Father, Jesus, Righteousness
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The True True Nature Of God Recently the Lord woke me up at 3:30 a.m. with the words, “I have raised you up to change people’s opinion o !e. "hat will change their lives, and then they will change the world.# $ow% "hat pretty much sums it up. I people knew how good &od is, they would love 'im and live or 'im. "hat in turn would solve all the pro(lems o the world. )ut &od has (een so slandered that most people don’t know 'im as the good &od 'e really is. $hy is that* +ne o the (iggest pro(lems is religion’s misuse o the Law. "his has done tremendous damage to &od’s image. "he Law came (y !oses, (ut grace and truth came (y esus -hrist ohn /:/1. "he Law wasn’t inaccurate (ut incomplete. 2nd 2nd i it is not properly applied, it gives a wrong representation o &od. esus was the perect representation o &od 'e(. /:31. 'e said i we have seen 'im, then we have seen the ather ohn /4:51. 'e did e6actly what 'e saw 'is ather do ohn 7:/51. esus showed us that &od is love / ohn 4:81. 9et 'e was constantly accused o (reaking the Law. + course, esus didn’t (reak the Law. 'e’s the only +ne who ever truly kept the Law. )ut the mercy and grace esus e6tended toward people was radically dierent rom the “eye or eye# and “tooth or tooth# o the +ld "estament Law. esus orgave a woman whom the Law condemned to death ohn 8:///1. esus ate and ellowshipped with pu(licans and sinners, which the legalistic ews o 'is day wouldn’t do !att. 5://1. esus touched the untoucha(le !att. 8:31 and loved the unlova(le Luke 8:;1. 'e showed us grace and mercy, which the +ld "estament Law didn’t do.  2 wrong understanding understanding o the the purpose o the +ld "e "estament Law leads to a misunderstanding misunderstandin g o the nature o &od. !ost people (elieve &od gave the Law to show us what we needed to do to o(tain relationship with 'im. )ut the Law was never intended to (ring us into i nto relationship with our heavenly ather. ather. It was intended to show us our sin and our need or &od. It was given to show us how unholy we were so we would despair o trying to earn salvation and   "he Law strengthened sin / -or. /7:7?1. > "he Law was a ministry o death and condemnation ; -or. 3: and 51. > "he Law gave guilt and knowledge o sin, not salvation Rom. 3:/5;01. > "he Law made sin come alive, and killed us Rom. :51. > "he Law magniied sin and produced hopelessness Rom. :/3;71. $hy would &od give us something with all these negative eects* eects* It was (ecause we were already (eaten (y sin and didn’t know it. )eore we could (e motivated to receive &od’s git o salvation (y grace through aith in a =avior, we needed to (e convinced that we couldn’t save ourselves. =o, the Lord revealed 'is standard o holiness the Law1, which was ininitely higher than any o us could ever attain. $e had to come to the end o ourselves (eore we could (egin to ind &od. "he Law was perectly suited to do that. It shut us up to aith so the only way we could look was up &al. 3:;31. $hen the Law is used or that purpose, then it is good / "im. /:81. )ut when people are taught that &od’s (lessings are dependent upon our perormance, that kills aith in what esus did or us. Religion has taught that we have to ulill the demands o the Law in order or &od to love us or use us. "hat’s totally wrong% or ;,000 years, ater 2dam’s all, &od dealt with mankind through mercy and grace, which wasn’t evident when the Law came. or instance, &od protected the irst murderer &en. 4:/71 instead o killing him as the Law later prescri(ed Lev. ;4:/1. 2(raham married his halsister, which the Law said was punisha(le (y death Lev. /8:51. aco( married two women who were sisters, which the Law condemned to death Lev. /8:/81. 9et 2(raham and aco( (ecame two great patriarchs o the +ld "estament (ecause &od wasn’t imputing man’s sins unto him at that time Rom. 7:/31. )ut when the Law came, &od’s wrath was released against sin Rom. 4:/71, and we got caught in the middle. &od smote people with leprosy @um. /;:/0 and ; -hr. ;?:/5 ;01 and all manner o plagues Aeut. ;8:/7?81 (ecause (ecause o sin. 9et this wasn’t &od’s original reaction to sin, as can (e seen (y the act that it was ;,000 years ater 2dam’s 2dam’s sin when 'e gave the Law and released 'is wrath. 'e wasn’t imputing man’s sin unto him until the Law was given.

'owever, the Law made sin come alive, and it killed us Rom. :51. "he Law released &od’s wrath Rom. 4:/71. "his served two main purposes. irst, &od’s display o 'is wrath against sin orever changed the way man thought o sin. @ow he had graphic evidence o how much &od hated sin, so this served as a deterrent to sin. =econd, and more importantly, the Law gave such a perect standard o perormance that those who understood understood it clearly saw that they could never (e good enough to receive anything rom &od. It took away any deception that &od owed us anything, and it made us throw ourselves on &od or mercy. "hat’s )I&, and that’s what the Law was intended to do.  2 proper use o the Law drives drives us to &od or or mercy and not not away rom &od &od in guilt and condemnation. +nce we come to esus and receive salvation as a git Rom. ?:;31, we are no longer under the Law (ut under grace Rom. ?:/41. &od always wanted to relate to us (y grace, (ut 'e couldn’t
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