Resisting Grace…

Here’s an interesting topic…

Resisting grace…

We’ve all known people who have resisted the Grace of God through us…

I’m sure if we thought we’d all – who know the Lord – be able to remember a time when someone resisted the Grace of God through us…

It feels like they should listen because we know what we are saying is true and we also know that there’s nothing wrong with our motivation in sharing those things with them…

And so when they oppose us and contradict us we kind of go, ‘What, what’s with that?’ and are really surprised…

How do you handle that?

I’ve been learning just to keep my mouth shut when that happens…

Sometimes I try to pray and ask the Lord to come underneath and set them free but often I get, ‘No’ (a clear and authoritative ‘No’ – like He’s not going to change His Mind) and the reason is because He is resisting pride…

If we – those whom we are speaking to – resist God’s Grace through us then they are being proud…

But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” (James 4:6 NASB)

The Lord doesn’t like being opposed and He doesn’t like us being opposed when we are His Mouthpiece in a certain situation…

Whenever the Holy Spirit is living through us we are His Mouthpiece in that situation – God is speaking through us…

And we feel His Grief when He is resisted through us…

But in that place God can’t answer our prayer for that one – I have experienced this – this is a Divine Mystery…

How does God ‘get through’ to someone who resists His Grace?

I don’t know – but I know He does cos I’ve resisted His Voice and He’s gotten through to me and looking back it is the very opposition of not feeling His closeness and not feeling close to Him and not hearing His Voice which brings me back to find out why, which inevitably frees His Spirit to show me where I went wrong and how to ‘get right’, to ‘come back’ ‘into line’…

So even being opposed by God is His Grace to us – who know Him…

But what about those who don’t know Him?

Pharaoh resisted God’s Grace to him and it hardened him – he moved further and further away from God and rebelled against His Voice – ending in destruction…

So for those who know Him there is always redemption…

Or being taken home to be with Him – this is the ultimate redemption – we will all hear and obey His Voice there…

Either which way we will – who know Him – all hear and obey His Voice…

Others – who don’t know Him – experience the opposition unto death – spiritual death…

The Lord is opposing them because of their pride…

Humility attracts the Lord…

Pride repels Him…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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