Done Vs. Do
Gal. 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
The better life that Jesus offers is a life not only filled with meaning, It Is A Life That Is Freed By Grace. What is grace? I like to use an equation for grace and it is; Grace = favour + mercy. A life freed [set free] by grace is a life freed by favour and mercy. A life that is not entrapped or enslaved. Favour is getting what you do not deserve. Favour is not fair because if it is fair then it is not favour. Favour is when you get something you do not deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace is favour plus mercy; when favour collides with mercy the result is grace. I pray that the grace of God will set you free in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Some of us actually deserve to be slapped but mercy said, no! We will not give her what she deserves. We deserve a big knock on the head, but mercy said, no! Some of us do not deserve a promotion, but favour says, yes! We are going to promote him even though he does not deserve it, but we are going to promote him anyway. The way grace works is, grace gives glory to the lazy, grace gives victory to the weak. He is not even the smartest, but his business is doing great. She is not even qualified, yet she is the one that is getting the promotions. God wants to fill our lives and set our lives free with His grace which is favour and mercy.
The religious teaching from all the religions of the world can be summed up in one word and that word is, “Do”. You have to do this and do that before you can be acceptable to God. You have to pray at this time, pray x number of times a day, then God will smile on you. Another religion says, in addition to doing that, you have to also do this. But guess what? Jesus came and changed the game. Being a Christian is not a religion; being a Christian is summed up in one word and that word is “Done”. It is finished, that is what happened on the cross – done! When it comes to being accepted in the Beloved [in Jesus Christ] – done! When it comes to being forgiven – done! When it comes to being favoured – done! When it comes to being shown mercy – done!
You are either operating from ‘do’, or you are operating from ‘done‘. If you are operating from ‘do’, you will feel you need to strive to attain “x” before heaven can release “y”. My brother, my sister, it is finished – done! What we do, we do because we have been empowered because it is done! By the grace of God, I am able to pray for long hours because it is done. I have access to the holiest and I am able to worship and stay with God because it is done. I do not try to pray for hours so that God can smile on me, that would be operating the dos. I stand tall not on the authority of my dos [my prayers], but on the authority of the finished work of Jesus on the cross of Cavalry. It is done!
Prayer[song]: We are grateful, Oh Lord (2x), for all You have done for us, Hallelujah, we are grateful Oh Lord! Amen!