Grace Repurposes Our Hearts

I have often been disappointed in myself in that I have sinned after knowing not to, even while knowing so much Bible. The question then becomes, “How could I do such a thing?” and “How can I not sin?” The fact is that after our salvation we soon recognize that we have a stubborn ‘heart’ problem that needs resetting. Thankfully, God’s grace and His ongoing work upon our soul, over time … ‘repurposes our heart.’

The Elements of God’s Recovery of Fallen Mankind

Believers need to know, understand and appreciate that the salvation they enjoy has to do with these Biblical terms that develop in this order.

God created man in His own “image,” as a vessel well suited to receive and be in union with God.

But, Adam & Eve were tempted of the lie of the Devil to “Sin” in disobedience…

God’s Work … For, In, and Through His Believers.

The heart of the believer is toward the Lord from the day of their salvation… then desiring to live righteously and according to His will. But we often fail and falter. Thankfully, it is God’s work for, in, and through us that is the saving issue. Our one work is to trust Christ and His Cross. Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God (for you), that ye believe on (trust in) him whom he (The Father) hath sent. John 6:29.

Sanctified by Grace and Faith

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Both redemption and sanctification (Holiness) flow to us from the cross in the person of the indwelling “Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.”

But distinctively, Grace and faith are the great characteristic features of the present age of “the dispensation of the grace of God.”