LIFE IN THE SPIRIT OR LAW KEEPING?

There is a great difference between life in the Holy Spirit and law keeping.  The law keeper tries in his own ability  (even though he may attribute God as his little helper) to obey laws for his justification. In other words law keeping will save him and keep him saved. His good works are brought before God to make him acceptable. The law keeper is very proud of himself. He walks around strutting himself before men and blows his own horn. He puts on that he is humble but really he loves the praise of men and needs their approval.

He thinks that he is good enough in God’s eyes, so special, so deserving but he does not know that his works are as filthy rags in Gods sight and he is nothing but a worm! This law keeper will say on that day,” Lord, lord, have not I done many wonderful works in your name???” and of course God will say, “Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity, (unregenerate, unsaved) you thought that you could purchase the gift of God by your works. I NEVER DID KNOW YOU”

The born again Christian is a sinner saved by grace, God’s undeserved mercy. He knows he did not deserve salvation and he is eternally grateful to God for his mercy. He walks in humility and praises the Lord for his goodness to him. He has experienced the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in his life and he does not need to keep legalistic laws in order to secure his salvation because the Holy Spirit who lives in him keeps him by his power, even unto the end. No one can pluck the Christian out of the Father’s hand.

No one can deceive God’s elect because he has the Holy Spirit living in him and he is sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. The born again Christian lives by the FAITH OF GOD, he puts no confidence in his flesh! He relies on the Lord for every little thing, he is not self sufficient but abides by the power of God in the vine and thus he is ORDAINED to produce fruit that pleases God, fruit that is God’s fruit; love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness faith, temperance, AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW! FOR THOSE WHO BELONG TO JESUS HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH (ARE DEAD WITH CHRIST AND ALIVE UNTO GOD) WITH ITS AFFECTIONS ,LUSTS, AND CORRUPT DESIRES.

Luke 18:9-14

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

When we receive Jesus by the faith imparted to us at salvation the GOD GIVES US THE POWER BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT to live a life that is pleasing to him ! If we are trying to serve God in our own strength and ability then we are under the law and have no grace and thus falling from grace we have no salvation. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. ” Zechariah 4:6

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. If you would like to join some of my FACEBOOK pages and groups here are the links. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Apostacy-and-the-One-World-Religion-Last-days-false-church/155312074516011 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spiritual-Warfare-and-Intercessory-Prayer/420608491355232 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-Growing-in-Grace/176425872403539 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eternity-Time-without-end-Where-will-you-spend-eternity/173770605984810 http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-GOSPEL-OF-GRACE-MINISTRIES/206256094640 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humanism-and-Atheism-vs-Biblical-Fundamental-Christianity-PAGE/232041916818313 http://www.facebook.com/groups/116453808366860?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/kimbalogh?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/43663287699?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/192486972999?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/60064614668?ap=1 Favorite Quotation Ephesians 2:8-9 (King James Version) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

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