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Topic: Break (02/06/06)
TITLE: A Clean Break
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Yet there are those who insist that grace alone is not true. There are those who insist that I must do something to be able to enter into heaven. To those who insist upon me this burden of impossibility I ask: what precisely is it that I must do? For a man who sins daily - is there any hope at success? For such a man as me - this is certain doom. To be told I can contribute to my own salvation is something I cannot reckon with. I don’t have it in me. I am rotten to the core and I am totally depraved. Oh! I have no hope what-so-ever in myself!
So I must break away from myself. I must break away from my own ability and totally depend on You, Oh Lord. You are my hope and it is Your righteousness that I will claim at the gate to heaven at my appointed time - not my own. It is your sacrifice and your mercy that I will plead my case upon - because I have no merit within me, Lord.
Oh how I praise You for Your grace. Oh how I thank You for Your salvation. Truly I never deserved it. Truly I never earned it. It is a gift for which I am not worthy or ever will be worthy. It is a joy for which I forever be eternally grateful for.
So to those who hope to stand on their own merit and their own works - I say to you: - I am making a clean break from you. For you will never be able to stand or enter into Heaven on that fateful day of judgment. I don’t ever want to hear from God: “I never knew you,” and surely if I claim my own righteousness for salvation, then I would. Oh direst of circumstances! Oh dreaded truth - I am not worthy of myself to enter heaven. Praise Jesus for His sacrifice!
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