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What’s all the fuss about hyper-grace?

hyper-graceI find it puzzling, that those who believe in the forgiveness of sins past, present and future (Billy Graham falls into this camp), are disparagingly labelled as being HYPER-GRACE (this is Dr Michael Brown’s definition in his book of the same title). I mean, is this to somehow differentiate between just bog-standard GRACE and HYPER-GRACE? Is hyper-grace just a little to extreme and excessive – even for God?

The big problem in the minds of the anti-hyper-grace camp, seems to be that if future sins are already forgiven then surely there is nothing to stop the forgiven taking advantage of God and sinning with impunity – so encouraging licentiousness? Isn’t this the point though? If it can’t be abused then it’s not really grace at all – it’s mercy!

And anyway, what’s the real difference? Surely, even if every sin you commit today has to be individually confessed and repented of in order to be forgiven, then you can still go out and sin, repent, confess and get God’s forgiveness anyway – because you know the outcome; you know God’s heart to forgive!

In our own experience, we know that God never turns around and says: “I’m not forgiving today, what you did is to bad, and you’ve done it to many times.” No, we know we have forgiveness because he HAS forgiven us in Christ at the cross.

hyper-graceIndeed, the fact that you might have to confess every sin doesn’t stop you sinning. It’s a fact, confessing the same sin over and over again, feeling condemned and guilty, and making promises to turn over a new leaf don’t work. Why? Because, you are focusing on the sin and applying law and your own fleshly strength to control a bad sinful habit. You are rubbing salt into a wound.

Grace is so wonderful, because like medicine it stops the infection, it breaks into the sin/confess/sin cycle: (The sin/confess cycle is exactly what Roman Catholics practice in the confession booth and Protestants do privately or at communion.) However, none of this religious performance results in deliverance or holiness, just frustration, sometimes desperation and many just give up, give in and continue to sin – they become licentious.

I believe, that because, future sins are forgiven, and there is no judgement for those in Christ Jesus (even when you sin), then the result is that the believer’s eye is off themselves and their own self-effort and onto Jesus who is the deliverer.

For example: when a non-swimmer falls into a lake and someone attempts to rescue him or her, often the drowning person grabs hold of the rescuer in panic and nearly drowns both of them. A wise life-saver will knock the drowning person unconscious so that they can safely drag the inert person to the shore!

This is what God has done for us in Christ. He’s knocked SIN (noun) on the head. We’re unconscious; we died with Christ. As the word says, God is not counting your sins any longer. No longer does he see you or relate to you in the flesh. He sees you in Christ; in the spirit. Consequently, we died to the law and sin and where there is no law there is no longer any offence!

Therefore, the work of the cross is so much more than just getting our sins forgiven, it is the execution and termination of the problem: SIN (noun) in the flesh. It’s only when you realise this wonderful truth of grace and the complete forgiveness of sins, that you stop looking at your spiritual score card and start living in the spirit as God intended!

Does this mean that you can still go out and sin without fear of judgement because you are in Christ? Yes you can, but that does’t mean that there aren’t any consequences at all to continuing to sin. For Example: if I foolishly decide not to pay my taxes I may soon find myself in jail!  If I sleep around as a married man I may find myself in the divorce court! Of course even in our stupidity, God’s grace abounds and grace will teach you, even in a jail cell, that continuing to sin is a dumb idea!

Lastly, the disparaging use of the term hyper-grace is a bit ridiculous really. It’s like saying that it’s wrong to call God’s love hyper, amazing, super, or abounding (terms that the Bible uses in fact in relation to grace).

hyper-graceSubsequently, what are the limit’s to God’s grace? Is it limited to only those who repent as (John Burton) would say. In other words, you only qualify once you repent and if you stop repenting you forfeit God’s grace. This is a horrible idea and it isn’t even grace let alone hyper-grace.

