Today’s message: the Gospel is the power of God. (Romans 1:16)
Here is the whole audio message based on Romans: http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1014
excerpts from the article on this :
“We need a Savior! The only thing we have to offer is faith. We just believe the nearly-too-good-to-be-true news that Jesus died for us and paid a debt we couldn’t pay and gave us a righteousness we couldn’t earn. It’s faith righteousness!
“Well, I believe in Jesus, but I believe I also have to live holy to be accepted by God.”
That’s saying Jesus’ payment for sin wasn’t enough—that you have to add to what Jesus has done—and I believe that is the greatest sin of all! Jesus either paid for it all, or He paid for nothing at all! It’s not Jesus plus you; it’s Jesus or you! It’s not you doing the best you can and then Jesus making up the difference with grace and mercy. If you try to mix the two, you have totally polluted what Jesus has done. It’s either faith righteousness or your righteousness, but not a combination of the two (Rom. 11:6).
It takes a supernatural revelation by the Holy Spirit to be able to understand this. But once you do, it’ll transform the way that you view God, the way that you relate to God, and the way that you receive from God. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. I encourage you to just humble yourself and ask God for a supernatural revelation of this truth. It’s tremendous.
When you truly get a hold of the grace of God, I guarantee you, it sets you free from sin, not free to sin. You’ll wind up living holier accidentally than you ever have on purpose. You’ll serve God out of love stricter and stronger than you ever would have out of legalism.
Jesus said you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). It’s not truth that sets you free; it’s the truth you know that sets you free. But before you can know it, you’ve got to hear it. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).” (read the whole article: http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/grace_power)
Here is the book. http://www.awmi.net/store/usa/books/322
So what is the answer? It begins by asking the right question. It is not, “What must we do?” but rather, “What did Jesus do?” By understanding the Apostle Paul’s revelation of what Jesus did from the book of Romans, you will never again wonder if you’re meeting the standard.
|Table of Contents|
|Chapter 1 – Good News!|
|Chapter 2 – Without Excuse|
|Chapter 3 – The Purpose of the Law|