Is Grace Eternal or Temporal?

Will Grace be extended to you when you are living in Heaven? Will we operate under Grace once we are in Heaven? Nope. I’m afraid not. Grace abounds whenever sin is present. Sin and Disobedience will not be tolerated in Heaven. Once you are in Heaven, you will not be hearing, “It’s okay, you’re already forgiven.

One of the dangers of the Hyper-grace message is that it can lull you into thinking that Grace is the goal. Living under Grace is not the goal. Grace is the means to an end. God still demands obedience. The word “demand” is missing in a lot of Grace messages.

When we get to Heaven, we will not be tempted by our carnal flesh. But, we will still have a will. The Angels didn’t have a carnal body either, but they were still able to sin. How? They made a choice to use their will to disobey their Master. As a result, they had a Civil War in Heaven, or a War Between The Angels. 1/3 of Heaven rebelled because they wanted to be free to make a choice different from God. Is your will submitted to God? Is obedience to God your goal?

How did the thief on the cross get saved? He obeyed Romans 10:9 before it was written. That verse says , “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth that Jesus is Lord (Kurios means “A Master exercising absolute ownership rights”) and believe in thy heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” That’s what the thief did. He recognized Jesus as his Master-Owner and submitted. He believed Christ would live again and enter His place of dominion. Do you acknowledge Jesus as Master, and have you submitted to Him as a slave of obedience? Or do you live freely doing as you please, asking for forgiveness with no sign of true submitting in obedience?

Grace is for those who have submitted their will as a slave to a Master. They understand that an obedient will is the goal, and that Grace is a gift of means until we come into Glory.

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