Dear MAGA: 20221113 Open Topic

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On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


God’s Grace

The gospel message is the good news of God’s grace, so it is important to know what grace is and to constantly seek to get a better view of what grace does in our lives.

Grace is an essential part of God’s character. Grace is closely related to God’s benevolence, love, and mercy. Grace can be variously defined as “God’s favor toward the unworthy” or “God’s benevolence on the undeserving.” In His grace, God is willing to forgive us and bless us abundantly, in spite of the fact that we don’t deserve to be treated so well or dealt with so generously.

To fully understand grace, we need to consider who we were without Christ and who we become with Christ. We were born in sin (Psalm 51:5), and we were guilty of breaking God’s holy laws (Romans 3:9–20, 23; 1 John 1:8–10). We were enemies of God (Romans 5:6, 10; 8:7; Colossians 1:21), deserving of death (Romans 6:23a). We were unrighteous (Romans 3:10) and without means of justifying ourselves (Romans 3:20). Spiritually, we were destitute, blind, unclean, and dead. Our souls were in peril of everlasting punishment.

But then came grace. God extended His favor to us. Grace is what saves us (Ephesians 2:8). Grace is the essence of the gospel (Acts 20:24). Grace gives us victory over sin (James 4:6). Grace gives us “eternal encouragement and good hope” (2 Thessalonians 2:16). Paul repeatedly identified grace as the basis of his calling as an apostle (Romans 15:15; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Ephesians 3:2, 7). Jesus Christ is the embodiment of grace, coupled with truth (John 1:14).

The Bible repeatedly calls grace a “gift” (e.g., Ephesians 4:7). This is an important analogy because it teaches us some key things about grace:

First, anyone who has ever received a gift understands that a gift is much different from a loan, which requires repayment or return by the recipient. The fact that grace is a gift means that nothing is owed in return.

Second, there is no cost to the person who receives a gift. A gift is free to the recipient, although it is not free to the giver, who bears the expense. The gift of salvation costs us sinners nothing. But the price of such an extravagant gift came at a great cost for our Lord Jesus, who died in our place.

Third, once a gift has been given, ownership of the gift has transferred and it is now ours to keep. There is a permanence in a gift that does not exist with loans or advances. When a gift changes hands, the giver permanently relinquishes all rights to renege or take back the gift in future. God’s grace is ours forever.

Fourth, in the giving of a gift, the giver voluntarily forfeits something he owns, willingly losing what belongs to him so that the recipient will profit from it. The giver becomes poorer so the recipient can become richer. This generous and voluntary exchange from the giver to the recipient is visible in 2 Corinthians 8:9: “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”

Finally, the Bible teaches that grace is completely unmerited. The gift and the act of giving have nothing at all to do with our merit or innate quality (Romans 4:4; 11:5–6; 2 Timothy 1:9–10). In fact, the Bible says quite clearly that we don’t deserve God’s salvation. Romans 5:8–10 says, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. . . . While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son.”

Grace does not stop once we are saved; God is gracious to us for the rest of our lives, working within and upon us. The Bible encourages us with many additional benefits that grace secures for every believer:

• Grace justifies us before a holy God (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 1:6; Titus 3:7).

• Grace provides us access to God to communicate and fellowship with Him (Ephesians 1:6; Hebrews 4:16).

• Grace wins for us a new relationship of intimacy with God (Exodus 33:17).

• Grace disciplines and trains us to live in a way that honors God (Titus 2:11–14; 2 Corinthians 8:7).

• Grace grants us immeasurable spiritual riches (Proverbs 10:22; Ephesians 2:7).

• Grace helps us in our every need (Hebrews 4:16).

• Grace is the reason behind our every deliverance (Psalm 44:3–8; Hebrews 4:16).

• Grace preserves us and comforts, encourages, and strengthens us (2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 2:1).

Grace is actively and continually working in the lives of God’s people. Paul credited the success of his ministry not to his own substantial labors but to “the grace of God that was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10). Grace is the ongoing, benevolent act of God working in us, without which we can do nothing (John 15:5). Grace is greater than our sin (Romans 5:20), more abundant than we expect (1 Timothy 1:14), and too wonderful for words (2 Corinthians 9:15).

As the recipients of God’s grace, Christians are to be gracious to others. Grace is given to us to serve others and to exercise our spiritual gifts for the building up of the church (Romans 12:6; Ephesians 3:2, 7; 4:7; 1 Peter 4:10).

