When will the grace of God end? Have you ever ponder on this question? Did anyone tell you the grace of God never ends? Let’s explore this question today, shall we?
To begin, we need to ask ourselves: ‘What does it mean?’ According to Google,
So grace is favor, “unmerited favor.” Grace is, therefore, God’s unmerited favor – His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God’s grace has heen in the form of a gift.
Every one knows that. According to Google, it is God’s undeserved favor to people. We stand on a principle that is totally dependent on His favor. So, we do not have the right to claim His favor? Am I right or do you disagree? In other word, it’s all up to Him to grant His favor. Having that understanding, let’s explore further.
Is it conditional? What does that mean? In other word, it is:
subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met; made or granted on certain terms. (Google)
In fact ‘conditional’is the key word in my discussion today. Let’s look at the Bible and see what God says, shall we? If you click on the link, you notice some verses that talk about it. You will discover, God’s favor is dependent on 2 key phrases. The words ‘faith’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ appear often in connection to it. Here are some examples: Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Peter 1:2
‘ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.’
‘ Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord .’
Now, according to Google, the principal manifestation of God’s favor has heen in the form of a gift. That is rightfully so. The ‘gift’ is spoken as the gift of Salvation. In many ways, it is granted to those who receive and or believe. So, to apply this grace of God to an unbeliever, is a wrong teaching. It does not apply to those who disbelieve. That is one condition. Clearly, this message applies to the believers of Jesus Christ. If we who then received it and yet continually sin against His Holy Spirit. What will become of us?
Remember the story Ananias and Sapphira? Did they die after sinning against the Holy Spirit? Today, we teach others it’s okay to sin as long as you ask God for forgiveness later. That is so wrong.. God’s grace is not a license to sin.
Then we teach that the grace of God never ends to an unbeliever. That is another wrong. We need to preach God’s holiness and repentance instead. Grace is a call to holiness. Repentance is the key to receive God’s grace, God’s forgiveness and God’s love. If we never understood this, we’re preaching the wrong Gospel.
Do we need to wake up? Yes! When will grace end? When we deliberately sin against the Holy Spirit and refuse to repent repeatedly. It’s about time we take the Word of God seriously.
Do you need to come before God and confess your sins against the Holy Spirit today? Come to Him.. He’s waiting for you. Get right with God today.