As the Bible says, God’s grace is upon all and towards all. The only restriction is that it has to be accepted; it has to be received by faith. The only way you can miss the grace of God is if you reject it,  ignore it or maybe even replace it with hyper-holiness teaching! 

P.S You will probably notice ,if you read the material from those who are attacking so-called hyper-grace, that they don’t believe in the eternal security of the believer either. Evidently, they need this big stick to keep their followers in line and they call this grace?

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Escape to reality – Paul Ellis

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Bill Johnson – living a life of breakthrough

Some excellent teaching from Bill Johnson on living a life of breakthrough. His burden is to impart supernatural courage to the believer.

He starts by explaining how without miracles we are not fully preaching the Gospel (Romans 15:18)  and that the base level of spiritual warfare are miracles – they demolish every argument. He also explains how the mind gets re-calibrated through miracles.

What we fear is what we eventually worship. The children of Israel feared poverty and that is why they ended up worshipping Baal.

“Jesus was at peace in the storm so he could speak peace to the storm!”

Acts 14:2 “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”

The enemy poisons the mind to undermine the miraculous.

The main point of the sermon,  is the story of Jonathon and his armour bearer (1 Samuel 14)  taking on and winning against impossible odds with the worst military plan ever!

Training in favour

Impossible situations

Confidence (prophecy)

 

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Training in favour

Training in favour – prophecy

Ephesians 1:6  “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted (highly favoured) in the beloved”

Luke 1:28 ” And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou art highly favoured (accepted), the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women”

Prophecy (Paul Noble)

My children,

Guess what? I am training you in favour! I am teaching you to understand the extent of what it means to be highly favoured in the beloved. I want you to believe, (really believe), truly believe and experience this truth. So, know that every circumstance, EVERY circumstance, every situation is an opportunity to learn, enjoy and experience my favour.

Father

Training in Favour – Graham Cooke

Prayer (by Graham Cooke)

“I am blessed with the unparalleled, unmerited favour of the Lord towards me. Favour is a shield around me. I am growing in favour with God and man.  I am favoured everywhere I go: at home, in the workplace, in my church, in my relationships and in my walk with God. I am favoured in all that I do. Doors of opportunity are opening for me. Blessings are attracted to me. Increase upon increase will flow towards me. I proclaim that I am training for reigning. My favour trains me to receive and develop, the life that God has set aside for me in Christ. Nothing shall prevent me from completing my training in favour. I joyfully give myself wholehearted to become a person of favour in the Holy Spirit  – Amen”

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The language of heaven – Graham Cooke

Some amazing teaching on the language of heaven and how to think brilliantly!  There are no problems in heaven only possibilities. Jesus has come to give us his mindset.

“We have to stop crying out for rescue and look for majesty” – Graham Cooke

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Grace Videos

Hope you enjoy these grace videos: preachings by some awesome men and women of God. Please get spiritually fat!

Spiritual warfare
The Gospel for those broken by the church
Billy Graham’s grandson preaches on grace
Proving God – Sandra Kennedy
Your going to get it back again – T D Jakes
Dan Mohler
Great leaders produce kingdom people – Graham Cooke
Living with joy – Frances Chan
Dan Mohler Testimony
Manifesting money
School of power and love
School of power and love – Bob Hazlett
Grace and favour – Graham Cooke
Joyner Briceno – Dead to sin
Gods nature – Graham Cooke
Living the upgraded life – Graham Cooke
Christians are not under law – Phil Drysdale
Graham Cooke – our true identity
Graham Cooke – fruit of the spirit
Sid Roth interviews Aliss Cresswell

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Graham Cooke – Our True Identity

Graham Cooke (Spokane Conference July 2013)  – Our True Identity

How we can reframe the picture we have about ourselves. Graham speaks to how important it is to see ourselves through the eyes of the Father and take on board His thinking about ourselves and our life.

Excerpts ~ “Religion is working on something God has already killed” – “Religion calls you a sinner, God calls you a saint”

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