Sunday, January 18, 2009

174. By the Grace of God I Am What I Am

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Last week we talked about how God has qualified us as His children, and He has qualified us to do all the things we are called to do. It's all by His grace. This week we continue discussing this, and we talk about how in Christ we are complete (Col 2:10) and how the anointing that we have in God abides in us (1 John2:27). It's not up to us to struggle or strive or spend hours in prayer, or spend a certain amount of time meeting with other saints, or in Bible reading in order to become more anointed or to walk in the anointing. Not that any of those things are "bad" in and of themselves, but we rely upon God's grace, not upon those things, in order to live our daily lives in Christ. The Father Himself has already qualified us in every way!

Finally, we take a look at the Apostle Paul's words in 1 Cor 15:10, "by the grace of God I am what I am," and we look at what he meant by those words.


  1. What I was taught is you had to "earn" or "pay for" your anointing if you wanted to have anything worth having. O.o I heard more than one preacher say "you couldnt afford my anointing" and "you can't have my anointing, you cant pay the price I paid for this" and similar, like "I paid a heavy price for the anointing I have". Apparently, there's the "free" one and a special one you can buy. =P

  2. Kap and I lease our anointing out to others, but we want it back eventually and if you break it you buy it. :D But seriously, it's very sad that anyone would even think that way, that God's anointing can be bought or sold or earned in any way. It completely negates what Jesus did.