Grace: You can’t eat your cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake!
Over the cake you have the icing, but under the icing you have the cake. The icing is the enticement of sin while the cake is grace. If you bite into the icing then you are going to eat the cake as well. Obviously, a person cannot continue to indulge in sin and expect the grace to continue to be there. You can’t eat your cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake. If you bite into the icing of sin and see the grace in the cake, then you realize that there can still be forgiveness although succumbed to the temptation. We are under grace to remind us that we do not have to allow sin to have authority over us. Because of what Christ has done for us at the Cross, sin can no longer push us around with it’s authority, accusations, and blame! There is a wall between the authority of sin over us and being under the grace of God. That wall is the Cross of Christ which separates us from sin’s authority.
Sin relates to the flesh, but grace relates to the things of the Spirit. If you live according to the “tolerance” and ways of the world, then you are living for the icing on the cake! Living for the icing will cause a person to completely devour the cake, which is a way of saying habitual indulgence in worldly enticements is blaspheme against God’s grace. Either the flesh and the materialism of the world has authority over you, or you live in the freedom of God’s Spirit through grace. Grace separates us from sin’s authority.
People become addicted into drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. because the icing lures them into eating the whole cake. Blaspheming God’s grace will ruin lives and result in death. Grace has been violated because sin has authority over what they do. Within courts of law, there can be really stiff sentences for not just tasting the icing of sin, but for devouring the whole cake. The grace of God puts us under the Law of the Spirit of Life, which is in Christ Jesus, so that the law of sin and death no longer has authority over us. We cannot eat our cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake! Grace separates us from sin’s authority! Violence, social injustice, self-degradation, and degradation of others stem from Satan enticing people with the icing of the ways of the world that appeals to the flesh. Satan deceives people into making a mockery of God’s grace to turn them away from what Christ has done for them at the Cross. From the Cross flows the grace that separates us from the ways of the world, the flesh, and Satan. At the Cross, we receive life in the Spirit of God’s Peace, Redemption, Mercy, and Love by the remission of sin. We cannot eat our cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake!
The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. The religious leaders brought a woman to Jesus who was caught in adultery. The punishment under the Law of Moses was death by stoning for the woman. Jesus wouldn’t bite into any of the icing of political correctness to consent to her stoning. Instead, He told those without sin to throw the first stone. There are none without sin, none who hasn’t eaten the icing, and to claim to be without sin is blaspheme, and that too would of been punishable by death! Everyone laid down their stones. Jesus told the woman who was eating the cake to go and sin no more. We cannot eat our cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake! Christ lives in us through the Holy Ghost to defend us graciously from the authority and death of sin. Grace is our salvation which separates us from sin’s authority! Grace set the woman free while cautioning her to sin no more. Unfortunately, the Pharisees, Scribes, Sadducees, and Jews were living on the icing of sin’s dominion and completely devoured the grace in the cake! They hated the conscience-pricking lifestyle of Jesus Christ which He lived through the Holy Ghost! In contrast, the woman bit into the enticement of the icing, but found the grace in the cake which is truth through Jesus Christ.
God gives us grace according to what His Son Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross. Accepting the work of Christ in our heart, soul, and mind puts the sin of the flesh into remission to curtail the enticement of the icing on the cake. The power of God removes the authority of sin over our life through the shed Blood of Christ. Grace separates us from the authority of sin. We now live in the Spirit because we are reconciled to the Spirit of God! Grace is in the Spirit but sin is in the flesh. The Cross of Christ is the invisible wall between the icing and cake. We cannot bite into the icing of sin without affecting the Spirit of Christ in us. We cannot eat our cake and have it too, but there is grace in the cake. Christ lives in us through the Holy Ghost, to defend us graciously from the authority and death of sin, the same as what Jesus did for the woman caught in adultery!
We are the Temple of God, and grace is very important to keep our body within the hands of God. Without grace, the things we think, what we feel, the memories, and everything will accuse us, blame us, and crush our spirit with total failure. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy what Christ has done within us through the Cross. Satan wants you to believe that you can eat the cake, eat the cake, eat the cake, and eat the cake. Satan wants you to blaspheme God’s grace. If Satan can keep your internal life filled with regrets, sorrow, conflict, secrets, and turmoil then he can bring ruin to the Temple of God. As long as we keep our faith in what Christ has done for us on the Cross, the Holy Ghost will assure you that you are right with God. That is the Grace of God working within our heart, soul, and mind!
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14