Grace and the Law
The Lord explains… GRACE & THE LAW
February 5, 2008 – From The Lord, Our God and Savior – The Word of The Lord spoken to Timothy, for his Brothers in Christ and for all Those who have Ears to Hear
Beloved, I have sent Timothy to you on this wise… I have sent him as one born in due time, calling to him by My own voice for this purpose, whereby his faith would come to grow vigorously from The Vine, according to that same end for which I have appointed him and shall surely be fulfilled, says The Lord God.
Therefore listen to him and help him, even as he shall also help you. For as he is My husbandman set over this vineyard at present, so also am I sending him into the vineyard which shall be left unprotected in the midst of the storm, to gather in the many grapes which had not yet ripened before the time, and many which had become entangled amongst all these unkempt vines, which have grown unhindered amongst high walls, amidst all kinds of briars and thorns.
Look how man, and the evils of this world, have polluted My vineyard. Look how they have built up all these thick walls, with untempered mortar… Many high walls ready to topple…
Yet they continue to stand, held up by human hands, supported from beneath by all these ignorant builders who were deceived by their forefathers, even satan.
Look how they continue to uphold them, blocking The Way from before them. For they falsely believe it to be a shelter built upon a solid foundation. Yet I tell you the truth, it is the makings of their separation from Me, a way to hide that which has become unseemly in My sight, an attempt to avoid all accountability!… Perceiving not that it has become their prison.
My sons, listen and so do. For you are also set over this present vineyard as husbandmen, even as friends of The Bridegroom. Go out into the streets therefore, and call the guests to the wedding in all manner of speaking and devices, as many as are willing.
Yet Timothy is sent to tear down these walls built up by the men of pride, to break apart all these false foundations which they have laid in their vanity, all these arrogant teachers who have forsaken Me and My Law. Help him. For these men, these deceptive builders, seek to tear down My Law, even in the name of Grace… Blasphemy! Desecration!
Know and understand, My friends… That which you have received in grace, through Grace, is also that same wisdom you know; and by this you seek to please The Father… In this you do well. Yet the knowledge you have received is not yet complete, for the progression of your understanding is restrained by that same doctrine, of which you have accepted.
For those who preach grace, in place of The Law, do not know Me; neither do I dwell in them. For this is that wall, of which they have built with the aid of those inside, in an attempt to bar the way of those who preach The Law, that they might keep their freedom… Freedom to sin!… Whereby they have also made Me the author of sin!
For they forsake The Moral Law of The Father, in MY name, desecrating My name and that which I have offered them!… Never having received of Me, nor known Me at all… Thus that which they have built as a hedge against The Law, in My name, shall become their prison.
Never underestimate the schemes of the adversary, My sons. For you are indeed saved by Grace, and were condemned because of your transgression under The Law. In this, you have spoken well and progress quickly toward perfection. And so I have spoken by My servant, Timothy, even in all these Letters, that your faith might be brought to its completion.
So hear and understand… Salvation can in no wise depart from you, once received. Therefore, seek to please The Father AND keep The Law. For how can one who walks in Me, by grace, also walk in that which had condemned them?
Shall My people reach toward Heaven with their hands, while their feet continue to tread the wide path which leads to destruction?… And how shall one who loves Me take My hand and walk beside Me, with one foot on the good ground and the other in the grave?
Therefore, knowledge must increase and sin decrease, to enter the Kingdom of Heaven… For one, who is under grace, bears fruit of the same… And The One, who kept The Law of The Father, revealed that grace by works.
Remember My words which I spoke to the self-righteous, those who sought to stone Me on account of My words. Did I not say to them… „Do not believe Me then, but you should at least believe My works?“
Beloved sons, I am in The Father and He is in Me, and We are in you. And if I am in you, seek to please The Father in the same manner I did, and He will surely be pleased with you. For if you seek to follow Me in truth, bearing your cross after Me, not fearing it for its weight but rather embracing it, you will become that example for which you are called… Walking into the Kingdom, leading many others also.
So then, Grace is first and everlasting. Then comes works, the first works done in faith, even the firstfruits born in your lives… Which is to love The Father and one another, by keeping The Law.