Please also check out the 2008 Hamilton V8 Outreach highlights video!
Please also check out the 2008 Hamilton V8 Outreach highlights video!
The TRUTH WILL shock you and SET you FREE!!!
Do Christians still have a sinful nature?
Listen to this Audio Book by Ryan Rufus:
My story is that I have been a Christian since 1992. The only teaching that has changed my life since then is the ‘Grace message’. People say that the Grace message will make you lazy and sinful, but exactly the opposite has happened to me. It has enabled me to l live free from self-righteousness, condemnation, guilt, manipulation and traditions of man, and enjoy God and His Grace and His Gift of Righteousness is causing me to ‘rule and reign in life’.
I have never ever never ever never ever heard anyone teach on Grace like these messages by Rob Rufus. The truth has set me free! I have discovered that this is actually not a new teaching but it is the authentic, radical Gospel of Grace that the bible teaches, that Paul the apostl preached and many others did. But it has been obscured, watered down over the centuries by religious traditions of man until a man called Martin Luther stood up against the religious institutions of his day and proclaimed boldly without fear, that ‘Just shall live faith’.
It saddens my heart when I see fellow brothers and sisters in Christ living under guilt, condemnation and unworthiness just I used to live under it. Self-righteousness will either make you proud one week if you have done well in your own eyes, and make you guilty the next week if you’ve had a bad week. But our righteousness is filthy rags to God and it stinks like pooh! God has given us His Gift of Righteousness- Right standing with God through Jesus Christ which is based upon the perfect obedience of Jesus!
Many Christians are obsessed with religion and self-righteousness, legalistic external behavior modification. But on the inside they are full of bitterness, bound by sin, lusts anger and unforgiveness.
Grace will transform us from the inside out while the law tries to change us from the outside in.
Through the Cross we have been set from the law of sin and death and now we live under God’s unmerited favor, His Kindness.
History is repeating itself again, just as Martin Luther discovered that we are made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ from ‘first to last’- the beginning of our new life for all eternity’, in the midst of strong Roman Catholicism, religious control and traditions of men which taught that ‘you had to earn your salvation by good works’. Scarily, the same is happening today. Just speak to any Christian today, and you will find they will probably tell you that ‘it is a gift to enter the Kingdom of God, but then after that you have to do good works to earn the blessings and your salvation.’ What is that? that is a Roman Catholic version of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith.
And Martin Luther gave his all to bring this truth- one man against the whole institution! What Courage! It was because he had a revelation of Romans 1:16
“Every revival that I have studied and I have studied many, most of them only lasted 2 or 3 years and they were very intense and everyone I’ve studied, came to an end because of the control of men came back in, and law and rules and regulations came back in.”
Quote by Rob Rufus, Glory and Grace Conference 208, Session 1
Revival is NORMAL christianity; Revivals that happened in the past were never meant to end. It was meant to go from glory to glory, not a fading glory. If it faded, its because people went back under the laws again, which is the Old Covenant system- a fading glory.
But the New Covenant Glory is an unfading glory. Please read 2 Cor 3.
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The bible declares that we have been saved, delivered from the penalty of sin, living under the law (Rom 6:15; Gal 3:23-25), and granted eternal/everlasting life (John 10:28), once and for all at the Cross of Jesus 2000 years ago. Jesus already forgave us all our sins even before we believed in Him (2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; Eph 1:7) . He is so merciful, kind and gracious that he didn’t wait for us to turn to Him first but He reached down to us first (1 John 4:19) . The Holy Spirit is here to convict the world of only one ‘sin’- singular, that is the sin of unbelief. He is here to help us to believe in Jesus. (John 16:7-11)
Actually, in the New Covenant, the only sin that will send people to eternal damnation in the lake of fire is the sin of unbelief (Mark 16:16; John 3:18).
It’s not the Holy Spirit’s job to convict people of ‘sins’, the law is already doing that whenever a unbeliever sins, his/her conscience accuses them because the requirements of the law have already been written on their heart (Roms 3:19-20). Every human being who is not born-again has been living under the supervision of the law from the day they were born (Galatians 3:23-25). So the law is to lead us to Christ and the Holy Spirit is here to show us how wonderful Jesus is and that He has already paid for the penalty of all our sins for breaking the law so that we wouldn’t have to be punished and undergo eternal separation from our Loving Father; the Holy Spirit is here to show us all we need to do is to believe in Jesus and so that we will no longer be under supervision the law of sin and death but enter into the supervision of Grace-God’s unmerited favor, into life everlasting, eternally secured in Christ Jesus, namely Salvation/Deliverance.
In the New Testament, the Good News of Jesus Christ went to the Jews first. But because God’s own people rejected the Gospel, salvation or the Gospel has gone to the Gentiles- all the other countries of the world who are not Jewish, until the Jews to start to believe in Jesus. (Romans 11:11,25-26)
However, the Word of God declares that ‘all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.’
All the promises God gave to Israel, we now can share in through faith in Christ Jesus.
