Grace

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 JOHN 1:7
Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe, my sin had left a crimson stain, but He washed it white as snow.

You’ve probably heard the worship song Jesus Paid It All. Traditionally a hymn, worship artist, Kristian Stanfill recreated it in the early 2000’s with a more contemporary spin. It’s probably one of my favorite worship songs of all time.

We serve an INDESCRIBABLE God, who TRULY loves us so well. And while worship songs and old-school hymns are foundational in giving God all the glory, it’s scripture that truly reminds us of the fact that Jesus paid it all.

Jesus Paid It All: 5 Scriptures That Remind Us We Are Showered in Grace
1. Romans 5:8
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

2. 1 John 2:1-2
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

3. Hebrews 1:3
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…

4. Isaiah 1:18
Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

5. 1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

My #UmusaDVD by @sekgobelalebo experience. Author @billysigudla #Umusa #ChristianPosts

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Umusa DVD has been a project that was being long awaited by fans such as me; Minister Lebo Sekgobela made its overdue DVD debut today Tuesday 27 November 2018, available at Musica Stores. The DVD video offers the full anointed Music throughout my favourite being Tsatsi La thlaba tsatsi ladikela wena o sale modimo, Mangeloi and Dumelang Keya Tsamaya.

Ds_7PtyW0AEr_G7.jpgAfter I purchased the umusa dvd at my favourite Musica, Festival mall and watching it, I found it ‘worthwhile’ especially as I was at Rhema Bible church when it was recorded late last year.  Understanding Lebo Sekgobela as anointed worshiper an essential purchase, especially when you understand the Gospel Star Known for the Award winning Lion of Judah,   Lebo Sekgobela. She is an anointed vocalist and comes from a loving and supportive family. Lebo is married to Lucky and they are blessed with three Children. Lebo is a born again child of the King of kings and Lord of Lords JESUS.

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Umusa DVD: Brilliant, sincere, touching could all be used to describe this Gospel offering and no more would need to be said.

I would urge all her fans to make an effort and get a copy or two for a friend or family as I got two copies myself.

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How can I live a holy life?

To be holy means to be set apart or separate from sin and evil. God is holy—completely separate from everything that is evil (1 John 1:5). God calls us to be holy, just as He is (1 Peter 1:16, quoting Leviticus 19:2), but it’s vital to understand that apart from God this is impossible. We must have the Holy Spirit indwelling us and filling us with His holiness. We can only live a holy life through the power of the Spirit; thus, the first step to living a holy life is to accept Jesus as Savior (Ephesians 1:13).

Once we have taken that step of salvation, we are declared righteous (Romans 5:1). But what does it look like to be actually righteous—to live a holy life? In 1 Thessalonians 4:3–8, Paul emphasizes sexual purity as part of holy living: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God” (verses 3–5).

Beyond avoiding sexual immorality and keeping sex within God’s design for marriage, we can live a holy life by being obedient to God in all areas of life (1 Peter 1:14–16). Knowing and obeying God’s Word is key (John 17:17). Hiding God’s Word in our hearts keeps us from sin (Psalm 119:11). When we live in obedience to God, we are staying separate from evil. We are offering our bodies as “living sacrifices” to God (Romans 12:1–2). The purpose of living a holy life is to glorify God and display His nature to those around us (Matthew 5:16). Living a holy life of obedience to God is living in true freedom from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:6).

It’s not always easy to choose obedience to God, especially if we’re trying to do it all on our own. Satan would love nothing more than to bring us back into bondage through disobedience. But we have the promise, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). The Holy Spirit will produce Christ likeness in us, and, as we yield to Him, we can live a holy life (Galatians 5:16).

Here is the mindset we should have: “Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). Any time we face temptation, we should say, “I’m dead to that! That was part of my old life! I am a new creation in Christ!” (see 2 Corinthians 5:17). To live a holy life, to separate ourselves from sin, we must see ourselves as God does—as born-again children of the Most High, clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

We also have the benefit of being part of the Body of Christ. Fellowship with other Christians and making ourselves accountable to them is a great source of strength in living a holy life. As Christians, we are called to encourage one another in this matter (Hebrews 10:24–25).

Remember, we are not trying to live a holy life in order to earn salvation; living a holy life is a natural outgrowth of being saved by God’s grace and filled with His Spirit. It is also important to not give up when we mess up. When we fail, our response should be to confess the sin and keep moving forward in our Christian walk (1 John 1:9). Romans 8:1 says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” God’s grace doesn’t go away when we make mistakes.