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Prevailing Grace

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January thirty prevailing grace. I have seen his ways but I will heal him. I will lead him and restore comfort to him. And his mourners. Isaiah fifty seven eighteen learn your doctrine from biblical texts. It stands up better that way and it feeds the soul for example learn the doctrine of irresistible grace from texts. In this way you'll see that it does not mean grace this cannot be resisted. It means that when God chooses he can and will overcome that resists. I say fifty seven. Seventeen through eighteen for instance. God chastises his rebellious people by striking Kim them and hiding his face because of the iniquity of his unjust gain. I was angry. I struck him. I hid my face. It was angry for seventeen but they did not respond with repentance rather they kept backsliding they resisted. It did but he went on backsliding. In the way of his own heart burr seventy so grace can be resisted infect affect Stephan said to Jewish leaders. You always resist the Holy Spirit at seven fifty one. What Does God God do. Is he powerless to bring those. Who Resist to repentance and homeless. No He is not powerless. The next verse says I have seen his ways but I will heal him. I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners. I eighteen so in the face of recalcitrant grace resisting backsliding. God says I will helium. Uh I will restore the word for restore is make whole or complete. It's related to the word. Shalom peace that wholeness and peace is mentioned in the next verse which explains how God turns around a grace resisting back slider. He does it by creating the fruit of lips. Peace Peace Shalom Shalom too far into the near says the Lord and I will heal him. Bursts nineteen God creates. What is not there. Her piece wholeness. This is how we are saved and this is how we are brought back from backsliding again and again. The grace of God triumphs over our resistance by creating praise where it did not exist. He Brings Shalom Shalom to the near into. The far wholeness wholeness to the near and the far he does it by restoring. That is replacing the disease of resistance with the soundness of submission. The point of irresistible. Grace is not that we can't resist. We can and we do so. The point is that when God chooses. He overcomes our resistance and restores a submissive spirit. He creates he says. Let there be light. He heals he leads he restores. He comforts therefore we never boast that we have returned from backsliding we fall on our faces before the Lord and with trembling joy. Thank him for his irresistible. Grace that conquered all our resists

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