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The Holy Spirit: Administrator of the New Covenant

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Although God’s grace offers forgiveness for our sins and mistakes, we must not assume it excuses immorality—it does not. Grace does not condone immoral behavior; it is not a license to continue sinning. Grace is Jesus, Himself, and holiness is the objective of grace. Jesus will not punish born-again believers for immoral behavior; however, sinning has consequences in the natural realm. Although the Law of Moses has ended, God still expects us to follow moral law. We are only able to follow this law when we take to heart the law of love that Jesus gave us. Walking in love enables us to live godly lives apart from the administration of Mosaic Law.

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No More Worries (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

At any given time, we have all faced the temptation to worry about something. However, Christians who know their God confront this emotion differently than the world. Worrying stems from focusing on the wrong things in life. Anxiety arises when we get too wrapped up in material possessions instead of in our faith in God, who supplies us with everything we need. We must not allow momentary circumstances to affect how we feel. We know our faith is real when we have peace of mind and rest from worries. Worry is fear-based; when we are absolutely sure and confident about the promises of God, we find rest.

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Freedom from Performance-Based Christianity

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Many Christians struggling with self-effort are still focused on their performance, rather than on their belief. There is a difference between performing to try to do what Jesus has already done, and performing as a result of faith in what we have received by grace. Some of us may have trouble understanding that we could actually receive something from God without doing anything to deserve it. If we have been taught that God’s blessings are dependent on our works, grace will challenge this mindset. Grace is all about believing and receiving, not about working and deserving. The Law of Moses locked the people into continual self-effort; grace frees us from it. We receive this freedom only when we accept it by faith.

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No More Worries

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

At any given time, we have all faced the temptation to worry about something. However, Christians who know their God confront this emotion differently than the world. Worrying stems from focusing on the wrong things in life. Anxiety arises when we get too wrapped up in material possessions instead of in our faith in God, who supplies us with everything we need. We must not allow momentary circumstances to affect how we feel. We know our faith is real when we have peace of mind and rest from worries. Worry is fear-based; when we are absolutely sure and confident about the promises of God, we find rest.

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The Contrast: Self-Effort vs. Rest (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The comparison between the old and new covenants takes on significance when we understand where we have been. At one time, man was under the constrictive, condemning Law of Moses; Jesus freed us from it and offered us grace instead. We must ask ourselves whether we are living our lives by the law or by grace. Christianity did not exist before Jesus Christ came; therefore, Christians who are trying to follow Old-Testament law are living by the wrong standards. We must be careful to rightly divide not only the old and new testaments, but also what we read in the New Testament. Since Jesus was perfectly fulfilling all of the law during His ministry, some of what He said was law-based. If we are looking for true peace and real rest, we must let go of our self-efforts and look to Jesus. Good things we could never take credit for will begin showing up in our lives when we start believing in God’s works instead of our own.

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2019 Grace Life Conference (Session 16)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Grace can be many things, including a person, a divine influence on the heart, and an enabling from God; in this context, grace is also a gift. The grace we see now under the new covenant did not exist under the old covenant of the law. Only a few select men could be part of the priesthood and receive an anointing from God, and no one had the opportunity to receive new spirits and become God’s children. It took Jesus to change all that; now everyone—men and women alike—can be equal members of God’s royal priesthood and receive from Him as His beloved children. Because of Jesus, we do not have to qualify for blessings from God; we simply receive by faith, like Paul did. Things begin to happen when we learn to think humbly like Paul and throw ourselves on the mercies of God. Accepting the gift of grace enables us to show mercy and forgiveness to others in the same way Jesus showed it to those He met during His ministry.

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