Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Eph 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. nkjv
Let’s get this straight. There is a rest for the people of God. It is called HIS FAITH.
There is a place of striving and FEAR and TORMENT as well. It is called our faith!
Regardless of where we are with this Father is holding us and saving us and living us all the way NOT we holding ourselves or saving ourselves or Living the life ourselves.
So much FEAR AND TORMENT is experienced by Christians BECAUSE we have not yet seen that Salvation is of the LORD.
ALL OF IT!!!
God HAS saved you by HIS FAITH. God is saving you by His faith and God will save you through His faith.
I am preaching GOOD NEWS TO YOU!
I will shout it from the rooftops–Salvation is ENTIRELY OF THE LORD. It is not up to you to be good enough EVER!! It is the Lord who made us and not we ourselves. He CREATED YOU INSIDE CHRIST JESUS for good works which HE ORDAINED that you should walk in them
That means you are a new creature who IS WALKING in those good works.
You say..Am I?
The truth of the matter is YES you are!
You say..Where is the fruit then? If I am walking in those good works that God has ordained for me, where is the fruit???
YOU ARE THE FRUIT!!! YOU ARE THE BRANCH IN THE VINE. THE FRUIT NATURALLY GROWS BY GOD’S WORKING IN YOU.
If you think that it is in any way up to you to make it to heaven through your performance you are in torment and fear right now and condemnation and accusation is what is driving you.
4 But God, being abundant and overflowing in mercy through His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in false steps and falling short, made us alive together, that is, sharing together as believers the same life with Christ (by grace you are saved), 6 and raised us up together, that is, sharing together the same being raised out from the dead, and seated us together, that is, sharing together as believers being seated together in the heavenly realms inside of Christ Jesus, 7 that He might show forth and prove in the coming ages the surpassing riches and abundance of His grace, in goodness upon us inside of Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you are saved, through faith; and this not of yourselves, rather, it is the gift of God [Himself], 9 not out from works, that is, human performance, so that no one might boast. 10 We are indeed His workmanship, His poem, having been formed inside of Christ Jesus for good works prepared out from God, that is, out from His pro-knowing, that in them we should walk.The Jesus Secret Version
Any performance to be saved shall be burned up in the fiery trials we experience.
The truth is you share one heart with Jesus Christ.
You are one spirit with Him
You are raised up inside of Jesus WITH HIM into glory NOW.
You are ALREADY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GO…You cannot go any higher for you are seated in the heavenly realm NOW in Jesus HELD THERE by His(GOD’S) faith and His(GOD’S) power.
If all the troubles your eyes see cause you to fear….then say to your trembling heart …
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine!
I am saved by grace through His faith not mine.
I am being upheld by God right now and always
I am being carried forward by God RIGHT NOW and ALWAYS
I am bearing fruit unto God through HIS DOING not mine.
I am of myself weak and empty–But I am not alone for the FATHER is in me.
I and my Father are ONE.
I am resting inside Father’s heart acknowledging Jesus as my only LIFE.
I do not have to do anything to make it….Jesus has done it all for me.
I do not even have to try to believe—Jesus is believing FOR ME!
Jesus and I are ONE!!
Jesus and I ARE ONE!!