Alicia’s Heart

Just Pondering…

Posted on: March 8, 2011

Grace is a gift.

Healing is a gift.

Deliverance is a gift.

Do we ever do anything to earn a gift?  If we did so, would it truly be a gift?

According to the IRS, if we donate a sum of money and receive something in return, the accurate, reportable amount of the gift is ONLY the amount given in excess of what’s received.  For example, if I pay $200 for a charity dinner, and actually get to eat a steak valued at $30.00, my reportable gift amount is $270.00.  So let’s return to the question posed above….

Can we do anything to earn a gift?  Don’t think so, or it’s not truly a gift.

According to Ephesians 2:8, we are saved by grace, and it’s a gift.  The greek word for “saved” here in this verse indicates salvation, healing, deliverance, victory, prosperity, wholeness.  So, from this, we gather that salvation is a gift. Deliverance is a gift.  Healing is a gift.  All of these come to us by God’s awesome grace.  Can we do anything at all to earn healing or deliverance or victory or prosperity?  Anything at all?  According to this verse, it appears not.

Wow.

Just pondering.

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1 Response to "Just Pondering…"

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (Rom. 4:4-5)
Thank you Pastor Alicia for such a wonderful post, bringing back into uour consciousness again, the unmerited favor of god in Christ Jesus. You’ve been a constant voice of grace to the nations. Love you so much 1Cor.13
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