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kalbokalbs

Uniparty AND Pravda News working to keep Nanzi in power…

BB

AP Calls WA-3 Race for Democrat Marie Perez over Republican Joe Kent
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/13/ap-calls-wa-3-race-for-democrat-marie-perez-over-republican-joe-kent/

RF121




pgroup2

Do they expect a Gold Star widower to just roll over and play dead?

This is just getting interesting.

RF121

TradeBait2

Hate to keep rubbing it in, but the other MAGA/red states need to join us in Tennessee.

Gov: GOP
State Senate: 27-6 GOP
State House: 75-23 GOP

US House: 8-1 GOP
Senate: 2 GOP

GOP picked up the US House seat of Dem Jim Cooper who is retiring.
GOP picked up 4 State House seats.
Held serve in State Senate.

The GOP elected officials are a mix of MAGA and Establishment who lean conservative. They accurately reflect the majority of voters (IMO) that gave PDT approximately 61% of the vote that has since grown.

After the review of the votes of contested state house and senate races it is clear that overall, 67+% of the voters and growing are solid conservatives.

RF121

So what does that leave, less then 10 States that are mainly MAGA. If that?

TN, WY, ND, FL, AL…shit running out. AK, MS maybe.

Valerie Curren

Arkansas? Just elected Sarah Huckabee Sanders gov.

RF121

Great. What about the legislature?. No election rigging can be stopped without them.

Valerie Curren

No doubt. I have no clue about AR’s legislature. I haven’t even tried to see what the latest spread is here in Michigan for the fraud has been so pervasive that the “results” are almost complete fiction, even if we’re “stuck” w/ them like in the FJB case apparently 🙁

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cthulhu

Just to toss a little Pomplamoose in…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo4ziXce43Y

Valerie Curren

I was thinking of them after somebody posted the “grapefruit” autocorrect meme 🙂

TheseTruths

A good win for Oregon and the House:

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-kaboom-republicans-flip-oregon-5th-congressional-district/

Charlie Kirk:

FLIP CONFIRMED: Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R) defeats incumbent Jamie McLeod-Skinner (D) in Oregon’s 5th Congressional

kalbokalbs

R-Cons will not be allowed to take the House.

TheseTruths

Some of Bannon’s guests say we do have the House, but I know what you mean. They’re pulling out all the stops. The stakes are huge: possible JB impeachment, investigating Hunter (which involves JB, govt. involvement in Ukraine and all the actors in that), withholding funds for pet projects of the JB fraudministration, working on the border, etc. That is, IF the good guys in Congress can get the do-nothings to go along. But we have to win first.

kalbokalbs

Agree. I also listen to Bannon. His guests are, or were convinced as of yesterday the House is in the bag.

Since the counting slowed, November 9, damn near everything has gone against us.

The longer the count goes, the more fraud AND stolen seats.

  • ^^^ That is the track record for both November 3 and November 8 elections. Prolly others.

At this point Seante gone. I expect the House to remain D-Rat. Kari will not be allowed to win.

Sad reality. IMO.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Frankly impeaching JB is a waste of time.

The Senate will never vote to convict him.

kalbokalbs

^^^ Great news. IF the R-Cons get the House, I will have a shocked face. 

  :wpds_shock: 

TheseTruths

They’re still trying to put Hobbs in office. Citizen Free Press headlines:

Gregg Phillips: https://truthsocial.com/@greggphillips/posts/109339304284386551
3 hours ago

The media, election officials and Katie Hobbs are all responsible for eliminating the possibility that anyone in America can ever trust the elections in AZ.

They are about to push out a new batch of numbers. But, it still won’t be complete. They can’t even tell us how many ballots were cast six days ago.

If anyone on the right pulled anything close to this we would be in jail.

Total BS.

Hobbs is a crook. Lock her up.

2 hours ago

UPDATE: AZ

Capturing all configuration settings in all locations in AZ, especially Maricopa.

No way you have different configurations across different precincts.

Ballots and votes should have matched before they left the precincts.

Lots disenfranchised.

UPDATE: AZ

~ 194,000 left to be counted, the lawlessness continues.

@kari needs about 56% of remaining. It’s easily doable.

The number of disenfranchised voters complaining they were shut out is growing.

56-58% of remaining votes should be doable unless they are padding Hobbs’ numbers and subtracting from Kari’s. It’s not in the bag for Kari. There is no way it should be a nail-biter like this.

pgroup2

It’s obvious that Kari will not be allowed to win.

TheseTruths

They’re certainly trying hard. I don’t know what happens in that case.