Growing up I was what most people would call a HYPOCRITE
You know the HOLIER THAN THOU CHRISTIAN
Who would stress over their Christianity
And dedicate most of their time looking down on others
Yet struggling from Sin self condemnation and Addictions
Which they have vowed never to share with anyone in fear of loosing the Christian Identity
YEP THAT WAS ME!
From a very young age it was installed in our brains that
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, YOU HAD TO BE
RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLY, WORTHY AND PERFECT
All by your WORKS
Though it never made Much sense to me
Because the scriptures said
“HIS POWER IS MADE PERFECT IN OUR WEAKNESSES “
but since it came from the people I looked upto I had no option but to go with flow.
I remember hating it with a passion when someone asks me
“GENESIS, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF SPENDING ETERNITY IF JESUS CAME IN THE NEXT ONE HOUR?”
I HAD NO IDEA
I didn’t care about Eternity I barely remembered a day without sin
To be Honest I never knew the answer to that question
Though I quickly responded HEAVEN to keep my Christian identity safe .
I never really paid attention to the whole concept of Grace
To me Grace wasn’t more than a name of a person or a frequent Subject I would hear from a bible study at church
To be Honest I didn’t know what Grace was
Until 2016 a year I will live to remember the year I personally encountered the person of Jesus
Then I realised Grace is more than just a name of a person or a subject. Grace is Christianity Grace is everything Grace is the reason we are all gathered here . Grace is the reason I can boldly stand here and give a spoken word piece . Grace is a person and his name is Jesus!
Yes the Jesus of NAZARETH.
The one who was BROKEN so we can be made WHOLE
The one who REJECTED so we can be ACCEPTED
The one by his STRIPES we are HEALED
The one who knew no sin but became SIN for our sake
The son of God who cried for the first time in history on the cross of calvary my God! my God! why have you forsaken me? so we can have the right to call him Daddy God! Abba Father!
The one who defeated the power of SIN and DEATH so we can be called the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST.
So Today when you ask me ” Genesis Where do you see yourself spending Eternity if Jesus came in the next one hour?”
By his Grace I will bodly say the NEW JERUSALEM !