Salvation in the Hebrew
means, “Deliverance, saved, welfare, prosperity, victory, health.”
It is actually a word that relates to ‘Yeshua’, in other words ‘Jesus’. The Name Jesus was hidden in the Old Testament in the word ‘salvation/deliverance’. It’s very obvious that the name Jesus= Yeshua, is hidden in this hebrew.
Definition: Jesus = “Jehovah is salvation”
The Salvation prophesied in the Old Testament was fullfilled in Jesus. Salvation is not an event that takes place one time in history; but Salvation is in A Person, Jesus Who has an never ending life.
“Salvation is Incomparably Great because it is Eternal in its duration.”
1) Salvation/Deliverance is ONCE and FOR ALL.
Isaiah 45:17 Israel will be delivered ONCE and FOR ALL by the Lord; 46 you will never again be ashamed or humiliated
ONCE and FOR ALL in Hebrew is:
1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting,
evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world
1a) ancient time, long time (of past)
1b) (of future)
1b1) for ever, always
1b2) continuous existence, perpetual
1b3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity
2) Salvation/Deliverance is PERMANENT and WILL NOT DISAPPEAR.
Isaiah 51:6 Look up at the sky!
Look at the earth below!
and the earth will wear out like clothes;
its residents will die like gnats.
But the deliverance I give is permanent;
Permanent is the same Hebrew word again:
3) Christ/Messiah is the SOURCE of Eternal Salvation/deliverance
Hebrews 5:9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of ETERNAL salvation to all who obey him,
1) without beginning and end, that which always has been and
always will be
2) without end, never to cease, everlasting
If He is the Source of eternal salvation, then in Him we will find eternal salvation!
4) Messiah SECURED ETERNAL Redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 16 eternal redemption.
5) Salvation through ONE SACRIFICE has made us Perfect FOREVER.
Hebrews 10:14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
5) Jesus and the Father imparts ETERNAL SECURITY to all He saves.
I give them eternal life, and they will NEVER perish; no one will snatch 69 them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 70 and no one can snatch 71 them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 72 are one.”
Definition:1) never, certainly not, not at all, by no means
6) Jesus saves us COMPLETELY, PERFECTLY, UTTERLY
And the others 30 who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them 31 from continuing in office, 32 7:24 but he holds his priesthood permanently since he lives forever. 7:25 So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
‘Completely’ in the Greek:
1) all complete, perfect
2) completely, perfectly, utterly
7) We are eternally secured because we have CONFIDENT EXPECTATION.
Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.
These Scriptures, they tell us that our Salvation has been Eternally Secured!
Read this Scripture, it will knock your socks off:
1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? 2If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about–but not before God. 3What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
4Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. 5However, to the man who does not work, However, to the man who does not work, However, to the man who does not work, However, to the man who does not work, Hhheeeeeyyyyy ! but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness, his faith is credited as righteousness. 6David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7″Blessed are they
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
8Blessed is the man
whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”
Jesus is saying first and foremost, no flesh will boast before Him (1 Cor 1:28-29)
Secondly, to stop working to earn His favour and right standing before Him. The New King James Version says in v. 4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt!
I looked up Debt in the dictionary and this is its meaning:
1. something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another: a debt of $50.
2. a liability or obligation to pay or render something: My debt to her for advice is not to be discharged easily.
3. the condition of being under such an obligation: His gambling losses put him deeply in debt.
4. Theology. an offense requiring reparation; a sin; a trespass.
I looked up Obligation in the dictionary and this is its meaning:
1. something by which a person is bound or obliged to do certain things, and which arises out of a sense of duty or results from custom, law, etc
2. something that is done or is to be done for such reasons: to fulfill one’s obligations.
3. a binding promise, contract, sense of duty, etc.
4. the act of binding or obliging oneself by a promise, contract, etc.
A. an agreement enforceable by law, originally applied to promises under seal.
B. a document containing such an agreement.
C. a bond containing a penalty, with a condition annexed for payment of money, performance of covenants, etc.
Now v.4 is saying the only way your going to get paid today buddy, is, if you do your work! Turn up, work and go home, because this is your duty!
But Jesus is saying that if we continually work for our righteousness He will not pay us or cannot pay us! So He died in vain!
He will only pay us If I can use that word, if we stop working and believe in Him as Abraham did. In v. 5 He says “However, to the man who does not work, but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness,”
So If we don’t work we still get payed. Not bad hey? Wouldn’t you want a boss who could pay you weekly or monthly and you don’t have to turn up to work everyday? HHhhheeyeeeyyy
Oh, how amazing is that grace, how good is it. It’s the Love of God that leads people to repentance.
Written by Max C, Sydney, Australia- ggclife.org
“Go for it it – get this message out anyway you can” – Rob Rufus, Feb 2008
Hello there, you might be wondering where do I start?
Here I have recommended some of my favorite Mp3s on Grace you can listen online or download it:
And the Glory and Grace Conference MP3s On Grace:
some more grace goodies…
I would encourage you to listen to it and take notes as well.
You are Blessed!!
MOre to come…