Wes Hall: "Beloved, grace has nothing to do with freedom to sin. … Grace is the power to be free from sin. … Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith."

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from the IHOP Revival, 2/13/10

“Beloved, grace has nothing to do with freedom to sin.

Grace has nothing to do with a fresh start every week so you can continue living the way you lived before.

Grace is the power to be free from sin.
Grace is the power to live clean.
Grace is the power to live holy.

‘What then shall we sin?
By no means!’

Salvation is not about being rescued [from] hell,
it’s about being saved from sin —
to be possessed by God.
Hell was never created for human beings in the first place.
It was for the Devil and his angels.

Beloved, Jesus came to rescue you from sin,
and do you trample on His grace by receiving forgiveness and mercy,
and day after day, you go back like a dog to its vomit?

Where is the evidence of His grace in your life?
It’s not about fire insurance.
It’s about a transformation in the inside.
It’s about being possessed by the Spirit of holiness.

Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.
Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.”

– Wes Hall, IHOPU Provost

Related:
The meaning of “Grace” (χαρις) in the Bible: It’s not what you think?
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way

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