Some encouragement

Here are some quick words on different topics to encourage

Will God forgive me?

The Good News is that on the Cross Jesus took all your sins and died under their penalty so that you should not have to. You are forgiven …not because God decides whether He will forgive you or not…but because it was ALREADY GOD’S purpose and desire to forgive you and everyone else from before the foundation of the world. Jesus’ death and resurrection is why and how God HAS already forgiven you…you just need to believe it and speak it in faith….like…”Father thank you that I am forgiven all my sins because Jesus died for me.”
That voice is the accuser who does not like grace. God freely forgives you without you having to try to be good enough. Receiving that forgiveness is hard for our pride. But receive it we must.
Look at Col 2:13….and Ephesians 2:8 and romans 5:8…and many more.

Feeling like a loser

 It’s a battle I know well mate. God is still with you brother, still holding you, still comforting your brokenness. God—your Father is always bearing you up brother…He took all your shame upon Himself in Jesus already…ALREADY. He has removed your sins from you as far as the east is from the west….He says to you Ian…your sins and your lawless deeds I will remember NO MORE….So you know what that means? That means that every time your sins overwhelm you to drown you in shame and condemnation it is NOT God doing it….it is the Accuser of the brethren, who accuses us day and night before the throne….the throne is YOUR heart, that is where God sits enthrones brother….upon the mercy seat of your blood washed heart. And the Accuser quite rightly says, “Ian has failed to keep the Law!!..condemn him God!!”….But God takes no heed to him, for every thing that was contrary to us, and that was against us He has taken away and has nailed it to the cross!!
you –IAN GRANTHAM—ARE A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST!! OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY–BEHOLD IAN IS TOTALLY NEW…every day, every moment NEW!! His blood is always cleansing Ian..always making you new….you just need to see it…to speak it…and overcome the accuser by the word of your testimony.
Grace be with your spirit brother!

Walking with God?

I walk with God by being me. Galatians 2:20 is reality.
The original lie was: (and still is) “you will be like God” if you eat of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The truth was that they ALREADY were like God!
But Satan fooled them into rejecting their humanity–which was God’s image and likeness–convincing them that they must do something to be like God—even though they were already like Him.
Religion comes out of the same lie.
Viewing yourself as separated from God, needing to do some good things and not do any bad things…so that you will one day be like God….utter deception!!
You died on the cross—that old you…the one who would be like God.
The new you is one with Jesus inside your pure heart….and Jesus is the image and likeness of God…the brightness of His glory….yet a man. And He lives in you….and more…He lives AS YOU…you just being you…is Jesus REVEALED.

What was Jesus like as a human?

A big toxic thing is making Jesus out to be an otherworldly superman…God the Son.

John 11:35 Jesus wept.
Luk 22:44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
John 11:33b…. He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.

And the thing I love to ponder upon is Jesus oft repeated statement –‘I can of my own self DO NOTHING.’ Jesus was a WEAK human being JUST LIKE US!! He lived the crucified life in God…what is that?
He NEVER thought of himself as being separated from God. I and the Father are ONE.
It was the Father speaking and healing…yet it was Jesus speaking and healing. This is the mystery of Christ within for us too. Jesus said “in that day you will know that I am in the Father and you in Me and I in you”. It’s no longer I that live but Christ that lives in me…and the life I now live, I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

The very human Jesus doing nothing of Himself, yet doing all things well…for God was with him….”with”-meaning in conjunction and perfect union with…
grace be with you!!


How to walk with God?

Have you ever tuned a guitar? Two strings vibrating at the same frequency…harmony…no discord. In agreement together….Nothing between my Lord and I.
King David said, ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.’ Ps 66:18
That means that being in tune and harmony with God is a matter of faith in what Jesus did for us. If I think of myself as a rotten sinner then I am not in tune with God….because He has forgiven me all my sins. Only Faith pleases God.

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